By Jill Nagy
John Herbaly wants old-fashioned service and reliability to be the hallmarks of his new business, Old School Pest Control LLC in South Glens Falls.
After 20 years working for other companies, Herbaly opened his own business on June 1. So far, it is a family enterprise.
Daughter Skylar designed the company’s logo, an owl wearing a mortarboard, sitting on a branch. Her sister, Larissa who loves owls provided the inspiration for that logo, ,her father said.
They are still too young to work, he said, but the girls are learning the business. His wife, Lisa, on the other hand, runs the office. If things continue to go well, he expects to add another employee next year.
Herbaly said he wants a company that has “old ways, deals sealed with a handshake, excellent customer service, and honesty behind the work. I wanted my company to be about people.”
He specializes in removing insect pests, including ticks, mosquitoes, ants and termites, and “I’m really good at wildlife. I love doing the service, solving the problem. That’s really what it’s all about,” he said.
Although in business only for a short time, Herbaly said, “I have been pretty busy. I like it.”
He said he has received good reviews and good feedback.
Herbaly was born in Glens Falls Hospital, is a graduate of South Glens Falls High School and went on to SUNY Cobleskill. He moved away from the area for a while but has since moved back. The company is “truly local,” he noted.
Headquartered in South Glens Falls, Old School Pest Control services all of Saratoga, Warren and Washington counties. The website is www.oldschoolpest.com and the telephone number is 518 724-6440.
By Jill Nagy