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Pest Detective In Kelowna Is Looking for Great People

Pest Detective technician in full gear
Image Credit: Pest Detective

Rodent and pest control requires sleuthing out solutions to problems. At Pest Detective, they have been doing that for over 30 years – creating a very successful company in the process. Approaching pest control from the angle of being a pest detective, it seems, is precisely the way to solve problems with invasive critters. They have been so successful that the Kelowna office is now expanding and looking for people to join their team. “The only thing holding us back is having more good people,” Owner Chris Frederick says.


Turning a Job Into Your Own Business

What is most appealing about a job with Pest Detectives? “This is not just a job,” Chris replies. “You can come in at the ground level, learn the trade, and work your way up into owning your own franchise – in very little time.” During his time with this Western Canada company, Chris has developed a rock-solid franchise system. Employees have the opportunity to join a franchise with some powerful draws: It is a strong brand with an established in-house call centre managing the bookings. They also have comprehensive training and marketing. As a Pest Detective franchise owner, you can focus on what Chris calls the best part – helping people. Pest control is a recession-proof, pandemic-proof industry that is constantly growing. As a result, Chris is actively looking for great people to join their team. The perks are also pretty great — like competitive pay, company vehicles and in-depth training.

Pest Detective truck
Pest Detective truck
Image Credit: Pest Detective

Pest Control Means Peace of Mind

In talking with Chris, it is clear that he is passionate about problem-solving. “I have always enjoyed coming up with solutions, finding ways to help people,” Chris says. “If you like making people happy, having customers say that you made their day, this is the industry to be in.” The problems he solves – everything associated with keeping troublesome pests out of your home – restore peace of mind to his clients. He says it is incredible how pest control gives people back the ability to relax and enjoy their property. The peace of mind that Pest Detective give their clients is an exceptional reward. “Not all heroes wear capes,” Chris jokes.

Chris started up Pest Detective back in 1986. Working his way through university, he stumbled into pest control to pay for his studies. Chris immediately knew this was an area where he excelled. And Chris still enjoys helping people and problem-solving. The company has franchises all across BC and much of Alberta and here in Okanagan they are currently serving areas south of Peachland and up to areas north of West Kelowna, including Kelowna and Vernon.

Pest Detective technician arriving with cage
Pest Detective technician arriving with cage
Image Credit: Pest Detective

Pest Eradication Goes High-Tech

To meet their commitment to maintaining pest-free environments in homes and businesses, the team at Pest Detective is constantly advancing their knowledge. In our high-tech world, that means drones and cameras and newer, better, greener ways of controlling pests. The learning never stops for Chris and his team. “Even after this long, I am still learning. Staying ahead means staying current, keeping up on technology.”

Get in Touch With Pest Detective

Whether you are looking to start a new career, own a new business, or need to deal with some pesky pests, Chris’s team is standing by – email him at Operators will answer your questions at 250-860-2867 or toll-free at 1-877-787-9574. Pest Detective also offers more career info on their website here.

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