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Critical Pest Services, LLC. is a small company that offers a more personalized approach to your lawn fertilization and pest control needs.  Critical Pest Services has been in business since 2012 with pest control experience and roots back to 2005. With us, quality of work, safety and customer satisfaction are our top priorities.  It is our goal that your lawn looks great, your home is pest free, and that you are a happy customer.

We are constantly focused on the importance of performing above-and-beyond when it comes to pest control and lawn fertilization.  We offer a level of dependability, care and attention to detail that larger companies may not be able to offer.  We personally address any concerns that a customer may have and make sure that any problem is resolved quickly.

Jay Parker, Owner/Certified Operator

Jay grew up in the area and attended the University of Florida before transferring to Florida State University where in 1993 where he earned a degree in Computer Science and minors in Mathematics and Statistics.  After graduating from FSU he moved to Pennsylvania, where he married his wife Amy.  Shortly after their wedding they moved to Atlanta, Georgia where they lived for almost 11 years.  Then, nine years ago, they moved to Florida. Currently they live in Wesley Chapel with their two daughters, ages 12 and 8, and have been married for 19 years.

Jay worked in the Information Technology (IT) sector for 17 years and was with American Express at their subsidiary, Serve in St. Petersburg, Florida as a Technical Manager for 2 1/2 years where he headed up a software development team of 10 members.  Other companies that Jay worked for as either an Software Engineer or Consultant include The Home Depot, General Electric, Xerox, and Ceridian.  He also started his own consulting firm providing IT consulting services to various other companies in the Atlanta area.

Jay is a Certified Operator in General Household Pest Control and Lawn & Ornamental Pest Control for over six years and has proven to be highly qualified.  He continues to receive classroom instruction as well as extensive field training and constantly strives to gain industry knowledge.

Jay is an avid runner and has completed 17 marathons, 28 half-marathons and hundreds of 5K, 10K, 15K road races.  He had a heartbreaking marathon season in 2009 when he ran a Boston Marathon qualifying time in the Disney Marathon (3:19:27) but didn’t actually qualify because he was participating with a friends race number; then 6 weeks later he missed the qualifying time in the Gasparilla Marathon by 52 seconds (3:21:51).  Jay is a member of the Marathon Maniacs running club.  He gained the coveted entry in 2010 by running 3 marathons in 7 weeks.