Pest Patrol of Southeast Michigan
Your Bugs, Our Mission
Brent Walworth has 17+ years of pest control experience He has earned degrees in Management, Culinary Arts and Nursing (RN). He has managed restaurants, lawn care companies, psychiatric units in prisons, supervised hospitals and taught at Jackson Community College.
He is a Certified Arborist as recognized by the International Society of Arborists where he specializes in the treatment of tree insect, disease and care issues. He is an experienced gardener and chef and has judged the Annual Toledo Rib Off. An enthusiastic fisherman and canoeist, he can be found on a rare day off fishing a remote bit of stream.
Brent resides in rural Lenawee County with his wife Corie. They have 5 children and a collection of dogs, cats, ducks and chickens and gardens.
Corie Walworth is an Adrian community native, graduating from Adrian Public Schools and working as a Registered Nurse at the local community hospital for 25 years, long before she and Brent teamed up as partners in their pest control company. She says that the’ family secret’ is that most of their pest control customers don’t know that they are nurses too, but the need to stay on top of current safe practices in terms of pesticide handling, the correct impact on clients, and on the targeted pests is always guiding their business behavior.
Pest Patrol’s technicians must be state certified and knowledgeable about the pests and pesticides that they are working with before they are sent on appointments. “I am pleased and still surprised that I have lived in this community my entire life and have jobs that provide help to my neighbors in the form of health and safety support, although I understand that pesticides are generally not viewed that way”.
Corie also enjoys outdoor activities as time allows. Her latest (7 year) passion has been assisting the Adrian High School music program as a nurse chaperone during their week at summer camp, throughout football/band marching season, and throughout the school year as needed. “All of our children graduated from Adrian High School and participated in the music programs. We can help the programs now, not only as parents but via our professional training and interests”. Health and self-sufficiency of our community members is a huge drive for the members of Pest Patrol and the services they provide.
William (Bill) Suydam is the general manager at Pest Patrol. He started in the industry in the early 1980’s, and after some time in a factory and construction work, he came back to the profession he enjoys. Bill was hired by Pest Patrol in 2011 as a technician, and they quickly used his knowledge and leadership, moving him into a management position to help Brent and Corie in the daily operations of the business.
Bill is certified to treat several pests – in addition to general insects, he handles wood destroying insects, rodents, mosquitoes, aquatics, trees and shrubs and right-of-ways. Ongoing education keeps him informed of the newest treatments and pest developments to provide the most current information for our customers.
Bill is married to Wanda, his wife of 30 years. They have two children and one grandchild. He and his wife were born, raised, and live in Lenawee County. Community involvement is important to Bill, as well as the rest of the Pest Patrol staff. He is active in city and church league sports, is an avid bowler, and enjoys helping others through the Lions Club.
Pest Patrol is a proud member of the Adrian Area Chamber of Commerce, and supports the local schools, Habitat for Humanity, the Eagles, Lenawee Emergency and Affordable Housing Corporation, and the Posey Lake Run for Juvenile Diabetes Research.