Our Customers Get the Best Live Oak Pest Control Pest Specialists.

Pest Specialist Requirements

Our focus on customer service, safety and education makes Live Oak Pest Control stand out from all the rest. Only Live Oak Pest Control has Pest Specialists; men and women trained to specialize in the treatment and prevention of pests that affect our North Central Florida customers.

Each Pest Specialist must possess the following qualities:

  • 1. Courteous & respectful attitude
  • 2. Level 2 FDLE Background Check
  • 3. Clean driving record
  • 4. Minimum of 160 training hours
  • 5. One hour CORE training per month
  • 6. Two hours state training
  • 7. Clean & neat uniforms
  • 8. Pest Specialist pin
  • 9. Live Oak Pest Control logo
  • 10. Clean service trucks
 

Meet Our State Certified Operators

Roy Crain, State Certified Operator, Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Roy Crain

Position: State Certified Operator, General Household Pest Specialist, Lawn Specialist, Termite Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 1989

Customer Service Philosophy: I ALWAYS! strive to provide the best customer service at all times.

Short Bio: I was born and raised in Suwannee County. I am a 1984 graduate of Suwannee High School and served in the U.S. Marine Corps from 1984 - 1990. I have been married to Mindy for over 22 years and we have a daughter, Madison. I enjoy coaching girls softball and fishing when I can. I have been an avid stock car driver for over 26 years and still love it!

Melissa Snodgrass, State Certified Operator, Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Melissa Snodgrass

Position: State Certified Operator, General Household Pest Specialist, Lawn Specialist, Termite Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 1998

Customer Service Philosophy: We will always remain focused on our commitment to customer service, hiring the best people and using safe and effective products.

Short Bio: I am Mom of four beautiful children and have lived in the area all of my life. I graduated from Florida State with a Master's Degree in Business Management. I serve on the Student Advisory Committee for Suwannee Elementary and Suwannee Intermediate School. I also serve on the Board of Suwannee County Foundation for Excellence
in Education.

Ed Martin, State Certified Operator, Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Ed Martin

Position: State Certified Operator & General Household Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 1998

Customer Service Philosophy: To always treat my customers with the same excellent service I would expect to receive if I were the customer.

Short Bio: I am a 39 year old Suwanee County native. I have been married for almost 20 years and we have a 2 1/2 year old daughter, Sadie Leigh, who we love very much. We enjoy spending time with family, church and are very passionate about hunting and spending time outdoors.

Meet Our Home, Lawn & Termite Pest Specialists

Steve Brannon, Home, Lawn and Termite Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Steve Brannon

Position: General Household Pest Specialist, Lawn Specialist & Termite Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 1988

Customer Service Philosophy: The customer comes first and I go the extra mile.

Short Bio: I enjoy cooking out and spending time with my family and friends. I also like fishing.

Chris Pyle, Home, Lawn and Termite Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Chris Pyle

Position: General Household Pest Specialist, Lawn Specialist & Termite Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 1994

Customer Service Philosophy: I always make sure the customer and I are on the same page. It's important to make them feel comfortable and like they're a part of the family. I treat each customers problem like it's my own.

Short Bio: I am originally from South Florida and have lived in Suwannee County since 2008. I am a proud dad of three great kids and am very active member of church.

Calvin Smart, Home, Lawn and Termite Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Calvin Smart

Position: General Household Pest Specialist, Lawn Specialist & Termite Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2004

Customer Service Philosophy: I use my experience in General Household Pest Control, Lawn and Termite Control & Prevention to better serve my customers.

Short Bio: I am married with three children and have lived in Suwannee County my whole life.

Meet Our General Household Pest Specialists

, General Household Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Chad Timberlake

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 1995

Customer Service Philosophy: Get the job done right the first time!

Short Bio: I love spending time with my wife. I have a son in the Army, a daughter in school and one grandchild. I like to hunt and fish.

David Kelly, General Household Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: David Kelly

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 1998

Customer Service Philosophy: To be on time, do the best job possible for my customers and follow up with them on issues they may have been experiencing.

Short Bio: I moved to this area in 1998. I am married to Ann Kelly, have one son who is married and have three grandsons that I get to see daily. I enjoy the beach and riding around in my Jeep.

Kim Cole, General Household Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Kim Cole

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2002

Customer Service Philosophy: My number one goal is good customer service. I will always go the extra mile to serve my client.

Short Bio: I have lived in Live Oak since 1986 and am a Suwannee High School graduate. I am married to my husband Ed and have one daughter and son. I just recently became a grandparent to two granddaughters.

Mark Torres, General Household Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Mark Torres

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2005

Customer Service Philosophy: "The best customer is a happy customer." I want to make all of my customers happy.

Short Bio: I have been married for 20 years and have two boys. I am a Madison County High School graduate. I served in the U.S. Army from 1992 - 95 and was a member of FLNG from 1995 - 2000.

Kenneth Golding, General Household Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Kenneth Golding

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2007

Customer Service Philosophy: To do the best job possible for my customers and always have a smile.

Short Bio: I am married and have three children. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with my family.

Rusty Grinnell, General Household Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Russell "Rusty" Grinnell

Position: General Household Pest Specialist Supervisor

Pest Specialist Since: 2011

Customer Service Philosophy: I listen to customer concerns to better understand how pests are affecting them and provide the specific service treatment that will correct and control their problem(s).

