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About Mares Exterminating

Founded in 2004 by Thomas M. Mares, a lifelong Peninsula resident, Mares Exterminating Co., LLC absorbed the assets of Munn’s Pest Control in 2007 making it one of the larger pest control companies on the Peninsula. The company continues to grow by offering quality solutions for homeowners in a friendly, reliable manner.

Because the company is young, it is vibrant and energetic—embracing new techniques and technologies. Continual education for all employees is stressed and every route technician has the VPMA (Virginia Pest Management Association) Master Technician certification. All termite inspectors are “Certified” by the VPMA as well.

Mares Exterminating Staff

Daniel Carr

  • Registered Technician #104325-C
  • WDI Certified Inspector #107602805
  • VPMA Master Technician
  • Certified Mold Technician IOT#71442
  • Specialized Infrared Residential Inspector SIRI#250
  • EPA LEED Certified R-1-1838-10-00501

Mike Ruthford

  • Registered Technician #103906-T
  • WDI Certified Inspector #022208833
  • VPMA Master Technician

Donna Andrews

  • Registered Technician #92828/-T
  • VPMA Master Technician cockroaches and flies

Tom Mares

  • Commercial Applicator 7A & 7B - #83748-C
  • Class A Contractor 2705-114930A
  • VPMA WDI Certified Inspector
  • VPMA Master Technician
  • Certified Mold Technician IOT
  • Specialized Infrared Residential Inspector
  • Trained Home Inspector
  • EPA LEED Certified R-1-1838-10-00205

Luke Shanks

  • Registered Technician – 86223-T
  • EPA LEED Certified R-1-1838-10-00206

Bud Menser

  • Registered Technician #103253-T
  • WDI Certified Inspector #022208834
  • VPMA Master Technician

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We take professionalism seriously.

We maintain Quality Pro status with the National Pest Management Association (NPMA). To achieve this designation, a company must differentiate itself from the competition in a variety of ways. (See inset). Quality Pro is an assurance to the public that the company maintains high standards and is proficient at their trade.

Our employees are active participants in professional organizations. We have representatives serving on the Tidewater Pest Management Association (TPCA) Board and committees. Our employees attend local, state and national conferences for both Pest Control and Wildlife Control. Our home repair division participates with the Peninsula Home Builder’s Association.

We take great pride in our employees, and believe that they are among the best the industry has to offer. Each possesses honesty and integrity and has an exemplary work ethic. Our goal is to do the best for our customers because we want to be:

Your Pest Control Company
For Life.

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Quality Pro Requires

  • Employee background checks
  • Random Drug testing and Drug free workplace
  • Contract evaluation
  • Insurance certifications (with specified limits)
  • Continual training for employees

The Mares Advantage

  • Superior Training & Quality Workmanship
  • State of the Art Technology
  • Affordable Pricing
  • Understandable Contracts
  • Prompt service—by appointment
  • Guarantees and warranties
  • Drug Free, Background checks