ProActive Pest Control

North Brunswick, NJ

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

First of all because you have a professionally trained owner of the company personally doing your service for you. I also feel that after almost 20 years of working together with customers to resolve their pest issues has gained me the confidence and skills to provide customers with the service they deserve.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

What I enjoy most about my job is being able to walk away after servicing a customers home or business with a feeling of accomplishment. I also like when I am referred to a new customer because of a satisfied customer.


North Brunswick, NJ 08902

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18 Reviews
  • Laura E. Apr 22, 2017
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    James was prompt and came the next day for my carpender bee problem. He also gave me advice on steps to take to prevent them coming back. I will use him in the future.
  • Cindy R. Apr 4, 2017
    Rodent Removal
    Verified Review
    James is excellent! I give him 5 stars 🐭🐭🐭🐭🐭
    James was excellent! From the first moment we spoke he was professional, on time (On a Saturday evening!!!) and compassionate about my craze with a mouse in the house. He followed up and made sure everything was ok with the outcome. I highly recommend him! Great personality and very successful with the capture of the hairy raskels.
  • Theresa C. Mar 30, 2017
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    prompt, knowledgeable, thorough and affordable
    I hired James to take care of a roach problem at my mom's house. My mom swore it was just a few roaches because she hardly saw them. James arrived on time, immediately began a thorough inspection, identified where the problem spots were and treated the problem areas first. Of course they were not just a few as my mom thought. After treating the root of the problem, James proceeded to fumigate all the perimeters, so he left no doubt that all the bugs would be targeted. James is professional, knowledgeable and thorough. I highly recommend him.
  • Rob G. Jan 6, 2017
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    Rockstar Service!
    I have been meaning to leave a review for the service he did for me. I had a fruit fly problem and tried everything to stop them. He got rid of them with one treatment. Good price too! I would use him again but I hope I would never need to.
  • Nancy R. Sep 23, 2016
    Cockroach Extermination
    Verified Review
    Great service
    Very reasonable for the amount of spraying he did ..he took his time and did a thorough inspection..others would have been in and out in 10 minutes..will definately use James again..
  • Jugal S. Sep 21, 2016
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    Highly recommended!
    James from ProActive was fantastic in all respects. We scheduled an appointment on Tuesday and he was able to make it on Wednesday, which was a huge plus. He came and sprayed all edges in the house and the garage, as well as the outside. He also put boxes in the garage which should catch anything that gets by the spray. In his time at my home, James was extremely personable and yet professional. We ended up chatting for quite a while after, and I got to know his background, and he has a true entrepreneur's mindset - a positive, can-do attitude, and a dedication to customer satisfaction. I knew I'd made the right decision in going with him as he both owns and operates the business, and is vested in its success. He also stands behind his work with a 30-day guarantee. James was also one of the nicest pros I have met. During our conversation, it came about that he had done plumbing work, and I asked him for a recommendation about a plumbing issue I'd had for a while. Before I knew it, he had gone and fixed that too! I could not recommend James more highly for your pest control needs, I'm sure he will do anything necessary to ensure the job is complete to satisfaction.
  • Jennifer O. Aug 15, 2016
    Bed Bug Extermination
    Verified Review
    Way overpriced
    James T. Sep 21, 2016

    "Way overpriced" compared to who? Your budget or another company? I get status reports on here and they are telling me that my prices are lower than the other companies that I am competing against on here. I charged you 200 per visit and the company I used to work for was charging 375 each visit. To me the 375 is overpriced. I hope you got your monies worth.

  • Raj P. Jun 15, 2016
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    James followed up with me few days after job was done. I informed him about one bee returned. He came back and treated that area. That bee never returned
  • Pamela S. Jun 7, 2016
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    Did a great job. Worked fast and took care of the issue.
  • Chase W. Apr 27, 2016
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    James from ProActive Pest Control was very professional and knowledgable of the pest problem which I was experiencing. He was able to treat my carpenter bee problem, and put measures in place to ensure that it will not reoccur. I definitely recommend ProActive Pest Control for your pest problems.
  • Sai L. Dec 22, 2015
    Pest Control Services
    Verified Review
    Very prompt service. James responsed very quickly to our bugs problem and now they are gone. I would recommend this company and would use them again if needed.
  • Greg B. Mar 13, 2015
    I came across a listing for Proactive when searching for pest control. I took a chance because I liked the idea of dealing direct with the owner and not a big company that sends an hourly employee that might not care and take shortcuts. My instinct was correct, Jimmy came out, was very assuring he would end any issues i was having. When he went to work I thought I was on that TV show with Billy The Exterminator!! Jimmy seamed to love having fun doing his job. Thank you Jimmy
  • Navina S. Feb 28, 2015
    Proactive is a great company, we have done business for a few years now and they are very detailed. They take care and accommodate all their clients needs. Great job!
  • Jill W. Feb 26, 2015
    I had to take the time to provide a review on my experience with ProActive Pest Control and James. I had been trying very unsuccessfully to work with a different PEST control business to remove fleas from my daughter's apartment (literally 3-4 months). Nothing was working. I decided to reach out to a different business as I felt something was wrong. I connected with James from ProActive Pest Control. He immediately responded to me and my plight. And quite literally was at my daughter's apartment the next day (which was a Saturday) and with ONE treatment and no exposure to premise for 24 hours. They were ALL GONE! So i wasted MONTHS of time, money and distress by using the wrong business to do this. I am literally GRATEFUL for the solution provided to me by James at ProActive. I WOULD VERY HIGHLY RECOMMEND them !!!!
  • David A. Feb 26, 2015
    Jimmy has taken care of our townhouse in New York for many years. He has always been very professional and on time. He always finished the task at hand and I recommend him and his company very highly.
  • Michele S. Feb 26, 2015
    Terriffic company to work with. They responsed very quickly to my problem & bugs are gone. I would recommend this company and would use them again if needed.
  • Dan L. Feb 26, 2015
    We had a huge rat and bed bug problem at my work, and within 3 visits, we were totally free of rodents and the bedbugs, fast , friendly, effective. .great service
  • Elyissia C. Feb 26, 2015
    They get the job done, no hassles, are extremely professional and reasonably priced. Highly recommend. While I haven't had an actual pest problem, luckily, I believe their preventative care has been why - and I'm very happy with that!


What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
Each and every job is different.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
You have no choice but to go to ongoing training when you have a pesticide license. You need to maintain a certain amount of credits by going to classes to keep your licence. It's good because it keeps your memory fresh.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I never planned it. I was offered a great job in sales for one of the biggest pest control companies in the US and the rest is history.
What types of customers have you worked with?
Most common is resolving bed bug, rodent and roach issues. They are definitely the most common.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I work a lot in Manhattan and just keeping my restaurants with an "A" from the NYC Board of Health on their front windows makes me proud.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Ask lots of questions. Find out the plan of attack. Find out specifics. Compare apples to apples. You'll know when you are speaking with the right person.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
That I am honest and I do take a personal interest in making sure that their pest problem is resolved in a timely manner.