About Preferred Pest Control in Des Moines 

Preferred Pest Control is proud to provide exceptional services to put homeowners and local business owners at ease. While there may be several options in town, including national brands, you won’t find a more trustworthy pest control company that you’ll want to invite into your home. Our exterminators in Des Moines take pride in their work and deliver prompt, courteous and reliable pest control near you! We also offer preventive pest control solutions to ensure your problem doesn’t return. Our team earns long-term trust from our clients by keeping homes and businesses pest-free.

The Preferred Pest Control Family Protects Yours From Infestations

Preferred Pest Control was founded in 1985 by Brad Smith. He believes in strong morals and work ethics which we still stand by today. As an Iowa State University graduate Entomologist, Brad built the business with a strong understanding of all insects and pests and has used his expertise over the years as a frequent resource for media interviews, expert witness testimony for court trials and identifying pests found by customers. That knowledge has been passed down to our entire team, and now, two of Brad’s sons have joined the business operation.

The family business is continually evolving and updating operations, and the Smiths have been responsible for thoroughly training Preferred Pest Control’s technicians in all the latest industry techniques, allowing us to guarantee satisfaction with our top-of-the-line services. We have grown into a full-service pest control provider for homes, businesses, schools and many industries across central Iowa, and have proudly served the Des Moines metro’s pest control needs for nearly 40 years.


Our Purpose as Your Trusted Local Pest Control Provider

Preferred Pest Control is run with integrity, and we ensure our technicians provide high-quality customer service and pest control treatments. Our team stays up-to-date on the latest industry techniques and prevention methods through regular training, conferences and pest control certifications.

  1. Mission Statement: To improve our customers' lives through exceptional service.
  2. Vision: Be the leading pest control provider in customer satisfaction, innovation and growth.

Our Core Values Are at the Heart of Everything We Do

We value our team

At Preferred Pest, our team members come first. By supporting each other, we influence every team member’s behaviors and actions, directing us to work together to deliver reliable pest solutions each day.

Care for the customer

We provide each customer with personalized services, expert advice, and ensure we leave each client feeling confident and taken care of. We want to earn your long-term trust by treating your current problem and preventing any future infestations.

Act with integrity

Doing an honest job is a top priority, and we demonstrate our strong morals in our team members' work. In addition to being thorough and effective, we provide solutions that are safe for people, pets and the environment.

Strive for excellence

As leading experts in the pest control industry, we must stay on top of our game and share the latest pest control methodology. Through monthly team training, we can ensure only the best residential and commercial services for your pest control needs.

Be a positive influence

We’re just a small part of each customer’s day, but we want to leave a favorable impression and form lasting customer relationships. We hope with each treatment comes a positive experience with a Preferred Pest technician. We also encourage positivity in the office and with each co-worker to create an enjoyable workplace that inspires our team.

What Sets Us Apart From Other Pest Control Companies in Des Moines

We know there are many pest control companies in town looking to get your business, and we appreciate the loyalty our customers have shown to Preferred Pest Control! Our team is highly educated in treating a variety of pests and we take pride in our work - which is why we have long-term customer relationships. While others may promise you specials if you switch, we want you to know the biggest differences when working with us:

Local Ownership

We are a local Des Moines business, and we love our community as much as you do! Preferred Pest Control takes great pride in serving our neighbors and giving the community easily accessible pest control services they can rely on.

Experienced Employees

Our exterminators are committed to providing you with the best, most comprehensive pest control services possible. Each employee is background checked, drug tested, insured and state certified. You can expect excellent work from all of our professional exterminators.

Professional Training

Each Preferred Pest Control exterminator goes through a series of training programs to ensure they are fully knowledgeable and capable of handling a variety of pest problems. Whether you have an insect or a rodent problem, we know how to safely and effectively remove it.

Quick Service

We know how disrupting it can be to have an exterminator walking in and around your property, so we make it a priority to be as efficient and professional as possible. We even offer same-day emergency service at no additional charge for that pest problem that can’t wait.

Careers With Preferred Pest Control

We’re always on the hunt for a team member that’s a good fit! If you’re interested in working with our tight-knit team, reach out to ask us about one of the following positions:

  1. Pest Control Technician - We are looking for a full-time pest management technician to provide service to residential and commercial customers to prevent and control pest issues. Responsibilities of a pest technician include managing a daily route to complete appointments, building and maintaining customer relationships, applying chemicals in and around buildings, creating diagrams and graphs to show infestation details, being able to work independently and more.
  2. Office Assistant - We work as a team at Preferred Pest Control and treat each employee AND our customers right! Our office assistant position is a full-time opportunity responsible for managing and processing daily reports, tracking monthly projects, scheduling and routing customer appointments, communicating with customers, supporting our field staff by phone and routing software, and cross training with other team members. Previous customer service experience is required.


Organizations We’re Affiliated With

  1. QualityPro Certified
  2. Sentricon Termite Solutions
  3. Bed Bug Free
  4. National Pest Management Association
  5. Iowa Pest Management Association
  6. Urbandale Chamber of Commerce
  7. Better Business Bureau
  8. Angi
  9. USA Today BEST in the Des Moines Register

Effective Pest Control Near You

We know that every home and business is different, and we offer customized pest removal and preventive plans to meet the needs of your specific situation. Whether you have a house, apartment building, restaurant, hospital, school or any other type of building, Preferred Pest Control will give you peace of mind knowing that your pest problems are being taken care of by a company that cares. As your local residential and commercial pest control provider, we strive to exceed your expectations with:

  1. Same-day emergency pest removal
  2. Customer referral program
  3. Seasonal service options
  4. Competitive pricing for exterminator services
  5. Exact times for appointments

Get The Best Commercial & Residential Pest Control Services From Preferred Pest Control

Protect your home or business from pests with our certified pest control technicians. Preferred Pest Control offers a free inspection and competitive quote for our pest control services. Don't wait until you have an infestation on your hands, schedule an appointment online or give us a call at (515) 415-5550 today!