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About Us

When you have insects or animals intruding on your home, you want professionals who are trustworthy with integrity to assist you. It is our goal to provide safe, quality service at an affordable price while providing the fastest service possible. At Best Pest & Animal Control we: 

• are family owned and operated

• are fully licensed and insured 

• use the best products on the market

• do not require long term contracts

• do not try to sell you services that you do not need

• take the time to get to know you and your unique situation


Rich Best

Rich has been in the pest and animal control industry for over 20 years. His years of expertise combined with his down-to-earth personality and tireless work ethic has made our company what it is today. Rich lives in Bay City with his wife Deanna and their children. He is also a proud Air Force veteran and avid outdoorsman.

Deanna Best

A Nashville, TN native, Deanna runs the day-to-day operations of Best Pest & Animal Control. She works hard to answer every call in person so that you never have to talk to a machine. Deanna enjoys cooking, taking care of her family and going on cruises with her husband Rich whenever it’s too cold for her in Michigan.

Justin Smith

Formerly the owner of Smith’s Critter Gitters, Justin joined Best Pest & Animal Control in the Winter of 2017. He brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the animal control and exclusion industry, as well as being a licensed pest control technician. A native of Bay City, Justin enjoys fishing, motorcycling and spending time with his two beautiful children.