American Pest
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American Pest has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 426 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Customer satisfaction is our first priority at American Pest. We provide our clients with caring, knowledgeable, and experienced professionals to deliver superior service—a tradition of excellence that over 30,000 area residents and business owners have come to know and trust for 90 years and counting."

David Billingsley | President
Company Information
Services Offered
American Pest offers eco-friendly pest control services to address pests such as ants, beetles, cockroaches, crickets, mice, silverfish, spiders, and stinging insects. The company provides termite elimination, mosquito control, tick mitigation services, Anticimex SMART digital pest control solutions, and consultations. American Pest specializes in bedbug thermal remediation, canine bedbug detection, insect identification, and LEED solutions.
The company offers a Pest Free Pledge.
Company History
The company started in 1925.
American Pest has employees with PhDs in Entomology, four Board Certified Entomologists, and 13 Associate Certified Entomologists on staff. American Pest is a National Pest Management Association QualityPro and GreenPro company as well as an Authorized Operator of the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System.
Areas Served
Bristow, Gainesville, Haymarket, Manassas, Manassas, Nokesville, Woodbridge, Alexandria, Annandale, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Fairfax, Falls Church, Herndon, Lorton, McLean, Reston, Springfield, Vienna, Aldie, Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling, Arlington

“We love American Pest. We've been very happy with them. They're solid and they're very helpful, and they do a thorough job and they're very adaptable to changing appointments or doing follow up. We've been very happy with them. I'd give them an A. I would have no problem recommending them.”

“I had a very positive experience with them. They are very responsive and kind. They do their work. I really like the way they work. I'd give them an A+. I would recommend them.”

“It was good. They took their time to really get to know the issues and they actually worked on the issues at hand. I'd give them an A+.”

“The lady that came to do the work was helpful, pleasant to deal with, and I didn't have any problems with the company. She was going to take care of it. I'd give them an A+.”

“I had no complaints with them.”

“I had no complaints and I would recommend them.”

“I liked the fact that the workers were friendly. They made sure they checked the traps and made sure that everything was OK. We haven't had much of a problem. I'd grade the experience an A.”

“I'll give them an A.”

“It's been positive with them. I'd give them an A.”

“The transactions are easy. I'd give them an A.”

“They do a good job and I don't have any problems anymore. I would give them an A.”

“They seemed pretty positive and knowledgeable. They're an A.”

“They were courteous, and prompt, and polite, and did what they were supposed to do. I'd give them an A.”

“We've used them for several years. They come out quarterly, but if there' s a problem in between their appointments, they'll come back out again. I'd give them an A. I definitely would recommend them.”

“I've had a positive experience. I liked that they're local American Pest for my area because it's a style. You get to talk to the same person when you call them. If you call them the next day, you're talking to the same person. It's a very small office where they manage their pest service out of for Silver Spring. I'd give them an A-. I had no complaints with their punctuality, cleanliness, and their expertise.”

“American Pest responded so quickly to my rodent issues, and their follow up was outstanding. Customer service reps and the actual workmen listened to my concerns and handled the issue in a very safe manner—A+.”

“American Pest is hands down the best pest control company I've dealt with. The people I've spoken to on the phone have always been polite and helpful. They always send the same technician out, so he knows our problems and needs every time. I will recommend them to anyone—A.”

“We have been extremely happy with the service from American Pest. They let you know when they plan to come, they show up when they say, and then they provide a full report of what they did and actions we as the homeowners can take to improve on the situation. Awesome service—A.”

“Tech was friendly, helpful, and seemed knowledgeable.”

“We were referred to American Pest by a neighbor who has also been happy with their service. I like that we get a report after each visit that outlines what was done and also provides any suggestions going forward. Keep up the good work.”

“I just love American Pest. I've been a customer since 2011 and could not be happier. I originally called them when spring brought out the ants. They were everywhere. Even on my two-year-old's bed. American Pest came quickly, did a thorough assessment and got rid of the ants. The number of ants I see gets smaller every year. I barely saw any last year. I also had a mouse issue a year ago. I called American Pest, and they came out within a few days. I always recommend American Pest when friends and co-workers ask for pest control recommendations. They're awesome.”

“They were professional, made me feel confident that they would resolve the problem. Came up with a plan as well as a time frame to resolve the problem. Communicated the pricing up front and stayed within the budget to resolution. Stayed in contact with me the whole time.”

“The American Pest staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. The technician went over all that he was going to do and what to look for in case of any issues. I highly recommend their services.”

“They showed up on time, were very thorough about inspecting the house, told me where they found some termites, recommended a service, and they came back quarterly to inspect it.”

