Why Gafford


Gafford Pest Control Services Inc.’s mission is to offer the highest quality in service, the safest and most technologically sound methods of pest control management practices at all times. Our personnel will be the best trained with the ability to use pest control methods to assure our customers the very best service and efficient pest free environments possible. We will be the leader in pest management practices and have the strongest ethical business practices in our market place.

  • GPCSI employees have over 195 combined years of pest and termite control experience.
  • A board certified entomologist in urban and industrial entomology on staff at all times.
  • Use the latest scientific technologies and safest pest control/pest management practices.
  • At Gafford Pest Control Services, Inc. all our technicians and field personnel are state certified and licensed. Yearly continuing education is ongoing to keep our staff on top of the latest technologies in pest management practices.

Company History:

Gafford Pest Control Services was founded in the Spring of 1973. Over the years the business has grown from a one man operation to one of the largest pest control service companies in West Texas. This growth can be attributed to many things, but above all else great customer service is our priority and has become the principal philosophy of our business. Gafford Pest Control Services, Inc. has become a leader in all aspects of pest and termite control methods. By utilizing the latest IPM (Integrated Pest Management) techniques, chemical treatment methods, and products we can offer our services to the most sensitive of clients.

In the early years of Gafford Pest Control, the company operated under various names as it merged or became partners with other local pest control firms in West Texas. As time went on Gafford Pest Control always emerged the dominant company in these unions.

Presently, Tim Gafford and his wife Belinda own and operate the family business. Tim received the opportunity of a lifetime when his uncles decided to retire, and that was to own and operate his own business. In the fall of 1994, Tim and Belinda took over the family business and changed the name to Gafford Pest Control Services, Inc., which it remains as of today. Tim graduated from Texas Tech University in 1979, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Entomology. During his time at Texas Tech University Tim worked for his uncle Bill Gafford who provided encouragement and great influence that helped guide him in to the pest control industry. Following his graduation, Tim went to work in the chemical distribution business with one largest chemical distribution companies in the nation that also specialized in pest control supplies for 15 years across the United States. This experience presented a vast amount of knowledge and insight into the pest control industry which would prove to be useful in the days to come.

Also involved in the family business is Wayne Barado, Tim’s stepson who has worked for the company since 1995. Wayne began working for Gafford Pest Control Services, Inc. in the Summer of 1995 while on vacation from college where he attended Illinois State University, with the intentions of going back to school in the fall. After spending an entire summer in West Texas and being on or around Texas Tech University the easy choice was made to stay. Wayne attended Texas Tech University and graduated in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology while continuing to gain immeasurable experience and knowledge of the pest control industry while working at Gafford Pest Control Services, Inc. In the years that followed Wayne eventually attained Associate Certified Entomologist (A.C.E.) status which shows his dedication and passion for the pest control industry.

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