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

In any Clarksville home, pests such as bed bugs and wasps may be giving you cause for concern. These nuisance critters can damage both health and houses, but licensed exterminators can help stop them in their tracks.

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

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Best 5 Clarksville Pest Control Companies

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Orkin

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5/5
Based on 846 customer reviews.

Services Offered

Bed BugsMosquitosBaitingAntsTermitesPreventionTicksMiceBeetlesWaspsSilverfishGeneral Pest ControlWildlifeFumigationSpidersGreen Pest ControlCockroaches

Highlights

  • Reviews praise customer service
  • Free inspections
  • Commitment to customer education
925 Myatt Industrial Dr, Madison, TN 615-544-8038 orkin.comRead More: Orkin Review
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Wildlife X Team Nashville

4.6/5
Based on 35 customer reviews.

Services Offered

General Pest ControlPreventionEthical Pest ControlGreen Pest ControlWildlifeMice

Highlights

    601 Kraft St #102, Clarksville, TN 615-635-1087 wildlifexteamnashville.com
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    Lawn Doctor of Clarksville-Nashville

    4.5/5
    Based on 258 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    TicksGeneral Pest ControlMosquitosGarden ProtectionGreen Pest ControlMoths

    Highlights

    • Transparent pricing
    • Free inspections
    • Positive customer service reviews
    725 Madison St, Clarksville, TN 931-648-4459 lawndoctor.com
    Ortex Termite and Pest Control Logo

    Ortex Termite and Pest Control

    4.5/5
    Based on 54 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    Bed BugsGeneral Pest ControlTermitesMice

    Highlights

    • Reviews praise customer service
    • Helpful homeowner content on its website
    • Free inspections
    250 Ortex Dr, Clarksville, TN 931-645-0382 ortexpest.com

    More Local Pest Control Companies

    Robards Pest Control & Termite

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    130 Ringgold Rd
    Clarksville, TN 37042

    Servall Termite & Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    2518 U.S. 41 Alt Bypass
    Clarksville, TN 37043

    McGee Pest Control Inc

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    1826 S Walnut St
    Hopkinsville, KY 42240

    Bed Bug Eliminators and all the Above pest

    User Reviews: 4.2/5 

    1216 vantage
    Ashland City, TN 37015

    Butler's Pest Solutions

    User Reviews: 4.9/5 

    111 Freda Ln
    Burns, TN 37029

    Arrow Exterminators

    User Reviews: 4.7/5 

    802 W College St
    Dickson, TN 37055

    Ace Exterminating Co., Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.5/5 

    599 E 1st St
    Russellville, KY 42276

    Alta Pest Control

    User Reviews: 4.8/5 

    500 Kasper Way
    Goodlettsville, TN 37072

    ClearDefense Pest Control

    User Reviews: 5/5 

    424 Church St #2020
    Nashville, TN 37219

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    Facts about Clarksville
    Average Max Temp:67°F
    Average Min Temp:50°F
    Average Daily Sunlight:56%
    Average Annual Snowfall:2.7"
    Average Monthly Precipitation:4.09"
    Average Monthly Pest Visit:$213

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    How To Choose a Pest Control Company

    The most important step in the pest control process is hiring the right company for you. The qualifications of and treatment methods used by a company are important to consider, as are its years of experience and what other customers have said. Of course, you also want to think about cost.

    Below, we dive into detail on each of these factors.

    • 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 sets minimum standards of competency, but all Tennessee pesticide applicators need to be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Obtaining additional optional certifications can help show that a pest control company is reputable. One example is the GreenPro Service Certification. To earn this certification, a company must show that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Other various certifications can be earned through trade organizations like QualityPro.

      Pest control companies can also become members of professional organizations. Membership in organizations such as the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or state-level organizations is not required, but helps show that a company is reputable. Membership in the NPMA gives companies access to education, resources, and a network of pest professionals with whom to discuss methods and practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    How long a company has been in business can give you some insight into its experience dealing with the pests that live in Clarksville. Online reviews or the company's own website can also inform you whether it has the experience needed to handle your specific pest problem. If you can't find the information you need online, calling a representative is an easy way to learn about the company's areas of expertise.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

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

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      For many people, cost is one of the most important factors when looking for pest control services. Cost can be influenced by factors like your location, the size of your house, and the type of pest being treated.

      You can think about whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees are provided. Often, a company will guarantee that if its treatment doesn't resolve your pest problem, it will continue to come back until it does.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    Your choice of pest control provider might be influenced by how environmentally friendly a company's practices are, in addition to how safe its methods are around your family and pets.

    • Safety

      Your pest control provider should use pesticides that are low toxicity or non-toxic when possible. If any pesticides they intend to use don't fall into one of these categories, your technician should explain what safety precautions will be used to protect you, your family, and your pets. All pesticides that pose more than a minimum risk are required to be registered with the EPA.

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies have started offering options for more environmentally friendly methods of pest control before relying on harsh pesticides.

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

      1. Identify problem pests and determine if immediate action is needed.
      2. Decide on the safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of mechanical, physical, biological, and cultural controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Employ chemical controls only when required, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Assess the outcome and provide additional pest control as needed.

    Common Household Pests in Clarksville

    You might encounter some pests more frequently in Clarksville. Certain ones to keep an eye out for include these:

    • Ants: Whether larger carpenter ants or smaller soils ants, these bugs are found in most parts of Tennessee. Carpenter ants can pose a bigger problem than their smaller counterparts by causing damage to your home.
    • Fleas: Fleas typically prefer warmer weather (which can make them a real nuisance in Clarksville) and often get into your home by hiding in pet fur.
    • Ticks: If your home is near a forest or an area of dense vegetation, or close to a body of water, you may be at higher risk of tick infestations. Ticks can spread Lyme or other diseases to you and your pets.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bug infestations can be very hard to get rid of, so we recommend calling a local exterminator as soon as possible. Bed bugs are found throughout Tennessee, and can infest not just your bedsheets, but also other furniture and even wallpaper.
    • Spiders: You may encounter spiders in your basement, attic, or other moist, dark places. While most spiders are harmless and pose no threat to humans, you don't want a spider infestation in your home.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Clarksville

    What are some causes of pest infestations?

    Pests enter 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, either standing water on your property or puddles inside from things like leaky pipes.

    How can I prevent pest infestations?

    There are several things you can do to help prevent pest infestations. First, don't leave food out. Make sure food is stored in sealed containers, and don't leave trash sitting around.

    Next, avoid having standing water in or around your house. Repair leaks indoors and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Finally, seal off any potential pest entrances into your home, including siding or foundation cracks.

    How do I know when to hire a pest control professional?

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

    How long does it take pest control to work?

    How soon you notice pest control results will depend on the issue and treatment. If your pest technician does something like remove a wasp nest, you will see results almost immediately. For most pest control, however, you might need to wait anywhere from one to two days to up to six weeks to see substantial results. Some pest issues may require your technician to make multiple visits to your house.

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