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Like any place in the country, Columbus residents face infestations of wasps and rats. These nuisance critters can damage houses and health, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

Regardless of the type of infestation you're facing, our list of the best pest control companies in Columbus can help you find the right pros to handle it.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Columbus

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

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Top Rated

Terminix

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 957 reviews


9855 Crosspoint Blvd Suite 106, Indianapolis, IN 46256

(317) 216-6234

www.terminix.com/exterminators/in/fis...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 2,309 reviews


7034 Corporate Dr, Indianapolis, IN 46278

(317) 942-7387

www.orkin.com/locations/indiana-in/in...

Instant Bed Bug Assassins

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 24 reviews


2110 Central Ave, Columbus, IN 47201

(812) 225-7002

bedbugassassin.com
Eco-Max Pest Control Services Logo

Eco-Max Pest Control Services

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 75 reviews


2905 State St STE A, Columbus, IN 47201

(812) 378-5595

www.goecomax.com
Burt's Termite & Pest Control Logo

Burt's Termite & Pest Control

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 135 reviews


805 Depot St, Columbus, IN 47201

(812) 372-3212

www.burtspestcontrol.com

YES Pest Pros

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 28 reviews


665 Greenway Dr, Columbus, IN 47201

(812) 376-7575

yespest.com
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A1 Pest Pros

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 39 reviews


1905 North CR-350 West, North Vernon, IN 47265

(812) 352-7645

www.a1pestpros.com
Affordable Termite and Pest Control Logo

Affordable Termite and Pest Control

4.5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 96 reviews


5060 Limberlost Ln, Bloomington, IN 47408

(812) 339-3960

www.bloomingtonpestcontrol.com

Greener Pest Management

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 91 reviews


4155 W Ault Sawmill Rd, Campbellsburg, IN 47108

(812) 404-8250

greenerpestman.business.site
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Mint Pest Control

4.9/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 385 reviews


5602 Elmwood Ave Ste #120, Indianapolis, IN 46203

(317) 743-5752

mintpest.com/indianapolis-pest-contro...

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Scott's Termite & Pest Control

    4.5/ 5

    602 N College Ave, Bloomington, IN 47404

    (812) 339-8729

  • American Pest Management & Termite

    4.7/ 5

    5198 IN-144, Mooresville, IN 46158

    (317) 831-4666

  • Hawx Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    5602 Elmwood Ave Suite #217, Indianapolis, IN 46203

    (317) 505-0824

  • Trio Pest Control

    4.6/ 5

    3158 E Thompson Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46227

    (463) 255-6452

Facts about Columbus

  • Average Max Temperature:
    62°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    46°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    54%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    15.2”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.76”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $228

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the best company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. A company's qualifications and pest treatment methods are important to consider, as well as its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, you 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?

Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and those that supervise them must be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum standards of competency, and the Indiana regulatory agencies take care of the issuing, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can earn the GreenPro Service Certification, which requires that a company show that its practices are environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Trade organizations such as QualityPro offer additional certifications. These are not required, but can help show that a company is reputable.

Pest control companies can also belong to various professional organizations. Membership in an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to education and resources, plus a network of professionals with whom to compare best practices. Joining one of these organizations is not required, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's level of pest management experience by finding out how many years it has been in business. Local reviews and the company's own website can also clue you in as to whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests invading your home. You can always call the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

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

Cost is an important consideration when choosing a pest control company. Cost may be determined by your location, the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, and other factors.

A pest control company may offer a free on-site estimate to help you figure out if it fits into your budget. You can also see if it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when selecting a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider that offers eco-friendly solutions.

Safety

All pesticides that will be used (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) must be registered with the EPA. Your pest control expert should be able to provide you with information on all the pesticides that they will be using. They should be able to tell you whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

Treatment Methods

Many companies have started making the switch to using more natural and greener treatment methods before (or instead of) harsh chemical pesticides. Some utilize a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

  1. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Use a combination of physical, biological, mechanical, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
  4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control treatments as needed.

Common Household Pests in Columbus

In Columbus, certain pests are more common than others. This list of pests includes the following:

  • Beetles: Across the country and in Columbus, there are a variety of beetle species that could create problems. While many beetles are harmless, others can cause damage to your home by eating carpeting, wood, and more.
  • Ticks: A tick infestation can be dangerous if they bring diseases like Lyme into your home. You might be at increased risk of a tick infestation if your home is close to a forest, a body of water, or an area of dense vegetation.
  • Bees: Your local pest control professional can help eliminate bee infestations around your home (some companies may are able to safely relocate hives). You might be especially keen to have bees' nests removed if there is someone in your household who has an allergy.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other dark, damp places. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your home.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Indiana and can lead to big problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are difficult to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest bedsheets, wallpaper, furniture, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Columbus

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