Who We Are

David Rice was in the pest control business for years. It was truly a family business as his two sons, Rick and Scott, were involved in the business from an early age and rode with technicians to learn the business from the bottom up. His wife Dorene helped him with paperwork nights and weekends while working a full time career of her own. Eventually, David wanted to entertain other ventures so he sold his business. A few years later his youngest son Scott decided he wanted to be in the pest control business. His brother Rick helped him build the business while enrolled full time in college. Unfortunately, Scott passed in 2001 and David and Rick took over for a few years. Dorene left her job and spent a few years in retirement until David passed away in 2009. This was the time that it became clear that they were needed in the family business and Dorene and Rick became the new co-owners. It was not the chosen path for either of them, but they love what they are doing and can not imagine doing anything else.

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Meet Our Team

Frank Truitt

Frank Truitt

General Manager

Frank started in the pest control business in June of 1996. He became certified in 1997 which is a testament to his knowledge of the pest control business. The company where he started was sold to another company in 2001 and Frank went to work for the new company but after 3 months knew that it was not where he should be. Scott had asked him to come to work for him and in September of 2001, Frank became an Inspector/Technician for Scott Rice Termite and Pest Control. Frank has become the senior employee for Rice’s Termite and Pest Control and is a huge asset and wealth of knowledge while keeping the company updated on the latest insect exterminator treatments.

Caleb Walker

Caleb Walker

Caleb is 27 years young and has been working for Rice since 2017. He is an outstanding pest control technician. Caleb is eager to learn and always does the best job possible for his customers.

Nathan Mayers

Nathan Mayers

Nathan has been working for Rice’s since 2017. He is a certified technician and enjoys working a job that allows him to travel the area and meet new people. He primarily treats residential customers and says that he enjoys giving excellent service.

David Adkins

David Adkins

David started with us in January of 2017 and was a sergeant in the army and served 8 years. He is also a certified termite technician. David is very personable and friendly; he grew up as friends with almost all of our technicians! We are very happy to have David a part of our team!

Richard Powell

Richard Powell

Richard has lived in Salisbury his entire life. He has been in the pest control business for 27 years, more than half of his life. Richard is a certified technician, very professional and has been certified in gold medal accounts.

Zachary Mell

Zachary Mell

Zach is 27 years of age and started at Rice’s in 2018. He was hired as a termite technician but has quickly learned how to handle both termite and pest control treatments. Zach likes to take his time to ensure the job is completed right the first time. He enjoys his job and looks forward to handling your pest control problems.

Betty Beauchamp

Betty Beauchamp

Betty has been a long time resident of the Eastern Shore. She has worked with Rice’s since 2017 and likes to say, “I am the smile behind the phone.” Betty handles most of our service order processing to completion with amazing accuracy.

Cheryl Dryden

Cheryl Dryden

Cheryl is a fixture of the Eastern Shore and has lived in Delmar, Delaware for 40 years. Cheryl has worked with Rice’s Pest Control since 2017 and enjoys helping new customers as well as long-time account holders. You will see Cheryl’s smiling face as soon as you walk into our front office.

Danielle Rice

Danielle Rice

“Dani” as she likes to be called, is the 3rd generation of the Rice family to enter the business and is the future of the company. She has been with us since 2017 while still in high school and has already had a taste of doing financial duties like payroll and payment processing. She currently handles the scheduling of our technicians, and is sure to always keep them busy! Dani is enrolled at Wor-Wic Community College pursuing her degree.

Hilary Cockey

Hilary Cockey

Hilary is new to you but old to us. She first started here in 2016 and decided to leave in December of 2017 to raise her two young children. She recently came back to us in July of this year. We are super excited to have her back on our team!

Cooper

Cooper

Cooper is our team mascot. It is guaranteed you will be greeted by Cooper with a wagging tale when you come visit us!

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