Why Choose Us

Why Choose Us

Voted #1 in customer satisfaction!
We focus on your pest problems so you don’t have to.

Leadership and Knowledge: Rid A Pest is the leader in eastern North Carolina in the pest management industry. Entomology (the study of insects) is a passion that has been a part of the Smith family for generations. Rid A Pest’s founder, Clyde Leslie “Les” Smith, grew up surrounded by insects. His father, Clyde F. Smith, was the head of the Department of Entomology at NC State University for over a decade. He was a well known researcher and insect specialist and passed that passion down to his son, Les and then his grandsons, Lee and Jamie. Les started Rid A Pest in 1972 with a goal to provide an affordable service with more value than offered by high priced competitors. Rid A Pest has been serving eastern North Carolina for over 40 years with that same dedication to service. Now in its second generation of ownership, Jamie and Lee remain committed to the customers served by Rid A Pest.

Focused on Entomology and Education: Rid A Pest ensures each technician is highly trained and qualified to provide outstanding service to our customers. Weekly training meetings and annual day-long seminars ensure that technicians are abreast of the newest and most effective methods for proper pest management. Rid A Pest is the only Pest Management firm fully licensed in eastern North Carolina to provide all aspects of pest management, ornamental and turf applications, and wildlife control. We focus on environmentally friendly techniques and procedures for pest management to ensure that your family and pets stay healthy. We make doing business with our company easy and enjoyable…. plus, we guarantee to solve any pest problems promptly, properly, and in an environmentally friendly way. This dedication has earned us the reputation as “The Most Trusted Name in Pest Control.”

Below are just a few important reasons why you should choose Rid A Pest:

  • Family owned and operated for over 40 years (since 1972).
  • Entomologist (NCSU graduate) on-staff.
  • Active members of the North Carolina Pest Management Association and the National Pest Management Association. Members of local home builder and realtor associations as well as local Chambers of Commerce.
  • Certified A+ rating from Better Business Bureau.
  • We care about our communities by volunteering in local organizations, churches and by coaching little league teams.
  • We offer the most comprehensive and technologically advanced pest control with competitive pricing.
  • Same day service with scheduled appointments.
  • Convenient online customer portal at RidAPest.com.

Other professional services.
To supplement our extermination services, Rid A Pest also offers moisture control services and TAP insulation installation.

Rid A Pest is dedicated to providing pest control and other professional services to homes and businesses across Eastern North Carolina, Coastal North Carolina, and beyond, including Wilson, Goldsboro, Greenville, Jacksonville, Morehead City, Rocky Mount, New Bern and Raleigh. Counties we serve include Wilson, Wayne, Wake, Johnston, Nash, Edgecombe, Pitt, Greene, Craven, Jones, Onslow, Carteret, Pamlico, and most of Beaufort. Call your local Rid A Pest office and speak to one of our professional team members today!

With all these reasons, why would you call anyone else? We truly love our work and look forward to servicing you. Thank you for considering Rid A Pest for your pest management needs!