Mantis was founded by Richard Marks, who was born and raised in Plainfield, NJ. He gave up a career in teaching, as he decided there were other ways of helping our community that better suited him. He loved driving and the freedom of being in a different atmosphere with every pest control job he endeavored. At the beginning of his career, it was him in the field and his Mother in the office, handling the day-to-day administrative tasks. In 2011, Thomas Pavlou, born and raised in North Plainfield, started working for Mantis Pest Control. After only 6 months of employment, he took a large role in the day-to-day operations alongside Rich. He developed a friendship with Richard and agreed to be the successor when Richard was ready to retire. Ironically, nearly 50 years since the inception of Mantis Pest Control, Tom is now out in the field with a team of technicians, and his Mother is now in the office handling the administrative work.
For more than 45 years, we have served Somerset County and the surrounding areas. We have retained many of our original customers while we continue to build new relationships, adding new clients to our list. Our team uses only the most effective treatment practices to ensure all homes and commercial spaces are pest-free.
We strive to earn your trust with our approach to pest extermination. Not only will we work on your property, but we will also educate you about the preventive measures you can apply to ensure the pests do not come back. If you’re having any trouble, simply give us a call. We also have an office in North Plainfield, where you will have direct access to our company owner. You can bring us your bugs in a bottle anytime you need help identifying them.