About Us

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 20 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 16 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.


Robert Romero – Termite Manager

Robert has been with Essential Pest Control for 18 years. Robert married his high school sweetheart and is a father of three. His daughter graduated at the University of Arizona here in Tucson, Arizona and his son is currently enrolled there.  He also has another son whom is still too young for school. Robert has 4 years of military experience in the United States Air Force and Army reserves.  He is community minded, volunteers, and attends a chapter of BNI Arizona South.

Robert started his career in the pest management industry at Essential Pest Control. He started as a residential pest control technician and has held several different positions advancing his career.  Currently he is the Termite Manager overseeing three departments including the Termite Control, Weed Control, and Real Estate departments.  Robert represents Essential at the Southern Arizona Home Builders Association and the Northern Pima County Chamber of Commerce.  In addition, Robert works personally with many of Essential’s key clients including property managers and realtors.  Robert prides himself on providing high quality customer service that he would expect at his own home.


Jerry Ortiz – Pest Control Manager

Jerry Ortiz has been with Essential Pest Control for 5 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.