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Up Close and Personal with a Pest Control Professional

Updated: Oct 31, 2019

Over the decades, we've been lucky enough to develop many long-term, lasting relationships with our partners in the pest-control industry. Our relationships with professionals in the field help us ensure that our product continues to meet their needs and those of their clients.

We are so grateful for the family of professionals we work with and wanted to take the time to get to know one of our clients even better. Mike Cavanaugh, owner of Pest ID and long-term user of Sterifab, was kind enough to share details about why he chooses Sterifab and how he uses our product. We hope you'll enjoy!

Pest Control Professional who uses Sterifab bed bug spray | Mike Cavanaugh | Pest ID

Mike. Tell us a little bit about your operation?

I’m the CEO and owner of Pest iD, a full-service pest-control company located in Plumsted Township, New Jersey. We service the entire state, from Sussex County in the North, through Monmouth and Ocean Counties in the center, all the way down to Cape May, which borders Delaware in the South.

We’re a modest company, although we do cover a lot of territory. Like so many professional pesticide companies, we tend to be seasonal operation. However, we do have clients that we service 12 months a year, including hospitals, schools, retail, hotels, movie theaters and restaurants, just to name a few.

As far as the kinds of services we provide, Pest iD covers just about every kind of situation you can imagine. In addition to handling the usual pest control problems ̶ ants, bees, wasps, fleas, roaches, stink bugs and so on ̶ we also provide wildlife removal, rodent control, mosquito suppression, and getting rid of termites. I could go on, but you get the picture. We cover it all.

How long have you been in the pest control business?

Well, I’ve been doing this for some 40 years now. I started when I was 13-years-old, working part-time in the family business. After college I dedicated myself to the work full time. Then, about 13 years ago I struck out on my own. I started Pest iD, and the rest is history.

But I don’t just run the business, even though it does take up a lot of me time. I also contribute my time and professional experience to organizations such as the New Jersey Pest Management Association, where I’m a former president. I’m also on the Board of the New Jersey Green Industry Council, which promotes the interests of the green industry at the state and local level. It’s a very worth-while organization.