protecting your home and family from pests since 1956!
About Killroy Pest Control
As we look back at the history of our business, providing over 50 years of pest control service, we take a look at where we began. Phil Olavarri, one of our company's founders, was a pilot in the European theater in World War II. He and thousands of other servicemen came to know well the slogan of the war — "Kilroy was here" as it was drawn by Americas upon convenient services across Europe (early graffiti!). When Phil and his wife, Norma, were looking for a name for their new pest control business in 1956, they realized the little man looking over the fence proclaiming "Kilroy was here!" was a popular and well-known figure of that time.
Phil and Norma retired in the late 1980s, and the company was then managed by Dennis Merrill, a Campbell native who shared Phil's interest in insects. Dennis was an entomologist, and a graduate of San Jose State University. He and Phil also had a mutual love of golf. During the 1990s and the first decade of the 21st century, Dennis and his wife, Dennie, shared ownership responsibilities with Phil and Norma's daughter, Lynn, and her husband, Richard Schmidt. Now the original owner, Phil Olavarri, can again be seen regularly at Killroy, as Lynn and Richard have taken the helm. The business is back in the family!
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