Ask Our Expert!

Ask our Expert!

Jerry Hatch
Northwest Exterminating
Commercial Training & Development Specialist
Board Certified Entomologist

Jerry has been a great asset to the Northwest Exterminating team.  Jerry’s experience, and vast knowledge in the pest control and environmental health industries make him one of our “go-to” team members.  Not to mention his witty personality.

Jerry has decades of Environmental Health experience focusing on public health and pest management. Specializing in solutions for industries, he is interested in protection of the public health, environmental health and working with companies to develop and execute unique training and implementation methods to achieve their goals.

Jerry’s credentials include: Board Certified Entomologist, Certified Environmental Health Specialist, Hazardous Materials Specialist, Certified Professional in Food Safety and Certified LEEDS Green Associate

If you have any questions for our Pest Control Expert…send them over.  We’d love to help!

Northwest Exterminating
830 Kennesaw Ave MariettaGA30060 USA 
 • 888-466-7849

Northwest Ranked in 100 Top Workplaces by AJC

The Atlanta Journal Constitution has ranked the 100 Top Workplaces in Atlanta!  Northwest Exterminating is proud to be #4 in the Midsize Workplaces division.  In October of 2010, The AJC put out the call for emloyees to nominate their companies.  495 nominations were received.  In January, Workplace Dynamics, a consulting group that partners with The AJC, narrowed the results down to 166 finalists.  After the finalists were selected, 40,000 of the nominee’s employees were surveyed based on the direction of the company, execution, work conditions, career paths, management, pay and benefits.

Northwest Exterminating is so proud to accept this award and thankful to our work family for making this such a great place to be a part of!  Thank you to the entire Northwest Exterminating Family!!

Check out Northwest Exterminating in the Top Workplaces in Metro Atlanta

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One of Our Own Featured in Spinal Column magazine


Our very own Ryan Bloyd was featured in the latest addition of Spinal Column magazine.  Spinal Column is a magazine produced by The Shepherd Center here in Atlanta.  The Shepherd Center is a private, non-profit hospital that specialize in the research and rehabilitation of spinal cord and brain injuries.

Check out the latest addition and look for Ryan on page 22.


60 Years!


2011 is a big year for us at Northwest Exterminating.  We are celebrating 60 years of serving our customers.  Yes, that’s right…60 years!


60 years ago, in 1951, Northwest Exterminating was founded by L.A. Phillips and his wife, Emma Lene Phillips in Northwest Atlanta.  Throughout the years, Northwest has grown from a family of 2 to a family of over 300 employees.  We now have 14 service centers across Georgia to serve the Southeast.

Today, Northwest is still a family owned and operated company.  The President is Steve Phillips (L.A. & Emma Lene’s oldest son), Stephen Phillips (Steve’s son) serves as Leader of Operations, and Stanford Phillips (Steve’s son) serves as Leader of Business Development.

The principles that Northwest was founded on in 1951 are the same principles that we live by today: We will uphold commitments made to our Customers while exercising honesty, integrity, and excellence.

Our mission is to create a healthier living and working environment for our Customers.  We accomplish this mission by providing superior services performed by trained and knowledgeable pest professionals.

We would like to thank our customers for the past 60 years and we look forward to serving you for many, many more!


What Are People Saying about Northwest Exterminating?

Each week, Northwest Exterminating, sends out a customer satisfaction survey to customers who have recently had a new service performed at their home or business.  Customers are encouraged to comment on the service they received from the initial phone conversation to the effectiveness of the service.

We take these comments very seriously and use them as a reference on what we are doing well and what we can improve on.  We thought by posting some of these recent comments that it would be beneficial to both future and current customers.  Our goal is “Customers for Life!”

  • The representative was courteous.  He let me know that he was in my yard doing an inspection and he did not disturb any of the plants in the yard. – Union City
  • The technician was the most knowledgeable I have met compared with services from another provider for over a year.  He was extremely courteous, helpful and thorough. – Newnan
  • I appreciate the attention given to me regarding the pest control needs of my company. – Buford
  • The agents were truly professional and explained the different programs, cost, and application process. To be a green company is a plus. – Douglasville
  • My service rep Ricky Hancock is very efficient and genuinely concerned with pleasing his customers.  The support staff at the office is also very helpful in calling to set up appointments. We just added our 3rd contract with Northwest because of the service received. – Fairburn
  • The office manager calls to tell me when my pest service is coming, and also emails me to let me know.  She knows that I teach school and email is the best way to get in touch with me and I appreciate the extra mile she goes to let me know.  I also know the person coming to my house each time; he came to my house one Saturday when I had some questions, so I don’t worry about someone being there when I am not. – Newnan
  • Service tech was on time, polite, friendly and did a thorough job.  We were very pleased with his explanations and the job that he did. – Dacula
  • We have had a termite contract since 2007 but have recently added lawn care and changed our pest control from Arrow. – Jefferson
  • We have been very pleased for almost 9 years as a Northwest customer.  The field reps always work around the schedule when I can be home to let them in the house.  The phone schedulers for appointments are always very friendly and courteous also. – Newnan
  • I’ve had my termite service with Northwest Exterminating for almost 9 years and have never been disappointed with the level of professionalism of their employees and the quality of service. I’d used other companies in the past for pest control, but was never completely satisfied. After having my initial Pest Green visit last month, I have to say I’m glad I made the switch. Jesse was more professional and thorough than anyone I’ve had service my home in the past. – Alpharetta
  • We’ve only had one problem since we’ve been with Northwest since 1987.  Problem was fixed immediately. – McDonough
  • Polite professional service, and on time too! – Pine Lake
  • I have always received excellent service with fire ant service and termite service. If I ever have a problem, I receive a prompt response. I am especially thankful for Michael Manning. He does a very thorough job each and every time he comes and always makes sure I don’t have any problems before he leaves. He is an excellent representative for your company. – Jefferson

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Why choose a professional over DIY?

