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About American Pest Control

Serving the Southeast since 1971, American Pest Control, Inc. has its home office in Athens, Georgia, with eight additional local offices throughout the state in Winder, Washington, Lake Oconee/Greensboro, Social Circle, Conyers, Toccoa, Clayton, and Hartwell.

Serving clients with honesty, integrity, and professionalism is how Gene Higginbotham, founder of American Pest Control, Inc., has built one of the Southeast's largest family-owned pest control companies. Now his daughter, Laurie, and son Scott, with the help of all of the American Pest Control team, strive to continue improving and providing the best possible service to all of their valued clients. Our American Pest Control team prides ourselves on being an active part of the communities in which we serve and hope to continue making North Georgia and Upstate South Carolina a wonderful place to call home.

Why Choose American Pest Control?

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American Pest Control is proud to be a QualityPro certified company, the mark of excellence in the pest control industry. QualityPro companies are a distinguished group that continues to act as leaders and pioneers in the pest control industry to better serve consumers across the country. American Pest Control holds high standards for all of our technicians through thorough background checks, proper licensing, and enforcing a drug-free workplace to ensure the highest standards to meet the QualityPro certification. Why else should you choose American Pest Control?

  • Our pest professionals are certified and trained. All American Pest Control technicians must pass the state required testing and training criteria and undergo our company's rigorous pest training curriculum prior to being American Pest Control certified. Our pest control technicians also meet monthly for continuing education courses to stay up-to-date with seasonal trends and new pest management methods.
  • We design a custom plan to manage each of our client's pest needs using up-to-date technology and methods.
  • Great customer service paired with up-to-date and efficient pest control technology has provided American Pest Control with the tools to thrive as one of Northeast Georgia's largest family-owned pest control companies.
  • All of our employees are drug-tested and background-checked.
  • We use a universal technician model in which all technicians cover both sales and service. This enables you to take all of your pest questions and service needs to the same person, who will build a relationship with you and be the one who continuously services your home.
  • Green services are available.

No matter your pest control needs, American Pest Control is the best choice to solve them.

Licensed And Protected

We are QualityPro certified and licensed in the states of South Carolina, North Carolina, and Georgia.

Excellent Customer Service

Find peace of mind with our guaranteed services and quick response time. Protect your investment with American Pest Control.

Fast Pest Removal

Your home will be treated and monitored by one of our highly-trained technicians for maximum effectiveness and efficiency.

Let Us Give You Peace Of Mind


For outstanding customer service, top-of-the-line pest control, and efficient service that delivers the results you want, you need American Pest Control. For over 50 years, we have been serving homes and businesses in Athens, Georgia, and beyond. Our highly-trained universal technicians are ready to provide you with the friendly, knowledgeable service you need for a pest-free home or business. Schedule your free inspection today for home pest control or commercial pest control.

What Our Customers Are Saying

I recently had Patrick out to service my house, after having a horrible experience with a local company and being completely left in the dark after their initial service. Patrick did a great taking care of my house with results that were visible in only a handful of days. He was also incredibly personable and friendly.

William W

We have used APC’s services for many years & have been very pleased with every technician. Their level of knowledge & expertise is greatly appreciated because your home is your biggest investment. APC has always helped us resolve any issue that come up with pests & the potential they have to damage our property.  Thank you!

Sandra W

James is super knowledgeable, honest (told me to make sure I wasn’t already paying someone else for termite service before contracting with APC) and thorough.  His inspection took about 30 mins and he found the source of our ants in the crawl space.  Was super impressed and think they are good value for what you get.

Eadaoin W

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