You have a doctor to help maintain your health. A mechanic to take care of your vehicles. An accountant to oversee your finances. But what about protecting your home and business from pests?

No one wants insects, rodents, or wildlife to invade their home or business. Which is why it’s essential to have a qualified pest specialist on your roster of professionals. Led by K-State graduates and entomologists, American Pest Management protects Kansans and Missourians from every kind of pest imaginable – from ants and termites to mice and snakes.

Open since 1979, American Pest Management performs more than 30,000 services a year from its Manhattan and Olathe offices. Certified professionals combine with a total service guarantee, creating the highest quality pest control you can find.

As a client of American Pest Management, you’ll have experts on call if pest problems arise. Better yet, your space will be evaluated and treated for vulnerable spots, helping keep pests out in the first place. You can even choose a yearly maintenance package that includes regular treatments – much like routine oil changes or dental checkups. Let us treat your existing pest issues – and help prevent future ones.

American Pest Guarantee

We guarantee, you will be completely satisfied with the pest control service done in your home. If you notice any problem between services, we will come back and service your home again for free.

We guarantee every pest control service we do 100%!

American Pest Management Inc. was founded in 1979 by K-State graduates Avtar and Sue Sachdeva. Avtar began his pest control career in 1957 with the Food Corporation of India. After graduating from K-State with a master's in biology and working for a local pest control company, he decided to build a company of his own in Manhattan, Kan.

With 20-plus years of industry experience, Avtar placed a yellow pages ad to launch American Pest Management. Within a few months, the company earned its first state contract with K-State, and continued to build on its service-focused, reputation-based success. American Pest Management now has close to 6,000 residential and commercial clients, performing more than 30,000 services each year.

Avtar and Sue retired in 1998, turning daily business operations over to their son and daughter-in-law, Ravi and Elaine Sachdeva. Ravi - like his parents and American Pest Management founders - is a K-State graduate, as well as a board-certified entomologist. Today, American Pest Management serves Kansas and Missouri through its Manhattan and Olathe offices - and still maintains several of the clients signed during its first year of business.

Our mission is to give you the most thorough pest control service possible. To us, that means offering:

  • Reasonably priced packages for homeowners
  • Custom packages for business owners
  • The most up-to-date, proven products, techniques and equipment
  • The most highly trained technicians in the industry

American Pest Management uses a holistic approach called integrated pest management (IPM). This means we have a range of pest control techniques to fit your circumstances and environment. IPM is about protecting the health of your home or business while also protecting your physical health and the environment. This approach considers pest control from every angle, incorporating treatment, cleanup and preventive services.

For instance, we use baiting and monitoring for specific pests, such as rats, mice, ants and roaches. And for basic interior protection, we offer both conventional liquid treatments, as well as allergen-free IPM vacuuming for people with small children or severe allergies.

This is also why our general pest services include pre-construction treatments, door sweep installation, tree trimming, and deck and gutter cleaning. These services make it tougher for pests to enter in the first place. It's all part of a larger plan to keep pests out of your space using the smartest methods possible.

Long story short? IPM is about achieving the best results in the most efficient, economical way. We recommend services based on what will be the most effective - and the least disruptive to your day-to-day life.

Our Team

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General Manager

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Office Manager

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Director of Operations

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Technical/Quality Manager

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Lead Termite Technician

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Happy Clients

Your installers have done an outstanding job so far. The one who treated the house and did the Sentricon installation clearly communicated what he was doing and what to expect. The overall communication and professionalism was outstanding. I would pay premium price to receive this level of service again.

Kyle H.

Choosing American Pest Management to control the pest control needs in my home and business is the best thing we ever did.

Cindy H.

Your technician installed the Sentricon System and inspected our home, he answered all our questions and was very professional in his business he took care of with us. Thank you to your technician for an extremely satisfactory job. Thanks again!

Dennis P.

We have been very pleased with your service thus far. Our technician is very pleasant and professional. He has always been flexible when we have had to change your schedule to fit ours. Thank you for your service and professionalism, it has been great and we look forward to working with you.

Robert and Jeanie M.

The service is excellent, I like the idea of treatment for termites in a more environmentally responsible and safe way.

James and Mary L.

My technician is a super nice young man and I have been extremely happy with the treatment, none of those chirping crickets was wonderful. I would recommend your service to any and all persons I know. Thanks for a super job!

Betty A.

It’s the best thing I have ever done. Pest control was the best thing I could do to increase the quality inside my home!

Paul M.

Excellent customer service and experience. I recently used your company as a result of a potential brown recluse problem. The customer service representative who answered your Olathe office phones was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. The technician who came to my house was very thorough in his inspection, took the time to explain the process and created a comfort level that he cares about serving the needs of the customer. I will go out of my way to refer your company.

Eric R.

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