A lot was going on in 1968 – the Vietnam War, the Prague Spring, student riots in Paris and Boeing unveiled its newest aircraft – the 747. And Annual Pest Control (now called Annual Pest Management) was founded. And just to be clear which types of pests they can help manage, they cover the “top 10″…
Based in the Bayside area, the family-owned business looks after both residential and commercial customers in South East Queensland from the Gold Coast up to the Sunshine Coast, out to Ipswich and pretty much everywhere in between. And done it for over 50 years!
The business is run by Ben McGrath (pictured left), who grew up with his grandfather, father and his uncles running the pest control business. After a career in mining, he came back to the family business, qualifying as an accredited pest technician and taking over in 2017 when his uncle retired.
During COVID restrictions, pest control was classified as an essential service and the team at Annual Pest Management have worked right through – with a COVID safe plan and special information sheet for all customers explaining how they keep everyone safe while carrying out their treatments. This has meant that the business has continued to grow significantly through 2020.
Although their bread and butter has always been homeowners, they service all commercial and business premises, from schools and bakeries (no pun intended) to industrial warehouses and hotels!
“Summer is always a busy time.” says Ben. “That’s when the bugs are more active and mating peaks. Although Summer is a crucial time, bugs are here all year round, and Annual Pest Management is ready to protect you whenever you call!”