About Us

Our Technicians:

John Higley, Jr.
John is the owner of the company. He has been in the industry since 1972, when he started working with his father, John Higley, Sr. John took over the company and named it John Jr’s Termite and Pest Control in October of 2008. He says that his favorite part of the job is getting to meet and interact with customers, making sure to provide outstanding customer service. Something you may not know about John is that he used to be a gymnast.


 

Brent Defoe
Brent is our “Jack of All Trades”, He lends a hand in both termite and pest control. He has been in the industry since 2006, and started working at John Jr’s in 2010. He says his favorite part of his job is interacting with customers, ensuring that their needs are met. Something you may not know about Brent is that he collects license plates.


 

Nathan Estrella
Nathan is our lead termite technician. He has been in the industry since 1999, and started working at John Jr’s in 2013. He says his favorite part of his job is completing a treatment knowing that he did an outstanding job. Nathan loves sports, and is a huge Dallas Cowboys fan. He also believes that the Chicago White Sox will win the World Series this year.


 

Justin Stevens
Justin is a pest control technician, who specializes in bees. He has been in the industry since 2015, when he started working for John Jr’s. He says his favorite part of the job is getting to interact with customers, ensure that their needs are met at a time that is convenient for them. In his free time Justin is the Lead Guitarist in a local band.


 

John Higley, Sr
John specializes in inspections, and answering all of the questions we have. He has been in the industry since 1972, when he opened the company, under the name “John’s Termite and Pest Control”. He has worked here since day 1, and has watched the company grow. He says his favorite part of the job is going out and being able to interact with our customers, both new customers and customers who have been here since the beginning. When John was young he attended (and got kicked out of) boarding school.


 

Melanie Higley
Melanie is the office manager. She has been around the company since childhood, but came to work in the office in 2008. She now specializes in marketing. She says her favorite part of the job is being able to go out and meet new people, sharing info about the company with them. On a personal note, one of her previous jobs was at Disneyland.


 

Rebecca Bridges
Rebecca is our office girl. She handles all things office, and chances are she will be the one you talk to at the office. She has been in pest control since 2015, and has been with us since 2015. Her favorite part of the job is helping solve customers problems. At one point, ironically, she tried to nurse an abandoned baby pack rat back to health.