My pest control experience started in 1986 as a 19 year old apprentice with a small family owned company in Southern California. I spent 2 years on a pest control route learning about Entomology and pest control techniques. In 1988 I was promoted to training supervisor, this is where my real education began. My primary job was to make sure all the technicians were trained in all the proper safe and effective methods of pest control. California law is by far the most restrictive state in the US, requiring the most experience, training, and education to be a licensed technician. The time it takes to license and operate your own pest control company in California takes many years of apprenticeship and education. Rhode Island on the other hand, you may take a quick class and a short exam, and then you are considered and expert (kind of scary huh?). Thus there are many licensed pest control operators in Rhode Island with little or no experience. When I started with this small family owned Pest Control Company I was 1 of 6 employees. When I finally left I was 1 of 60 employees. I like to think that I had something to do with this growth.In 1997 I created Cobra Pest Control. Virtually over night though very little advertising, mainly by word of mouth Cobra Pest Control became one of the most respected and sought after companies in Southern California.Tired of the California rat race (no pun intended), tired of the crime, the lack of American patriotism, or lack of family values, etc. In 2003 I sold Cobra Pest Control. I then moved my family to Rhode Island where we have very strong family ties. Immediately I started at one of the larger New England Area Extermination Companies as a training supervisor (I love training). My main goal was to see if I could learn anything about how pest control is performed in New England. To my dismay, I was appalled at the lack of education and training here in Rhode Island. So with less than A year in Rhode Island I once again started Cobra Pest Control. It is strongly my belief that I am one of the most experienced pest control technicians in the state of Rhode Island. I am patient and very thorough. I enjoy showing my customers what I am seeing. I want my customers to feel good about any treatment I perform on their properties. I am constantly reading up on new methods, Ideas, and techniques. My continuing education is very important to me, as it should be to my customers.