Owner Les Grattan has been in the pest business for over 30 years.
With close attention to detail, his clients and customers get used to the personal service and reliability most other companies just can’t supply.
He’ll give you all the facts and your options so you can make the most knowledgeable decision about your treatment and prevention.
His experience includes serving the pest needs at Charlotte Douglas International Airport, numerous hospitals in and around Charlotte and commercial buildings in the city of Charlotte.
Les is a Matthews Rotary Club member, currently Chair of Fundraising and Community Service projects and is an active member of his local church.
Les formed Grattan Pest Solutions in June 2005. It serves both North and South Carolina in residential, commercial and retail pest prevention and treatment. The company also works diligently to serve the needs of realtors and real estate investors in the Charlotte Metro area, including Ballantyne, Matthews, Monroe, Fort Mill, Rock Hill, University, Concord, Huntersville, Lake Norman and Gastonia.
Grattan Pest Solutions provides several choices of termite protection and general pest programs. Les is an accredited wood-destroying insect inspector through the North Carolina Pest Control Association. We use only the highest quality products available in all our applications.
What We Do:
I have learned and experienced that the KEY to a successful pest and termite program is an ongoing inspection and a maintenance program. We utilize Integrated Pest Management (IPM) techniques of managing pests that integrates prevention with correction while minimizing risks to people and the environment. Prevention is the most critical factor in any effective pest management program.
Our Pest Prevention Service takes many forms. Reporting on structural maintenance/repairs, exclusion and sanitation along with targeted and precise applications are used only when necessary in response to detailed inspection and monitoring. This is a more intelligent approach to pest prevention in keeping a work place – safe, yet highly effective. All material and methods of work will have EPA approval.
Termites will and can go undetected in a structure for several years until you see signs of swarming termites (reproductive caste of the colony) emerging from a floor and or a wall in the structure of your home. The damaging effects of termites come from the worker caste of the colony that live in the ground. You never hear and usually never see them (unless you’re dismantling parts of the structure) until it’s too late.
Our employees receive ongoing safety, equipment and product training. They update annually their required state credits through continuing education. Our employees also go through background checks and drug testing.
Kenneth Dowdle – Kenneth was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended high school at Myers Park and graduated college from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Kenneth has been employed with Grattan Pest Solutions for over 16 years. He is a registered and certified pest management professional with accredited wood-destroying insect inspection certification through the North Carolina Pest Management Association. Kenneth is a licensed structural pest control operator through the State of North Carolina. Kenneth is the second generation of Grattan Pest Solutions and brings a strong base of pest control knowledge and experience to provide you with the best customer service and pest treatments for your home or business.
Kevin Smith – Kevin was born and raised in Charlotte, North Carolina. He attended high school at Charlotte Christian and graduated college from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Bachelor of Science degree in Meteorology. Kevin has been employed with Grattan Pest Solutions for over 16 years. He is a registered and certified pest management professional with accredited wood-destroying insect inspection certification through the North Carolina Pest Management Association. As a part of the New Premier Technician Program with the North Carolina Pest Management Association, Kevin is one of a few in our state to participate in this distinguished certification program. Because of Kevin’s passion for entomology, he will provide your home and business with the best pest evaluations and treatments available.
Danny Ruhland- Danny was born and raised in Monroe, North Carolina and attended Cuthbertson High School. He has been in customer service since 2015. As a Registered Technician through the North Carolina Pest Management Association, his attention to detail enables him to easily identify pests in your home or business and create the best plan for elimination. He is continuing his education through the North Carolina Pest Management Association to provide you with knowledgeable pest management services, along with his thoughtful planning for solving any pest issue.
Samuel Trusclair- Samuel was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He attended high school at Patrick Henry in Roanoke, Virginia. He is a Registered Technician with the North Carolina Pest Management Association. You will find his best asset is being a people person. He joins Team Grattan with an eye for detail. He will provide you with effective pest treatments with excellent results and always a positive attitude.
Suzanne, Trish and Clair work in the office answering your phone calls, texts and emails.
Suzanne, Trish and Clair are in our main office. They focus on providing the best customer service to all of our clients. Our office team is available to answer your questions and provide the plans you need for regular pest service, termite protection, mosquito barrier services, tree banding for canker worms, crawl space moisture barrier service and foundation vent installation along with pest and exclusion services. They also can relay any concerns you may have to our team in the field.