The Bug Man celebrates 45 years


December 5, 2023


The Bug Man celebrated its 45th anniversary with a party at its new office location. PHOTO: THE BUG MAN

The Bug Man recently celebrated its 45th anniversary at its new home office in Baton Rouge, La.

The Bug Man opened its doors in April 1978 by two brothers, Paul and Jim Salvant.

The Salvants learned the basics of their trade from their father, Jim Sr., who had previously owned and operated a Louisiana pest control business.  They spent their summers working alongside their father until he sold his business when the boys were still in grade school. A few years later, Paul and Jim both went to work for other pest control companies until 1978, when they decided to open The Bug Man together.

“From day one, quality and customer service was of paramount importance to the company. Professionalism, knowledge of the industry and continuing education are and has always been important growth factors of The Bug Man,” according to the company’s website.

The company provides residential, commercial and industrial pest control services throughout Louisiana. The Bug Man has four service areas, which are located in Baton Rouge, Ascension, Lafayette and New Orleans in Louisiana. Its staff of over 40 technicians totals more than 250 years of pest control experience. The Bug Man’s territory stretches as far west as Lake Charles, La., as far north and east as the Louisiana-Mississippi state line and as far south as Grand Isle, La.


The exterior of The Bug Man’s new office. PHOTO: THE BUG MAN


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