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

When the weather in Sumter warms up, you may discover nuisance pests such as cockroaches and crickets. These critters can risk health and damage homes, but a licensed exterminator can stop them in their tracks.

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

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Best 5 Sumter Pest Control Companies

Sumter Pest Management Logo

Sumter Pest Management

Based on 369 customer reviews.

Services Offered

WildlifeGeneral Pest ControlMiceMosquitosBed BugsTermitesCockroachesAnts


  • Transparent pricing
  • Commitment to customer education
  • Consistently high customer service reviews
702 Wren St, Sumter, SC 803-615-2308 sumterpest.com
South Carolina Pest Control Logo

South Carolina Pest Control

Based on 38 customer reviews.

Services Offered

MicePreventionGeneral Pest ControlAntsBed BugsTermites


  • Positive customer service reviews
  • No-cost inspections
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
841 Broad St, Sumter, SC 803-236-7465 scpestcontrol.com
Clark's Termite & Pest Control Logo

Clark's Termite & Pest Control

Based on 18 customer reviews.

Services Offered

TicksPreventionCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosWildlifeAntsWaspsFleasMiceTermitesGreen Pest ControlBed BugsSpiders


  • Educational web content
  • No-cost inspections
  • Transparent pricing
1232 Alice Dr, Sumter, SC 866-781-4991 clarkspest.com
Harris Pest Control, Inc. Logo

Harris Pest Control

Based on 408 customer reviews.

Services Offered

AntsWaspsMiceFleasSpidersTicksGeneral Pest ControlTermitesBed BugsSilverfishMosquitosCockroaches


  • Transparent pricing
3506 4928 S Irby St, Effingham, SC 843-665-4325 harrispestcontrolinc.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Go-Forth Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

139 Rabon Rd
Columbia, SC 29223

Palmetto Exterminators, Inc.

User Reviews: 5/5 

3016 McNaughton Dr
Columbia, SC 29223

Yarbrough Termite-Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

1081 E W Bobo Newsom Hwy
Hartsville, SC 29550

MidSouth Termite & Pest Control Columbia, SC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2711 Alpine Rd Suite 240
Columbia, SC 29223

Mosquito Joe of Columbia

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

3021 #9 McNaughton Dr
Columbia, SC 29223

Dodson Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1984 Wall St
Florence, SC 29501

ClearDefense Pest Control

User Reviews: 5/5 

1201 Hampton St Ste. 3B3
Columbia, SC 29201

Modern Exterminating Company, Inc.

User Reviews: 5/5 

2119 Gadsden St
Columbia, SC 29201

Sandy Run Exterminating Co

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

189 Julia Ln
Gaston, SC 29053

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Facts about Sumter
Average Max Temp:73°F
Average Min Temp:55°F
Average Daily Sunlight:62%
Average Annual Snowfall:0.8"
Average Monthly Precipitation:3.83"
Average Monthly Pest Visit:$206

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Choosing the best pest control treatment method for you is key. You may consider a pest control company's qualifications and methods of treatment as well as its years of experience and customer reviews. Of course, there is also the cost of services to consider.

Below, we explore the details of each of these factors.

  • Does the company have a valid license and permits to perform pest control?

    According to the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), all pesticide applicators and their supervisors must be licensed at the state level. The EPA maintains minimum competency standards, and the South Carolina regulatory agencies handle the granting, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    Obtaining additional optional certifications can help demonstrate that a pest control company is reputable. One of these is the GreenPro Service Certification. For this certification, a company must show that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employee training is up to date. Additional certifications can be earned through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

    Pest control companies can also hold membership in various professional organizations. Becoming a member of an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization grants a pest control company access to education and resources, plus a professional network to compare best practices with. Joining organizations like these is not required, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

The amount of time that a company has been in business can tell you something about its experience dealing with the pests that live in Sumter. Customer reviews or the company's website itself can also help you figure out whether it has the experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If you cannot find the answers to your questions online, reaching out to the company directly is a great way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    You can browse reviews and recommendations on social media or local review sites, verify a company's rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), or check the status of its license through the South Carolina licensing board.

  • Cost of Services and Guarantees

    Cost is probably high on your list of priorities when hiring someone for pest control. Cost can be influenced by the size of your house, the type of pest being treated, your location, and other factors.

    Often, companies will offer free on-site estimates before starting work, to help you determine whether it fits into your budget. You can also ask whether a company offers a satisfaction guarantees, meaning that if your pest problem is not solved by the initial treatment, it will continue returning until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

Your preferences regarding safety for yourself, any children or pets, and the environment might influence the provider and the treatment methods you choose.

  • Safety

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

  • Treatment Methods

    Many pest control companies are making the switch to using more natural and eco-friendly treatment methods before, or instead of, harsh chemical pesticides. Some follow a program called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). The steps of IPM are as follows:

    1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is needed.
    2. Determine the best and 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 when required, and always in combination with other solutions for effective long-term pest control management.
    5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Sumter

Not all pests are equally pervasive in Sumter. Some species that you should keep an eye out for are these:

  • Flies: You might notice flies around sinks or in places where you keep food. Flies can get into your house in Sumter throughout the year, but they're especially common when the weather gets warmer.
  • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your attic or other damp, dark places. Even though most species of spider are harmless to humans, you don't want an infestation of them in your house.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout South Carolina and can lead to serious problems if left untreated. Because infestations of bed bugs are hard to get rid of, we recommend having professional extermination as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest bedsheets, furniture, wallpaper, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Sumter

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pest infestations happen when pests enter your house looking for something, generally food, water, or shelter. Pests might seek out and eat food or trash left sitting out. Some may also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in a particular area) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also come into your house looking for shelter. They can get in through places like foundation cracks or broken screens.

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

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

When should I hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring an exterminator any time you see signs of pest activity in your Sumter home. These signs can include nests, droppings, pest damage, or even the pests themselves. If you get seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend annual preventive pest management.

How long does exterminator spray last?

Typically, pesticide application lasts approximately 30 to 90 days. The exact duration 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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