“I have had American Pest servicing my home for many years and am very pleased with their service.”

“American Pest comes out every few months and treats my house for pests. So far, I have no pests inside my house.”

“Excellent service.”

“I use American Pest. They are great.”

“I've been with American Pest at least 10 years for the management of termites and pest. No more ants in my cupboard, moles in the yard, and a reduction of pesky mosquitoes. You can't keep mice out of the garage on the coldest winter days, but no infestation. We've been successful in baiting and trapping these visitors. American Pest 'works for me.'”

“Service was great. They specialist even scheduled a follow-up to ensure the problem was properly solved.”

“I can only say that if anyone needs Pest Control, they would surely be very satisfied with this company. I have never had any complaints. If I asked a question they answered it very professionally and to my satisfaction. Anyone would be wise to hire this company.”

“The gentleman from American Pest who provides my service every other month is knowledgeable, thorough, and very pleasant to deal with. I am very pleased.”

“Great company to work with.”

“I have used several pest control companies, and this is far the best that I have found.”

“American Pest is truly the best. Always on time and they are thorough. They took care of my pest issues and the follow-up appointments keep my home pest free. I trust their service and highly recommend.”

“Have used them for years for termite control maintenance and the occasional ant problem for our 60+ year old house. Quick response and very professional.”

“All in all, I am pleased with the service. My carpenter ant problem is particularly challenging because the problem is in an area of roof that is not accessible via an attic. There is roof shingles & roof sheathing, solid foam insulation and then an interior wood plank ceiling (i.e.: no attic space). American Pest has been out to my house 3 times and treated problem area from interior as well as exterior. The carpenter ant activity has been greatly reduced but not completely eliminated. They are scheduled for a bi- monthly Follow-up on May 26th and I am hopeful that additional treatment will eliminate remainder of problem”

“I am recommending them actually I already have. They are so helpful and give expert advice. They help you prepare by giving you a check list of things to have accomplished before they come in to do their work. I appreciated that so much, Thank you, American Pest. You are the best.”

“I'm a longtime customer, and I am well satisfied.”

“I am very satisfied with American Pest's services and will continue to use them in the future.”

“Great job.”

“I am very pleased with my technician. He is pleasant, on time, thorough and effective. In ten years, I've only had a couple of instances when I've needed to call for additional service. I have received that service promptly.”

“They really get the job done. No more mice, mosquitoes, or moths. Nate is awesome. Highly recommend.”

“Timely, friendly, and efficient.”

“I have been consistently pleased and impressed by the high level of customer service and service received.”

“American pest has excellent customer service. Whenever I have had to contact them, replies have been prompt, professional, and courteous. Moreover, the exterminators always send a report of findings.”

“Thorough work inside and out.”

“American Pest has been great, and our guy has been great. When I first called them, it seemed like they had a reasonable set of products to choose from. I liked the range of their treatments, and their guy was super friendly and knowledgeable. When we had an additional issue, it seemed like it was pretty easy to add on an additional treatment, and they got somebody out pretty quickly. We live in the city, so we need to have somebody come and spray every three months. We hadn't been doing that for a while, and they just seemed to be pretty great. When we were doing some remodeling in our basement, we discovered that we had a termite infestation that came and went. They came out and had a special termite guy that installed something out in the ground and in the wall. He came back a few days later and verified that the termites weren't there anymore, but whatever American Pest installed continues to protect against them. I would rate them an A.”

“Whenever they come over, they seem like they're really helpful and like they're in a good mood—when you're working with someone that's coming to help you out, that's kind of a nice thing. They're very good at explaining to me what they're doing and where they're going to put the different traps. They're very helpful with what they're doing, and they make sure I understand. We had mice, so we had them come out to get rid of those, and we just kept them ever since. They do treatments every two months or so. I would give them an A.”

“I've had a pretty good experience with them all around. The one time that they didn't knock on the door to make sure anybody was home, I called them and said, 'Hey, we were home, and we had a question.' They sent the guy right back out, and their customer service has been pretty awesome. We have a lot of ants in our area, so they've been managing the anthills outside our house. They initially came out because yellow jackets infested one of our downstairs rooms—they came and took care of those. They've done a little bit of inside work and a little bit of outside work. I chose American Pest because I like using local companies whenever I can; it kind of keeps the business within the community.”

“American Pest is terrific. They've always been great. They have really good follow-through, and they're really helpful. They've done a variety of pest control services at two houses. I've been using them for about five years.”

“They're pretty responsive, and they have a good schedule. They don't inundate me with phone calls—they just call me, let me know they're on their way, and do what they have to do. They've done spraying around the exterior of my house. I would give them an A+.”

