About Us | Preferred Pest Control in Des Moines, IA

About Us

Pest Control Des Moines, IA

Locally Owned. Expert Service.

Better Business BureauPreferred Pest Control, a leader in the central Iowa area for over 32 years, is the only company in Iowa that is owned and operated by an Iowa State University graduate Entomologist.

Started in 1985 by Brad Smith, Preferred Pest Control has become a full service pest control provider to homes, businesses, schools, and industry. We realize that sometimes your pest problem can't wait and we offer same day emergency service at no additional charge.

Our team of pest professionals are committed to providing you with the best, most comprehensive pest control service possible. Our employees are background checked, drug tested, insured and state certified.

Winner of the BBB Torch Award for Ethics 

Preferred Pest was honored to be one of the winners of the 2017 Torch Award for Ethics. This award goes to companies whose leaders demonstrate a high level of personal character and ensure that their organization practices the highest level of ethics and generates consistent trust. 

Voted Consumers Choice

Best Pest Control in Des Moines Iowa
Preferred Pest was recently voted 'Best Pest Control Company in Des Moines' by USA Today and the Des Moines Register in the 'Best Of' contest. 

Angie's List 2016 Super Service Award Winner

Our team was honored to receive the 2016 Super Service Award from Angie's List that recognizes businesses who have achieved and maintained a superior service rating on Angie's List throughout 2016.

Effective Solutions

You can have confidence that Preferred Pest Control will deliver effective solutions for your home or business to eliminate your pest problems. Our goal is not only to meet, but exceed your expectations with:

  • Same day emergency service
  • Exact times for appointments
  • Written guarantees
  • Competitively priced services
  • Commercial services
  • No contract requirement
  • Free insect identification by our Entomologist

Every home and business is different. That's why we offer customized plans to meet the needs of your specific situation. Whether you have a home, apartment building, restaurant, hospital, church, school, or any other type of building, Preferred Pest Control will give you peace of mind by knowing that your pest problems are being taken care of by a company that cares.


QualityPro Certified

Quality Pro
Preferred Pest Control has been awarded the QualityPro certification by the National Pest Management Association, a distinction that fewer than 5% of pest control companies have earned. Known as "the mark of excellence in pest control," the QualityPro designation ensures that all employees voluntarily ascribe to a set of standards far above what is required by state and federal regulations.