Lovenia Newsome

Lovenia Newsome

Owner of Pest Control Company


Newsome Pest Control

Milestones

My road in life has been direct.
First if it wasn't for my brother's untimely death in 2001 I wouldn't be in pest control.
Then I learned it's a great job and I LOVE being self employed.
Then my father has been sick for over 10 years so I took the business over 3 years ago.
And now I feel like I have career, love of my life, and animals that make me complete!!
Keep following my journey

Education

High School
South Stokes High School

Career

Owner of Pest Control Company

I spray houses and businesses to rid them of household pests.

Career Roadmap

Roadmap
My work combines:
My work combines:
Entrepreneurship
Travel
Accomplishing Goals

Day to Day

First it would be the night before work calling my customers for the next day setting up my schedule. Then getting ready for the day in the morning, making sure I have my truck ready. My day consists of riding around my local area from house to house or business or church spraying the inside and outside of establisments to rid them of pests. Seeing wonderful people and talking to them.

Skills & Qualities Beyond School

I am licensed with the state of North Carolina which means you have to have been doing pest control for a minimum of 4 years. I can do structural pest control only in the state of NC. There are tons of extended education given by the state. I have to constantly go to classes about 6 to 10 a year to be up to date on law changes and chemical changes our state has. So there is always something new to learn in my field. Plus being the one of only 44 women who are licensed to do pest control.

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for high school students

Be outgoing, don't be scared of bugs, have a great personality and excellent driving skills. You MUST be a people person and be willing to learn all about insects.

Recommended Education

My career is not related to what I studied. I'd recommend this path instead:

certification
Certification/License
certification in pest control

Hurdles

The Noise I Shed

From Parents:

"I think my negative noise would be my parents. We don't have the best relationship mainly dealing with the business and my life partner. They didn't want me to earn my license and start making my own money without having to give them a piece of it. Stress."