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Written By Jessica Hurtault|Last Updated: May 18, 2024

Many Southaven homeowners worry about wasp and rat infestations. Any pest can threaten both your health and property, but hiring a licensed local exterminator can give you peace of mind by stopping infestations and preventing future ones.

No matter what your concerns are, our guide to the best pest control companies in Southaven can help.

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Best 5 Southaven Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 878 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FumigationBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosBaitingAntsFliesSilverfishSpidersCockroachesPreventionMiceWildlifeTermitesWasps

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Transparent pricing
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
3326 Goodman Rd E, Southaven, MS 662-772-7034 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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North Mississippi Pest Control

5/5
Based on 437 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TermitesFleasMiceGreen Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlSpidersCockroachesBed BugsTicksWildlifePreventionMosquitosAnts

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    6545 Elmore Rd, Southaven, MS 662-536-1779 northmspestcontrol.com
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    Safe Pest Solutions

    4.7/5
    Based on 65 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    BeetlesSpidersMosquitosGeneral Pest ControlBed BugsMiceWildlifeCockroachesFleasTicksTermitesAnts

    Highlights

    • Proactive approach to pest control
    • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
    • Helpful homeowner content on its website
    3880 Warrington Dr, Horn Lake, MS 888-502-2116 safepestsolutionsllc.com
    James Pest Control Services Logo

    James Pest Control Services

    4.3/5
    Based on 120 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Green Pest ControlSpidersPreventionBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlWaspsTermitesFliesFleasMiceCockroachesAntsMosquitos

    Highlights

      4246 Outland Rd, Memphis, TN 901-367-2007 jamespestmanagement.com

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      Rid All Termite & Pest Solutions

      User Reviews: 4.3/5 

      6229 MS-305 Suite J
      Olive Branch, MS 38654

      Cook's Pest Control

      User Reviews: 4.6/5 

      10016 Vista Cv
      Olive Branch, MS 38654

      Hicks Pest Control

      User Reviews: 4.7/5 

      6000 Poplar Ave Suite 250
      Memphis, TN 38119

      Action Pest Control, Inc.

      User Reviews: 4.8/5 

      14950 Goodman Rd
      Olive Branch, MS 38654

      ACME Pest Management

      User Reviews: 4.1/5 

      503 S 2nd St
      West Memphis, AR 72301

      Stroupe Pest Control Co LLC

      User Reviews: 4.5/5 

      5238 Smith Rd
      Coldwater, MS 38618

      Dart Pest, Lawn & Wildlife

      User Reviews: 4.5/5 

      5798 Ferguson Rd
      Bartlett, TN 38134

      901 Pest Control

      User Reviews: 5/5 

      453 Distribution Pkwy Suite 1
      Collierville, TN 38017

      All-State Pest & Lawn

      User Reviews: 4.7/5 

      1220 Vermeer Cove
      Cordova, TN 38018

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      Facts about Southaven
      Average Max Temp:71°F
      Average Min Temp:53°F
      Average Daily Sunlight:59%
      Average Annual Snowfall:1.9"
      Average Monthly Precipitation:4.44"
      Average Monthly Pest Visit:$226

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      How To Choose a Pest Control Company

      The most important step is choosing the right pest control company for the job. Some things you might consider include licensing and qualifications, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and 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 licensing is taken care of at the state level. All pesticide applicators and supervisors in Mississippi need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

      • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

        There are additional optional certifications that can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. To receive this certification, a company must show that its methods are more eco-friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Additional certifications can be obtained through trade organizations like QualityPro.

        Pest control companies can also belong to certain professional organizations. Becoming a member of an organization such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to resources and education, in addition to a professional network to compare best practices with. Belonging to one of these organizations is not mandatory, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

      Professional Experience and Specialties

      Browsing a pest control company's website can tell you how long it has been in business and what type of pests it specializes in eliminating. Online reviews can also provide some insight into a company's experience dealing with a specific pest. If this information isn't available online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

      • Reviews and Recommendations

        You can verify a company's legitimacy using the Better Business Bureau (BBB) and local review sites or social media. You can also check with Mississippi's licensing board to see the status of a company's license.

      • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

        When considering the cost of services, you should confirm whether a company offers free on-site estimates as part of its process. This can inform you whether the company fits into your budget. Also take into account a company's guarantees: If the problem is not resolved, or returns, does the company promise to offer additional treatments until the problem is satisfactorily handled?

      Safety and Treatment Methods

      Safety is an important consideration when deciding on a pest control provider. You might also prefer a provider who employs more natural, environmentally friendly pest control services.

      • Safety

        You will want to understand the precautions around pesticides used in your house, for the sake of you, your family, and your pets. Your pest control expert should be able to provide information about the pesticides they plan to use, whether they are low toxicity or non-toxic, and (if not) what safety measures will be used. All pesticides (except minimum-risk ones) must be registered with the EPA.

      • Treatment Methods

        Nowadays, many companies are exploring more environmentally friendly pest management that can be implemented before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

        1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is required.
        2. Decide on the safest course of action.
        3. Use a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
        4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest management.
        5. Evaluate outcomes and implement additional pest control as needed.

      Common Household Pests in Southaven

      Not all pests are equally prevalent around Southaven. Some species that you should be on the lookout for are these:

      • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests can be found in most parts of Mississippi. Carpenter ants can pose a more urgent issue than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your house.
      • Snakes: Snakes prefer cool, dark, and damp areas and often enter a home in search of food. While most species of snakes are harmless, this is not a risk that you and your family want to take.
      • Mice: Common signs of mouse activity include chewed wires and droppings around your home. Frequently, mice can be found in attics or in areas where you keep food.
      • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer dark and damp places and are commonly found in attics.
      • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Mississippi, and they can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs can be difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, bedsheets, wallpaper, and more.

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      Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Southaven

      What are some causes of pest infestations?

      Pests make their way into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will enter your home simply because they have the opportunity to do so, via a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are drawn by food, either actual food left out or trash sitting 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?

      One thing you can do to prevent pest infestations is seal off possible entrances into your home. These include things like cracks in your foundation or siding. Second, avoid leaving out food for pests. This includes keeping food in sealed containers and not leaving trash out. Finally, get rid of standing water in and around your home. Find ways to reduce places where water can collect outside, and repair leaks inside.

      How often should I hire a pest control professional?

      Normally it's recommended that you hire a pest control technician about once annually. If you have an active infestation, you will need to hire a pest control professional more frequently. Ultimately, your pest professional will be the person best-equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

      Do I need to clean after pest control services?

      Whether you can clean your home after pest control services will change depending on the type of treatment(s) used. Be sure to ask your pest control technician before they leave. In many cases, you will be able to vacuum, dust, and wipe down certain surfaces, but you should avoid wiping away chemical barriers or touching any traps unless you have been explicitly told to do so. There may be a lingering smell after the application of some pesticides.

      After pest control, it is important to maintain a clean home to discourage pests from returning.

      How long does exterminator spray last?

      In general, pesticide application lasts around 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time varies based on what chemicals are used, which pests are being targeted, how many pests are in your area, and whether the chemicals are applied outside or inside. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation.

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