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Many Charlotte residents worry about nuisance critters such as bed bugs and rats. Ease your pest concerns by hiring a licensed local exterminator that can stop current infestations and prevent future ones.

No matter your concerns, our guide to the top pest control companies in Charlotte can help.

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 Charlotte

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.

Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Terminix

4.6/5

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

Based on 192 reviews


105 Center Ln STE B, Huntersville, NC 28078

(704) 948-5959

www.trustterminix.com/locate/north-ca...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

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

Based on 2,137 reviews


6101 Harris Technology Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28269

(980) 270-7112

www.orkin.com/locations/north-carolin...
ClearDefense Pest Control Logo

ClearDefense Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 4,972 reviews


501 Penman St Suite 301, Charlotte, NC 28203

(704) 879-2810

www.cleardefensepest.com/pest-control...
Sage Pest Control Logo

Sage Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 1,117 reviews


4221 Joe St B, Charlotte, NC 28206

(704) 225-3117

www.sagepestcontrol.com
ProForce Pest Control Logo

ProForce Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 685 reviews


5245 Old Dowd Rd Suite 4, Charlotte, NC 28208

(704) 508-7378

www.proforcepest.com
HomeTeam Pest Defense Logo

HomeTeam Pest Defense

5/5

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

Based on 1,272 reviews


5005 W W.T.Harris Blvd Suite F, Charlotte, NC 28269

(704) 509-9525

pestdefense.com/charlotte/charlotte-n...

Aruza Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 3,909 reviews


3930 Perimeter W Dr #300, Charlotte, NC 28214

(980) 449-6161

www.aruzapest.com
Go-Forth Pest Control Logo

Go-Forth Pest Control

5/5

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

Based on 1,682 reviews


3830 David Cox Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269

(704) 870-7378

go-forth.com/charlotte-pest-control

Economy Exterminators

5/5

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

Based on 1,397 reviews


10345 Nations Ford Rd E, Charlotte, NC 28273

(704) 847-8088

www.economyexterminators.com
Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control - Charlotte Logo

Clegg’s Termite & Pest Control - Charlotte

4.9/5

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

Based on 338 reviews


1520 Industrial Center Cir, Charlotte, NC 28213

(704) 921-2847

www.cleggs.com/locations/charlotte

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.

  • Alta Pest Control

    4.8/ 5

    1018 East Blvd STE 3, Charlotte, NC 28203

    (704) 275-5732

  • Killingsworth Environmental

    4.8/ 5

    9115 Old Statesville Rd Suite A, Charlotte, NC 28269

    (704) 563-8787

  • Remedy Pest Control

    4.7/ 5

    4201-E, Stuart Andrew Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28217

    (704) 464-4944

  • Mosquito Joe of South Charlotte

    4.7/ 5

    10721 John Price Rd, Charlotte, NC 28273

    (704) 385-4110

Facts about Charlotte

  • Average Max Temperature:
    69°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    52°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    60%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    2.0”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    3.53”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $230

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

It's important to choose the best pest control solutionfor you. You might consider a company's qualifications, treatment methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost of services.

Below, we dive into detail on 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 need to be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum competency standards, and the North Carolina regulatory agencies handle the issuing, 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 humans and the environment.

A pest control company can also belong to professional organizations. Holding membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps show that a company is reputable. When a pest control company joins the NPMA, it gains access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss practices and methods.

Professional Experience and Specialties

You can get some insight into a pest control company's level of pest management experience by seeing how many years it has been in operation. The company's website and local reviews can also clue you in as to whether the company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can contact the company directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can view a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), explore social media and local review sites to learn what homeowners near you think, or verify its license standing through the North Carolina licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

Things like the size of your house, your location, the type of pest being treated, and other factors can all affect the cost of pest control.

You can find out whether a company provides free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will provide a guarantee that if it does not resolve your pest problem, it will continue treatment until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Keeping yourself, your family and your pets safe is an important consideration when selecting a pest control provider. You may also prefer a provider that uses eco-friendly pest management treatment methods.

Safety

You should ask your pest control expert if the chemicals they're using are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what sort of precautionary measures they are going to use. Any pesticides that are not minimum-risk chemicals must be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician should be able to provide information about all of the pesticides that they plan on using.

Treatment Methods

Many companies are using options for more eco-friendly methods of pest control before relying on harsh pesticides.

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

  1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine whether immediate action is required.
  2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
  3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, cultural, biological, and physical controls.
  4. Use chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always in combination with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Observe the results and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Charlotte

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

  • Mosquitoes: You're at greater risk of a mosquito infestation if your home is in a wetter area. They're also more common during the warmer months. Mosquitoes can be more than just a nuisance—they can cause itchy bites and even carry diseases.
  • Fleas: Generally, fleas prefer warmer weather (which can make them a particular problem in Charlotte) and can often be brought in by pets.
  • Mice: If you have mice, you may notice droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is stored or in attics.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout North Carolina and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are hard to get rid of, we recommend getting professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.

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