Pest control in California is a pretty unique market. Since Get Bats Out services the entire United States, we are familiar with all of the major US markets.
In California or Nevada, we don’t think you will find someone more knowledgeable about your local pest control or bat removal options than our tech Dalton…
Name: Dalton Stephenson
Position: GBO technician
How long have you been working for Get Bats Out?
I just started working with Get Bats Out and so far I love it. It is much more than the money and the training, but the networking and support staff allowing me to grow this part of my business without fear of being overwhelmed.
What’s your prior experience in this industry?
A year ago I started building my company Gold Country Wildlife Control. I remove, prevent, and clean up after nuisance animals like skunks, raccoons, squirrels, foxes, beavers, rattlesnakes, and gophers and moles. I was getting a few calls for bats throughout the year and had no one to refer those jobs to. I didn’t have the knowledge myself to confidently work with them. Then a colleague of mine suggested I contact Get Bats Out.
Where are you based, and what areas do you serve?
I am based in a small town in the Sierra Nevada Foothills called Grass Valley. For general wildlife I service Nevada and Placer counties. For bats I service most of Northern California and the Reno area.
Tell us about your family.
My wife and I started dating when we were 14 years old, and we have been friends since we were 12. We started our family young, and as irresponsible as it was, I couldn’t see doing it any other way. Our first daughter, Haven was born in our senior year of high school while we were both 17 and out younger daughter Ellie was born while we were 20.
What are your thoughts on the pest control industry?
I believe the pest control industry is going to see big developments on the west coast. Wildlife control is going to boom, especially in states like California. It is a small industry here, but the problems are out there. Quality exclusions and animal prevention are going to be in demand. With few formal places to get education and training, strict regulations, and few existing companies hiring, qualified Wildlife Control Technicians are going to be in big demand.