In 1976, Paul DeBettencourt and Matthew Zacarian founded Minuteman Pest Control Co, Inc. The company was founded on the principles of providing its customers with a quick and reliable service. Minuteman provides a personal integrated approach to pest management. This approach is based on a thorough knowledge of account maintenance, sanitation, and targeted pesticide use (if necessary) to achieve the best possible results at a fair price. As a last resort if pesticides have to be used, the least hazardous materials will be selected and targeted to the problem area.
Paul, now the sole owner, is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts with extensive training in Entomology and Integrated Pest Management.
Minuteman Pest Control is a member of the National Pest Management and the New England Pest Management Associations.
The Pest Management Professionals, at Minuteman, are continually trained and attend workshops to use the latest techniques in Integrated Pest Management.
Jared DeBettencourt, who currently serves as our General Manager, has been with Minuteman since 1994. He received his category 41 license in General Pest Control and his category 43 in Termite and Structural pest control in 1996. He got Minuteman certified to use the Sentricon termite baiting system and was promoted to Termite Division Manager in 2004. He has extensive training in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). In 2010, Jared was promoted to General Manager and got our Quality Pro recognition through the National Pest Management Association. This is a national recognition of excellence in pest management.
In March 2016, our General Manager Jared DeBettencourt and Wildlife Manager Matt DeBettencourt were recognized as Associate Certified Entomologists (ACE) through the Entomological Society of America (ESA).
Matt DeBettencourt has been with Minuteman since 1993. He received his category 41 license in General Pest Control in 1996. Matt was certified as a wildlife control operator from the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Wildlife in 1998 (PAC agent) and then promoted to our Wildlife Division Manager in 1999. He has extensive training in Integrated Pest Management (IPM). He was nationally Certified as a Wildlife Control Professional in 2004 (CWCP) through the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA).
Meet our Team