Bring Your Pest Problems To a HALT! Say Goodbye to Pesky Pests Once & For All

Meet the Halt Pest Control Staff

Dedicated Professionals Serving Beaverton, Portland, Lake Oswego, Vancouver & the Surrounding Areas

Every member of the Halt Pest Control team is a dedicated pest control professional. We’ve been delivering pest control solutions with you in mind for nearly 30 years. We’re also a certified QualityPro and QualityPro Green company. That means that every Halt employee has undergone a rigorous criminal and driving background check, is up to date in their certifications and training, and that Halt Pest Control maintains a drug-free workplace.

All that experience and background checking is great, but we also understand that when someone comes into your home or onto your property to provide a service, having a face to connect to a name and knowing a little bit more about them can really ease your mind.

Meet the Halt Pest Control Team!

Rob McMaster


In 1990, Rob had a vision. He wanted to create a pest control company like none other. He founded Halt Pest Control with the idea of helping people solve their pest problems with a solution that would fit their unique environment, rather than delivering a single pest control service and never seeing that person again. He and the Halt team have been doing just that ever since. Rob loves connecting with people and the challenges of leading a team and growing the business. He particularly enjoys watching the people on the Halt team grow into the Halt way of serving customers, learning from each other and expanding their professional skills.

Back in the late 80's Rob and his wife were in search of a great place to raise a family. That’s when they came to the Portland area (from that state just south of Oregon) and have loved it here ever since. Rob’s interests cover a lot of areas. He enjoys the outdoors and is an avid fisherman and hunter and he also enjoys traveling and spending time in the garden. He and his wife also spend a lot of time with their two daughters and their horses. Rob holds two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of the Pacific.

Your Technicians

Dave Taylor

Service Manager

Dave has over 15 years in the pest control industry in various roles. He originally got introduced to the industry when a friend was starting a company, and asked Dave to be a technician and help with management. Once he started, Dave realized that he loves the chance to help people during a stressful time and enjoys that pest issues are always changing. Dave has a family he loves spending time with, and he also plays several instruments, including the drums.

Cole McMahon

Pest Management Technician

Cole was born and raised in the east county of the Bay Area. Cole worked in the Pest Industry prior to joining Halt, and began working with Halt after moving to Oregon. In his spare time, he enjoys camping, hiking and being outdoors. Cole also has a passion for volleyball. He played in high school on one of the top teams in the California and has continued to play and coach over the past six years.

Justin Walruth

Pest Management Technician

Justin worked in the pest industry prior to joining Halt and has a degree in Natural Resources and Forest Resource Technology. Justin was born in New York and lived all around the country before settling in Oregon. Justin has been in the Pacific Northwest for over 23 years and enjoys camping, hunting, and fishing and all outdoor activities in Oregon.

Ken Baker

Pest Management Technician

Ken has been in the pest control business for about 20 years. He lived in California for most of his life before moving up to Oregon in 2005. Ken has two dogs that he loves playing with. He enjoys being a pest control technician because there is always something new to learn, and the industry is constantly improving. He loves going above and beyond to make customers happy.

Steven Maragni

Pest Management Technician

Steven started out in the pest management industry in Florida, where he specialized in rodent and termite work. Steven moved to Oregon with his wife to be closer to their family, and he joined Halt shortly after moving. Steven has a variety of hobbies, including motorcycles, fishing, hiking, going to the shooting range, and working on cars. He enjoys pest control because it allows him to be active, solve problems, and meet new people.

Deaundre Johnson

Pest Management Technician

Deaundre is a native Oregonian, born and raised. He loves the outdoors almost as much as his cat, Tang. On the weekend Deaundre can be found exploring the outdoors, searching for new trails to explore, and of course spending time with Tang. Deaundre enjoys pest control because every appointment is different, so he gets to solve new problems every day.

Lee Ta

Pest Management Technician

Lee was born and raised in Oregon, and joined Halt after moving back home to our area. He is meticulous and analytical, which allows him to create quick, effective, solutions to pest problems. Lee enjoys getting outside to enjoy the Pacific Northwest by hiking, riding his motorcycle, and running.

Nathan Preci

Pest Management Technician

Nathan has more than 10 years of pest control experience. He came to Halt Pest Control from Southern California, where he specialized in roach and commercial pest control. Nathan really enjoys being a pest technician because he likes investigating, developing a plan, and creating solutions to problems. Nathan is also passionate about music. He plays guitar, is active in the local Portland music scene, and enjoys frequenting record stores. In addition to music he enjoys movies, antiques, art, and hiking.

Your Office Staff

Jennifer Carter

Operations Manager

Jennifer graduated from Pacific University where she studied exercise science and integrated physiology. She has worked for a variety of companies in customer service support roles, and is passionate about improving the customer experience. Jennifer coaches soccer at Aloha High School, and loves playing soccer as well. Her favorite pest is a spider.

Denise Tombleson

Finance Manager

Denise joined Halt Pest Control in the beginning of 2015. She has over 38 years in the banking industry and managing teams in the financial world. Denise in very active in her church and enjoys gardening and spending time with her grand kids.

Christina Graslie

Senior Customer Service Representative

Christina is an avid crafter. In her spare time Christina enjoys spending time with her husband, playing video games, and crocheting. Christina loves crocheting blankets for her friends and family. Prior to joining Halt, Christina worked for a non-profit in Washington County helping with underprivileged citizens, and she is passionate about helping people. Christina holds a degree from Portland State University in Criminal Justice and Criminology. Her favorite bug is a millipede.

Olivia Zapata

Customer Service Representative

Olivia loves working with the public, and connecting with new people in any way she can. She is passionate about improving peoples’ lives. Olivia has a background in customer service and she is loves combining her passion for helping others with her customer service skills. In her spare time Olivia loves watching movies, especially a good horror movie.

Delaney Lamb

Customer Service Representative

Delaney was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest, and graduated from Portland State University. She has competed or coached gymnastics since she was a child, and still enjoys attending competitions. Prior to joining Halt, Delaney worked in customer service in the fitness industry. Delaney's favorite bug is a ladybug.

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Our Customer Reviews

  • “The technician was wonderful, and we now have them come out for quarterly exterior treatments.”

    Teri A.

  • “They left no stone unturned and gave me an explanation for everything that they did.”

    Hailey B.

  • “They returned our call promptly, showed up on time and took care of our ant issue outside the house.”

    Lara T.

  • “Can't say enough good things about Halt.”

    Drew Z.

  • “We have been using Halt pest control for over 8 years!”

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