American Pest Control was founded in 1971 by Mr. Gene Higginbotham, an Oconee County native. Mr. Higginbotham worked for a national chain pest control company for several years, travelling with his family to work in cities across the US. After climbing the ranks within the company, he became more disappointed with their lackluster attitude toward … More 🎉🎵Happy Birthday to APC!🎵🎉
Termites are a common threat to homes in the South, with Eastern Subterranean termites being the most common in Northeast Georgia. American Pest Control has been servicing homes in the area since 1971 and their technicians are highly trained in insect identification. When 2018 Technician of the Year, Andy Deutsch, spotted a drywood termite in … More Rare Sighting of Drywood Termites in Athens, GA
Nothing is certain but death and taxes. American Pest Control hosted a termite memorial service on Tax Day as part of the Sentricon™ Deader than Dead national tour. “We were honored to be included in Sentricon’s national tour to increase termite awareness” said Laurie Higginbotham, President and CEO of American Pest Control. The fun began … More American Pest Control Hosts Tax Day Event
While a 7-foot termite strapped to the roof of a hearse may seem fearsome, those who have dealt with the dangers of actual termites up close know the real threat is much larger. Millions of homeowners risk losing billions of dollars in property damage this year. Some will lose their homes altogether. Against this … More Deader Than Dead Tour Tackles the Termite Threat in Athens
We hope you learned some things during Termite Awareness week from our blog and social media posts! While we take educating our customers and the public about termite damage very seriously, we always like to take time to have fun. Enjoy this Termite Mad Lib digital download and have some fun creating silly stories with your … More Termite Mad Lib
With Spring quickly approaching, are you ready for the threat of termite swarmers? The most destructive pest we encounter is on its way, unfortunately. Termites are responsible for more damage than all natural disasters combined and cause more than $5 billion worth of damage each year. One question we hear frequently is “How can I … More Pest Forecast: What’s Coming Up?
The smell of pine, the sound of your favorite Christmas carol, the feel of the snow beneath your feet (well, not in Georgia). These are all things we might associate with that precious moment, once a year, when we bring in the famed Christmas Tree. However, you may not be the only one singing “Oh Christmas tree, Oh … More “Bah-Hum-Bugs”
It is that time of the year again. The Holidays. That means it’s time for Pumpkin Pie and Apple Cider, as well as warm sweaters and out of town guests. However, your great aunt Martha may not be the only guest you have this season. Winter is a prime breeding season for squirrels. Most species of … More Squirrels for the Holidays
Gene Higginbotham founded American Pest Control in November 1971 after many years in the pest control industry. He used his experience and wisdom to build a company that always puts the customer’s needs first, creating a family owned business that has thrived for over 46 years. His children, Laurie and Scott, now continue the mission … More Best of the Best – Thank you, Athens!
American Pest Control introduced the Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship in May 2016. Gene Higginbotham founded American Pest Control in 1971. He valued family, education, and community as top priorities for his company. Mr. Higginbotham passed away on August 30th, 2015 and the scholarship was created in his honor by family and employees to continue his … More 2018 Gene Higginbotham Memorial Scholarship Recipients