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Since 1913, American Pest Solutions have been providing pest solutions. Trust Massachusetts' oldest family owned pest control company to protect your family & home.

About American Pest Solutions

Providing Pest Control Services Since 1913

Abraham Russell founded American Pest Solutions in 1913. In 1929 his son Matthew joined him. That same year, the company incorporated and moved to 1421 Main Street, Springfield, Massachusetts. Matthew headed up American for 37 years and in 1956 his son James joined the company after completing his college studies. Jim took over as President in 1971 and has run the company since then. Jim Russell received many civic and industry awards while in this position. In 2005, the National Pest Management Association selected Jim to be the 13th recipient of the Bart Eldridge award. That is the highest award given to a pest management professional by the NPMA.

In 1986, Jim's son Robert became the fourth generation to join the company. By this time, American had moved to its current location at 169 William St. in the south end of Springfield. General offices, the service department, warehouse, and garages are all located at this address. Bob was appointed to the position of President in 1995 and in 2003, Bob became a Board Certified Entomologist.

Fast Forward to Today

American continues to be a leader in our field, and in the community. In March of 2006, American Pest Solutions was honored for it's 60th year as a member of the Better Business Bureau of Central New England. Jim Russell, a past president of the BBB, was quite proud of this honor.

In 2015 Jim retired and Bob Russell took over as CEO. In 2020 American relocated to 1260 Suffield Street Agawam Ma. Bob Russell said this move and building is more of an accurate depiction of the growth and accomplishment of American Pest over the last 10 years. In 2021, Jordan Russell joined American as the 5th generation after graduating from Roger Williams University with a degree in Business. 

Why Choose us?

We're Not Just Exterminators,
We're Pest-Exterminating Experts!
American Pest Solutions
  • We're Responsible
    All of our employees undergo stringent background checks, including drug screening. Our field representatives are committed to providing exceptional service, while our office staff, praised by customers for their expertise, diligently assists with inquiries regarding services, products, scheduling, and payment options.
  • We've got the solutions
    Our company President, Bob Russell, is a Board Certified Entomologist, and a member of the Entomological Society of America, distinguishing us from others in our field. Should you encounter an unidentified pest, simply photograph it, email us the picture with details of its discovery, and we'll promptly provide a confirmed identification and expert treatment recommendations.
  • We're licensed & certified.
    American Pest Solutions, recognized by the NPMA as a QualityPro certified company, boasts licensed and certified pest control professionals in Massachusetts and Connecticut. Engaged in both regional and national pest management associations, our employees undergo annual recertification training and seminars, supplemented by regular classes conducted by our resident Entomologist at our facility.

Why choose American Pest Solutions over the others?

We're local. Our company started right here in Springfield over 100 years ago. Four generations of the Russell family have kept this company growing since we began. We're not a national conglomerate or someone who started working in this area 10 or 20 years ago.

We're involved. Most consumers would rather do business with a company that is a long-time member of the local business community, and one that has a great reputation. American has been an active member of the Better Business Bureau of Western New England for over 60 years! Feel free to call the BBB and ask about us. In addition to being a past president of both the BBB and Springfield South End Business Association, Jim is a member of Rotary International. He is also a Shriner, and President of the local chapter of Therapy Dogs International.

We're an IPM provider. American Pest Solutions was a pioneer in the use of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques. We actually used the legislated model before it was passed into law. We're especially familiar with dealing with IPM issues in schools, daycare centers, and even colleges. We follow IPM guidelines, and try to resolve issues in the most environmentally responsible manner. We will gladly work with your IPM Coordinator and Committee to implement a state-approved, certified Integrated Pest Management program.

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Hear From Our Happy Customers

Where Satisfaction Speaks Louder Than Pests!

At American Pest Solutions, your satisfaction is our priority! See for yourself what our customers have to say about working with us.

    "Very knowledgeable"
    Morris Govan did a fantastic job making sure I was informed, that all my questions were addressed, and was very knowledgeable! I am always pleased with APS' professionalism, but Morris went above and beyond!
    Antonia M.
    "Very nice and professional"
    Mark showed up yesterday and was very knowledgeable and very professional and kept me informed on what he was doing and seeing.
    Tamara N.
    "Great company to deal with"
    I had service yesterday and my technician Ethan was incredible. Very thorough and professional.
    Brian C.
    "An incredible group to work with"
    An incredible group to work with. I had an issue a couple years back with mice getting into my shed. While a common problem, my service technician Dean helped work through the problem, as well as, educate on how to keep the problem from recurring.
    Russell P.
    "Always on time and took great care of my home."
    Dean is the best. He always makes sure to ask if I would like the interior traps checked and indulges me with great information when I ask many questions. I am very thankful to have him as my technician.
    Michelle S.
    "Great company to business with"
    Yes, we are very happy using American Pest Solutions! Great company to business with. Highly recommend them!
    Melissa B.
    "Service has been exceptional!"
    Very happy with home assessment, tech was very thorough, explained everything he did and why he did it.
    Terry S.
    "Very personable and thorough service"
    We are long time customers of American Pest and have always been completely satisfied. They consistently provide superior service and are always responsive when an emergency pops through.
    Joel G.

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