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About American Pest Control

Since opening our doors in November 1971, American Pest Control has proudly served the Southeast from our home office in Athens and our eight additional Georgia office locations in Winder, Washington, Lake Oconee/Greensboro, Social Circle, Conyers, Toccoa, Clayton, and Hartwell, as well as our office in Franklin, North Carolina.

A History of Customer-Focused Pest Solutions

Gene Higginbotham founded American Pest Control after many years in the pest control industry. With wisdom and experience, he focused on always putting customers at the center of everything we do, prioritizing integrity, honesty, and professionalism. We hire, serve, and give locally – a principle that has set us apart for the past 50 years. We pride ourselves on being an active part of the communities we serve, helping our friends, family, and neighbors make the areas we serve in Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina a wonderful, pest-free place to call home.

Today, CEO Laurie Higginbotham, her brother Scott, and the entire American Pest Control team continue the mission their father started 50 years ago with those same core values. 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 the region’s largest family-owned pest control companies. 

Call us at (706) 702-4532 to schedule your free estimate and learn how our team can help you.

Why Choose American Pest Control?

QualityPro Certified

Our company is proud to be QualityPro certified. As a leader in the pest control industry, this certification allows us to better serve our customers by holding ourselves to a higher standard. All of our technicians are thoroughly background checked, maintain the proper licensing, and are drug-free. They also undergo regular and rigorous training and have passed all state-required testing and training criteria to stay up to date with seasonal trends and the latest pest management solutions.

Personalized Pest Control 

Every pest issue is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all fix when it comes to pest control methods. This is why we take the time to get to know our clients and their needs to devise a tailored plan using the latest technology and time-tested techniques. 

This focus on customer service helps us build relationships. You will have one point of contact who will get to know you to provide a higher level of care personalized to your unique needs. From our residential quarterly pest management program to our thorough commercial services, your technician will help protect your health, home, or business from pest infestations. 

We pair our focus on the latest tools and technology with good old-fashioned service that truly cares about our customers and aims to treat every client like family. After all, you are not just another account number – your well-being is important to us, and we take our job seriously. 

A Dedicated Crew

Every one of our team members is knowledgeable and confident in their work. We maintain a comfortable, friendly, and prosperous work environment that not only benefits our hard-working technicians and staff but also shines through in our customer service. We never cut corners or take the easy path when it’s not right for our customers, and you can trust in our professionalism and honesty to treat your property with the respect it deserves. 

Providing 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 and beyond. Our highly trained 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 pest control designed to provide you with complete peace of mind.

Our certified pest experts will work with you to find the best solution for your needs. Simply fill out our secure online form to schedule a free, no-obligation estimate.

  • BBB A+
  • NPMA
  • QualityPro
  • Schools Certified Pest Management
  • GreenPro Certified Pest Management

Hear From Our Happy Customers

At American Pest Control, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

  • The guy we have is very nice and friendly.
    "We saw one roach bug and he sprayed and I haven't had an issue with them since!"
    - Destiny G.
  • I’m glad to have him as my service provider!
    "Trenton arrived at the exact time of my appointment and was very knowledgeable about our pest control needs."
    - Ashli P.
  • We could not be more pleased with their service!
    "He is extremely helpful, friendly, and very knowledgeable about the behavior of pest and how best to control them."
    - Robert W.
  • Overall, an excellent experience!
    "As spiders were/are my wife’s main concern, he took extra care to eliminate whatever webs were visible, and then treated the entire exterior."
    - Buddy H.
  • I am so pleased so of course I will be switching companies ASAP!
    "American Pest Control came out and not only educated me on how he could solve the problem, but he actually SOLVED the problem!!!"
    - Christy C.
  • Would highly recommend this company!
    "Austin always greets us with a smile and goes above and beyond to make sure we are satisfied with our service."
    - Salena R.
  • He was also incredibly personable and friendly.
    "Patrick did a great taking care of my house with results that were visible in only a handful of days."
    - William W.
  • I appreciate his professionalism and his calling ahead of arrival.
    "He told me to call if any issues aren't resolved or if any arise before the next scheduled appointment."
    - Denakae J.

Why Our Customers Love Working with Us

  • Efficient Pest Management

    When pests get into your home or business, you want a quick solution. Our efficient pest control takes care of the problem.

  • Excellent Customer Service
    We care about our customers and are committed to delivering the services you need to provide you with peace of mind.
  • Certified And Trained Technicians
    Our technicians go through rigorous training and must pass state-required testing in order to be certified with us.
  • Honesty, Integrity, Family, Community, Quality Service
    Our third-generation pest control experts put our experience toward your family's safe, comfortable environment.

Contact American Pest Control Today!

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