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In Knoxville's rainy season, pests such as silverfish and mosquitos are a major concern for local residents. A licensed and experienced exterminator can help you contain infestations and prevent them from happening again.

Our guide to the best pest control companies in Knoxville can help you find the right team to tackle any pest problem.

Best Overall
Terminix logo
5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Serves more than 2.8 million customers annually
  • Nearly 100 years in business
  • Service guarantees in 46 states
Best for Urgent Service
Orkin logo
4.8/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

  • Over a century of experience
  • Same-day service if you call before noon local time
  • 30-day money-back guarantee

10 Best Pest Control Companies in Knoxville

Brands are algorithmically curated from a database of local service providers near you. We require a minimum number of Google reviews and average ratings for provider inclusion.

Featured Partner
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Top Rated

Terminix

4.6/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 183 reviews


4500 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912

(865) 688-1061

www.terminix.com/exterminators/tn/kno...
Featured Partner
Orkin Logo
Top Rated

Orkin

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,547 reviews


4333 Papermill Dr NW, Knoxville, TN 37909

(865) 333-7212

www.orkin.com/locations/tennessee-tn/...
Bulwark Exterminating in Knoxville Logo

Bulwark Exterminating in Knoxville

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 660 reviews


830 N Broadway Ste 4, Knoxville, TN 37917

(865) 522-5222

www.bulwarkpestcontrol.com/locations/...

Cook's Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 521 reviews


4308 Middlebrook Pike, Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 584-7700

local.cookspest.com/tennessee/knoxvil...
Russell's Pest Control Logo

Russell's Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 1,340 reviews


4500 Central Ave Pike, Knoxville, TN 37912

(865) 584-8549

www.russellspest.com

Urbanex Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 2,244 reviews


1706 Louisville Dr B, Knoxville, TN 37921

(865) 264-2264

www.urbanexpro.com
ClearDefense Pest Control Logo

ClearDefense Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 4,982 reviews


375 Trane Dr, Knoxville, TN 37919

(865) 320-0999

www.cleardefensepest.com/pest-control...
Southeast Termite & Pest Control Logo

Southeast Termite & Pest Control

5/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 318 reviews


3613 Neal Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918

(865) 925-3700

southeasttermite.com
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EPITUER PEST SOLUTIONS, LLC

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 108 reviews


708 N Edington Ln, Knoxville, TN 37920

(865) 363-1155

www.epituer.com/pest-control-knoxvill...
Mosquito Joe of Knoxville Logo

Mosquito Joe of Knoxville

4.7/5

Ratings are based on our detailed proprietary methodology and review standards.

Based on 264 reviews


3544 Neal Dr Suite 101, Knoxville, TN 37918

(865) 444-4188

westknoxville.mosquitojoe.com

Best of the rest

Below are home warranty companies that provide decent coverage but fell short of top scores in our rating system. We recommend these only for specific coverage needs.

  • Truly Nolen Pest & Termite Control

    4.7/ 5

    5727 Clinton Hwy Suite # 12113, Knoxville, TN 37912

    (865) 585-1128

  • Dodson Pest Control

    4.6/ 5

    501 Dutch Valley Dr, Knoxville, TN 37918

    (865) 637-0711

  • Frogg's Termite & Pest Control

    4.6/ 5

    320 E Hendron Chapel Rd, Knoxville, TN 37920

    (865) 609-3448

  • Tennessee Pest Solutions

    4.6/ 5

    10615 Chapman Hwy #612, Seymour, TN 37865

    (865) 888-5105

Facts about Knoxville

  • Average Max Temperature:
    67°F
  • Average Min Temperature:
    51°F
  • Average Daily Sunlight:
    57%
  • Average Annual Snowfall:
    3.9”
  • Average Monthly Precipitation:
    4.05”
  • Average Monthly Pest Visit:
    $226

How To Choose a Pest Control Company

Hiring the best company for you is the most important step in the pest control process. You might consider a company's qualifications, treatment 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 must be certified at the state level. The EPA does set minimum standards of competency, but all Tennessee pesticide applicators should be licensed through the proper state regulatory agencies.

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. To earn this certification, a company must prove that its methods are more environmentally friendly and that its employees receive up-to-date training. Other certifications can be earned through QualityPro and similar trade organizations.

A pest control company can also be a member of certain professional organizations. When a company obtains membership in an organization like the National Pest Management Association(NPMA) (or a state-level organization), it gets access to resources, education, and a network of other pest experts 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 displays information like years of experience and specialities on its website. Online reviews can also help you figure out if a company has experience dealing with a specific pest. If you're unable to locate the information you need online, you can call the company directly to get your questions answered.

Reviews and Recommendations

You can look up a company's reviews and rating on the Better Business Bureau (BBB), check out local review sites and social media to see what other people are saying, or verify its license standing via the Tennessee licensing board.

Cost of Services and Guarantees

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

You can take into consideration whether a specific company offers free on-site estimates (to determine if it fits in your budget), and what sort of guarantees it provides. Often, a company will guarantee that if your pest problem isn't fixed by its treatment, it will continue to treat until it is.

Safety and Treatment Methods

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

Safety

Your pest control provider should be able to discuss the safety of any and all pesticides they plan to use. They should be able to clarify whether the pesticides are low toxicity or non-toxic, and if not what safety precautions they will put in place to protect your family, your pets, and you. Any pesticides that pose above a minimum risk must be registered with the EPA.

Treatment Methods

Many companies are now exploring more eco-friendly pest control solutions that can be used before (or in place of) chemical pesticides. Many are following the practice of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which goes as follows:

  1. Identify problem pests and determine whether immediate action is required.
  2. Decide on the 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 when absolutely necessary, and always with other methods for effective long-term pest management.
  5. Assess the outcome and continue with additional pest control as needed.

Common Household Pests in Knoxville

Not all pests are equally common in Knoxville. Some species that you should be wary of include the following:

  • Termites: If termites get out of hand, the result could be hundreds or thousands of dollars in damage. Often, termites get into your house via nearby piles of mulch, firewood, or rotting wood.
  • Bees: Bees around your house can be a nuisance, especially if someone in your household has an allergy. Your local pest control company can help get rid of bees; some may even be able to help safely relocate hives.
  • Mice: Some common signs of mice include chewed wires and droppings around your house. Mice tend to frequent attics or places where you keep food.
  • Spiders: Spiders usually prefer moist, dark places and are commonly found in basements or attics.

Frequently Asked Questions about Pest Control in Knoxville

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