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Reliable Exterminators Inc

id: 39672230
216 N Illinois St
Monticello, IN 47960
(574) 808-4234
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Pest Control

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Owner Message

  • Reliable Exterminators is your local, 4th generation, same-family-owned Pest Control company. Our name says it all. We serve Lafayette and the 14 surrounding counties with personal, professional, licensed technicians. Were not part of a national chain or company, which means better service and lower prices. A Brief History In 1936, Purdue Universitys innovative Urban Pest Control program yielded a handful of well educated graduates, one of which was Charles Partlow. Sensing a need for a locally owned pest control company, Charles and his wife Gertrude formed Reliable Exterminating Company, later renamed Reliable Exterminators, Inc. With a humble beginning, the business soon outgrew their home office. Charles also became involved in the formation of the National Pest Control and the Indiana Pest Control Associations. The business grew, and even during World War II, while Charles was away serving his country as a pilot in Burma, his manager, Harry Cochnower was at home in Lafayette tending to the business. After returning from the war, Charles constructed a new office building at 417 East State Street in West Lafayette, which was only the second building west of the Main Street bridge. Employing many Purdue graduates over the years, Charles hired Jack Naugle to start up a branch office in Monticello. In 1957, Charles nephew, Jim Hanstra, became the manager of Reliable, and it was business as usual, with dedication to customers and quality service. In 1971 Charles sold Reliable Exterminators to Jim and Jack. In 1975, Jims son Bob started working at Reliable. In 1982, 50 year old Jim Hanstra died of a sudden heart attack. His wife Phyllis and son Bob, now owners of Reliable, had one day to decide whether to sell or keep the company. Relying on faith and help from Dr. Gary Bennett and the Purdue Entomology Department, Reliable resumed operations. They met with the companys accountant and were told to expect a definite decline in business after Jims passing due to his p. Pest Control Supplies||Ant Control|Industrial Pest Control|Spider Control|Rat Control|Termite Control|Carcass Removal|Flea Extermination|Animal Trappers|Cricket Control|Bee Control|Silverfish Control|Bed Bug Control|Roach Control|Termite Inspections|Pest Control|Earwig Control

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  • Hours:

    Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm, Sat - Sun Closed