Wildlife Control Specialist Don Brody Interview
On The Fly Pest Solutions
5 Church Ln Unit 102, Pikesville, MD 21208
What Town were you born and grow up?
I was born in Baltimore City, Maryland and was raised in Pikesville, Maryland.
As a child did you do anything that assisted or applies to your trade? If not, what can you inform readers about yourself as a child?
I grew up with my daddy, who ran a pest control company. Watching and helping my dad with his company certainly influenced my interest in the market. I likewise liked to check out different Maryland natural areas and routes as a child. I took pleasure in fishing, trekking, and checking out different kinds of native Maryland Wildlife.
What are your preferred activities and activities? Do you have any accomplishments or notable awards in any of these activities?
My favorite leisure activities and activities consist of fishing, kayaking, and spending quality time with my family.
Family information and activity involvement (partner, kids, little league coach etc.). Perhaps how they aid with business.
Tova was critical in the founding of On the Fly Wildlife Removal . She now works as a midwife, but continues to work as an accountant for On the Fly Wildlife Removal .
Do you have any family pets?
No. My other half and children like to promote and re-home stray felines. You can frequently discover a friendly feline in our house, but we do not have any pets of our own.
Business Vision & Philosophy (develop empathy with your consumer) What are your objectives with the company, why do you enjoy doing what you do, maybe a story of your sacrifice & simple beginnings that have brought your business to where it is now.
I began On the Fly Wildlife Removal Solutions with an enthusiasm for serving others, and the belief that individuals are a lot more than a dollar figure. I wished to establish a trusted business that might provide customers with safe and sustainable solutions. It was very important to me that On the Fly Pest Control Solutions might assist clients to resolve the source of their pest and rodent concerns, instead of the symptoms.
I began the business as a home-based service in 2014. My partner worked as On the Fly Wildlife Control Solutions’s first Customer Service Representative. I was the only specialist, and I had one 1989 Dodge D150. Ever since, the operation has actually grew considerably. On the Fly Pest Control now has a fleet of ten trucks and uses a dynamic group of dedicated full-time employees. We have a group of 4 Pest removal technicians, four Wildlife control operators, and three administrative workplace personnel. Our goal is to supply our staff member with sustainable profession chances that permit space for development and development.
Our financial investment in our customers and staff members has helped On the Fly Wildlife Control Solutions to end up being a top-rated company with entities like the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and Google.
What life hardship have you faced that has defined who you are?
I grew up with 13 siblings in a low income, single-parent household in Baltimore, MD. My family dealt with numerous obstacles that came along with raising a large household with very little resources. Those experiences taught me the value of tough work and durability.
Inform me about a time when you have dealt with adversity on the job and what you did to conquer it. (If nothing, tell me about your favorite job carried out in the previous or both!).
In the early phases of the business, On the Fly Pest Control Solutions was hired to treat numerous structures along a 170-acre plot of land. The structures, which were constructed in the 1950’s, were completely infested with rodents. The old nature of the structures made the rodents extremely difficult to extermination. The business had actually not yet worked with extra pest service technicians, so I dealt with the property on my own. The job required long days, and some late nights far from my household. I worked vigilantly to carry out seal up an exclusion services till every structure was effectively secured.
Business Timeline (beginning, partnerships, place changes, addition of specialists, expansion and so on).
My partner and I responded to phones and scheduled customers while I worked as the business’s only field specialist. By the end of 2016, the company had employed a second full-time pest removal professional and another full-time office staff. The company continued to grow and expand through the summer of 2018 when the company transitioned from a house office to our present headquarters at 5 Church Lane in Pikesville, Maryland
When did you get involved in the industry and what is the story of how you got going doing this expertly.
My daddy’s pest control service really catapulted me into the industry. By the time I decided to begin my own pest extermination business, I had actually grown more interested in learning how to practice pest removal in a much safer, more effective method.
What makes you a professional in your subject area (accreditations, training, market associations, awards, associations, licensing, degrees and so on).
I am licensed through the MD Dept. of Agriculture in structural pest extermination, termite control, rodent control, and public health and mosquito extermination. I also hold a Animal Damage control Permit through the Maryland Department of Natural Resources.