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Written By Jessica Hurtault | Last Updated: February 05, 2024

Chattanooga is a densely-populated city, so once a pest infestation takes hold, it can spread quickly. Troublesome local critters such as bed bugs or mice can transform your home from a sanctuary into a place of continuous worry and concern.

No matter your concerns, our list of the top pest control companies in Chattanooga can help.

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4.8
  • Over a century of experience
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Best 5 Chattanooga Pest Control Companies

Bulwark Exterminating in Chattanooga Logo

Bulwark Exterminating in Chattanooga

5/5
Based on 729 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Rats Ticks General Pest Control Spiders Baiting Green Pest Control Termites Mosquitos Flies Cockroaches Ants Prevention Fleas

Highlights

  • Free inspection policy
  • Transparent pricing
  • Timeliness of service
5 Talley Rd, Chattanooga, TN 423-702-6444 bulwarkpestcontrol.com
Cook's Pest Control Logo

Cook's Pest Control

4.9/5
Based on 480 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest Control Commercial Green Pest Control Bed Bugs Residential Mosquitos Termites

Highlights

  • Consistently high customer service reviews
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
4735 Bonny Oaks Dr, Chattanooga, TN 423-629-2563 local.cookspest.com
Arrow Exterminators Logo

Arrow Exterminators

4.7/5
Based on 372 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Residential Termites Fleas Silverfish Prevention Mice Bed Bugs Mosquitos Commercial Wasps Squirrels Cockroaches Green Pest Control Garden Protection Spiders Raccoons Rats General Pest Control Ants Ticks

Highlights

  • Transparent pricing
  • Free inspections
  • Proactive approach to pest control
3501 Amnicola Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 423-629-7378 arrowexterminators.com
Lookout Pest Control Logo

Lookout Pest Control

4.7/5
Based on 649 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Cockroaches Bed Bugs Ticks Termites Beetles Ants Wasps Prevention Bees Fleas Rats Baiting Residential Green Pest Control Mosquitos Spiders General Pest Control Deer Commercial Mice

Highlights

  • Proactive solutions for pest control
  • Transparent pricing
  • Educational web content
502 Page Rd, Rossville, GA 706-670-2532 lookoutpestcontrol.com

More Local Pest Control Companies

Northwest Exterminating

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1906 Hamill Rd
Hixson, TN 37343

Bug Busters Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

103 Spring Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37411

Bug Busters, Inc.

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

2101 S Greenwood Ave Suite D
Chattanooga, TN 37404

Lady Bug Exterminating Co Inc

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

1800 E 3rd St
Chattanooga, TN 37404

GPM Termite and Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

401 S Howell Ave
Chattanooga, TN 37412

Massey Services Pest Control

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

4315 N Creek Rd
Chattanooga, TN 37406

Earth Right Exterminating LLC

User Reviews: 4.6/5 

44 Olen Thornton Lane
Chickamauga, GA 30707

EnviroGuard Pest Solutions

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

456 Bandy Ln
Ringgold, GA 30736

Volunteer Rid-A-Pest

User Reviews: 4.5/5 

633 Mimosa Dr NW
Cleveland, TN 37312

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Facts about Chattanooga
Average Max Temp: 68°F
Average Min Temp: 52°F
Average Daily Sunlight: 58%
Average Annual Snowfall: 1.6"
Average Monthly Precipitation: 4.42"
Average Monthly Pest Visit: $225

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How To Choose a Pest Control Company

The most important step is hiring the right pest control professional for the job. You may consider a company's qualifications, methods, years of experience, customer reviews, and price of services.

Below, we discuss each factor in more detail.

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

    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set minimum competency standards for pesticide applicators, but licensing is handled at the state level. All pesticide applicators and supervisors in Tennessee must be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

  • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

    An optional certification that may be worth looking for is the GreenPro Service Certification. In order to earn this certification, a pest control company needs to both show that its practices are more environmentally friendly and uphold certain training standards for its technicians. Companies can also earn other certifications from QualityPro or similar trade organizations to further back up their work.

    Pest control companies can also join various professional organizations. Membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not mandatory, but helps verify a company's reputability. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to resources, education, and a network of other professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

Professional Experience and Specialties

A company's years in business can indicate how much experience it has handling various pests. You can also explore its website or read customer reviews to determine whether it has adequate experience with the type of pests you are dealing with. If this information is not available online, speaking with a company representative is a great way to learn more.

  • Reviews and Recommendations

    Resources you can use to check a company's reputation include local review sites, social media, and the Better Business Bureau (BBB). Additionally, you can confirm the status of a company's license through the Tennessee 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 influence the cost of pest control.

    You can learn whether a company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget) and what type of guarantees it offers. Often, a company will guarantee that if it does not eliminate your pest problem, it will keep coming back until it does.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

  • Safety

    All pesticides (except those that are determined to be of minimal risk) need to be registered with the EPA. Your pest control technician should be able to supply information on all the pesticides that they are using. They should be able to tell you whether these chemicals are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not, what safety precautions will be in place.

  • Treatment Methods

    Many companies will begin with more environmentally friendly options before using harsh pesticides, using a framework called Integrated Pest Management (IPM). When using IPM, the following steps are taken:

    1. Identify problem pests and assess whether immediate action is required.
    2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
    3. Manage the pest problem using a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls.
    4. Employ chemical controls only if needed, and always along with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
    5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.


Common Household Pests in Chattanooga

Certain pests are seen more commonly in Chattanooga, and these are the ones to keep an eye out for. Some of these include the following:

  • Flies: You might notice flies around sinks or in places where you keep food. Flies might get into your house in Chattanooga throughout the year, but they're particularly common during warmer months.
  • Fleas: Fleas tend to prefer warmer weather (which can make them a real nuisance in Chattanooga) and often get inside by hiding in pet fur.
  • Bed bugs: Bed bugs are found throughout Tennessee and can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations are often difficult to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. Bed bugs can infest furniture, wallpaper, bedsheets, and more.
  • Mice: Telltale signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice are often found in attics or in areas where you keep food.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Chattanooga

What are some causes of pest infestations?

Pests come into your house looking for one of three things: food, water, or shelter. Some pests will opportunistically enter your home through a foundation crack or broken screen. Some are attracted to 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 things like leaky pipes.

What are some steps I can take to prevent pest infestations?

One method for preventing pest infestations is to seal off possible entrances into your home. This includes 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. Lastly, reduce standing water in and around your house. Find ways to reduce places where water can collect outside, and repair leaks inside.

How do I know when to hire an exterminator?

You should consider hiring a pest control professional any time you identify signs of pest activity in your Chattanooga home. This could include droppings, nests, damage, or even the pests themselves. If you get seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend setting up annual preventive pest management.

How long does pest control last?

Generally, 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 inside or outside. Chemicals applied outdoors may not last as long as those applied indoors due to precipitation.

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