About Us

Our Mission.

Old-fashioned values with contemporary pest control solutions for the entire family. Providing an education experience with our knowledge, honesty and value for money service.

About us.

Husband and wife team of Duane and Therese Chapman, after working for a Coffs Harbour based pest control company moved their young family to the local area in 1998 and had the intention to provide the most effective, safe pest control for your family or business in Taree, Forster, Gloucester, Port Macquarie, Camden Haven and the entire Mid North Coast. This family business has grown to employ nine locals, who diligently strive to offer you the best in pest control (termites and general pests) for your home or business

‘We feel privileged to be granted the opportunity to provide effective pest control solutions to small shops, larger companies and countless family homes within Taree, Forster, Gloucester, Bulahdelah, Harrington, Wingham, Port Macquarie, Laurieton and the entire Mid North Coast.’

In our team, there is over eighty years of experience in the pest control industry and we are passionate about pest control. Always striving to deliver the best pest control solutions for our customers.

Meet the Team

At Local Pest Experts we are a highly trained team of knowledgeable, reliable and trustworthy Locals. We run a tight ship and encourage our team to learn, work hard and if necessary ask for help to ensure we provide each and every customer with the best pest control possible.

Therese and Duane Chapman

Business owners and self confessed Local Pest Experts

After working in a Coffs Harbour based pest control company for 3 years, Duane and Therese moved their young family to the Local area with the ambition of providing a level of service in the pest control industry which is unparalleled. 20 years later and they have one of the largest, family owned pest control business’ on the entire Mid North Coast, keeping the essential core elements of service, professionalism, quality, reliability and honesty.

Trent Chapman

Manager and self confessed Local Pest Expert

With parents who have a passion for the pest control industry and their customers, it was only a matter of time before his middle son followed suit. First helping out on school holidays at the ripe age of 12, digging to install termite monitoring stations and management systems and finally signing up for his pest control traineeship at 15 years old. Trent has been engrossed by an industry with more below the surface than appears. Trent loves the customer interaction, knowledge building and problem solving that comes with each and every day.

Ethan Allen

Senior Timber Pest Technician and self confessed Local Pest Expert

Ethan fell into the pest control industry when he applied for a job in 2005. Therese and Duane quickly learned of his commitment when they found out he had been walking to and from work (approx. 3km) every day after his car broke down. Over an exciting career Ethan has amassed a great knowledge of all that the pest control industry has to offer, his clients love him and his fluorescent red hair ensures he stands out from the crowds. When asked what he liked about the industry he replied ‘seeing the pest problems that the customers had and the positive outcomes I was able to implement to control their problem’. Whether it is as simple as a a german cockroach infestation or full termite control, Ethan’s care factor ensures all his customers are provided with the best pest control possible.

Tristen Chapman

 Timber Pest Technician and self confessed Local Pest Expert

Tristen was born with pest control flowing through his veins with Duane and Therese having started in the industry before his birth. Growing up surrounded by knowledge, passion and a love for the industry Tristen quickly caught the bug (mind the pun) signing up to his traineeship in 2010. Quickly progressing through to be fully qualified in all areas of pest control including timber pests (termites), Tristen has a strong career ahead. When asked what he loved about the industry he replied ‘Working along side my family to help our customers overcome any pest problems. Also having a different challenge everyday’. Don’t let Tristen’s age fool you, he has an enormous knowledge base and an even bigger work ethic.

Steven Chapman

Pest Control Technician and self confessed Local Pest Expert

Steven is the newest member of the Local Pest Experts team to become qualified in termite work. Surrounded by a solid team of Experts he has been able to progress to become a timber pest control technician and is learning more every day. When asked what he liked most about his job he said ‘the diverse working environment and customer contact’. The world of pest control has alot in store for Steven.

Aidan Wells

General Pest Technician and self confessed Local Pest Expert 

Aidan is new to the Local Pest Experts team. Bringing across 2 years of pest control experience, Aidan has a thirst for knowledge and a caring attitude making him an easy fit for pest control and the Local Pest Experts team. Keep an eye out for shiny bald head and his everlasting smile!

Natasha Chapman


Natasha is born and bred in Taree and a valued addition to the Local Pest Experts team. You probably guessed by the name she is part the Chapman family. Her relationship and eventual marriage to Trent threw her, like it or not, into the pest control industry with the dining table talk of the Chapman household. After working in a number of admin roles from a small business in Port Macquarie then to a private hospital in Taree and finally an allied health company in Forster before her arrival on the Local Pest Experts team. Natasha will be one of the friendly voices when you call for an enquiry and the person to talk to for all things termite and pest control.

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Olivia Russell a.k.a ‘Rusty’


Olivia is the newest face in the Local Pest Experts team. Born and bred in Wingham, Olivia has a long history with Taree, Wingham and the Manning Valley. After going to school at Wingham high Olivia progressed to work at a local cafe. When she was ready for a change we were lucky enough to scoop her up and make her part of the admin team in our Taree office. If you have a question about anything domestic or commercial general pest control, Olivia will be the one to answer the phone.

The Foster, Taree, Gloucester, Port Maquarie area is our home.

Living and working throughout Taree, Forster, Gloucester and Port Macquarie all our staff have a passion of the area. Providing pest control services to some of the best that the Mid North Coast has to offer including, Taree, Fosrter, Gloucester, Tuncurry, Wingham, Laurieton, Kew, Harrington, Port Maquarie and Lansdowne we have the pest control solution for you!