Superior Exterminating has been proud to provide pest control services to the Roanoke region since 1969. Superior Exterminating has been a family-owned pest control company since the beginning. Our passion for providing excellent services and a quality customer experience has allowed us to serve thousands of families and businesses in Roanoke over the years. 

Learn More about our History

  • Neil W. McLawhorn, founder of Superior Exterminating Company, Inc., started his career in the Pest Management Industry in 1948. 
  • Neil successfully completed the Orkin Management Training Program and was transferred to Roanoke, VA in 1964. 
  • In 1968 Neil declined a transfer with Orkin to Memphis, TN and founded Superior Exterminating Company in Roanoke in 1969. Neil’s dedication, integrity and commitment to his customers and the Pest Management Industry led to the founding of a continuing successful business.
  • Neil’s son, Jerry L. McLawhorn took over as President in 1997.
  • In January 2022, Superior Exterminating Company Inc. was acquired by Dodson Pest Control, headquartered in Lynchburg, VA.