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  • "We Know What Bugs You"

  • Providing the proper solution for your particular problem

    Let Modern Exterminating Co. Inc. be your line of defense against these home invasions. You need to know that your home and property are protected.

    The best pest control expertise with professional tools to back it up.

    Modern Exterminating Co., Inc. is the oldest, largest locally owned independent pest control company in Columbia, SC. We service a 40 mile radius from downtown Columbia, and have over 11,000 customers in the greater Columbia area.

    We offer environmentally responsible pest control solutions.

    At Modern Exterminating Co. Inc. we use the latest technology and a product with your family and the environment in mind. These applications are done by experienced, knowledgeable professionals by a company that cares and stands behind its product.

  • Modern Exterminating Co., Inc. opened for business on October 3, 1955. Started by George G. Matthews, Sr. and Katherine E. Matthews, the company has remained under the ownership of the Matthews family since that time. Principals George Matthews, Sr. (1955-98), Katherine Matthews (1955-2011), George Matthews, Jr. (1969-present), and G. Glenn Matthews (2002-present) have been involved in the day-to-day operation of the company since its inception. We have 40 full-time employees and 1 part-time employee with over 900 years of combined experience in the pest control field.

    Modern Exterminating Co., Inc. is the longest standing family-owned local independent pest control company in Columbia, SC. We service a 50 mile radius from downtown Columbia and have over 11,000 customers in the greater Columbia area.

    What to look for in a pest professional.

    Taking a few moments to do your homework and find the right pest professional for your needs is the best way to ensure a positive and effective pest control experience.
    *  Always deal with a qualified and licensed pest management company that is a member of national, state or local pest manangement associations..
    *  Ask friends and neighbors for recommendations..
    *  If dealing with an extensive problem, get bids from several pest control companies..
    *  Before signing a contract, be sure to fully understand the nature and extent of the pest problem and the work necessary to solve it..
    *  If a guarantee is given, know what it covers, how long it lasts, what you need to keep it in force, and what kind of continuring prevention and management necessary..
    *  Buy value, not price.

  • Business hours

    Monday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Tuesday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Wednesday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Thursday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
    Friday7:00 AM to 6:00 PM
  • Pests that threaten our health and lifestyle.
  • True to their name, bed bugs frequently live in mattresses and bed frames, but they can also be found anywhere humans live.  The prevalence of this resilient pest has seen a rapid increase in recent years.  A bed bug bite leaves a nasty, red welt and, in some people, can cause severe allergic reactions.

  • Most of us have had the unpleasant experience of being stung by a bee, wasp or other stinging insect.  These stings not only cause painful location reactions we're all familiar with, but can also cause far more serious, and even fatal, allergic reactions in some people.

  • Cockroaches are disturbingly prolific breeders and can have up to 350,000 off spring.  Cockroaches have a lengthy history of spreading diseases, and recently, their allergens were named one of the leading triggers of asthma attacks in children.

  • Ants with their huge colonies and voracious appetites make them a disruptive, and hard to control, nuisance.  While carpenter ants resemble other types of ants, their nesting habits are quite different.  Because they tunnel into wood to lay their eggs, they can cause significant damage to homes and property.

  • Termites will eat any kind of wood material, from a building's foundation to its furniture.  Every year they attack about four million properties in the US, and cause billions in property damage.  Termite damage is more common than damage caused by storms, fires or earthquakes, and is often not discovered until it's too late.

  • Mosquitoes

    The annoying itchiness of a mosquito bite is nothing compared to the far more serious threats of the many diseases they can spread - Malaria, Encephalitis and West Nile virus to name just a few.


  • Rodent

    Rodents can multiply alarmingly quickly in cozy confines of your home.  They can spread a variety of diseases, including Hantavirus and Salmonellosis ( a type of food poisoning ).

  • Spiders

    There are over 3500 species of spiders in the US.  Many are quite harmless and fall in the category of nuisance pests.  Others, however, can deliver poisonous bites that range from irritating to potentially fatal.