Meet Our Technicians

Pest Control Technicians

John Garcia Sr. is a Commercial Pest Control Technician. Although John has worked for Essential for over 7 years, he has been in the pest control industry for 24 years.  With John’s industry experience and knowledge he brings a thorough treatment technique to every service.  He is experienced in all commercial and residential treatments for general pest, bees and an expert at treating specialty pest like bed bugs and rodents.
What John loves about being on the job is meeting interesting people and battling the bugs! John has lived in Tucson for 57 years. He  is a proud father and grandfather. John’s hobbies outside of work include playing music as a musician, teaching Sunday school, attending church and spending time with his children/grand children.


Pest Control TechnicianJohn McNeill is a residential technician. He is known as RPC 3. John has been in the Pest Control industry for 33 years, and has worked for Essential 6 of those years. What he loves most about his job is that every day is different and he gets to help others solve their pest problems. He has been married for 37 years and has lived in Tucson for that time as well. He has 2 daughters and 2 grand kids. John has traveled the world extensively and has no desire to go anywhere at this time. His greatest accomplishment in the Pest Control industry is that he was chosen to do specialty fumigation testing with Dow Agrosciences. His hobbies consist of shooting, camping, horseback riding, and nearly anything outdoors.

 

 


 

Scott Robinson (RPC 2) has worked within the Pest Control industry and with Essential for over 5 years. With vast amounts of experience and knowledge, Scott has multiple certifications and can handle any issues you may have. Scott is extremely responsive and has great attention to detail. Building relationships with his customers is the thing he likes most about being on the job. Scott has lived in Tucson all his life. Scott has 3 wonderful kids and loves spending time with them. One thing that most people don’t know about Scott is that he likes to cook. Scott is a jack of all trades, he can figure out and solve most problems that occur. He enjoys motor sports, and loves off-roading.

 


 

Mike Trout is one of our Pest Control Technicians, specializing in residential control. Mike has been in the pest control industry for over a year and the year has been with Essential. Before Essential, Mike was a swimming pool technician. What he loves about being on the job is meeting the customers and their pets. Mike is originally from Los Angeles, Ca, and worked for a major wine label in San Luis Obispo. Mike moved to Tucson to help take care of family. He loves spending time with his father and his passions are spending time and bringing food to Tucson’s animal shelters.


Arick Tuchawena is one of our Pest Control Technicians (RPC 4), specializing in residential control. Arick has been in the pest control industry for over 2 years and has been with Essential for just under a year. Before pest control, Arick was in electrical. While on the job, Arick loves getting to know Tucson and meeting new people. Originally from Oak Springs, AZ, he loves being in Tucson. Outside of work he loves spending time with family and working on his car.

 


 

Marco Zavala is one of Essential’s Pest Control Technicians (CPM 3), specializing in commercial pest control. Marco has been in the pest control industry for over 25 years with just under a year with Essential. While being out on the job, he loves the fact that he has freedom and flexibility. Originally from Texas, Marco has 3 kids and enjoys softball, bowling, camping and boating.

 

 


 

Tony Flores is one of Essential’s Pest Control Technicians specializing in residential areas. Tony has been with Essential for just under a year and was previously in the manufacturing business. Tony’s upbeat spirit and great customer service skills make him a great person to service any home.
What Tony loves best about being on the job is meeting the many different people. He is originally from Tucson, AZ and has a wife and 2 kids. His hobbies include woodworking, hunting and target shooting.

 


 

Andrew Trueblood is one of Essential’s Pest Control Technicians (CPM 5), specializing in commercial treatment. Andrew has been in the pest control industry for just under a year and has been with Essential for most of that time. Before Essential, Andrew was in the architectural industry. What he likes about being on the job is meeting people from all backgrounds of life. Andrew is from Tucson. He has a wife, mom and sister in town. Some of the things he likes to do outside of work are going to church and taking his wife to dinner.


David (Vince) Race, who goes by Vince is one of our Pest Control Technicians. He has been in the pest control industry for 3 years and has been with Essential for 2 months. What Vince likes about being on the job is the ability to solve customer related problems. He also enjoys making people feel comfortable knowing they have quality service. Vince is originally from Bath, England and in his free time likes to ballroom dance and watch movies.

Termite Control Technicians

Mike Pallanes is one of Essential’s Termite Control Technicians (TC2). He has been in the pest control industry for over 15 years and 5 years with Essential. With vast amounts of experience and knowledge, Mike has multiple certifications and can handle any issues you may have. What he likes about being on the job is the fact that every day is different and likes to meet challenges head on. Mike is originally from Tucson, AZ and in his free time loves to coach Pop Warner Football and mechanics.

 


 

Shawn Cunningham is one of Essential’s termite technicians, specializing in Sentricon Systems. Shawn has been in the pest control industry for over 3 years and over a year with Essential. He brings experience and knowledge with him to every visit. What Shawn loves best about the job is talking with the different customers.
Shawn is originally from Mobile, Alabama and has a 5 year old son. His hobbies outside of work are motorcycles and sports.

 


 

Dan Reese is one of our termite Control Technicians (T1) and has been with Essential for under a year. Although he is newer the pest control industry, Dan has caught on very fast and our customers take notice of his knowledge and professionalism. Dan has extreme attention to detail and is very personable.
What Dan likes about being on the job is meeting new people and solving their termite issues. Dan is originally from San Diego, CA and has a wife and a 6 year old son. His hobbies outside of work are sports and working on his house.

 


 

Nolberto Saenz is a Weed Control Technician specializing in Pre and Post Emergent services. (Route 45). Nolberto has been in the pest/weed control industry for over 9 years and has been with Essential for all 9 years. What Nolberto likes about being on the job is working out side in nature’s elements. He is from Tucson and has 3 kids. His hobbies outside of work is family time and music concerts.