AEPMA Conference 2018 – Pest Management in a Changing Market.
Laguna Pest Control Undisclosed.
This presentation is only for delegates attending the AEPMA Conference.
An insight into the 2017 Australian Pest Manager of the Year.
Owner Jay Turner will share his journey from husband and wife team to the award winning business it has become.
He will divulge with other pest managers his marketing, branding and financial strategies along with many of the hurdles he has faced along the way.
Unlike most pest controllers who start in this industry by accident, it was inevitable that Jay would find his niche as a pest controller. With a bachelor of science degree in Biological Sciences and a passion for all things creepy crawly Jay initially began his career ironically breeding “bugs” for the pet trade. The very successful Minibeasts Enterprises (owned and operated by Jay and his wife Nicky)bred and supplied spiders, scorpions, leaf insects, crickets, cockroaches, maggots, mealworms and even snails to pet shops all over South Eastern Australia. It was a chance meeting with a local pest controller that lured Jay and his knowledge of insect biology into the pest control trade. Jay then not only completed his certificate III in urban pest management at Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology, but completed it with the highest score ever and was subsequently commissioned to pass on this knowledge through sessional teaching at the Tafe. Skip forward a few more years and the husband and wife team now own and operate the multi award winning Laguna Pest Control based in Noosa, Sunshine Coast. Jay is also a regular author for the Professional Pest Managers magazine and is often sought out by fellow pest managers for advice and mentoring.