Jim’s Termite & Pest Control
Aspley West QLD 4034
Call: 131 546
Regularly working in the following Aspley West suburbs:
Why did you decide to join Jim’s Pest Control?
I decided to join Jim’s for a change of lifestyle. After working in the mines in the Bowen Basin for over 15 years, working away from home and living in and out of camps was no longer suitable. My fiancé, Elizabeth, and I had our first baby this year (a little girl named Felicity). I want to grow a success business that enables me to have a good work/life balance. After looking at other franchise options, we decided to go with Jim’s as they are trusted Australian brand that offers great home services.
What are your values?
Taking pride in everything I do. Having a drive to be successful while providing good customer service. I want to grow a customer base of regular, happy customers that trust and use me year after year.
What do you like to do outside of work?
Playing poker, taking my family to the beach and travelling overseas. I have travelled extensively around Europe and made it over to Canada last year – going through the Rocky Mountains in below 28-degree weather. I would love to take the family to the 2020 Olympic games in Tokyo.
What advice can you give to customers?
I can recommend simple pest management techniques that customers can use around the home to reduce the need for chemical treatments. Providing great customer service includes advising customers about things they can do themselves.
What has been one of your most interesting jobs?
Recently I went to a customer’s property and discovered their fence was being damaged by some type of pest. After investigating, we determined there was a termite nest under an old tree stump approximately 25 metres from the customer’s fence line. The termites had started building leads half way up a 6-foot fence and were eating it from the inside out. The solution to this problem was to install termite bait stations to effectively eradicate the termites and stop them in their path before they reached the house.
How had your franchise been for you since joining:
Exciting! It’s great to be my own boss, to be representing my own business when I talk to customers. After working away on mine sites for so long, I love the travel that’s involved with the job. Getting out and about in the community, meeting new people and helping customers maintain their homes and businesses gives me job satisfaction.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years time:
Running a successful Jim’s Termite & Pest Control business in Aspley West. In 5 years time, I would hope to have a solid customer base who come to me each year because they are happy with the service I provide. I also hope to have just come back from the 2020 Tokyo Games.
Common pest issues that you find come across in your local area.
Ants, ants and more ants. Funnel ants are extremely common in the front and backyards around Aspley West. As well as building big, unsightly nests, they make walking through your own yard difficult as you try to avoid stepping on them.