Pest Removal Specialist Don Brody Q & A
On The Fly Pest Solutions
5 Church Ln Unit 102, Pikesville, MD 21208
What area were you raised 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 uses to your trade? If not, what can you inform readers about yourself as a kid?
I grew up with my daddy, who ran a pest removal service. Watching and assisting my daddy with his business definitely influenced my interest in the industry. I likewise liked to visit various Maryland natural areas and trails as a kid. I took pleasure in fishing, hiking, and checking out different types of native MD Wildlife.
What are your preferred pastimes and activities? Do you have any accomplishments or noteworthy awards in any of these activities?
My favorite leisure activities and activities consist of fishing, kayaking, and spending time with my family.
Family details and activity involvement (wife, kids, little league coach etc.). Perhaps how they aid with business.
Tova was critical in the starting of On the Fly Pest Control . She now works as a midwife, but continues to work as a bookkeeper for On the Fly Wildlife Removal Solutions.
Do you have any family pets?
No. My better half and children love to foster and re-home roaming felines. You can often find a friendly cat in our home, however we do not have any family pets of our own.
Business Vision & Philosophy (build empathy with your client) What are your objectives with the business, why do you enjoy doing what you do, perhaps a story of your sacrifice & humble beginnings that have brought your company to where it is now.
I started On the Fly Pest Control Solutions with a passion for serving others, and the belief that people are much more than a dollar figure. I wished to establish a reputable company that could provide consumers with safe and sustainable solutions. It was very important to me that On the Fly Wildlife Control might help consumers to deal with the source of their pest and rodent concerns, rather than the symptoms.
I began the company as a home-based organization in 2014. Since then, the company has actually grown substantially. We have a team of 4 Pest control service technicians, four Wildlife extermination operators, and three administrative workplace staff.
Our financial investment in our consumers and employees has actually helped On the Fly Wildlife Control Solutions to end up being a premier company with entities like the Better Business Bureau, Angie’s List, and Google.
What life misfortune have you faced that has specified who you are?
I matured with 13 brother or sisters in a low earnings, single-parent household in Baltimore, Maryland. My family dealt with numerous obstacles that occurred with raising a large household with extremely little resources. Those experiences taught me the value of effort and resilience.
Inform me about a time when you have faced something difficult on the job and what you did to solve it. (If nothing, inform me about your favorite job carried out in the past or both!).
In the early stages of the business, On the Fly Wildlife Control was employed to treat a number of structures along a 170-acre plot of land. The structures, which were integrated in the 1950’s, were totally plagued with rodents. The old nature of the buildings made the rodents extremely hard to extermination. The business had not yet worked with extra pest professionals, so I dealt with the property on my own. The job required long days, and some late nights away from my family. I worked vigilantly to perform seal up an exclusion services till every structure was effectively secured.
Business Timeline (creation, collaborations, place changes, addition of specialists, expansion and so on).
On the Fly Wildlife Removal started as a home-based service in the late summer of 2014. My other half and I responded to phones and arranged clients while I worked as the business’s only field technician. At the time, many of our advertisement occurred through word-of-mouth, but we had also established partnerships with regional advertisers as we as lead generators like Angie’s List and Home Advisor. In the summertime of 2015, On the Fly Pest Removal employed its very first seasonal Customer Service Representative. By the end of that year, that Customer Service Representative was employed as the company’s very first full-time employee. By the end of 2016, the company had worked with a 2nd full-time pest removal specialist and another full-time workplace staff. The business continued to grow and broaden through the summer of 2018 when the organization transitioned from an office to our current head office at 5 Church Lane in Pikesville, Maryland
When did you get associated with the industry and what is the story of how you got going doing this professionally.
My father’s pest removal business actually catapulted me into the market. He had been practicing pest control considering that well prior to national and state laws positioned regulations on pesticide application. Back then, professionals dealt with very little security tools, gloves, or respirators. My preliminary apprenticeship under my daddy happened under some possibly hazardous conditions. By the time I decided to begin my own pest removal business, I had grown more interested in finding out how to practice pest control in a much safer, more effective method.
What makes you an expert in your discipline (certifications, training, market associations, awards, associations, licensing, degrees etc.).
I am licensed through the Maryland Dept. of Agriculture in structural pest control, termite pest control, rodent extermination, and public health and mosquito control. I also hold a Animal Damage Removal Permit through the MD Department of Natural Resources.