Superior Exterminating pest control services in Roanoke, VA

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The McLawhorn Neil and Betty Mclawhorn
Jerry L. Mclawhorn Jerry L. Mclawhorn


A Company Committed to Providing Exceptional Customer Care with Modern Pest Management Methodology and Respect for the Environment.


Neil W. McLawhorn, founder of Superior Exterminating Company, Inc., started his career in the Pest Management Industry with Orkin Exterminating Company in 1948. Neil was married to Betty J. McLawhorn. They had 3 children, William “Lefty,” Jerry L. and Teresa McLawhorn. Neil successfully completed the Orkin Management Training Program and was transferred to Roanoke, VA in 1963. Neil loved the Roanoke Valley and made many friends in the community through his involvement at Oakland Baptist Church, the Williamson Road Lions Club, Roanoke Regional Homebuilders Association and the Roanoke Valley Association of REALTORS. In 1968 Neil declined a transfer to Memphis, TN and founded Superior Exterminating Company in Roanoke in 1969. Neil’s dedication, integrity and commitment to his customers and the Pest Management Industry lead to the founding of a continuing successful business.


Superior Extermination Company is a leader in the Pest Management Industry in Virginia. The Company is under the leadership of Neil’s son, Jerry L. Mclawhorn. Jerry began as a service manager in 1978, promoted to Vice President of Operations in 1986 and to President in 1997. Jerry is past president of Southwestern Virginia Pest Management Association, Chairman of the Education Committee of the Virginia Pest Management Association 2001-2008 and currently serves as President of the Virginia Pest Management Association 2008-2009.