Viking Pest Control receives Official Community’s Choice Award


November 17, 2023


From left: Ben Snyder, Scott Devrous, Anthony Miscia and Sean Yunginger, Viking Pest Control team members, accepted the Official Community’s Choice Award for Best Pest Control Company. PHOTO: VIKING PEST CONTROL

Basking Ridge, N.J.-based Viking Pest Control, an Anticimex company, received the Official Community’s Choice Award for Best Pest Control Company in Monmouth and Ocean City, N.J. at a gala event at iPlay America in Freehold, N.J.

These awards are voted on by members of the Monmouth and Ocean County communities. Last Bite Mosquito & Tick Control, which was recently acquired by Viking, also reached the final round of voting, earning recognition as one of the three best pest control companies in Monmouth County.

The Official Community’s Choice Awards are produced by Ventures, a part of the USA Today Network, and celebrate the best businesses and organizations across the country as determined by residents of the counties they serve. Viking Pest Control was chosen as the winner after three rounds of voting. Last Bite Mosquito & Tick Control reached the final round of voting in Monmouth County, claiming a position as one of the three best pest control companies in the region.

“We are very honored to see Viking acknowledged by the people of Monmouth and Ocean Counties,” Eric Gunner, of Viking Pest Control, said in the news release. “Viking’s philosophy has always been to maintain a community-first mindset, no matter how much we grow. While we have grown and expanded over the years, we have always made sure that we never lose our focus as a local pest control company.”

The Official Community Choice Awards come as Viking Pest Control’s latest honor in 2023. Earlier this year, Viking Pest Control was recognized as one of the best pest control companies in the country by publications including Forbes Home, The Spruce, Better Homes & Gardens, and Real Simple. Viking Pest Control was also recognized as one of the best workplaces in New Jersey by for the third year in a row. Additionally, Viking was rated Best of Houzz on the popular home improvement site.

About Viking Pest Control

Viking Pest Control was founded in 1980 by Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer Ed Bradbury (Class of 2014), and was acquired by Anticimex in 2017. The company serves residents and business owners throughout New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland. Viking is a QualityPro certified member, and its other credentials include having been named by Forbes Advisor as one of the 10 Best Pest Control Companies for 2023; by the Spruce as Best Pest Control company for Sustainability; and by as the Best of Houzz 2023 for Customer Service.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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