Billy Olesen is not just a man of vision, but also a man of action. As Operations Manager and fourth generation Pest Control Specialist here at Pest Stop, Billy proudly lets his curiosity and passion drive his activities.
Billy spends hours researching best practices and makes every effort to grow his understanding of this industry. He is an Associate Certified Entomologist (an insect specialist) and holds his Pest Control license in Washington, Oregon, and with the EPA. He has extensive knowledge of insects and Integrated Pest Management.
Billy is actively involved in various pest management associations:
- He is currently the Vice President of the Washington State Pest Management Association. Billy and his associates work to “improve the image and reputation of [the pest industry] while protecting its future.”
- He is the National Pest Management Association’s Vice-State Political Action Representative (Vice SPAR) for Washington State.
- He is on Washington State University’s Pest Management Professional Advisory Committee.
- He is a chairperson in the Kitsap County Noxious Weed Control Board.
- He has served on the PestVets Committee to recruit and assist veterans who may be interested or already work in the pest control industry. The Diversity Committee works to make the industry a better place by encouraging a more diverse industry.
- He graduated from the National Pest Management Association first ever Executive Leadership Program (ELP.)
Billy has been a part of various other committees and frequently gives talks about pest control related topics to community groups and homeowners associations. Billy works hard to make sure that his knowledge base is current and that he has every resource available to lead Pest Stop in an efficient and effective manner. He continues to educate the public on the best ways to address pests. He strives to continue the legacy that was established in 1975.
Fun Fact: Billy has his drone pilot license.
To have your pest control questions answered and learn more about Pest Stop’s legacy, call 360-228-3486.