Why Choose State Pest Control


For over nearly 50 years, State Pest Control has built a reputation in central North Carolina as a quality pest control provider and a committed community partner. From humble beginnings, the company has grown to include over 40 highly trained employees in five locations using state-of-the-art technology and eco-friendly pest management practices.

Originally named Marshburn Exterminating, the company was founded in 1969 by J.L. and Louise Marshburn, who steadily grew their business through their honesty and work ethic. The company was renamed State Pest Control in 1985, and Eddie Evans, a 12-year employee, became its owner in 1993 when J.L. Marshburn retired.

With more than 12 years of experience in the pest control industry, Sampson County, N.C. native Wes Wooten became the company’s owner in 2007. Mr. Wooten graduated from North Carolina State University in 2012 with a degree in Urban Pest Management. He holds certifications from North Carolina State in structural pest control, household pest control, wood-destroying organisms, turf, ornamental and public health. Through his vision and diligence, State Pest Control has become a household name throughout central North Carolina, operating branches in Clinton, Fayetteville, Dunn, Sanford, and Wendell.

In 2009, the company was accredited by North Carolina as an “official wood-destroying insect company.” That year, it also earned approval to use the Sentricon Termite Colony Elimination System developed by Dow AgroSciences. This highly effective, environmentally friendly system is only distributed to authorized pest control firms — a small percentage of pest control operators nationwide.

In February 2016, the company merged with Environmental Pest Service, one of the fastest-growing and highest-quality pest control companies in the United States. State Pest Control has kept its name and locally-based leadership and service, with Wes Wooten becoming EPS’ Vice President of Operations for North Carolina.

What separates State Pest Control from the competition?


We are local experts on pest issues specific to our region.


We offer specialized training for our team members to ensure we have the best people providing your service. Our team members receive more more than 4000 hours of training annually.


We Care about our customers and our team members and are passionate about providing the best possible service.

We strive to deliver world class customer service and superior results in all we do. We hope you put
your trust in State Pest Control for your pest management needs.

Highlights of State Pest Control

  • Experienced, knowledgeable team members, with a combined total of over 70 years of experience in the pest control industry
  • Innovative techniques and procedures
  • Eco-friendly methods to protect your health, property and environment
  • Multiple locations to better serve you
  • Fully licensed and insured
  • Access to your account with a Personal Online Portal
  • Convenient payment options including online bill pay and credit card auto billing
  • Discount for having multiple services
  • Customer referral program
  • Involvement in community organizations and fundraisers
  • Drug-free workplace
  • Member of the North Carolina and National Pest Management Associations

We offer free professional evaluations for pest, termite, bed bug, fire ant and moisture control services.  For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact us or call toll-free at 910-212-5982 or 919-439-5885.