Meet Alan Hinson

When you decide to begin a career with Active Pest Control, you never imagine that years later, you will still be as dedicated to your position as you were on the very first day. There is an excitement and a commitment that comes from working for a company that treats you more like family than like an employee. There is a level of concern and care that is an automatic result of being an integral part of the Active Pest Control team that is unmatched by companies that treat you like a number rather than like the individual that you are. This relationship drives you to treat others in the same way, and it ensures that our customers are experiencing that same level of respect and concern. These qualities are also what has helped Active Pest Control remain at the top of our industry serving the residents of Georgia for more than 43 years.

Another key component to the success of our company that helps our professionals remain faithful to our company and to our clientele is the fact that we provide and encourage participation in ongoing education and training. Not only does this ensure that you are receiving the very best possible pest control solutions, but it also helps our experts to continue to expand their specialties and advance within the company.

For these reasons and many more like them, Alan Hinson has been a part of the Active Pest Control family for more than 10 years. He is a dedicated employee that always strives to ensure that our commercial pest control customers become and remain pest free. Alan takes the time to understand the specific regulations for the companies that he services to ensure that all the particulars are met. When Alan is on the job, you can know for sure that pests will be under control and remain outside your facility where they cannot damage your product, your equipment, or your reputation. Plus, he keeps meticulous records to ensure that your company remains in compliance and out of trouble with inspectors.

When Alan is not busy keeping your commercial property pest free, he enjoys spending time with his spouse and their beautiful daughter.

If you are looking for an exciting career with plenty of opportunity for education and advancement, get in touch with us. We would love to sit down and talk about all the amazing things that you can experience as a part of our family.

Meet Commercial Supervisor Rick Gilbert

For the past 43 years, Active Pest Control has built a reputation for safe, effective, eco-friendly solutions to pest pressures administered by knowledgeable professionals whose primary goal is complete pest eradication and complete customer satisfaction. Our success and longevity can be attributed to the caliber of people that we choose to become part of our team, among other things. We screen our prospective employees and check their references to ensure that the men and women that wear the Active Pest Control name are qualified for the position and that they possess strong morals and demonstrate an exemplary character; and each month, we take the time to introduce you to a member of our team.

With so many outstanding and qualified employees to choose from, our biggest difficulty each month is deciding which team member to introduce you to. This month we have chosen one of our valued commercial supervisors, Rick Gilbert. Rick has been a part of the Active Pest Control family of pest professionals for more than 11 years, joining our team in December of 2003. This is not only a testimony of Rick’s dedication and commitment to our commercial clients, but it is also a testimony of our commitment to our team. In fact, Rick said that the thing he loves best about working here at Active Pest Control is, “Our owners truly care about people – regardless if they are an employee, a customer, or in a community organization that we are involved with.”

This is truly our view; and as a company, from the owners on down through the ranks, we strive to remain focused on and committed to the people that we serve whether you are a part of our team, one of our valued customers, or a part of the many community organizations that we support.

Rick is certified in wood destroying organisms (WDO) and household pest control (HPC); both are areas that Rick has excelled in. He brings excellence and experience with him as he services and oversees our commercial clients and has earned a reputation as an exceptional professional that can identify and correct even the most difficult pest pressures utilizing integrated pest management strategies and safe, approved materials that meet all of the standards set for the particular industry he is working with. Rick works tirelessly to ensure that your commercial property is safe from pests and that you are happy with the results!

Aside from being an integral part of our commercial pest control team, Rick has a great sense of humor which is evident in his response when asked what his favorite pest is. With a sheepish grin, he wryly answered, “Dead ones!” This is extremely fortunate for Rick, since he is so adept at locating and eliminating even the most elusive of pests!

When Rick is not hard at work defending commercial properties against harmful and damaging pests, he is spending time with his lovely wife and their only son. Together, they enjoy lacrosse, serving in their church, and spending time with extended friends and family.

If pests are threatening the viability of your commercial property, give the professionals here at Active Pest Control a call. Who knows? You may just meet Rick face to face! And, be sure to tune in next month, same time, same blog, to meet the next employee we choose to showcase.