“They did a good job for me. They know what they're doing, they show up when they say they're going to show up, and they do what they're supposed to do. They've been helpful. They've taken care of ants and other bugs that we've had. American Pest is A+.”

“I've used them for years at my building. They're a dependable company. They come out and get the job done. They primarily do maintenance for household bugs, but they also do termite checking periodically. They do outdoor mosquito work in the yard as well. I do personal assistant work, and my client was looking for pest control for her home, so I went to American Pest because I was familiar with them—they also do pest control for the building that I currently live in. I'd give them an A+.”

“They're always easy to deal with. They checked our traps and gave us some more, and they've taken care of our pest problem. I've been with them for a year. They deserve an A+.”

“I'm very pleased with American Pest—no more bugs, no more mice. I'd say they're an A+.”

“They arrived on time, they did what they needed to do, and they left in a good time. There were no problems. They came out for my ant problem. I had black ants, so he took care of that, and he changed the mousetraps outside and inside. I didn't have any problems. Everything was great, so I would give them an A+.”

“I liked their customer service. They did general preventative measures at my home. I would give them an A+.”

“It was easy to do the scheduling and easy for them to work with our tenants. My tenants have been happy with the technicians who have been communicative. There was a roach problem in our home. We had tried another national pest control company, but it was very difficult to work with those people; they were very hard to schedule, and they didn't return phone calls. So, I went with American Pest instead. I'd give them an A.”

“They were great. They seemed friendly, and they did a good job. They did general maintenance—they did preventative work and checked for mice. I've been with them for maybe a year. I'll give them an A rating.”

“They come every couple of months and send me an email. They're always here, and they do a great job. The people who come to the house are very professional and appropriate. They spray for bugs and all that. An A is a good grade for them.”

“They're prompt, efficient, on time, and helpful. They've done ants, termite monitoring, and carpenter bee eradication. I've been working with them for about eight to ten months, and I'd grade them an A.”

“They call and tell me when they're scheduled to come out, and they're prompt and on time. They do general home pest control. I would give them an A.”

“I had another company that came in and made up so many things; the guy was very deceptive. But with American Pest, the guy said, 'You can treat it yourself if you want to, or I can do it for you.' He gave me options, and I felt like he was honest. I called them because I thought there were mice in my attic. They get an A.”

“I like the program that they have—every two months, I get a scheduled visit, and there are unlimited follow-ups in between the scheduled visits. I called them primarily for mice. I've been using them for about seven months. I'd say they're an A.”

“They were friendly and thorough. They always explained what they were going to do before they did it, and they told me when they were done. They mostly came for ants. American Pest deserves an A.”

“They're great. They were prompt, and they did their job. They came out for ants. They did what they were supposed to do, and they sent an email. I went with them because they were a local company. I'd give them an A.”

“We chose American Pest because when the guy stopped by to do the estimate and the evaluation, he really was very good. He explained the details and how it worked. They did termite control. We called a couple of companies, and they all agreed to come and take a look, but the guy from American Pest was very good, so that's why we chose them. They get an A.”

“They come when I ask them to. They've taken care of centipedes, spiders, ants, and all that kind of stuff on an ongoing basis. They show up on time and do what they're supposed to, and I think that's enough. I would give them a solid A.”

“They were on time, and they gave me good communication through email and such to remind me of appointments. They've taken care of mosquitoes and general insects. I've been with them for maybe four months. American Pest is an A.”

“They treated for the pests and took care of them. They got rid of roaches. The customer service was good. I would give American Pest an A.”

“They were very friendly. We had a cockroach problem and termites, and they took care of the problem. Everything's fine. I would give them an A.”

“I had no problems. They did pest control—they came out to take care of mice. They earned an A.”

“American Pest got rid of an ant problem. The process is easy. They're prompt, and they do what they need to do. If I need to change the date or something like that, I can do it very easily. I found them to be very professional. They were recommended to me by a colleague. I'd give them an A.”

“They're really easy to schedule, and they're always able to send someone out within a day or two, which I think is great. The people that come out are just really nice and helpful. They've done a lot for us, and they've been really great. They've helped us with mice, wasps, and carpenter bees. I would give them an A rating.”

“They're very nice, very thorough, and knowledgeable. They got rid of the roaches for me, and they came and picked up a headless bunny—how's that for customer service? They've worked for me for four years. I'd give them an A. They do a really good job as far as I'm concerned.”

