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

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

Whether your pest problem is big or small, our guide to pest control companies in Clarksville can help you choose the right team to solve 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 BugsFumigationPreventionSilverfishSpidersGreen Pest ControlAntsCockroachesGeneral Pest ControlMiceTermitesBaitingWildlifeBeetlesMosquitosWaspsTicks

Highlights

  • Free inspections
  • Continuous highly praised customer service reports
  • Helpful homeowner content on its website
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

WildlifeMicePreventionEthical Pest ControlGeneral Pest ControlGreen Pest Control

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    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

    Garden ProtectionGeneral Pest ControlMothsMosquitosTicksGreen Pest Control

    Highlights

    • Reviews praise customer service
    • Transparent pricing
    • Educational web content
    725 Madison St, Clarksville, TN 931-648-4459 lawndoctor.com
    Ortex Termite and Pest Control Logo

    Ortex Termite and Pest Control

    4.4/5
    Based on 54 customer reviews.

    Services Offered

    TermitesBed BugsMiceGeneral Pest Control

    Highlights

    • Helpful homeowner content on its website
    • Reviews praise customer service
    • Transparent pricing
    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: 4.3/5 

    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: 4.1/5 

    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: 4.6/5 

    802 W College St
    Dickson, TN 37055

    Ace Exterminating Co., Inc.

    User Reviews: 4.4/5 

    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

    When selecting a pest control expert, there are several factors that you can consider to be sure you choose the right one for you. Things you may consider include licensing and qualifications, pest intervention strategies, years of experience, customer reviews, and cost.

    Below, we discuss each of these factors 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 those that supervise them must be licensed at the state level. The EPA sets minimum competency standards, and the Tennessee regulatory agencies take care of the issuing, maintaining, and revoking of licenses.

    • Is the company a member of any professional organizations?

      Pest control companies can optionally obtain additional certifications such as the GreenPro Service Certification. This certification is awarded once a company has proven that its treatment methods are more eco-friendly and demonstrated that it also holds itself up to certain other standards, such as up-to-date employee training. A pest control company can also earn other certifications from trade organizations like QualityPro to further support its practices and methods.

      Pest control companies can also be members of certain professional organizations. Membership in an organization like the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) or a state-level organization gives companies access to resources and education, and a professional network to compare best practices with. Belonging to organizations like these is not mandatory, but it can help show that a company follows industry best practices.

    Professional Experience and Specialties

    You can gain some insight into a pest control company's experience level by looking into how long it has been in business. The company's website and local reviews can also clue you in as to whether a certain company has experience dealing with the specific species of pests that are afflicting your home. You can always reach out to a representative directly to learn this information if you can't find it online.

    • Reviews and Recommendations

      You can view a company's Better Business Bureau (BBB) rating, read reviews on social media or local review sites, or check the standing of its license via the Tennessee licensing board.

    • Cost of Services and Guarantees

      Cost is often a deciding factor when choosing a pest control company. Cost may be determined by your location, the type of pest being treated, the size of your house, and other factors.

      A pest control company may offer a free on-site estimate to help you determine if it fits into your budget. You can also look at whether it offers a satisfaction guarantee.

    Safety and Treatment Methods

    When it comes to picking a pest control provider, you want to choose one that will keep you, your family, and your pets safe. You might also prefer an eco-friendly provider.

    • Safety

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

    • Treatment Methods

      Many companies are now exploring greener and cleaner pest management that can be implemented before (or instead of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

      1. Figure out what pests are causing the problem and assess whether immediate action is needed.
      2. Determine the best and safest course of action.
      3. Use a combination of biological, cultural, mechanical, and physical controls to manage the pest problem.
      4. Employ chemical controls only when absolutely necessary, and always with other controls for effective long-term pest management.
      5. Observe the results and continue with 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 more urgent issue than their smaller counterparts because they can do damage to your house.
    • Fleas: Fleas tend to prefer warmer weather (which can make them a particular problem in Clarksville) and are frequently brought inside by pets.
    • Ticks: If you live near forests or areas with dense vegetation, or close to a body of water, you may be at greater risk of a tick infestation. Ticks can spread Lyme or other diseases to you and your pets.
    • Bed bugs: Bed bugs may be found throughout Tennessee, and they can cause serious problems if left untreated. Because bed bug infestations can be tricky to get rid of, we recommend hiring a professional exterminator as soon as you discover the problem. These pests can infest wallpaper, furniture, bedsheets, and more.
    • Spiders: These pests prefer damp and dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.
    • Mice: If there are mice in your home, you might start noticing droppings or things like chewed wires. Frequently, mice are found in places where food is stored or in attics.

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Pest Control in Clarksville

    What causes pest infestations?

    Pest infestations occur when pests come into your house looking for something, typically food, water, or shelter. Pests might come looking for food or trash that is sitting out. Some might also be drawn to standing water outside (from rain collecting in one spot) or inside (from leaky pipes). They may also enter your house simply looking for shelter. They can get in through weak spots such as broken screens or foundation cracks.

    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, try not to have standing water in or around your home. Repair leaks inside and eliminate places where standing water collects outdoors. Lastly, seal off potential pest entrances into your home, including foundation and siding cracks.

    When should I hire an exterminator?

    Any time you notice signs of pest activity in your Clarksville home—which could include droppings, nests, signs of damage, or the pests themselves—you should contact your local pest professional. If you've had seasonal or recurrent pest infestations, we recommend getting in touch with a local pest control company to request annual pest management services.

    How soon will I see results from pest control?

    How long it takes pest control to work depends on the issue and treatment. For example, if a wasp nest is removed, you should see the results immediately. In other cases, it may take anywhere from a few days to up to six weeks for significant pest control results to be noticeable. Some pest issues may require your technician to make multiple trips to your home.

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