Ed began his career with Western Exterminating in 1992. He excels in insect identification and the biology of insects, making him a valued trainer for new technicians. Ed loves everything about insects, and outside of work, you can find him searching out and identifying insects. He also loves golfing and fishing.
Dewayne started at Western in 2004 and has spent countless hours training under the owner, Verne Peterson, who has over 60 years of experience. Dewayne’s knowledge of residential and commercial construction gives him an edge for finding and getting to pest harborage and entry areas, making him very skilled at controlling pests, including termites. He also excels at installing Mosquito Misting Systems, keeping him in high demand for customers with outdoor living spaces. Dewayne’s experience and abilities make him an excellent trainer for our new service technicians. His hobbies include woodworking, home remodeling, fishing, and spending time with family.
Til was born in Ohio, but says he got to Texas as fast as he could! He started working at Western in March 2005 and came to us with several years of previous pest control and tree-care experience. Til has a laid-back, down-to-earth personality that our customers love, and he is the first one we call for those jobs up high—he is skilled at getting to those hard-to-reach places. Til is our go-to guy for tree treatments, general pest control, and taking care of those jobs that need a little something out of the ordinary. Til is married and has five children. His hobbies include woodworking and working on cars. He also enjoys working in the lawn at home and taking on special projects around the house. Till likes hiking, camping, and extreme sports, and he is involved in various activities at his church.
Ruben started with Western in June 2013. He tackles any task given to him and completes his work to perfection. His motto is “All Is Possible.” Ruben always has a great attitude; he shows up to work singing and leaves at the end of each day just as happy. Ruben loves spending time with his wife and children. He loves music, and his hobbies include singing and playing the guitar and drums. In his spare time, Ruben also enjoys cooking and working on remodeling projects.
Marcus began working at Western in February 2015. Marcus has a sharp awareness which makes it difficult for pests to escape his detection. He welcomes each challenge of searching out pests and their sources and solving the problem to each customer’s satisfaction. The knowledge of pest control is ever changing, and Marcus loves the challenge of keeping up with new information. Marcus is a new father as of December 2015. He says being a father is the greatest thing in life. His hobbies include rebuilding motors and adding more performance to engines, precision long-range shooting, reading, and learning something new every day. He also enjoys taking martial arts and playing softball.
Heath started with Western in February 2016. He is a very good communicator and shows great care and concern for meeting customer expectations. He’s been married for nine years and has three amazing kids. He loves spending time with his family, especially outdoors when given the chance. His hobbies include camping, rock climbing, snowboarding, and learning new things.