We have built our business to become one of the area’s largest independent pest control companies serving Martin, St. Lucie and Northern Palm Beach County.
Our family owned and operated business started in Hobe Sound, Florida in 1988 with one truck and one employee.
That employee, Richard Patrick, launched his business driving up and down the streets of Hobe Sound, knocking on doors and introducing himself and making a pledge to deliver trusted, reliable and guaranteed pest control services to his neighbors.
The community responded to his integrity and straightforward approach, and the majority of those early customers are still with us today.
The early days
Richard trademarked the famous phrase “Just Say No to Bugs” and set up shop on U.S. Highway 1 next to the old Stoney’s Automotive location. In addition to building his business around residential pest control and termite treatment, Patrick serviced the booming new-home construction industry with pre- and post-construction termite treatment. In 1989, Patrick had moved from his modest 800 square feet office to a 1,200 square-foot facility, hired two technicians and an office assistant, and expanded services to include lawn treatment putting three trucks on the road.
Growth continued through the 1990s
In 1992, Patrick relocated to a 1,800 square-foot facility in the SPS Industrial Park in Stuart and acquired the first dedicated lawn spraying truck with a holding tank. He now had five technicians on staff and six trucks on the road, servicing accounts from Stuart to Jupiter.
Richard’s sister Colleen joined the business as general manager.
Growth continued through the 1990s as word of mouth spread about the excellent service.
Expanding to serve our customers better
By 1999, operations included 11 trucks with 10 technicians and two customer service employees. Once again, a larger facility was needed to meet the needs of a growing customer base. Richard purchased land nearby on Gran Park Way and built an industry-specific building with dedicated work stations for each technician, along with offices for management and customer service personnel and drive-in storage bays for loading and offloading materials. An expansive parking area was included to accommodate the growing fleet. This facility remains in service today and the company has grown to 22 employees, 19 service vehicles and two dedicated lawn trucks.
Proud to support the community we live in
From the beginning, we have built our business by being good neighbors and giving back. We are proud to support a number of important organizations that play a vital role in helping people within our community, including the Treasure Coast Foster Closet, Habitat for Humanity of Martin, Habitat for Humanity St. Lucie County, Council on Aging of Martin County and the House of Hope of Martin County.
These organizations give so much to the people in our area; it is our honor to support their efforts.
We target all unwanted household intruders, including ant, roach, flea, tick, termite, bed bug, rat, mice, hornet and wasp, and coordinate bee removal. Our lawn pest and disease control services target the leading Florida yard invaders in St. Augustine grass, such as southern chinch bug, sod webworm and armyworm and fire ant, as well as common lawn fungus, including brown patch, leaf lesions and take-all root rot.
Patrick Exterminating is highly respected as an honest, reliable and knowledgeable exterminator serving the communities of Stuart, Jupiter, Port St. Lucie, Hobe Sound, Palm City and Jensen Beach, offering guaranteed treatment of your home and entire property, including lawn, trees, bushes, shrubs and landscape plants. We also offer fully warrantied pre-construction soil termite treatment for termites.
With Patrick Exterminating you can relax with peace of mind that your home and property is well protected.
Got Bugs? Call Us Today!
Your trusted local pest professional, Patrick Exterminating offers a complete range of affordable home pest control management and extermination services.
Patrick Exterminating provides complete pest control and lawn treatment services to residents of Martin, St. Lucie and Northern Palm Beach County, including residential insect control, rodent control, termite treatment, lawn spraying, lawn, tree, bush and shrub fertilization, weed control, and ornamental plant fertilizer and fungicide application.