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About Essential Pest Control in Tucson, AZ

Pest Control TucsonEssential Pest Control is locally owned and operated in Tucson, Arizona.  We have been servicing the Tucson community since 1981.  Essential is a full service pest control company offering Pest Control, Termite Control, Bee Removal, Bird Control and Weed Control services.  The company provides residential and commercial services and is able to handle any pest problem.  The company’s service area also includes Green Valley, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, and Vail.

Essential has a reputation for providing quality pest control services at reasonable rates.  Essential currently has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and a clean record with the Office of Pest Management.  In addition, Essential has earned the Quality Pro designation, the mark of excellence
in the pest management industry.

Our Mission:

Essential is committed to providing high quality pest management services. Our customer focus is providing fast, affordable, and dependable service. Our organizational commitment is to provide a rewarding career for our employees through quality of work, fair compensation, and job satisfaction.

Why Choose Essential:

• Essential Pest Control uses pet and children friendly pest control products, as well as green Termite control solutions.

• We go above and beyond the standards of our industry. The State of Arizona requires only 6 continuing hours of education annually for applicators. Essential delivers over 60 hours of verifiable training for our technicians annually.

• We provide the best of both worlds. The latest products and technology that National companies offer, with friendly customer service that can only be found from your friendly Tucson neighborhood company.

• Essential Pest is a part of Tucson. Serving the community for over 30+ years and invested interest in helping the community. Essential is involved in the community and supports local charitable organizations.

• Essential identifies what is important to our clients to help them with their pest control needs. Our company provides affordable and reliable services with a client focus approach.

• We can handle all of your toughest pest problems by providing services such as Pest control, Termite control, Weed control, Bee removal, Rodent control, Bird control, Bed Bug control and more.

Meet the Team:

Noran Ruden President – Owner

Noran Ruden has owned Essential Pest Control for the past 7 years and has lived in Tucson, Arizona his whole life. Noran has 23 years of experience in the pest control industry and was the former Vice President of a large competing firm before he received his opportunity to buy Essential Pest Control. Noran holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Management with an emphasis on Project Management from the University of Phoenix. Noran currently works hard as an advocate for small business within the Tucson Community.

Noran started as a pest control technician working hard advancing his career within the industry. His current focus is on building a company committed to providing high quality pest control services at reasonable rates. Noran has served on the Arizona Pest Professional Organization’s Board of Directors. The organization’s mission is educating consumers and improving industry standards. Noran is committed to providing exceptional customer service through his organization and industry.

Noran’s key to success is working hard and always giving 100%.

“I am living proof that hard work and dedication does pay off. Through my success I am able to employ talented people. I am grateful for everyone I have on my Team, Essential Pest Control is what it is today because of each and every one of my employee’s contributions.”


Corinne Ortiz – General Manager

Corinne Ortiz  has been with Essential Pest Control for about five years.  Corinne is married and has 3 children, two boys and one girl.  She is a Tucson Native and still dreads the 110 degree summers. Corinne has 19 years of industry experience, working for a large competing firm.  In her previous position she managed 25 employees and was responsible for three million in revenue.  Corinne is also active in the community by volunteering through her church and business groups.

Corinne was hired as the General Manager of Essential Pest Control due to her industry experience and knowledge.  She quickly made several changes to improve customer service, company image, and overall organizational efficiency which accounts for much of Essential’s success.  She is a member of the Givers Gain Chapter of BNI Arizona South.  Corinne’s focus is on maintaining day-to-day operations overseeing all departments and works on building relationships that benefit the community and organization.


Michael Dahl – Termite Manager

Michael Mike Is  Essential’s Termite and Weed Control Manager. Mike has been in the pest control industry for over 10 years with extensive management history. While newer to Essential, Mike previously was Director of Operations and Spec. Manager with other pest control companies. With his experience, Mike was on the committee to rewrite WDO (wood destructive organisms) state certification test. Mike also is a member of NPMA business development and leadership groups.

On the job, Mike loves being able to help customers and the ability to be in the office as well as in the field. Mike loves to set and achieve goals. Originally from Washington ST, Mike has lived in a few states like; CA, TX, UT, and traveled abroad while serving in the USAF. Places like Portugal and Italy. The Air Force is what brought him to Tucson.

Mike has a wife and a daughter in college here in town, He and loves to travel and golf as hobbies



Jerry Ortiz, pest control manager in Tucson, Arizona

Jerry Ortiz – Pest Control Manager

Jerry Ortiz has been with Essential Pest Control for 8 years. Jerry is married and is a father of three. He has one girl and two boys. Jerry is involved in the community and is a member of the Northwest chapter of BNI Arizona South.

Jerry began his career in the pest management industry at Essential. Although he started out as a pest control technician, he worked his way up to Pest Control Manager. Jerry currently oversees the pest control department for residential and commercial properties. It is through his hard work and diligence that our pest control technicians are so great at their jobs.