Pest Control For Chattanooga Businesses

No matter what type of business you own or run, pests can cause problems. What type of problems? Well, there are a lot of businesses in Chattanooga, and it would take quite a while to go through all of them. But, fortunately, there are only a handful of real troublemakers when it comes to pests that plague businesses. Let’s take a look at them.


No business benefits from having wood-destroying pests. When termites eat away at structural supports, it can cause damage that can warp an entire structure and lead to expensive repairs that Chattanooga businesses can do without.

Carpenter Ants

While carpenter ants won’t EAT the wood of your business, they do chew galleries through wood and cause floors to dip and walls to bulge. They are also known to crawl around in trash cans and carry harmful bacteria into food storage areas.


Mice and rats are never good to have around. These creatures, with their ever-growing incisors, must continually gnaw to keep those teeth filed down. This can lead to damaged wood and sheetrock. But where rodents cause the most trouble is when they get into areas where food is prepared for customers. Nothing will cause a failed government inspection faster than rodent droppings.


Cockroaches are known to transmit over 33 different strains of bacteria to human beings. In a business they can contaminate food and food prep surfaces, cause an increase in employee sick days, and drive customers to never return. They have even been linked to store closures as well.

Bed Bugs

These pests need no introduction. If you own or run any hospitality business, you are aware of the damage these bugs can do. They also threaten apartment complexes, movies theaters, libraries, taxi cab companies, and other businesses where customers, guests, and residents sleep, sit, or lounge. But most interesting of all are the product recalls that have come about because of bed bugs getting into merchandise.

Carpenter Bees 

Carpenter bees have the potential to lead to worker compensation cases and customer lawsuits. When someone steps on a wooden stair and it breaks due to carpenter bee damage, it can lead to physical harm and the repercussions are never good.

There are a lot of things that can threaten your business, but pests don’t have to be one of them. Stay protected with commercial pest control from Active Pest Control. Our QualityPro certified team is ready to serve you with 100% guaranteed results. That is commercial pest control you can count on.

Meet Jay Williams

Well, it’s that time of month again when we get to introduce you to another member of the Active Pest Control family! We are always so excited to share with you the stories of the men and women that we have chosen to ‘adopt’ into our company. This month is no exception.

Meet Jay Williams, Commercial Service Technician. Jay has been a trusted member of the Active Pest Control commercial team for over 5 years now and is a registered technician who is on his way to becoming a certified operator. He is a hard-working, dedicated employee that pours his heart and soul into all he does.

Jay said he doesn’t have a particular ‘favorite’ pest, but that he will “kill them all!” Whether you are dealing with termites, cockroaches, carpenter ants, or rodents, Jay is skilled in the proper products and treatments to safely and effectively eliminate them from your business. He is also a true professional and knows how to treat your business discreetly and efficiently in order to limit the interruptions to your work force, and he is always willing to take the time to educate your staff on exclusion methods and early identification of pests.

One of the things that Jay loves about Active Pest Control is the family oriented atmosphere and values that we possess and that we look for in our employees. Jay states, “I really love the culture we have here at Active Pest Control.” We strive for excellence and hold dear the virtues of integrity, honesty, and hard work, and not just while we are on the clock. It is who we are!

Jay is a happily married man, and has been married for 26 years. They have raised 3 beautiful children and now have 2 grandchildren that are the apples of their eyes. When Jay is not working, he loves to spend time with his family and playing with his grandchildren.

Active Pest Control is the premier pest control company here in Georgia. Our locally owned and operated pest control company has been protecting homes and businesses in Georgia for over 40 years. If you are looking for a career in a top notch, state-of-the-art pest control company and you are a hard-working and dedicated individual that wants to become ‘part of the family’, we would love to hear from you; or if you are looking for a trusted partner in your battle with pests, rodents, or wildlife, we would love to make you ‘part of our family’ too! Either way, Active Pest Control is the right choice when it comes to pest control.