Pest Control Specialist Joins Florence Chamber
by Ardie Arvidson
Great Quality Pest Solutions of Effingham joined ambassadors of the Greater Florence Chamber of Commerce on Monday to celebrate its chamber membership. The celebration included a ribbon cutting at the chamber.
Bruce Turner, a pest control specialist, has approximately 10 years of experience in the field. He is the sole proprietor of the business. He opened approximately three months ago and is currently licensed for mosquito control but will be licensed for termites, fire ant control and residential pest control in the next three months.
“We are committed to helping and educating the communities we serve through our experience and knowledge of the pest control field,” states the company website.
Turner worked in pest control in Georgia before opening his own company. He said he liked the customer service aspect of the business.
He said going inside people’s homes requires trust from the customer.
“Once people learned to trust me, I felt like this was the job for me,” Turner said.
He said the most important thing about the job is to know that you have technicians you can trust, he said.
He offers organic and regular pest control treatments.
“Our prices are very affordable,” Turner said. “I will help anybody, especially the elderly. I like helping people. I will work with them to manage their problem.”
On his website, Turner states that his mission is to be a “moving pillar in every community around the Pee Dee area to show common courtesy, friendliness, professionalism and acts of kindness.”
“I grew up in Florence and always knew I wanted to come back here to start my business,” he said.
He is a graduate of West Florence High School, is single and works from his home. His grandmother still lives in the Florence area. His parents and sister live in Georgia.
He is an active member of the Effingham community and is helping organize a community cleanup on July 20.
He is in the process of becoming a member of the Florence Kiwanis Club.
He said from discussions with people in the community he was told the chamber offers networking opportunities and a place to get involved.
He hopes to be an active member of the chamber.
“I hope it will help launch my business,” Turner said.
In addition to his pest control business, Turner mows lawns on weekends.
He likes “shooting pool,” spending time with family, four-wheeling and traveling.
For more information, visit gqpest.com or call 843-799-0863 for work estimates.
Greater Quality Pest Solutions is located at 2605 Javelin Circle in Effingham.
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