President L.E. “Corky” Melass is a lifelong resident of the Brazosport area. Company management includes “Corky”‘s sons Eric Melass, Vice President of Operations, and Brian Melass, Vice President of Sales. Local ownership by the Melass family means that Killum is familiar with both the residents of our community, but also the pest control challenges that are unique to our area. Being committed to serving Brazoria County drives us to an unsurpassed level of customer satisfaction. You can’t remain in a location long-term without attaining and maintaining an excellent reputation for service. That also includes good stewardship by being active in local civic organizations.
We are the oldest pest control business in Brazoria County. The business was acquired by L.E. “Corky” Melass in 1973, where the ownership has resided ever since. The company has grown rapidly, and is the largest pest control business officed in Brazoria County. Through the 70’s and 80’s, Killum was located in Angleton. In 1993 we moved to Lake Jackson, where we officed at 209 Plantation. By 2014 we had out grown our building and needed a new home. On December 26, 2014 we moved down the street to 224 Plantation Dr. while still having our service center at 2506 Francis Dr. in Pearland.
The pest control industry is benefiting from continuously advancing technology. This allows us to control pests with the least possible impact on people and the environment. Through our affiliation with numerous pest management associations and organizations, we constantly stay abreast of the latest advances in pest control technology. Our clients benefit from us applying this knowledge in our day-to-day operations.
We are the most qualified and experienced pest control company in Brazoria County. Our certified applicators and technicians represent almost 100 years of cumulative pest control experience. The pest control industry recognizes two levels of certification, Pest Control Technician and Pest Control Certified Applicator (the highest level of certification), in several areas of practice, Pest Control, Termite Control, and Structural Fumigation, among others. These levels all require significant classroom training, field experience, and ongoing education. Our Technicians are licensed in the Pest Control and Termite Control areas, and our Certified Applicators are qualified in all three areas of practice. In addition, with our commitment to annual continuing education you can be assured that our service is performed to the most knowledgeable and up-to-date staff in the industry.
With an office located at 224 Plantation Drive in Lake Jackson and 2506 Francis St in Pearland, TX we are able to cover Gulf Coast and into Houston. Our fleet of 19 vehicles enable us to provide service to all areas of Brazoria, Ft. Bend, Harris and Galveston Counties. We pride ourselves in the cleanliness and orderliness of our facility and vehicles. Our office is always open to visitors, where our professional office staff is ready to greet you and assist you in every way possible. You are welcome to come by to bring any samples of pests you need help with, or to make arrangements for servicing your home or location.
Killum Pest Control, Inc. believes in supporting the community and being deeply involved in the industry. Corky Melass has been supporting the community through his involvement on Executive Boards, Board of Directors and Committees such as Brazoria County Days, BACH, Brazoria County Fine Arts Center, Rotary International, Brazosport Chamber of Commerce, EMS Board, Faith in Action among many others. Corky was also recognized as Citizen of the Year in 2003. Eric Melass has served in the same capacity with organizations such as Texas Tech Alumni Association, Brazosport and Pearland Chamber of Commerce, BACH, Coppinger YMCA, Greater Houston Pest Control Association, Texas Pest Control Association aand several others. Eric was recognized as a “40 under 40 Winner” from PCT Magazine in 2003. Eric was also Ambassador of the Year for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce. Brian Melass has also served in the same capacity in many organization such as Brazosport and Angleton Chamber of Commerce, Lake Jackson Business Assocation, Lake Jackson Historical Association, Museum of Natural Science, Greater Houston Pest Control Association, Texas Pest Control Association, Brazoria County Board of Realtors, City of Lake Jackson Committees, Brazosport New Commers Club and many others. In 2008 Brian was the Ambassador of the Year for the Brazosport Chamber of Commerce.
Killum Pest Control has been the 2002 Business of the Year for the Brazosport Economic Alliance, 2012 Business of the Year for the Pearland Chamber of Commerce, the Better Business Bureau Winner of Distinction for 2014-2015, US Chamber of Commerce Dream Big Blue Ribbon Business of the Year Nominee 2014-2015 and Pearland Journal Reader Best Pest Control Company 2010-2015. We are very proud to serve the communities.