Employee Bios

Kraig:  Lawn Technician

KraigI am certified in the Green Industries Best Management Practices by Sarasota County and I am licensed for fertilizer applications.  I have been employed by Venice Pest since 1993 and enjoy helping homeowners with their lawn and landscaping pest control needs.

I can honestly say the past 20 years have been totally awesome, because Florida lawns, plants and trees are my passion!  In fact, I spend my personal time tending my garden and taking care of my own lawn and plants as a hobby.  There is no better place to live, work and grow than our unique Florida environment!

 

Jeff:  Termite & Lawn Technician

JeffI was born in New Jersey and decided to move to the Venice area in 2009.

I have been employed in the pest control industry for over 20 years. I am experienced in all phases of pest control, including lawn & shrub care, termite control, rodent exclusion, trapping and general household pest control.

I love this industry because I enjoy working outdoors and meeting with a variety of people. The most rewarding part of working for Venice Pest Control is that I solve customers' pest problems no matter what the issue might be. It is really satisfying to see our clients 100% happy with services that I've provided. 

 

Mark:  Pest Control Technician

MarkI have been in the pest management industry since 1997.  I have a vast knowledge in general household pests, as well as turf management.  I feel I am well rounded, friendly and trust worthy.  I am constantly striving to perfect my customer service by putting my clients concerns first.  Venice Pest Control has always treated me as one of their own, which allows me to treat their clients as one of my own.

I am a committed husband and a father of 3 amazing and beautiful girls.   We have a strong faith and live our lives to the very best of our abilities.

 

Cody:  Pest Control Technician

CodyI moved to Venice from Virginia in 2013.  I am the beaming father of two beautiful children.  My spare time is usually spent pursuing outdoor activities.  It’s a pleasure to be working for Venice Pest Control.  I enjoy the friendly work atmosphere of this family owned company.  My plans are to continue to gain knowledge in the field and build relationships with our loyal and new clients.  I am expecting a lengthy career!

 

Eric: Pest Control Technician

EricI was born and raised here in Venice. I have two children. I enjoy hunting, fishing, surfing and all types of outdoor activities. I have an array of knowledge in the Agricultural Industry. I really enjoy working at Venice Pest Control and being a part of a family oriented business. I love to learn something new each day as to broaden my knowledge and career within this company. I am an outgoing person looking forward to meeting the pest control needs of old and new clients and to build solid relationships.

 

Doug:  Pest Control Technician

DougI started in the pest control industry in about 1996 and have worked for Venice Pest since 2006.  I am a licensed certified operator from the State of Florida in the category of General Household Pest.

Being from New Jersey originally and having spent many vacations in southwest Florida, I knew one day that I would relocate to this area. In my spare time I enjoy boating and fishing and spending time with my family.  I am an upbeat and outgoing person and truly enjoy my profession as it allows me to meet and interact with so many different people.

 

Jim: Termite Technician

JimOriginally from Ohio, I moved to the North Port area in 1985. I have been employed in the Pest Control industry for 5 years. I am qualified in all areas of pest control; general household pest control, lawn & ornamentals, termites and rodent control. I am a member of the Green Industries Best Management Practices of Sarasota County.

During my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my children and grandchildren. I love the great outdoors and meeting new people.

I am very happy to work here; the family atmosphere is a blessing. Since knowing the Lacher family for more than 25 years, I am proud to be a part of Venice Pest Control.

 

Regina:  Customer Service

VPC ReginaI began working for Venice Pest in February of 2013.  Having many years’ experience in customer service, I really enjoy working here and spending time helping our clients.  I received my associate degree from State College of Florida in 2011.

I am a proud mother of an amazing young boy.  I enjoy spending time with him and other family and friends.  If I could, I would spend every day at the beautiful beaches that we are so blessed to live by.


 

Vicki:  Customer Service

VPC VickiI have lived in Venice since 1979 and enjoyed working and volunteering in the community. I retired from 35 years of banking and found I missed the customer contact so I started a new career with Venice Pest Control in October 2016. It has been very interesting learning a completely new industry especially one so different from banking. In a short time, I am becoming more familiar with what pest control covers and it is certainly never dull. The one thing that I appreciate more than anything with this company is the level of customer service they want to provide to every client, makes me feel right at home.


 

Dennis: Sales

DennisI am a Customer Sales and Service Representative for Venice Pest Control. I have lived in the Manatee/Sarasota area for over 32 years now. My family and I moved here from Ohio when I was 8 years old. I have earned an Associate’s Degree in Business Administration and am currently working on finishing my Bachelor’s Degree. I have been involved in the Environmental Services Industry for several years now. Florida living is fun, exciting and very tropical which we all know brings out the critters and bugs! A good pest control company is very important to me and I believe in taking care of my clients and treating them as though they are family, that is why I choose to work for Venice Pest Control.

Steve:  Sales and Service Manager

SteveI was born and raised in Venice and in the industry.  I am a third generation member of the Lacher family to be working for Venice Pest Control.  I used to help my dad with termite work as a kid.  I started working full time in 2008.  I started as a lawn technician. I became certified in Best Management Practices by Sarasota County and am also licensed for fertilizer applications.  After working in lawn, I moved to the household pest side of the industry and built a successful pest route.  After my third year I became a licensed certified operator from the State of Florida in the categories of General Household Pest, Lawn & Ornamental and Termite.

I am currently focused on training and assisting our technicians and becoming involved in the business side of the industry.  I truly enjoy building good working relationships with our clients and co-workers.  Communication is a must!  My grandparents started this company with a foundation based on Honesty, Quality and Dependability, 40 years later I strive to be sure every customer gets quality service from an honest, dependable employee.  I truly believe this is the nuts and bolts that hold our company together.

 

Shelly:  Office Manager

ShellyI moved to Venice from Michigan in 2003 and began working for Venice Pest that same year.  I was drawn to the fact that this was a local family business with almost 30 years in the industry.  I’m always pleased to hear new clients say they contacted us because we are a local family business.  We have clients that have been with us for many, many years and I enjoy the friendly, warm and long term relationships that have developed over the years.  My career experience consists of sales, customer service and marketing.

I’m not nearly as squeamish as I once was about some of the insect and rodent situations we deal with on a daily basis.  However, the techs still do surprise me once in a while with a specimen they bring in from the field to share with me!