“They were very informative. I liked that they explained exactly what they were doing, and it worked. They got rid of our carpenter ants; that was probably the biggest reason that I liked them. They also educated me about them—I liked that, too. While they were here, they did an inspection, checked things out, and put a perimeter around the exterior around the house. It took care of the carpenter ants, and they haven't been back, so we're very satisfied with American Pest. I'd give them an A.”

“Whatever they did, it worked. They come when they say they'll come, they're efficient, and it's been easy to work with them—I've had no problems at all. I had these tiny ants that kept coming into the house because we have a problem with the soil where it's very attractive to the ants. American Pest was recommended by another person in our neighborhood, so I went with them. I'd say they get an A—they're good.”

“The customer service you get when you call is really good. When they come out, the technicians are very clean and professional. We had them come out for termites, and now they do a bimonthly preventive spray for all kinds of bugs. I went with them because they seemed to be reliable, and they were convenient. An A would be fine for them.”

“They always come on time, and we always get a reminder, so it's very easy for us. We asked them to come back out two weeks ago, and he treated again. We chose American Pest because the people who lived here before us were using them. I would give them an A.”

“They seem to get the job done, and I don't really have to be involved. We had them check for termites, which they happily found that we did not have. Then, they talked to us about doing general maintenance so we wouldn't develop a problem with termites, mice, or any other critters. We have a maintenance contract with them now. I'd give them an A.”

“My tenants saw a mouse in the house, so American Pest has been coming out quarterly to do whatever they do to make sure that the mice aren't out and about anymore. Apparently, it's working—I don't have any complaints from the tenants. I would give them an A, because I don't have any issues.”

“American Pest was wonderful—amazing. We started using them when we found a mouse in our garage. They set up all the traps, and when they caught the mouse, I called and told them, and they came the very next day. Their prompt service and friendliness were amazing. I'd give them an A+ for sure.”

“They were extremely friendly and personable. They gave me an honest assessment and a whole lot of reassurance. I've got nothing but the best things to say about them—A+.”

“They're the best. They create a plan for you, and then they come and take care of everything. They're very consistent, and their customer service is amazing. When I called them, they brought people in as soon as they could. They deserve an A+.”

“They're terrific—really responsive, very thorough, and professional. I'd definitely give them an A.”

“I thought American Pest was wonderful. My daughter liked them, too—I recommended them to her. I need to call them again because I have water bugs or something in the house. They're supposed to come out every month. As far as I'm concerned, they are excellent. I would give them an A because I didn't find anything wrong with their service.”

“We have the annual pest control, so they come and spray inside and outside. They also lay the bait traps for the rodents. I think it's worked out because we haven't seen anything lately. I like how they are always in the time window; that is just helpful when you're working. They are always professional.”

“I've used American Pest, and they were perfectly fine.”

“We had an issue, and they treated for it. Then, some other issues developed, and they treated for those. Everything went well and has held up. The first technician was fantastic, and a couple others were OK. I would refer them, and I'd give them an A.”

“American Pest does routine service to spray for bugs once a month. In the spring and summer, they also removed a bee's nest and that kind of things. I would rate them as an A+. We really like them a lot.”

“I had a roach problem. They came out one time, and my roach problem was over in two weeks. American Pest earned an A+ grade.”

“They did what I hired them for, which was all-inclusive pest control—mice, bees, termites, and everything. So far, the treatments have been effective. We are on a schedule, and they let us know when they are coming out. I would give them an A+.”

“They do outdoor pest control. I've used their service at the house several times. I guess the time involved was very little; they scheduled it. I decided to use them because of a referral from a friend. I'd give them an A+.”

“American Pest got rid of some ants. I liked that they were on top of it. I've been using them for about two months, and I'd rate them as an A+.”

“I didn't have any problem at all with American Pest. I used them for about eight months, and everything was going fine. I'm going to call them back to come do the service because I had another company come, and I'm still seeing stuff in the garage. American Pest gets an A+.”

“I like them. They maintain my home by spraying for pests and doing preventative stuff to make sure I don't have a bug issue—I'm always scared of bugs. I have a service contract with them. They're fine. They're pretty thorough, and they know what they're doing. They don't treat me like I'm stupid or anything like that. They're just a great group of people—A+.”

“I have a contract with them. They take care of mosquitoes, spiders, and typical critters. I'm in a swampy area, so they are bad; it's hard to tell how the control has worked. The technician was friendly, and he was happy to go above and beyond to make sure everything was taken care of. They deserve an A+.”

“I had a roach problem due to next-door neighbors, so I had to call American Pest. They were absolutely able to help us out, and they really worked around my schedule. I didn't see the roaches after two weeks or so. They earned an A+ grade.”

“American Pest did a standard pest control service inside and outside the home. I want to give them an A+.”