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About Us

We’re not just another pest control mob. We offer genuine, old style personal service along with the latest & safest innovations, methods, chemistries & technologies

All PEST ELITE services are carried out under strict compliance with:

  • AEPMA Industry Codes of Best Practice (member & signatory to codes of practice)
  • PEST ELITE Environmental Management Guidelines
  • Federal Guidelines for the safe use of pesticides in non-agricultural workplaces 2004
  • HACCP Principles & site specific Food Safety Standard Accreditations
  • PEST ELITE Environmental / Safe Chemical Management / Personal Hygiene Company Policies
  • NSW Pesticide Regulations 2017
  • NSW Pesticide Act 1999
  • National Harmonisation WHS Act 2011
  • NSW OH&S Act 2000
  • NSW Occupational Health & Safety Regulation 2001
  • All chemistries & other formulations used by PEST ELITE approved & registered with the APVMA

Qualifications & Accreditations held by PEST ELITE

  • Member of the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association
  • PESTCERT Accredited
  • Licensed Fumigator
  • Licensed & Qualified Pest Management Technicians & Timber Pest Inspectors
  • HACCP Food Standards & GMP Course Certification
  • Qualified HACCP Trainer & Auditor
  • Qualified Cert 1V - Workplace Trainer & Assessor (TAE & BSZ)
  • Member of the Anticimex Global Pest Technical Board – Stockholm Sweden (past)
  • Development Committee Member for Australian Standards in Termite Management
  • AEPMA Development Committee Member - Australian Pest Industry Codes of Best Practice
  • Pest Management in the Food Industry (Chairman)
  • Training in the Pest Management Industry
  • Termite Management During Construction (ACCC endorsed)
  • Termite Management (ACCC endorsed)
  • Development Committee Member – HACCP Australia Food Safety Standard V2 – 2017
  • AGSAFE Accredited
  • TAFE – TImber Pest Inspector Qualification
  • Timber Pest Training – Units 8 & 10 – Rapid Training
  • Hadlinton / Taylor Termite Identification & Management Certification
  • Timbersure Accredited
  • Exterra Termite Systems Accredited
  • BASF Termidor Accredited Operator
  • Termatrac Certification
  • QLD Health Mosquito Management & ID Course Certification
  • Bird Management with Pesticides Certification
  • Bell Laboratories IPM Rodent Management Certificate
  • Diploma in Business Management
  • Strategic Account Management Certificate – Aust. Institute of Management
  • PEST IT – Eagle Eye Course Certificate
  • PEST IT – Bird Management Course Certificate
  • KORDON Termite System Accredited
  • Fall Prevention Course Certificate – Height Safety Australia
  • Working Safely at Heights Certificate – Spanset Australia
  • Certified Lead Auditor - ISO Quality Management Systems / Environmental & Safety - NCSI

Jake Stephenson

Head Technician & General Manager

Email: jake@pestelite.com.au / Phone: 0481 144 629

Jake Stephenson started in the pest control industry in 2012 and completed a traineeship under the watchful eye & mentorship of his father Gary, who at the time, was the National Technical Director for the largest pest control organisation in the Australia/Pacific Region for 13 years.


Jake enjoys a genuine passion for his chosen field and as such, incorporates practical, effective pest management methodologies with the latest innovational technologies, products & chemistries, to achieve successful outcomes and excellent customer satisfaction.


Jake has received an exceptional level of training and possesses rarely acquired skills and capabilities gained from extensive direct hands-on involvement with a diverse range of pest management services including all manner of domestic and commercial pest control, varying bird management systems, hospitality & food industry integrated pest management service programs and very extensive experience with multiple termite eradication & management technologies for both the pre-construction and existing buildings sectors.

Jake receiving AUS/NZ National Technician of the Year 2015 at one of the largest multi-national pest services companies

Jake receiving AUS/NZ National Technician of the Year 2015 at one of the largest multi-national pest services companies


Gary Stephenson

Technical & Operations Director

Email: gary@pestelite.com.au | Mobile: 0403 113 117

Gary is the Technical & Operations Director at PEST ELITE, a family run pest management firm which specialises in safe and effective pest control solutions which are tailored to surpass client expectations and exceed industry standards. Gary, through his PEST ELITE position, provides specialist services and structured solutions for all manner of pest management issues and challenges to all domestic & residential clientele and almost all commercial, industrial & corporate business sectors, including:


  • Auditing to Food Safety Man. Standards for Food Manufacturing & Handling Industry (internal & third party)
  • Consultancy Services to pest control industry/business & public pertinent to the pest control industry and pest management in general
  • HACCP Auditing, Training & Assessment
  • Training & advice with Pest Control Treatments & Solutions for Commercial/Industrial/Residential
  • Development & implantation of Integrated Pest Management Programs for High Risk facilities including Food Manufacturing, Pharmaceuticals, Public Health & Aged Care
  • Termite Detection, Reporting, Eradication, Management & Monitoring
  • Auditing to ISO 9001 – 2008 & ISO 14001 – 2004 Quality Management Systems/Environmental & OH&S Pest Management Program Appraisals & Development
  • Legislative & Industry Compliance


In addition to establishing and running his own pest control enterprises, Gary has held positions for several leading pest management organisations ranging from Senior Technician, Service Supervisor, through to Sales Consultant, Divisional Manager, State Manager, and at Flick, the National Operations Manager, National Quality Manager, National Training Manager, Pacific Regional Technical Manager & Member of the Anticimex Global Technical Board.


Gary has been directly involved at varying levels in the horticulture and pest management industry over a period of some 40 years. He has conducted numerous pest industry based training seminars, written & developed many training courses and has presented at conferences in Australia, Asia and Europe. Gary also sits on several pest industry boards, committees and working parties and is heavily involved with many important industry projects and initiatives.

In addition to many Pest Industry related licenses & certificates, Gary is also a:

  • Certified Lead Auditor of ISO Quality Management Systems / Environmental & Safety
  • Member of the Anticimex Global Technical Board (past)
  • Qualified HACCP Trainer & Auditor
  • Licensed Fumigator
  • Licensed & Qualified Pest Management Technician & Timber Pest Inspector
  • Qualified Cert 1V - Workplace Trainer & Assessor
  • Holds a Diploma in Business Management
  • Member of various industry boards & committees for Pest Industry Codes of Practice, Food Safety Pest Management Standards, Australian Standards for Termite Management
  • Board Member – NSW Pest Management Industry Training Advisory Group