About Us

Important message from Mike and Scott of Tempco:

Scott and Mike standing next to Tempco Trucks

Thank you for your support during this unusual time.  We want you to know we are here for you. With everyone staying in, it is more important than ever to keep bugs and rodents out! That’s why pest control has been categorized as an “essential business” during these unprecedented times. Tempco Pest Control is following all CDC guidelines as our top priority is the health and safety of our team members and customers. Please call us at 239-693-2330 if you need pest assistance. We are here to help!


Michael Ryan, CPCO, ACE

Scott Harding, CPCO
Vice President

Established in 1991, family-owned and operated ever since.

Our goal is to provide environmentally-friendly pest control in a setting large enough to serve all your pest control needs but small enough to offer personal service. Michael Ryan purchased Tempco in 1996. Then, in 1998, he hired Scott Harding, who became his business partner. Scott’s wife, Maria, joined the team in 2009 as the customer service and routing lead. In 2014, Michael’s wife, Laska, came aboard to manage the marketing and human resources aspects of the business. Michael and Laska’s son, Andrew, graduated college in 2019. He endeavors to take the helm of the family business someday – which has been his goal since middle-school when he first asked for business cards in his name!

What We Do

The owners are directly involved in the daily operations and are passionate about providing excellent customer service. Michael and Scott are state-certified in lawn and ornamental; general household pests; rodents and termites. In addition, Michael has earned the certification of Associate Certified Entomologist (ACE) from the Entomological Society of America. Tempco Pest Control, Inc. is a proud member of the Florida Pest Management Association.

Associate Certified Entomologist
Entomological Society of America

Our Team

Tempco Pest Control now employs 29 employees in 11 counties throughout Florida. It serves residential and commercial properties from Haines City to Marco Island.

Michael Ryan, CPCO, ACE

Certified Pest Control Operator
Associate Certified Entomologist
President Michael Ryan is the founder and co-owner of Tempco Pest Control, Inc. His primary responsibilities include financial oversight, strategic planning and operations. Michael earned a B.S. in marketing with a minor in political science from Florida Southern College in 1990. He has a banking and entrepreneurial background as well as over 20 years of pest control experience. Michael holds Florida Certified Operators Licenses in Pest Control, Rodent Control, Lawn Care and Termite Control and earned the designation of Associate Certified Entomologist. He is also a member of the Entomological Society of America as well as the Certified Pest Control Operators Association. A Florida resident since 1990, Michael’s interests include fishing, boating, ornamental horticulture and his 225-gallon salt water aquarium.

Scott Harding, CPCO

Vice President
Certified Pest Control Operator
Vice President Scott Harding is the co-owner of Tempco Pest Control, Inc. He is responsible for field operations, quality control and training. Scott studied history at Western Illinois University and has over 30 years of pest control experience. A proud veteran, he served in the SeaBees Naval Combat Construction Battalion followed by six years in the reserves. Scott holds Florida Certified Operators Licenses in Pest Control, Rodent Control, Lawn Care and Termite Control. A Florida resident since 1985, Scott hails from Illinois and is a die-hard Cubs and Bears fan. His interests include playing Roy Hobbs competitive baseball, fishing and golf.

Gary Sawyer

Regional Field Supervisor
Polk County
Certified Pest Control Operator
Gary P. Sawyer serves as the regional field supervisor for Tempco Pest Control’s Polk County division. He is responsible for customer service and business development. A Lakeland native, Gary graduated from Florida Southern College with a B.S. in criminology and B.A. in sociology in 1990. He comes from the construction industry and has a decade of pest control experience. Gary holds Florida Certified Operators Licenses in Pest Control and Lawn Care. Gary is actively involved with the Lakeland Downtown Development Association’s First Friday program. His interests including camping, golf, competitive barbecuing and traveling.

Maria Harding

Customer Service/Scheduling

Laska Ryan

Marketing/Human Resources

Tim Leffler

Business Development/Commercial

World-class pest skills.
Hometown people skills

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Raving Fans



We've used Tempco for nearly 15 years. We started with our house and have gradually added the yard and rat traps. They have been great! On occasion, we've needed them to come out for a special issue and they are responsive, prompt and effective. They even helped a trapped hawk get out of our lanai when I was out of town, called me to let me know and sent me pictures. When we had them take over the lawn pest control contract, they met with the head of our lawn service, who we've also used for 15 years, to improve the way they were mowing and improved the look and health of our turf tremendously. All of the folks we have dealt with have been super!

The Somerset of Marco

Marco Island

We are grateful to Adam from Tempco Pest Control for their pest and fertilization program which contributed to The Somerset of Marco receiving the “Marco in Bloom” landscaping award for the condominium category.


Fort Myers

I've been using Tempco since I found out I had white footed ants about 10 years ago. They eliminated them without a trace. Since then, I've moved, had spiriling white fly, rats and roaches. They treat and the bugs go away. If ever a retreat is needed, they come at no extra cost. They've started caring for my lawn as well and do a wonderful job. They are also environmentally friendly, which was very important to us. The chemicals they use are not harmful to pets or other wildlife.


Fort Myers

This is a company to trust. I have been using this company for 8 months. I liked the no pressure service agreement. They are a family owned business, have years of experience and get the job done. You can tell from the the very first phone call that their customers come first. Highly recommend!

Florida Primates & Exotics

North Fort Myers

We've used Tempco for over ten years! They are so personable over the phone and in person. They make life easy! Best company ever!


Fort Myers

Great company, customer service is amazing along with the work performed. Staff extremely knowledgeable.

Richard Cohen

Property/Sales Manager, Hometown America/Southern Pines, Bonita Springs

I have had the pleasure of working with Tempco Pest Control at Southern Pines for over two decades. Tempco keeps our grounds green and healthy and offers our residents a wide array of affordable, quality services to meet all their pest control needs. It is great to work with a professional, full service company we can count on. With Tempco, one call does it all.



Tempco Pest Control has been handling our pest control spraying and management for more than 5 years, and this year took over our lawn spraying. As always, Gary Sawyer and his team keep our home free of unwanted guests of a critter nature, and now our lawn is greener and more lush than it has ever been. I highly recommend Tempco Pest Control and Spray Service for all of your home and lawn spraying needs.



I have been a customer of Tempco Pest Control for 12 years and could not be more satisfied with service and convenience. If I ever had a problem, Tempco was there promptly. I would highly recommend Tempco to anyone.

Michel Saadeh

President & CEO, Vineyards Development Corporation, Naples

For over seventeen years, Tempco has consistently delivered effective and environmentally-friendly pest control services both within the Vineyards community and at my personal residence. I have been particularly impressed with the degree of professionalism and attention to detail with which your services are rendered.


Fort Myers

We love Tempco. Our yard has never looked better. Our home is pest free!! Very knowledgeable technicians who are professional and helpful. Reasonable prices. Highly recommend!



The best pest control service we have ever used. Amazing price for their annual contract/service, always on time, super friendly, & they deal with every issue we have immediately. If you give them a try, you won't go anywhere else!


Fort Myers

Chris is amazing. He is knowledgeable, personable and dependable. I trust him totally. Tempco is lucky to have him!



We are very satisfied with Tempco. Since using their service we have had almost no issues with unwanted insects. The service is thorough, efficient, and done with always friendly techs. Have recommended them many times.


Vice President, San Rafael Home Owners Association, Naples

Thank you for your professional service. Highly recommend you to our communities. We had a rodent problem after Irma and thanks to Tempco, it’s disappeared.