Short Bio: I have a wonderful life full of joy with my family. Live Oak Pest Control has helped provide my family and I with stability and wellness through my employment.

, General Household Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Donald Warren

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2012

Customer Service Philosophy: My customers are my #1 priority every day!

Short Bio: I was born and raised in Live Oak. I have three kids and I enjoy music, sports (especially college football) and worshiping at Westwood Baptist Church in Live Oak.

Clint Lane  Live Oak Pest Control Pest Specialist
Service Specialist: Clint Lane

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Service Specialist Since: 2014

Customer Service Philosophy: To do the job right the first time.

Short Bio: I am married to Joy Lane and have three kids. I like to fish on the weekends.

Dylan Green Live Oak Pest Control Pest Specialist
Service Specialist: Dylan Green

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Service Specialist Since: 2016

Customer Service Philosophy: My customers are like my family.. I want to fix their problem(s) as if it were my own.

Short Bio: I was born and Mayo Florida and lived there most of my life. I spend a few years up North playing College football. I am a GHP Specialist for Live Oak Pest Control and I will gladly fix your pest issue.

Elizabeth Birk Pest Specialist
Service Specialist: Elizabeth Birk

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Service Specialist Since: 2016

Customer Service Philosophy: I like to get in and find the pest issue for you, so that you can have a great day.

Short Bio: I am a North Florida native. I enjoy spending time with my family and cooking when I'm not at work. I'm very passionate about being the best I can be.

Brandon Anderson Pest Specialist
Service Specialist: Brandon Anderson

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Service Specialist Since: 2016

Customer Service Philosophy: I always try to solve my customers problem the first time around and always ensure that my customers are satisfied.

Short Bio: I was born in South Florida and raised in Live Oak. I graduated from Suwannee High School and am married. While here I have worked in both,GHP and termite departments.

Nick Hodges, General Household Pest Specialist
Service Specialist: Nick Hodges

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Service Specialist Since: 2016

Customer Service Philosophy: I try my best to take care of my customers needs and get the job done right the first time.

Short Bio: I was raised in Suwannee County and graduated from Suwannee High in 2005.

Mike Birkhimer, General Household Pest Specialist
Service Specialist: Michael Birkhimer

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Service Specialist Since: 2016

Customer Service Philosophy: I do my best to educate the homeowner as to what the problem is and what I'll be doing to solve their problem - I do this to the best of my ability.

Short Bio: I've lived in Florida for most of my life and been in the Pest Control industry for several years. I know reside in Live Oak with my wife.

Stefan Monroe, General Household Pest Specialist
Service Specialist: Stefan Monroe

Position: General Household Pest Specialist

Service Specialist Since: 2016

Customer Service Philosophy: Customer service and satisfaction is always my highest priority.

Short Bio: I have 25 years’ experience in working with the Department of Corrections and 13 years as a First Line Supervisor. I like to hunt and enjoy fast cars.

Meet Our Termite Pest Specialists

Aaron Cummings, Termite Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Aaron Cummings

Position: Termite Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2005

Customer Service Philosophy: To do the best possible service for my customers and to leave no stone untuned!

Short Bio: I have been married for 20 years and have two children. I was born and raised in Las Vegas Nevada and moved to Live Oak in 2003 with my family.

Meet Our Lawn Pest Specialists

Ryan Cannon, Lawn Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Ryan Cannon

Position: Lawn Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2006

Customer Service Philosophy: I always like to keep the customer happy.

Short Bio: I am happily married and have two wonderful kids. I like football, playing basketball and spending time with my family.

Jimy Morales, Lawn Pest Specialist
Pest Specialist: Jimy Morales

Position: Lawn Pest Specialist

Pest Specialist Since: 2016

Customer Service Philosophy: I will do everything I can to make sure my customer is happy with their service.

Short Bio: I have been married since 2012 and we have a beautiful baby girl and another on the way. I love to play soccer, go fishing and camping.

"Proudly serving North Central Florida since 1972!"

Comments & Complimentsfrom real customers...

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I love Rusty. He does such a great job and my kids love him - he even remembers their names. How cool is that? R. Dopp
My wife told me to call you and to let you know that Jason did a wonderful job. He was polite courteous and professional. R. Moore
Aaron represented Live Oak Pest Control very well. I also found that the office staff to be very nice and helpful. D. Braxton
Donald is surely an asset to Live Oak Pest Control. I cannot praise him enough. I am honored he was my pest specialist. W. Rego
Thank you for the professional way this inspection was handled. My wife and I look forward to being regular customers. T. Crosby
Montez came by for our service and went above the call of duty! She went out of her way to kill a small pygmy rattler! P. Henderson
Zack is a very nice young man, he's very careful and does good job. He was patient and did not hurry the service. B. Mobley
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that my yard was sprayed, the diagram was perfect and I am very happy with the service. D. Diaz
Mr. Clay did a very thorough flea spray. It was the first time I've ever had a flea treatment and the results are impressive. J. Manning
Rusty is an excellent service specialist and has really taken care of our problems. This is by far the best service we have ever had! S. Patterson

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