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When pests are your guests, call Best Pest Control

Lanny Ward, owner of Best Pest Control in Corpus Christi, has 42 years of experience in the field. He founded his own business in 2014. Photo by Jane Kathleen Gregorio

Keeping clients’ homes and businesses protected from insect infestations is what Best Pest Control does best.

“When pests are your guests, call the Best,” said owner Lanny Ward, quoting his company’s motto.

Ward brings 42 years’ experience in the field to Best Pest Control, which he founded in 2014.

“With decades of experience in our field, we offer clients the most reliable and proven pest control solutions available,” he said. “We offer high-quality, professional pest control services that work right the first time, at reasonable prices.”

As a youth in Corpus Christi, Ward’s first job was pumping gas. When he turned 18, his father encouraged him to apply for a job in pest control, which is what his dad did for a living.

“At the time, it paid fifty cents more than pumping gas, so I decided to do pest control,” said Ward, not realizing then he had started on a lifelong career path.

Ward worked his way through the ranks of that first company to become a partner. He co-owned several other pest control companies until he decided to branch off on his own. In 2009, he devised a business plan and began saving the capital. On August 1, 2014, he opened the doors to Best Pest Control.

“We take care of all commercial and residential needs, great and small,” Ward said. “Our pest control experts are experienced with a wide variety of pest issues.”

A licensed and insured company, Best Pest Control services include extermination of termites, spiders, bed bugs, roaches, fleas, ticks, mice, rats, bees, wasps, hornets, and ants. Services are reasonably priced and affordable to make them accessible to as many customers as possible, Ward said.

Rate options include one-time prices, quarterly, and annually. Also, Best Pest Control offers free inspections and is available on Saturdays. The company covers the entire Coastal Bend, including Corpus Christi, Gregory-Portland, Aransas Pass, and Ingleside.

“We are committed to customer satisfaction and provide the highest-quality of services,” Ward said. “No matter how out of hand your pest situation may seem, we can find a solution.”

His decades of delivering customer satisfaction inspire loyalty and trust not only from clients but also employees.

“I like working for someone who is trusted,” said technician Anna Nappa, who has known Ward for more than 20 years. “Clients have been with him for decades because they trust him. I’m inspired to work with and learn from him.”

A recent member of the Best Pest Control team, technician Christopher Alaniz, said he enjoys helping families feel safe.

“Most of the time, people are scared of roaches, spiders, and are scared for their children,” he said. “I’m doing my job protecting their house and keeping people safe, and it makes me feel good.”

For Ward, making sure customers are 100 percent satisfied is the company’s top priority.

“Our technicians are consistent in every aspect of the job and will always treat our clients and their properties with respect,” he said.

Call Best Pest Control at (361) 774-3856 or visit

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