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We handle Port City’s pest problems

Port City Pest is the area’s trusted pest control specialist. From managing agreements with HOAs to helping businesses battle unwanted visitors, we focus on providing the community with dependable, affordable pest control.

We’re invested in community

We’re committed to more than pest control. We want to be good neighbors, friends, and citizens. As a locally owned and operated business, we know that if our community thrives, we thrive, too.

We’re committed to service

At Port City Pest, we invest in the betterment of our people and processes. All of our technicians undergo specialized training to learn about pests and how to safely treat your home or business. We’re also committed to ongoing education through trade associations. We’re members of both the North Carolina Pest Management Association and National Pest Management Association.

We guarantee it

We know how troublesome pests can be, and we do everything we can to help you live pest free. We have a 100% satisfaction guarantee on our services. If pests return after treatment and before our next scheduled service visit, we’ll provide treatment at no extra charge. We do whatever it takes to keep your home pest free.

Angus Trott, Owner, atrott@portcitypestnc.com

Angus started working in pest control in 2004 right after graduating from Cape Fear Community College. He soon became a certified applicator and was later promoted to field supervisor. Angus performed trouble shooting duties, sales, inventory, integrated pest management and served as the company’s Wildlife Damage Control Agent for over six years. Twelve years later Angus Trott started Port city Pest. He wanted to provide quality service at affordable prices.

“I really enjoyed the customer service aspect of the job,” Angus said of his previous work. Meeting with customers and being invited into their homes, “It could be a family invaded by ants in their kitchen or a renter with a raccoon in their attic. Each job presented its own task that I would strive to solve in the most professional, strategic manner with the utmost consideration for cost and time management, using the variety of tools I had in my service vehicle. Safety and the environment were paramount to me.”

Angus grew up on a livestock farm in Richlands, NC. “I was first introduced to pest control when I was 12 years old my dad taught me how to scatter fly granules inside the hog houses to help keep the flies off the hogs and prevent the spread of disease. Growing up, my parents had a rental property next door to our house and I remember when my dad handed me a few foggers and boric acid and told me to go next door and ‘get rid of all the roaches.’ I quickly learned that one treatment with a few foggers was not going to work and I needed to regroup if I was going to meet my dad’s expectations. After that day and soon after the follow up treatments I performed I finally eradicated all the pests: it was then I realized that I had not only an interest but a passion in keeping my parent’s rental, our family farm and our home pest free. After a while it didn’t seem like work to me, but something that needed to be done and I was good at. And to quote my grandpa: ‘Son, find a trade you enjoy doing and it will not seem like work.’ I am proud to be a local business owner and to help the community out with keeping their life’s healthy and pest free.”

John Holmes, co-owner General Manager, jholmes@portcitypestnc.com

John Holmes has been in the exterminating business for over 15 years and came on board at Port City Pest in 2017. He took pest control studies through Purdue University, termite studies through Texas A&M and has his commercial 3rd party certificate in AIB and GMP.

John is married with 3 daughters. He didn’t grow up thinking he’d be in pest control but he knew he loved helping people. He saw the impact pests have on people’s lives when his second daughter contracted Lyme Disease from a tick bite. John knows that when you see a bug or rodent in your home – your life is changed – he is excited to be a part of the process to get your life back to normal.

John is very active in his church and loves the Wilmington area.

Port City Pest won the Fort Fisher Aquarium 2017 Best Booth Award