It’s a fact that every home needs pest control.  For the health of your home and the people and pets inside, it is important to keep your home free of pests, critters, insects, etc.  Many people are faced with the question of if they should hire a pest control professional or just do it themselves?

We’ve come up with some helpful reasons that we think choosing a pest control professional is the right choice for you.

  • Although there are natural DIY products, many store bought pest control products still contain chemicals.  Working with chemicals can be hazardous and directions should be followed at all times.
  • Sometimes it’s nice to have someone else clean up every now and then.  Leave the dead pests and debris to the professionals to clean up.
  • If treating the entire home, it can be cheaper to call a professional rather than spend money on gallon after gallon of product.
  • Professionals are equipped with high powered sprayers that can be used to treat areas more effectively and quickly.
  • Pest control professionals are knowledgeable.  They can spot the source of the problem and assist the homeowner with prevention tips that can prevent future problems.
  • It is less likely to have a case of over application.  Too much product could be more damaging than helpful.
  • If the problem persists…they will come back!  Northwest Exterminating offers FREE callback services in a case where the problem persists.

Here are a few things to consider when hiring a pest control professional:

  • Does the pest company offer experienced and knowledgeable professionals?
  • Is the company bonded, insured, and licensed?
  • Does the company offer estimates or quotes?
  • Do they offer any warranties or money back guarantees?
  • What type of pests can they deal with?

Call Northwest Exterminating for your FREE inspection 888.466.7849


2 New Programs: Green Mosquito Service & Pest Entrance Prevention

It’s that time of the year, coats coming off and thoughts turning to Spring.  It’s also the time pests start coming out to annoy, harass and just generally be a nuisance. So with everything else we think of at this time its time to start thinking of pest prevention.

To continue with Northwest Exterminating’s commitment to enhance and provide a healthy environment for your home and business, Northwest is offering a Green mosquito service this year to compliment its already successful traditional methods and materials.  The service will still entail a thorough inspection and service, however the products have been specifically selected to provide the protection you’ve come to expect, but with natural products. You’ll receive the value you have come to expect and be able to enjoy the outdoors all spring and summer. 

Northwest is taking the pest prevention side of Integrative Pest Management to a new level by offering an additional service to our customers.  Our pest entrance prevention program will seal any areas pests may get in and help decrease energy costs. (Studies show that cracks and gaps in and around windows, doors, etc. can reduce your structures heating or cooling efficiency, costing you money). The service can be performed by the regular technicians when they visit…a person you already trust for protection from pests.

Yes, it’s time to prepare and with Northwest services we make it easy. For these and any of our other services please call 888.466.7849 or visit us on the web at


GPCA Job Fair February 24, 2011

Sponsored By: Georgia Pest Control Association

WHERE: Windfield Hall
3890 Satellite Blvd
Duluth, GA 30096

WHEN: February 24, 2011


Georgia Pest Control Association is sponsoring a job fair on February 24, 2011.  There are approximately 1,100 pest control companies across the state employing over 12,000 Georgians and generating over $400 million in revenue.  While many industries have been severely affected by the poor economy, the pest control industry continues to grow each year.

Many employees are enjoying great compensation and benefits offered by Pest Management firms.

Job Positions:

  • Service Technicians
  • Salesmen
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Management Trainees
  • Other

Hiring Requirements:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Good Driving Record (Driving Positions)
  • Able to pass Criminal Background Check & Drug Screening
  • U.S. citizen or alien authorized to work in the U.S.

Hiring Qualifications:

  • Good Attitude & Communication Skills
  • Able to work in outside elements (hot, cold, rain, etc)
  • Not afraid of “pests”
  • Able to read, speak & comprehend English

Up to 20 companies are expected to participate.  Come prepared to meet and interact with company representatives.  Bring your resume and be prepared to fill out job applications.

For more info, contact Darrell Lee at 770.979.8180 or


2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser

On August 7, 2010Northwest Exterminatingwill be hosting our 2nd Annual Golf Tournament Fundraiser at Fox Creekin Smyrna, GA. Like last year, we will be raising moneyin honor ofRyan Bloyd. In September 2008, Ryan contracted a blood infection which caused a brain aneurysm to rupture, followed by a stroke.Ryan was in a comafor six weeks at Emory University Hospital’s Neuro ICU, he was given about a 20% chance to survive and a 10% chance to walk again. We are pleased to say that Ryan is working part-time at Northwest Exterminating and making great strides in his recovery.

Speech continues to be Ryan’s biggest challenge. Because of the support Ryan received from last year’s golf tournament, he was able to attend the Steps Forward intensive speech therapy facility in St. Pete. This provided the breakthrough that Ryan needed for continued progress in his language and speech abilities. When he returned from Florida, Ryan immediately began speech therapy in Altlanta. This will continue as well as reading and writing tutoring.Speech therapy will be part of Ryan’s life for some time, but the rewards are great.

We would love it if you could come out and help us raise money!

Title Sponsor – $2,000

Premier Sponsor – $1,000

Foursome w/ Hole Sponsorship & 4 golf shirts – $600

Tee Hole Sponsor – $150

Individual Player – $100

7:30 am Breakfast

8:00 am Shot Gun Start/Four Man Scramble

Auction and Lunch

Please contact Christie Lautsh at 678.383.1072 or email at

Fox Creek

1501 Windy Hill Road, Smyrna, GA