Technician Spotlight- Chris Nichols

We have composed a short list of questions for our technicians to answer regarding their experiences in the pest control industry. We will be posting a different “Technician Spotlight” for each technician. Our technicians are all responsible for different routes of residential and commercial pest control  within Wichita and the surrounding areas. Their experiences and expertise in the field helps them become more knowledgeable about pests every day. As a company, we value their experiences and want to share some of the knowledge and observations they have!

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Technician: Chris Nichols

Chris Nichols is a Wichita native and graduate of Wichita North High School. For fun, Chris hunts, fishes, scuba dives, and snorkels. Chris has been doing pest control for 25 years. He has been working for Patton Termite & Pest Control since 2003.

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His favorite insect is a Damselfly.

Q: What is your favorite pest control service to do and why?

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A: My favorite service to do is service for German Cockroaches because it is very challenging. It’s important to know what type of material to use and where to place it to get rid of them. It also takes a lot of communication with the customer in terms of plan of action and sanitation guidelines. It’s not easy by any means.

Q: Explain the most unusual/ memorable service for pests you have ever done.

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A: The most memorable service I have done was for Phorid Flies in a broken sewer line underneath a staircase.  The situation was unusual so it took a lot of time and effort to locate and solve the problem. They were coming out of the cracks between the steps in the staircase. Eventually I solved the problem and they haven’t had them since.

Q: What is the most common question customers ask you?

A: How long will this take to solve the problem? (this is a difficult question and varies between services!)

Is this safe for my pets and kids? (we use the materials carefully and according to label to protect your home and family)

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