April 11, 2022

Whether you have discovered pests in your home or place of business, or you just want to take some preventative measures before it happens, choosing the right provider for pest control in Knoxville can be a daunting prospect! A quick Google search will pull up a variety of options for you to choose from. How do you know which one is right for you? Many factors need to be considered in the search for pest control in Knoxville. Let’s look at what we think you have to look for when choosing your provider - and why Otis Termite & Pest Control checks all of those boxes.

Competency & Experience

Pest control can be a tricky business. Specific infestations can really take root in a property, and if they are not treated appropriately, you will almost certainly see your unwanted visitors returning sooner rather than later. That’s why when you choose pest control in Knoxville; you need someone with the right experience to handle any infestation the right way. Competency in pest control comes with years of knowledge and experience. Otis Termite & Pest Control has over 47 years in the industry. As you might imagine, during that time, we have encountered just about every type of infestation there is! Over time we have developed the best techniques to safely and effectively remove all kinds of pests.

We don’t just hold ourselves to industry standards; we exceed them. When it comes to pest control in Knoxville, Otis is considered number one for a reason! Our testimonials speak for themselves, and we are happy to provide references on request.

Value for Money

As with any service, the cost is always a key element in choosing a provider. Everyone wants to get good value for their hard-earned money, but at the same time, it is essential to remember that you get what you pay for! Don’t automatically choose the pest control in Knoxville that provides the lowest quote. Ask yourself why they are so much cheaper than competitors? It could be that they are new and inexperienced, or they may be cutting corners on securing the appropriate licensing and insurance. However, by that same token, expensive isn’t always best! They could be overinflating costs and charging premium rates while using low-quality products. Look at quotes carefully, and don’t be afraid to ask for a breakdown of costs.

At Otis Termite & Pest Control, we believe in offering our clients great value for money. Our pricing is affordable without sacrificing our commitment to providing excellent customer service with satisfaction guaranteed. You can request a free inspection to assess your needs in terms of pest control in Knoxville. Call us on 865-690-1662.

Qualifications & Licenses

When looking for pest control in Knoxville, be aware that the provider needs to be licensed in the state of Tennessee and hold the appropriate insurance. Pesticides are safe for use around your property, but only when handled by a qualified professional. At Otis Termite & Pest Control, we are licensed and certified by the Tennessee Department of Agriculture. We are registered with the Tennessee Pest Control Association, the East Tennessee Pest Control Association, and the National Pest Management Association. Our technicians also hold certification and licensing in various areas of pest control, including:

  • Bird Control (BDC)
  • Structural Fumigation (FUM)
  • General Pest & Rodent Control (GRC)
  • Wood Destroying Organisms (WDO)

Red Flags You Will Want to Avoid

In your search for pest control in Knoxville, we hope that you will choose Otis Termite & Pest Control. However, if you are considering another provider, we would like to make you aware of certain red flags that you may come across, which are an indication that you should not use a pest control provider.

  • Giving a quote per gallon of pesticide. Thorough treatment of something like a termite infestation could run into many gallons of diluted insecticide.
  • Claiming to use a ‘secret formula’ to eliminate pests that other providers don’t have access to. All pesticide products have to be licensed by the United States EPA and the State Department of Agriculture. They must also have a label containing a complete list of ingredients.
  • The use of scare tactics to force you to sign a contract, such as telling you your property is structurally unsound, especially if they have not carried out a full property inspection.
  • They claim to be endorsed by the State Department of Agriculture or other government agency. While these agencies can license a pest control provider, they do not endorse any single provider.


Otis Termite & Pest Control is a full-service pest control company with a focus on outstanding service. We have been serving the East Tennessee area for over 56 years and our reputation is built on prompt and effective service. We’re good at what we do and we’re fast. We do the job right the first time – and that’s an actual guarantee! 

Call 865.690.1662 or visit www.otispestcontrol.net.



Emily Moeck

"I unknowingly moved into a home that had a HUGE bed bug infestation..."Don't you worry, we are on top of this until they are gone, I promise!"... Jack was knowledgeable and honest in his assessment of my house/treatment methods. Thank you, Jack and Rocky and the whole Otis team! My home is home again!"


Joshua Weaver

"Prompt responses and appointment times. Very friendly and knowledgeable. Straight forward service without any "pushing" for extras."


Charlotte Bishop

"These guys were super helpful and kind. Jack thoroughly explained every procedure and made what could have been a horrible situation much more bearable. I definitely recommend them!"


Tamie Ridenour

"Excellent service and staff!! They were at my house the same day I called, for New construction pre-treatment!"


Cathy Amos

"Highly recommend! Jack and Rocky are great! You've got a business and highest recommendation! Great people to work with!"

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