About Rid-A-Pest Inc.

Providing Home & Commercial Pest Control Since 1972

Clyde Leslie “Les” Smith founded Rid-A-Pest Inc. in 1972 in the garage behind his Wilson, NC, home after becoming one of North Carolina State University’s (NCSU) first graduates in the university’s Urban and Industrial Pest Control program. As the son of a world-renowned entomologist and head of NCSU’s Entomology Department, Les knew he wanted to pursue a career related to insects and management. Two of Les’s sons, Jamie and Lee, now own and operate Rid-A-Pest Inc. after purchasing the family business in 2013. Lee and Jamie maintain the core values of quality service, fair prices, and trust at Rid-A-Pest Inc. today.

Our Values

We believe in Quality Work by Quality People.  We promise to always provide the best-equipped service personnel, vehicles, and equipment to our customers to ensure a job that exceeds expectations.   We focus on using cutting-edge pest management methods and products and on training staff to provide outstanding customer service to solve the widest variety of pest management in our service areas.  We believe in being honest and forthright, and in doing a job that is valued at more than the price we charge.

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We Know Our Pests

As a third-generation company of entomologists, our team has extensive knowledge of the insects that plague our residential and commercial pest control clients in Wilson, Greenville, Morehead City, New Bern, Raleigh, and all surrounding areas. We can identify your pest problem and recognize how these pests work on every level, from breeding habits to lifespan to preferred habitats and everything in between.

Over the years, Rid-A-Pest Inc. has remained committed to serving our customers in the best way possible. Whether that’s expanding our locations to serve the entire I-70 corridor from Garner to Morehead City, NC, providing ongoing training to our pest technicians, or ensuring we use only the most environmentally friendly pest treatments available, it’s our goal to keep your home or business safe, healthy and pest-free.

Making a Difference in Our Community

As a locally owned and operated company, your community is ours too! We're proud to be an active part of the communities we serve. Since 1972, we have been members of organizations like the National Pest Management Association, North Carolina Pest Management Association, Chamber of Commerce (Wilson, Wake, Carteret, New Hanover, and others), and Realtor Associations in our service cities. We also sponsor little league teams from all kinds of sports for public and private schools within our service area and have staff that is involved in local community organizations like the Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs. 

Experienced Professionals

With 52 years of experience helping our neighbors with their pest issues, we're proud to have received many awards and dedications to our team's hard work. Some of these include:

  • Top Pest Control Company - Carteret County (mail survey by The Sumner Group)
  • Outrageous Customer Service Award - Carteret County Chamber of Commerce
  • Wilson's Best Pest Control Company - Wilson Times Newspaper
  • Outstanding Employer - Wilson Chamber of Commerce
  • BeLocal - Carteret County - Best Pest Control Company

When you choose us for your pest issue, we want you to rest easy knowing our team has the experience and training to solve your problem. Our owners and management team have a combined experience of nearly 300 years! Contact us today and experience the difference our years in the industry can make for you and your property.

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5 Star Review

Ryan just did my annual termite inspection and what a quality, professional technician he is!

Jim Pressly
Morehead City Office
5 Star Review

Great service , on time , and did an outstanding job. Went over even and took him time making sure he was doing a great job

Pat Reynolds
Morehead City Office
5 Star Review

Great service at my house. Friendly, informative pest specialist who does treatments. . Friendly and very helpful office staff in Morehead City.

Stephen Gooden
Morehead City Office