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Our Core Values

We Educate Our Customers

It is our job to inspect a building, and diagnose its relationship to the pest. The pest’s life cycle, diet and environmental needs are all calculated into the control plan.

Our thorough inspections are shared with our customers. Time is taken to explain how the structure can be altered and the environment manipulated. Our goal is for you never to have this pest problem again.

We educate our customers instead of convincing them they need our pest control services for the rest of their lives.

Quality Pro Certified

• We are an NPMA member that has been in business for at least two years.
• Has job applicants complete an application, and conducts interviews before hiring.
• Checks references/ Conducts criminal background checks.
• Has a drug-free workplace policy.
• Meets minimum insurance policy requirements.
• Has a standard dress policy
• Ensures employees are tested and trained to the highest
industry standards.
• Practices proper pesticide handling.

We Practice Honesty

So if you look at the bigger pest control companies’ websites, you may notice something. They show testimonials from long term customers. These companies also come across interested only in signing you to an annual contract for the rest of your life.

Sure some people would rather spray their homes 4 times a year than make the necessary repairs. And some repairs just cannot practically be made.

But seriously, pests are not that difficult to eliminate from your home permanently. We are going to be honest with you. And we are going to provide you with the answers to solve your pest problem; without a life long commitment.

Members of the Community

Honestly we get a lot of customers because we are local and we have a lot of good reviews.

We are lucky to attract the customers that we do. It makes it easy to perform at such a high level and get the reviews that we do.

We truly are blessed and in turn, we take great pride in our community.

  • Every summer we donate a portion of our profit to the Lakewood Early Childhood PTA.
  • Our owner donates his time to maintain the Haynes Nursery School website.
  • This upcoming summer we will be sponsoring a Lakewood youth baseball team.
About the Owner

Shawn Payne

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The Owner of Lakewood Exterminating is Shawn Payne- a formally educated Horticulturist with nearly two decades experience.

Shawn began his career in the Green Industry in Autumn 1998, when he was just 15 years old. He has a Certificate in Horticulture from the Polaris Career Center, where he was named Outstanding Student his senior year. 

During Spring of 1999, Polaris Career Center provided Shawn the opportunity to work at Sunset Memorial Park under the care of Wayne Jewell. Wayne trained Shawn in advanced pruning techniques and how to apply pesticides properly.

Shawn graduated with a 3.11 GPA in Nursery Management and Landscape Construction and Contracting from the Ohio State Agricultural Technical Institute in 2003.

During his time at the Institute; Shawn balanced studying for his dual degrees with tutoring a Student in Entomology (insects), and mentoring the School’s Botany class. Shawn also traveled abroad to Myerscough College to study horticulture in the United Kingdom.

Since graduation, Shawn has worked for the Davey Resource Group and as a Gardener for the City of Cleveland. He took care of the Cultural Gardens and the Rockefeller Park Greenhouse while working for the City of Cleveland.

Shawn was hired in September 2008 to be mainly responsible for the pest control, animal trapping, and weed control at NASA Glenn Research Center. He multi-tasked grounds-keeping duties: Landscaping, heavy equipment operation, snow-removal, lawn mowing, tree removal, pruning, general construction, street repair, water line repair, and much more on site from 2008-2016.

During his time at NASA Glenn Research Center Shawn and his former Partner brought their two wonderful daughters into the world. After the birth of their first child, Shawn started his business- Advantage Landscape Services. This was to provide security to his family due to multiple threats of budget cuts at his full-time job.

After his former Employer lost the maintenance contract in late 2015- Shawn’s Supervisor was let go, and his main duties as the Lab’s Pesticide Applicator were outsourced to two separate companies. With a wife, a 2 year old, and 4 year old daughter to provide for: Shawn transformed his part-time landscaping business into a full-time pest control business.
Since business has been established, they have gained over 50 reviews on Google- everyone of them 5 stars.

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