Coolum Pest Control is incorporated with Peregian Pest Control and Laguna Pest Control. Jay and Nicky Turner moved their 3 children to the Sunshine Coast in 2010 to start a pest control business and 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 accreditation’s 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.
Coolum Pest Control only operates in the Coolum/Peregian area, having more control over excellent customer service and now has a team of 8 staff.