Our employees take pride in working for Western Pest Services. They are passionate about their jobs and truly believe in creating a partnership with the customers and communities they serve. And we love them too! Putting a spotlight on them is just one way to thank them for being such an important part of the team.
Q. What’s your name?
A. Peter Mattiace
Q. And what is your official title at Western Pest Services?
A. Canine Handler
Q. What are your responsibilities?
A. Maintain Tess and Raven training, health, and grooming. With my dogs, we conduct services in several settings including homes, theaters, and hotels while providing excellent customer service. I also make sure to pass certification tests as well as do demonstrations for customers.
Q. What year did you start working at Western?
Q. How many years have you been working in this industry?
A. I started in the industry in 2007 and with canines in 2008.
Q. What relevant positions did you hold before Western?
A. I was lead canine handler for another pest control company for 4 years before coming to Western.
Q. What’s your education background?
A. Bergenfield High School, Florida Canine Academy, Joe Nick K-9.
Q. Do you have any relevant certifications or specialties?
A. Quality Pro Certified and certified with four different dogs.
Q. Have you received any relevant awards?
A. 2019 President’s Club, PCT Magazine Technician of the Year Finalist 2016
Q. Are you a member of any relevant organizations?
A. Camaro Club of America. It may not be relevant, but it doesn’t make it any less fun!
Q. Are there any interesting projects you’ve worked on that you’d like to include?
A. I’ve been featured in the New York Times, the Star Ledger, AKC Family Dog Magazine, did a live demo on News 7 @6, and rang the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange in 2016.
Q. Is there anything else you would like to include?
A. I have conducted thousands of searches in my career!