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To better serve our customers throughout RaleighCharlotteWilmington, and beyond, Economy Exterminators has an in-house entomologist, Ken Ahlstrom, Ph.D. Ken has unique experience in the field of entomology and is dedicated to helping our customers identify the unique pest problems at their home or business.

dr ken economy exterminators expertOriginally from Connecticut, Ken received his B.A. degree in 1965 from Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. As a military veteran, he enrolled at North Carolina State University in 1970 and received his Master of Science degree in 1972, after which he accepted a job with the North Carolina Department of Agriculture. In 1990, he was given the opportunity to pursue a Ph.D. in entomology, receiving his degree in 2000.

Ken was the first Biological Control official for the Department of Agriculture and the chief insect identifier for the state for twenty-five years. Ken also coordinated the state survey for the Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. He retired from NCDA in 2013.

Ken is married and lives in Raleigh.

Check out the podcast Ken Ahlstrom attended at WPTF – 680 AM called Making Your Home Great below:

 

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“Caring People — Careful Solutions”. At Economy Exterminators, we stand by our commitment to earn your business and trust through effective pest treatments delivered by a team of friendly, professional pest control experts.

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Z.B.

5 star google review

Raleigh, NC

"Economy Exterminators is by far the best pest control company I've ever worked with. I initially called due to a Yellow Jacket problem, which they immediately resolved. Since that time I have used Economy for all pest control as well crawl space work/maintenance. After having previously received more than 5 quotes from previous organizations for crawl space work, I found Economy to be the most professional, honest and reasonably priced for outstanding quality. I highly recommend them to anyone seeking a local organization you can trust."

J.B.

5 star google review

Charlotte, NC

"Economy Exterminators is amazing! Called around for pricing on contracts and such. Economy Exterminators was reasonably priced, quick to respond and definitely attentive to customers. Every time I've had an issue (seen spider or bugs inside or an ant hill forming outside) they reasonably fast to show up and take care of the issue. Everyone that has showed up to do work was super nice, professional, and willing to explain the process very well. A+ company!"

S.K.

5 star google review

Wilmington, NC

"I am so impressed with this company and its employees! This morning and in the night for the first time in months I did not share my kitchen with uninvited and despised intruders. Yay!!! My communication with EVERY employee in this family-owned business has been friendly, informative, and honest. The cost is super affordable and the willingness to bring a valid and much-needed service is so appreciated! I highly recommend Economy Exterminators!"

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