Laguna Pest Control was born in Noosa back in November 2009, originally starting out as a husband and wife team. Jay and Nicky Turner moved their 3 young children to Noosa to start the business to create a better life for their family. With Jay’s background in entomology, his qualification in Bachelor of Biological Sciences, his passion for all things creepy and crawly and teaching Pest Control at Northern Melbourne Institute of Tafe it was only a matter of time before he went out on his own.
Unlike most pest controllers who start in this industry, Jay and Nicky’s career ironically started out in breeding insects. Jay and Nicky started the very successful Minibeast Enterprises, breeding and supplying crickets, cockroaches, spiders, scorpions, leaf insects, maggots, mealworms and even snails to the pet trade.
It was a chance meeting with a local pest controller 16 years ago and his knowledge of insect biology that lured Jay into the pest control trade. Jay not only completed his Certificate lll in Urban Pest Management, but completed it with the highest score ever and subsequently commissioned to pass on his knowledge through sessional teaching at the Tafe. After several years working for a few very well respected large pest control firms and completing numerous trade qualifications, including accreditations for installing several physical and chemical termite management systems and Vertebrate Pest Management, Jay felt that these companies lacked the personal service and consistency that he could offer clients on his own.
Laguna Pest Control is the only ABMA Accredited (Australian Building Management Accreditation) in Noosa for Building Managers & Committee Members with Strata Mastery, working for strata managed properties on the Sunshine Coast, only operating to the standard of the ABMA Code, ensuring we achieve efficiency, quality output and uniformity of performance, while reducing miscommunication and failure to comply with industry regulations.
Laguna Pest Control only operates in the Noosa area, having more control over excellent customer service.
Laguna Pest Control are winners of multiple Australian Pest Management and Local Awards.
Winner – Retail Large Business Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2018
Winner – National Australian Pest Manager of the Year 2017
Winner – Pest Manager of the Year Fewer than 10 Employees 2017
Winner – Pride of Work Award (Rotary Club Eumundi) Service Attitude 2017 (JAY)
Winner – Excellence in Leadership Award Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2017
Winner – Queensland Pest Manager of the Year 2016
Winner – Pest Manager of the Year Fewer than 5 Employees 2016
Finalist – Retail & Service Large Business Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2019
Finalist – Australian Small Business Champion Service Award 2018
Finalist – Professional Business Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2017
Finalist – Excellence in Customer Relations Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2017
Finalist – Excellence in Innovation Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2017
Finalist – Outstanding Business Person of the Year Sunshine Coast Business Awards 2017 (NICKY)
- Members of Tourism Noosa
- Completed Welcome to Noosa Course
- Members of Noosaville Business Association
- Members of Noosa Parks Association
- Members of Australian Pest Managers Association
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- Insured through Rapids Solutions