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

Pests such as mosquitos and centipedes invade homes to stay dry in Mount Pleasant's rainy months. Infestations can grow quickly, so you'll want a skilled exterminator to help contain them and prevent any others from starting.

Regardless of the type of infestation you're facing, our guide to the best pest control companies in Mount Pleasant can help you find the right pros to tackle it.

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Best 5 Mount Pleasant Pest Control Companies

Advanced Termite and Pest Control Logo

Advanced Termite and Pest Control

5/5
Based on 345 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsTermitesWaspsGeneral Pest ControlSpidersMicePreventionWildlifeGreen Pest ControlMosquitosBaitingBed BugsSilverfishCockroaches

Highlights

  • Lack of hidden fees
1524 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 843-795-6767 charleston-pest-control.com
Team Veterans Pest Control Logo

Team Veterans Pest Control

5/5
Based on 375 customer reviews.

Services Offered

BaitingPreventionWaspsTermitesAntsCockroachesMosquitosFleasSpidersGeneral Pest Control

Highlights

  • Educational web content
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
1385 Classic Ct Unit 234, Mt Pleasant, SC 843-790-8820 teamveterans.com
Carolina Exterminating Logo

Carolina Exterminating

5/5
Based on 513 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeMiceMosquitosFleasSpidersCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlTermitesPreventionBed BugsGreen Pest Control

Highlights

  • Timeliness of service
  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspection policy
948 Wappoo Rd, Charleston, SC 843-225-9990 carolinaexterminating.com
Palmetto Exterminators Logo

Palmetto Exterminators

5/5
Based on 832 customer reviews.

Services Offered

FleasBed BugsGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlAntsWaspsSpidersMosquitosCockroachesTicksTermitesPreventionSilverfish

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
624 Orleans Rd, Charleston, SC 800-585-8019 palmettoexterminators.net

More Local Pest Control Companies

Pleasant Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

2708 4 Winds Pl
Mt Pleasant, SC 29466

Wilson's Exterminating Service

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

1727 Ashley River Rd #2
Charleston, SC 29407

ProCore Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.7/5 

186 Seven Farms Drive suite f-197
Charleston, SC 29492

Barrier Pest Services

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1835 Belgrade Ave
Charleston, SC 29407

Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1920 Dunbar St h
Charleston, SC 29407

Ledford's Termite & Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1010 Savannah Hwy
Charleston, SC 29407

HomeTeam Pest Defense

User Reviews: 5/5 

2060 Harley St
North Charleston, SC 29406

Mosquito Joe of Charleston

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

461-B Jessen Ln
Charleston, SC 29492

Atlantic Pest and Termite Management, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1720 Signal Point Rd
Charleston, SC 29412

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Facts about Mount Pleasant
Average Max Temp:74°F
Average Min Temp:60°F
Average Daily Sunlight:67%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.1"
Average Monthly Precipitation:4.09"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$232

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

When picking a pest control company, you want to be sure to find the best one for you. You may consider a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and service prices.

Below, we discuss each factor 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 their supervisors need to be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all pesticide applicators in South Carolina must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Pest control companies can obtain optional certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations. While not required, they can help you evaluate the quality of a company's products. For example, the GreenPro Service Certification indicates comprehensive and effective pest control treatment that is safer for people and the environment.

    Pest control experts can also belong to professional organizations. When a company becomes a member of an organization such as the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gains access to education, resources, and a network of other pest control professionals with whom to compare treatment methods. This can give you additional peace of mind that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

In general, a company provides information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Local reviews can also tell you whether a company has experience dealing with a particular pest in your area. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can speak with a company representative directly to get the answers to your questions.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources that can help you verify a company's reputation include social media, local review sites, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Additionally, you can verify the status of a company's license via the South Carolina licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

    When thinking about the cost of services, you should first look into whether a company offers 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 if it returns, does the company provide additional treatment until the issue is resolved satisfactorily?

Safety and Treatment Methods

When it comes to picking a pest control provider, you want to select one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You'll likely also prefer a provider that is eco-friendly.

  • Safety

    Ask your pest control provider if they plan to use low toxicity or non-toxic pesticides, and if not, ask about what precautionary measures will be in place. Any pesticide that presents above a minimum risk should be registered with the EPA. Your pest technician should supply 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 cleaner and greener pest management that can be implemented before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many follow the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

    1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and determine if immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, physical, and mechanical controls to manage the pest problem.
    4. Use chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other techniques for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Mount Pleasant

Some specific pests are more prevalent in Mount Pleasant, and these are the ones to keep watch for. Some of these include the following:

  • Ants: Whether smaller soil ants or larger carpenter ants, these pests are found in most areas of South Carolina. Carpenter ants can cause more problems than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your house.
  • Snakes: Snakes often enter homes looking for food, and once inside they tend to prefer dark, cool, and damp areas. Although the majority of snakes are harmless, most people don't want their family, their pets, or themselves to take that risk.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other moist, dark places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your home.
  • Mice: If your home has a mouse infestation, you may start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. If your home has mice, they may be found in places where food is kept or in attics.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Mount Pleasant

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations occur when pests enter your home looking for something, normally food, water, or shelter. Pests may seek out and eat food or trash left sitting out. Some may also be drawn by standing water collecting outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They might also come into your home simply looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

What are some things I can do to prevent pest infestations?

One way to prevent pest infestations is seal off potential entrances into your home. These include things like cracks in your siding or foundation. Also try to avoid leaving food out for pests. This means keeping food in sealed containers as well as not leaving trash out. Third, eliminate standing water in and around your house. Work to reduce places where water can collect outside, and fix leaks inside.

How often should I hire a pest control professional?

In general, it's recommended that your house is treated for pests about once annually, more often if you have an active infestation. Your pest professional will ultimately be the one best equipped to recommend a treatment schedule for you.

Do I need to clean my house after pest control services?

We recommend asking your pest control technician this question while they are in your home, as the answer will vary depending on the treatments used. After pesticide application, you might notice a lingering smell that will eventually dissipate over time.

In many cases, dusting, vacuuming, and wiping down certain surfaces will be appropriate after pest control. However, you'll want to avoid wiping away chemical barriers, and avoid touching any traps unless explicitly told to do so. After the problem is taken care of, continue keeping your home clean. Avoid letting trash pile up, take care of spills and leaks promptly, and so on. This helps keep pests from coming back.

How long does pest control last?

In general, pesticide application lasts approximately 30 to 90 days. The exact length of time depends 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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