Thank you for visiting Essential Pest Management, Inc.
Pests can be much more than a nuisance. They can become a threat to your property and potentially your health. During each service visit, the exterior will be inspected and treated. "It is essential that we treat the bugs where they live, not where you live".
Serving all of west-central Florida, we're ready and able to help you with your pest control needs


Our Mission:

To lead the pest control industry by exceeding our client’s expectations with quality-focused service and value-driven pricing.


Letter to Potential Client:

Dear prospective client,Pest_Mosquito_Control

There are so many pest control companies to choose from today that deciding on the right one can be very difficult. I hope that I can make your choice a little easier. The first thing you should look for is HONESTY. You don’t want to be sold things you don’t need or pay for something that you won’t receive. Second, you must look at knowledge. You should ask yourself, “Does he have the experience to fix this problem?”


Owner History:

Chris Shankle has lived in the St. Petersburg area all of his life. His mother instilled in him a work ethic that will not quit. “I watched her work 3 jobs to provide for our family, send me to a private school, and even help pay for college. I love and respect her for that!” With that in mind, Chris became passionate about each company he worked for, especially a local family-owned pest control company. For 13 years, Chris was an important part of the building process for this small company. In October of 2005, he opened Essential Pest Mgmt, Inc. “With the past behind me, I have set high expectations for my company. I will demand nothing less than excellence!”


Essential Services


Effective pest management is a process, not a one-time event. For each account, EPM builds a customized service plan to eradicate the current bug problem, along with protect the structure for future infestations. Read More...

Commercial Services


EPM services commercial accounts in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties and we would like your "business"! EPM will provide the most efficient pest control and maximum safety required by federal, state, and city regulations...Read More...

Questions & Advice


Limit where you eat. Make a rule that eating is only done in the kitchen and dining areas. The fewer areas that have been exposed to crumbs and food residue, the less risk of an invasion you'll have. Read More...

About Ants & Mosquitos


Did you know: Ants are the #1 "Nuisance Pet" in America! Read More...