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About Critter Control

Kevin Clark was a Detroit area chimney technician in the 1980s, but he kept getting calls to remove animals. Apparently, he was the closest thing to an animal control company that customers could find. Sensing a hole in the market, and therefore a business opportunity, Kevin started “Clark’s Critter Control.” 

Over time, this business expanded from Detroit to become the nation’s biggest animal control company. With franchises across the country, Critter Control (we’ve since dropped the “Clark’s” at the beginning) has proudly helped people with a wide variety of animal-related concerns.

Critter Control of the Triangle is a thriving local franchise of this amazing American success story. We benefit from their name, training and philosophy as we serve all of Wake, Durham, Orange and Chatham counties and their pest needs. 

Another thing we are proud of as part of the Critter Control family is the focus on environmentally friendly methods. Since 2009, Critter Control has pioneered an industry trend towards safer, greener alternatives to the common chemicals used in pest control. Critter Control was among the first companies in the U.S. to offer Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which incorporates ecologically responsible pest management services, products and methods. That way we can help to control general insect pests in an earth-friendly manner.

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Meet Our Triangle Area Staff

Lance Farlow

Owner

Originally from Tulsa, Oklahoma, Lance graduated from Oklahoma State University with a degree in accounting. He is a CPA, who worked as a CFO for various companies prior to purchasing Critter Control in 2012.  Lance lives in Raleigh and has 5 grown children and 2 grandkids.  He enjoys traveling and spending time boating and fishing on the NC coast.

Lynn Warren

CFO

Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Lynn graduated from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville with a degree in accounting.  She is a CPA, who worked as a Tax Director prior to joining Critter Control.  Lynn lives in Raleigh and has 5 grown children and 2 grandchildren.  Lynn enjoys gathering with family and friends, cooking, gardening, reading, traveling and spending time at the NC coast.

Staff Photo: Justin C.

Justin Coffey

Wildlife Service Manager

Justin, a North Carolina native, joined Critter Control in 2016. He has since performed various roles as a wildlife exclusion specialist, inspector, and service manager. He currently lives in Durham with his wife and two children.

Ryan Jones

Sales Manager

Ryan grew up in Graham, NC and now resides in Chapel Hill. He is an animal lover and has goats, pot belly pigs, dogs, and barn cats. His favorite thing about working for Critter Control is working with people and helping to find solutions to unique situations, which we see every day here. Outside of work, he and and his wife spend their time with their boys hiking, fishing, beaching, and introducing the kids to new experiences.

Tom Maeurer

Wildlife Consultant

Tom was born and raised in Flushing, NY. He moved to North Carolina in 2010 and has loved it ever since. His favorite thing about working for Critter Control is the way we work together and motivate each other to be better. Outside of work, Tom likes to stay active. He enjoys multiple forms of art including spay painting, drawing, and break dancing.

Staff Photo- Jon O.

Jon Osborne

Wildlife Consultant

Jon is a Virginia Beach, VA native, but has lived in NC for about 12 years. Before joining Critter Control, he spent a decade in the restaurant industry as a manager. His hobbies are focused on his children: chasing down a head-strong 2-year-old and welcoming his new baby. When he does have time, he enjoys gardening, reading, or hiking.

Chip Procter

Wildlife Service Technician

Chip is a veteran wildlife specialist with Critter Control. His favorite park of working at Critter Control is helping people resolve issues involving animals. He enjoys spending time with his wife, children, grandchildren, and dogs. His favorite places to vacation are Tennessee and Panama.

Staff Photo: Al R.

Al Richards

Wildlife Consultant

Al has been with Critter Control for over 18 years. Born and raised in Wilmington, NC, Al has established a permanent residence in Mebane. He has two children. His hobbies include hunting, fishing, and golfing. One of his favorite vacation spots is in Topsail Beach, NC. Al enjoys working for Critter Control because of his unique experiences outside of the office as a wildlife specialist.

Sean Wigley

Pest Control Technician

Sean, a military brat and USMC veteran, has lived all over the world. He has been in the pest control industry for over 20 years and has concentrated on pest control management and wildlife remediation. His favorite things about working for Critter Control are his customers and co-workers. Outside of work, Sean likes to work around his home and focusing on his portrait and airbrushing work.

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