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Pests such as bed bugs and mice are a major concern in places that are more densely populated, such as Columbia. These critters aren't just simple nuisances. The more an infestation spreads, the more serious of a threat it can pose to your health and living environment.

Our guide to the top pest control companies in Columbia can help you find the right team to handle any pest problem.

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 Columbia

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

4.7/5

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

Based on 227 reviews


6700 Stephens Station Rd Suite 109, Columbia, MO 65202

(573) 365-3939

www.terminix.com/exterminators/mo/col...
Nature Shield Pest Solutions Logo

Nature Shield Pest Solutions

4.7/5

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

Based on 175 reviews


5211 Silver Mill Dr, Columbia, MO 65202

(573) 385-3700

natureshieldpestsolutions.com
Rottler Pest Solutions Logo

Rottler Pest Solutions

4.7/5

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

Based on 250 reviews


416 Big Bear Blvd, Columbia, MO 65202

(573) 657-0267

www.rottler.com/locations/columbia-mo...
Midwest Bed Bug Services Logo

Midwest Bed Bug Services

4.6/5

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

Based on 45 reviews


3705 Forum Blvd #102, Columbia, MO 65203

(573) 369-9576

midwestbedbug.com/service-areas/misso...
Wingate Pest and Lawn, LLC Logo

Wingate Pest and Lawn, LLC

4.4/5

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

Based on 160 reviews


2606 Calvert Dr, Columbia, MO 65202

(573) 446-0102

www.wingatepestandlawn.com
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Atkins Inc

4.3/5

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

Based on 112 reviews


1123 Wilkes Blvd #250, Columbia, MO 65201

(573) 874-5100

atkinsinc.com
Steve's Pest Control Logo

Steve's Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 562 reviews


190 Greenway Dr, Holts Summit, MO 65043

(573) 896-4868

www.stevespestcontrol.com
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Art's Pest Control

4.5/5

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

Based on 66 reviews


429 W Miller St, Jefferson City, MO 65101

(573) 634-3299

www.artspestcontrol.com
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BugOut Pest Control

4.7/5

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

Based on 64 reviews


4427 E Liberty St, Mexico, MO 65265

(573) 928-3704

www.buginout.com

Mid Missouri Pest Solutions

4.7/5

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

Based on 32 reviews


305 S Maple St, Eldon, MO 65026

(573) 392-5516

www.midmissouripestsolutions.com

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.

  • Mosquito Joe of Jefferson City-Rolla

    4.7/ 5

    335 Skywater Rd, Gravois Mills, MO 65037

    (573) 207-6074

  • A B Pest Control & Insulation

    4.0/ 5

    74 N Shore Dr, Lake Ozark, MO 65049

    (573) 964-1100

  • Best Pest Control

    4.4/ 5

    5839 Lions Rd, Osage Beach, MO 65065

    (573) 348-1600

  • Accurate Pest Management

    4.2/ 5

    16380 MO-5, Sunrise Beach, MO 65079

    (573) 374-9000

Facts about Columbia

  • Average Max Temperature:
    64°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    46°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    55%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    16.5”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.40”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $226

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When hiring a pest control professional, there are a number of factors you can consider to make sure that you're choosing the best one for you. You might take into consideration a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we explore the details of each factor.

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 their supervisors must be licensed at the state level. The EPA has established minimum standards of competency, and the Missouri regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. These certifications can help you assess the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification is given to companies that use comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

There are certain professional organizations in which pest control companies can hold membership. Becoming a member of an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to resources and education, in addition to a professional network to compare best practices with. Membership in organizations like these is not mandatory, but it can help indicate that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

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 offer some insight into a company's experience dealing with specific pests. If you're unable to find this information online, you can try reaching out to the company directly.

Reviews and Recommendations

Resources you can use to check a company's reputation include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). You can also check the status of a company's license through the Missouri licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

Certain pest control companies offer a free on-site estimate to help you determine if it fits into your budget. You can also check to see if it offers a guarantee of satisfaction.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, your children, your pets, and the environment may influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

Safety

Ask your pest control expert if they will be using low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask what precautionary measures will be in place. Any pesticide that presents above a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest control company should provide information about all pesticides that will be used in your home, as well as how safe they are around people and pets.

Treatment Methods

Many companies are now exploring more environmentally friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes 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, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
  4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always in combination with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and implement additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Columbia

Some specific pests are more prevalent in Columbia, and these pests are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Wasps: Wasps are commonly found in spots like attics, roof overhangs, garages, and sheds. They have painful stings and are often difficult to rid yourself of. Your local pest control company can help remove wasp nests from your property safely.
  • Bees: Bees around your home can be a nuisance, particularly if someone in your household has an allergy. Your local pest control company can help eliminate bees; some might even be able to help safely relocate hives.
  • Spiders: You may find spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark areas. Most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, but you still don't want a spider infestation in your house.
  • Bed bugs: Infestations of bed bugs are often very hard to quash, so we recommend hiring an exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs can be found throughout Missouri, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Columbia

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