Aptive Environmental vs Terminix

Jordan Grimmer
Jordan Grimmer | Senior Editor

Aptive Environmental is a Utah-based industry leader in pest control, and has been serving communities across the nation since 2015. Terminix meanwhile is a household name in pest control, and with more than 90 years in business is one of the longest-standing pest control companies in the country.

While both pest control companies offer many of the same benefits to customers, such as quarterly re-treatments, complimentary service in the event of an unexpected outbreak, and a breadth of environmentally friendly pest control solutions, they differ greatly in other areas. Read on to learn how these companies compare, what customers have to say about them, and which company is right for you.

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#2 Aptive Environmental
9.9 Overall Score
4.4
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(7,238)
Terminix logo
#16 Terminix
6.0 Overall Score
2.7
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(317)

Overview

Aptive Environmental

Additional Services
Time in Business

6 Years

Terminix

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94 Years

Ratings

Aptive Environmental

Overall Score
9.9 of 10
Review Score
4.4
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Value for Money
4.2
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Quality of Product or Service
4.3
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Company Trustworthiness
4.2
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Likely to Recommend
8.0 of 10

Terminix

6.0 of 10
2.7
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2.8
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2.9
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2.7
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3.9 of 10

Reviews

Aptive Environmental

Number of Reviews
7,238
Review Breakdown
4.4
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5 star
77%
4 star
8%
3 star
4%
2 star
2%
1 star
9%

Terminix

317
2.7
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5 star
25%
4 star
19%
3 star
7%
2 star
4%
1 star
46%

Reviews for Aptive Environmental

Helpful Favorable Review

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Christine Keady Vienna, VA

Nicholas F. was great and provided the level of attention I've come to expect from Aptive. He introduced himself at the start and told me his plans. Asked if there were any problems and where so he could treat those areas and see what might be going on to cause the pest activity. With the rain, we've noticed more ants coming into the house, but they aren't coming in from the area I mentioned to him. His targeted efforts helped in that area so I am going to see if they can do the same targeted treatment in a different location. They provide free follow-up service!

2 days ago

Helpful Critical Review

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Alison Young Tampa, FL

We need the inside sprayed. They missed the original time window so I called to reschedule. They sent out a technician the following day without giving us a window and the technician never sprayed inside bc we weren’t home (bc the time he came was not agreed upon w me and therefore it wasn’t a good time).

1 week ago

Reviews for Terminix

Helpful Favorable Review

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AF ,

We have been customers with Terminix for almost 10 years. We often have people knock on our door and try to get us to switch over, but we're really happy with them. The seem reasonably priced (compared to others) and I think our tech does a great job. We recently had a mouse problem (first time ever) and they really did a great job setting up traps and taking care of it. I also like that you can call in between your services and they'll come right away. They've been good! The only thing I DON'T like is that they will occasionally increase our price out of the blue by just a few bucks.

6 months ago

Helpful Critical Review

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LaTicia Barclay ,

Run! Their products don't work, and they steal from their customers! I had them come out, when I tried to cancel the service because it didn't work, they said that I had to have two attempts in order to get my money back. They came out the second time and still nothing. Had McCoy Pest Control come out, and the problem was resolved. So not only did they take my money, for a service that didn't work, I had to turn around and pay someone else. Not to mention the first person that came out was very rude and unprofessional!

2 weeks ago

The Final Word

Covered Pests

Both Aptive Environmental and Terminix cover a wide range of insects, arachnids, and rodents; however, a few crucial differences exist between these two coverages:

  Aptive Terminix
Ants ✔*
Cockroaches
Rats and Mice
Spiders ✔*
Fleas and Ticks ✔*
Stinging Insects ✔*
Bed Bugs   ✔*
Termites   ✔*
Earwigs
Millipedes and Centipedes
Snails and Slugs
Silverfish
Aphids  
Crickets
Scorpions
Mosquitos   ✔*

*Covered for an additional charge.

Winner: Tie. Unlike many top pest control providers, Aptive Environmental does not provide termite or bed bug removal services, despite having branches in areas where termites represent a major problem. Terminix on the other hand provides assistance with both termites and bed bugs; however, the company’s termite and bed bug removal services are premium plans only available at an additional charge. Other pests Terminix has labeled as “premium” include some species of ants (carpenter ants, fire ants, pharaoh ants, and tawny crazy ants), spiders (black widows and brown recluses), fleas and ticks, stinging insects (yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps), and mosquitos.

Aptive covers several of Terminix’s premium pests under its standard pricing, so while the lack of termite and bed bug coverage sets Aptive at a disadvantage compared to other companies, the fact that Terminix charges additional fees for so many other pests levels the playing field for Aptive and results in a tie for this category.

Additional Services

Many companies in the pest control industry offer additional services to supplement their pest control management:

  • Wildlife Control — This service extends beyond common household pests (insects and rodents), and aids in the prevention and humane removal of larger animals like birds, bats, raccoons, and other wildlife species.
  • Attic and Crawl Space Service — In addition to inspecting these hard-to-reach areas of the house, this service goes so far as to install protective materials such as insulation, or conduct repairs as needed.
  • Lawn and Garden Care — Pests affect more than the house. This service inspects the surrounding grass and garden areas for nest and dead spots, and provides treatment to restore the grass to its former state.

Winner: Terminix. Aptive does not appear to offer any of these additional services to its customers, while Terminix offers them all except lawn services.

National Availability

Both Aptive and Terminix have several locations throughout the country:

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Winner: Terminix. With more than 300 branches spanning 45 states, Terminix outpaces Aptive Environmental, which is represented in 26 states, by nearly double.

Net Promoter Score

The Net Promoter Score represents a customer’s likelihood to recommend a company’s service to a friend or family member.

Winner: Aptive. Aptive Environmental outscores Terminix across a variety of customer satisfaction metrics, including the Net Promoter Score, where it sports an impressive 7.9 out of 10 versus a 4.0 from Terminix. Aptive also wins out against Terminix in metrics like “value for money,” “quality of product or service,” “customer service,” and “company trustworthiness.”

Recommendation

Aptive. Although Terminix offers more varied service across a larger service area than Aptive, Aptive’s customer-reported scores give it an edge against the long-time pest control provider. Although Aptive does not provide termite or bed bug removal services, the company offers help with a variety of pests that customers would need to pay extra for Terminix to address. For these reasons, we recommend Aptive Environmental to fulfill your pest control and removal needs.

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