About us

About American Pest Control

Serving the Southeast since 1971, American Pest Control, Inc. company has its home office in Athens Georgia with local pest branch offices in Conyers, Toccoa, and Hartwell. We also have service centers in Clayton, Lake Oconee, Winder, Washington, and now Honea Path SC to provide our clients with the best pest, wildilfe, and termite control service the pest control industry has to offer.

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. The American Pest Control team prides themselves in being an active part of the communities in which they serve and hope to continue making North Georgia and Upstate South Carolina a wonderful place to call home.

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 their technicians through thorough background checks, proper licensing and enforcing a drug free workplace to ensure the highest standards to meet the QualityPro certification.

Our Scholarship

American Pest Control introduced the Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship in May 2016. Gene Higginbotham founded American Pest Control in 1971. He valued family, education, and community as top priorities for his company. Mr. Higginbotham passed away on August 30th, 2015 and the scholarship was created in his honor by family and employees to continue his legacy. For American Pest Control's 45th anniversary year, the scholarship was awarded to children of American Pest Control employees who graduated in May 2016. The scholarship is now open to all local students.

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Update as of March 16th, 2020: In light of school closings across our service area, American Pest Control will be extending the deadline for seniors graduating in 2020 to submit scholarship applications.

Update as of April 6, 2020: American Pest Control has extended the scholarship application deadline to April 17th, 2020. If you experience any difficulty obtaining any of the required documents due to school closings, please reach out to us at 706-546-1490 or

We will continue to monitor the situation and announce the updated deadline at a later date.

Gene Higginbotham Scholarship Application 2020

We are also accredited by the Better Business Bureau of Metro Atlanta, Athens and NE Georgia. American Pest Control, Inc. is also a member of the National Pest Management Association, the Georgia Pest Control Association along with many local community organizations.

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