About Us

We Put Pests to Rest For Less.

Who We Are

Scott and Mike standing next to Tempco Trucks

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

What Our Clients Say

March 12, 2022

Honest easy to speak to about your pest problems

February 28, 2022

Excellent customer service and noticeable results. I use them for quarterly service at my home.

November 12, 2021

Great service.

August 30, 2021

Jose' is our pest specialist and he is great. He takes care if the inside and outside of our home.

June 25, 2021

Always doing a great job of keeping my home clear of pests.

June 19, 2021

Josh was great

June 15, 2021

Very responsive and helpful.

May 12, 2021

Staff very knowledgeable and really want to help...I would absolutely recommend this company for pest control...

February 25, 2021

We use Tempco for all of our pest issues. We have been using them for over 10 years, we moved from a different area and made sure we could still be their client. They are so responsive and knowledgeable, they treat you like you are a part of heir family! Don't go anywhere else, give them a call you won't regret it!!!

February 23, 2021

Great, everything was as they described and went very well Reasonable pricing, and friendly service person. Would recommend to anyone

January 9, 2021

Love them! Custom service is amazing, the technicians knowledge is unmatched! No hidden fees, no never knowing when they showed up or what they completed. Highly highly recommend them!

November 13, 2020

Get Tempco! They came to my condo in 2016. Did not need them again until last week! See you guys in 2024! Great Work!


The Tempco Promise

With a bi-monthly treatment, your bug-free home is guaranteed.
If you find live bugs in the house, we will come back free of charge to treat.

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

Tempco...the cure for what bugs you...Call to schedule an appointment today!

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