The Preferred Pest Control Team

Brad Smith - Preferred Pest Control

Brad Smith

Preferred Pest Control is owned and managed by Brad, an Iowa State University graduate Entomologist. He takes pride in running his business that has earned an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau and the BBB Torch Award for Ethics. Brad is responsible for thoroughly training our technicians in the latest pest control techniques, allowing us to guarantee satisfaction with our top-of-the-line services.

Brad is a Des Moines native and continues to live here because the city is full of friendly people and many options for recreation and entertainment. In his free time, Brad enjoys walking along neighborhood trails with his wife and spending time with his grandchildren.

Andy Smith - Preferred Pest

Andy Smith

Andy grew up in Johnston, and really enjoys living and working in the Des Moines area. He likes that Des Moines is an up-and-coming city that always has new activities and fun things to do around town. At Preferred Pest, Andy appreciates the variety in the job and the idea that every day brings a different challenge. Fun Fact: Andy was voted “2015 Most Eligible Bachelor at Iowa State” by Trend Magazine (a student-organized publication), but admits he is no longer eligible since he is happily married.

Brian Smith - Preferred Pest Control

Brian Smith

Urbandale is where Brian calls home since it is close to work and still easy to get to Des Moines. When performing pest services for homes and businesses, Brian likes to meet new people and get to know our customers while getting the chance to see unique homes and learn new things about different business industries. In his free time, Brian has fun playing basketball, running and biking. That’s why one of his favorite things about Des Moines is the great bike trails and how they connect you to different suburbs and local restaurants.

Jed Johnson - Preferred Pest Control

Jed Johnson

Originally from northern Wisconsin, Jed came to Iowa for college and loved it so much he never left! He enjoys how accessible everything is in Des Moines and likes visiting all the different restaurants and parks in town. Jed ‘s favorite thing about his job is problem solving while working with his hands and getting to know our customers. After hours, Jed and his wife stay busy with their four children and many animals - they have twenty chickens, two ducks, two cats, three new kittens and a puppy.

Jim Howe - Preferred Pest Control

Jim Howe

Jim grew up as the youngest of nine children on a farm outside of Charles City, IA, and brings great family values and hard-work ethic to the Preferred Pest team. He likes working for a local company with friendly coworkers that truly take care of their customers. Outside of the office, Jim enjoys being with his family, participating in church activities, camping, fishing and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings in the fall!

Joe Peters - Preferred Pest Control

Joe Peters

Joe is from West Des Moines and enjoys continuing to live and work in the area. What he likes best about Preferred Pest Control is working with our bed bug detection dogs and his great coworkers! In his free time, Joe likes spending time with his two boys, running outside and eating at Tasty Tacos.

Jon Andorf - Preferred Pest Control

Jon Andorf

Originally from Des Moines, Jon chooses to stay in the area because it’s a wonderful place to raise kids and allows him to stay close to family and friends! At Preferred Pest, Jon admits he has learned a lot about the value of hard work and likes helping Des Moines families solve their pest problems. After hours, Jon spends his time with family and friends, plays sports, tries his hand at construction projects and watches his favorite TV shows.

Lance Shuey - Preferred Pest Control

Lance Shuey

Lance hails from central Pennsylvania, but really enjoys Des Moines now that he lives in Iowa. He likes that Des Moines is a safe city full of nice people, and his favorite event is the Iowa State Fair each summer. When Lance gets home, he likes to spend time with his wife, five kids and two German shepherds.

Ryan Garvey - Preferred Pest Control

Ryan Garvey

Ryan grew up in Des Moines and has enjoyed seeing the growth of our magnificent city over the years while Des Moines continues to keep its small city charm. His favorite thing about working in the pest control industry is staying active on the job and working with homeowners to solve their problems. In his free time, Ryan likes to read, bike, hike, workout and go to concerts.

Tyler Smith - Preferred Pest Control

Tyler Smith

Tyler is from Des Moines and enjoys the many activities and events the city has to offer. His favorite thing about Preferred Pest is being active and working outside, as well as the opportunity to solve homeowners’ pest issues. When he’s not fighting off insects in Des Moines area homes, Tyler is training to be an American Ninja Warrior. He loves sharing his passion for obstacles and fitness and has previously been featured on the popular TV show - he goes by the nickname ‘Ninja Bug Man’!

Vance Nordaker - Preferred Pest Control

Vance Nordaker

Des Moines has always been home for Vance, and he never wants to leave such a wonderful community! He loves working for Preferred Pest because we put a huge emphasis on customer service and focusing on our clients’ needs first. He’s also made great friends with others in the office. Outside of work, Vance spends time with his family, usually playing outside with his kids or going to the movie theater.