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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Pests like wasps and bed bugs can become a nuisance in any Columbus home. If you're dealing with an infestation, a licensed exterminator can help you contain it before pests damage your health and home.

Whether your pest problem is large or small, our list of pest control companies in Columbus can help you choose the right team to handle it.

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Best 5 Columbus Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 2,247 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FliesTermitesGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosAntsSpidersMiceBaitingWaspsBed BugsSilverfishTicksPreventionWildlifeCockroachesFumigation

Highlights

  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
7034 Corporate Dr, Indianapolis, IN 317-942-7387 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Eco-Max Pest Control Services

4.6/5
Based on 72 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Green Pest ControlMiceTermitesCockroachesSpidersMosquitosFleasBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlAnts

Highlights

  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • No-cost inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
2905 State St Ste A, Columbus, IN 812-378-5595 goecomax.com
Burt's Termite & Pest Control Logo

Burt's Termite & Pest Control

4.6/5
Based on 128 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsEthical Pest Control

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
805 Depot St, Columbus, IN 812-372-3212 burtspestcontrol.com
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Instant Bed Bug Assassins

4.6/5
Based on 24 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlPrevention

Highlights

    2110 Central Ave, Columbus, IN 812-225-7002 bedbugassassin.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    YES Pest Pros

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    665 Greenway Dr
    Columbus, IN 47201

    A1 Pest Pros

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    1905 North CR-350 West
    North Vernon, IN 47265

    Affordable Termite and Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    5060 Limberlost Ln
    Bloomington, IN 47408

    Scott's Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.6/5 

    602 N College Ave
    Bloomington, IN 47404

    Greener Pest Management

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    4155 W Ault Sawmill Rd
    Campbellsburg, IN 47108

    American Pest Management & Termite

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5198 IN-144
    Mooresville, IN 46158

    Mint Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5602 Elmwood Ave Ste #120
    Indianapolis, IN 46203

    Trio Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    3158 E Thompson Rd
    Indianapolis, IN 46227

    Hawx Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    5602 Elmwood Ave Suite #217
    Indianapolis, IN 46203

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    Facts about Columbus
    Average Max Temp:62°F
    Average Min Temp:46°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:54%
    Average Annual Snowfall:15.2"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:3.76"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$228

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    When hiring a pest control company, you want to make sure that you find the best one to meet your needs. A company's qualifications and treatment methods are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you will also want to consider cost.

    Below, we discuss each of these factors in more detail.

    • Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

      The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sets minimum standards of competency for pesticide applicators, but licensure is regulated at the state level. All pesticide applicators and their supervisors in Indiana must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies can optionally obtain additional certifications like the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is given once a company has proven that its treatment methods are more environmentally friendly and demonstrated that it also holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date training for employees. A pest control company can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further support its practices and methods.

      There are several professional organizations that a pest control company can be a member of. Membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps verify a company's reputability. The NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of pest professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    You can look at a company's years in business to help determine how much experience it has dealing with pests in your area. You can also browse its website or read customer reviews to figure out whether it has experience eliminating the type of pests you are struggling with. If this information is not available online, getting in touch with a company representative is a good way to learn more.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can view a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), browse reviews on local review sites or social media, or check the standing of its license via the Indiana licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      The cost of pest control can vary based on things like your location, the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

      When thinking about the cost of services, you should verify whether a company provides free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can help determine whether the company fits into your budget. Also consider a company's guarantees: If the problem is not fixed, or returns, will the company provide additional treatments until the problem is satisfactorily resolved?

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important concern when choosing a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider that uses environmentally friendly methods.

    • Safety

      All pesticides used by your company (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control provider should provide you with information on all the pesticides that they plan to use. They should inform you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies are now trialing options for more environmentally friendly pest control techniques before moving to harsh pesticides.

      One common way of making pest control safer and greener is Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

      1. Identify the source of the pest problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls.
      4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Columbus

    You might deal with some pests more frequently in Columbus. Some to keep an eye out for include these:

    • Beetles: In Columbus and across the country, there are a number of species of beetles that could cause problems. While many beetles are harmless, others can do damage by eating wood, carpeting, and more.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other damp, dark areas. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations are often very hard to quash, so we strongly recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Indiana, and can infest not only your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Columbus

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pests make their way into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a broken screen or foundation crack. Some are attracted to food, either actual food sitting out or trash left out in the open. Others are searching for water, whether it be standing water outside or puddles inside from leaky pipes.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are a number of steps you can take to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

    Next, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Lastly, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

    How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

    When you notice signs of pests in your Columbus home—such as nests, droppings, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. If you've had recurrent or seasonal pest infestations, we recommend getting in touch with a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

    Do pests come out after a technician sprays for them?

    It's normal to feel like you're seeing more pests in the days or weeks following pest control treatment. Pest control tends to flush pests out of their hiding places, making them more visible; you might also start seeing more dead pests around your home. If the increase in pests sightings doesn't begin to decrease after one to two weeks, reach out to your Columbus pest professional, as further treatment may be required.

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