About the Biz
- Company: Carolina Pest Management
- Who we spoke with: Jon Tarleton, Marketing
- Year established: 1939
- Website: Carolinapest.com
- Social: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
Get to Know: Carolina Pest Management
Carolina Pest is a full-service pest control company providing cutting edge pest, termite, mosquito, and moisture control services to residential and commercial customers in NC and SC.
What resource organizations have helped you along the way, and how?
Our state and national pest management associations have been invaluable with training and support for our industry. The Emerging Leaders Program was a great program to teach business skills to the next generation of company leadership.
What business lessons have you learned along the way that you now apply to each new opportunity?
You can’t be everything to everyone, so find out what you do best and who your core customer is, then try to grow those areas; focus on the fundamentals.
What has been your biggest success to date?
Being one of the first companies in our area to implement a green/botanical-based treatment option.
What other small businesses are you inspired by?
Female-led businesses are always an inspiration!
What’s your best advice for someone looking to start their own business?
It’s not easy, but it can be rewarding knowing you are creating jobs for the community. Stay focused on the big picture and hire good people who can help you with the day-to-day stuff.
See how Carolina Pest Management is taking on COVID-19 and how they’re planning for a return – follow their social media for the latest updates. If you’re a small business owner looking for federal, state, or local pandemic-related resources, click here.