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Our Mokihana Ohana

Gary E. Smith, President, Mokihana Pest Control, Inc.

PCO License #317, authorized Sentricon Inspector, State Certification E50805, 7B and 7C. as well as Field representative PCFR License. Mokihana Pest Control was founded in 1981 by Gary E. Smith. Prior to that time, he worked for various agricultural endeavors as well as Xtermco, a highly successful pest control firm on Oahu that had a branch office on Kauai.

Mr. Smith, born and raised in Hawaii, was educated at the University of Hawaii, receiving a Bachelor of Science degree with distinction in tropical Agriculture in 1972. Part of the curriculum involved entomology courses which peaked his interest in insect collection, a passion that persists to this day.

 

Ted  Kimura

Ted has the longest time as an employee of Mokihana Pest Control, Inc., starting in February 1984. He is the Operations Manager. Ted is a Certified PestControl Technician and Licensed Termite Inspector . He is also an Authorized Sentricon Technician. His licenses include; PCO License #1208, Field representative PCFR 644, State Certification E50919, 7B and 7C.

Kapaa HS graduate . ” Do it all ” guy to make operations run smoothly.

Ted has come up with numerous equipment innovations for efficient Pest Control.

Craig Smith

Craig started with Mokihana Pest Control in December 2004. Prior to returning to Kauai, he was employed by Horizon Pest Management ( Hilo ) for 2 years. Craig is our lead and Licensed Termite Inspector, Certified Pest Control Technician and Authorized Sentricon Technician. Craig holds certificates of completion from Purdue University for Termite and Pest Control correspondence course. Craig graduated from Kapaa High School and is also a graduate of University of Hawaii Hilo.

His licenses include: PCO License #1178. Fieild representative PCFR 1045,
State Certification E50843, 7B and 7C.

 

DJ Dato

DJ started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in November 1993. He is our Lead Authorized Sentricon Technician as well as a Certified Pest Control Technician and Termite inspector. He also Certified in Integrated Pest Management.

DJ holds certificates of completion from Purdue University for Termite and Pest Control correspondence course. Kapaa HS graduate.

His licenses include; Field representative PCFR 817, State Certification, E 50704, 7B and 7C.

Anthony Wabinga

Tony started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in September 1999.

He is a Certified Pest Control Technician and his State Certification Licenses are, E50730, 7B and 7C.

Also Tony is a licensed Termite Inspector and holds a Field Representative License PCFR 1127. He graduated from Kapaa High School and besides Pest Control, is our Office Property Maintenance person.

Jerry Caberto

Jerry joined Mokihana Pest Control in August 2005.

He is a Certified Pest Control Technician with Licenses E50933 for 7B and 7C.

Jerry brings a big smile and positive attitude to his work day!

Solomon Torio

Sol started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc in January 2003.

He is Pest Control Technician, with State Certification License E50929 for 7B and 7C as well as Termite Control State Certification E 50828.

Sol is also Certified in Integrated Pest Management.

Sol is a coach for Kapaa HS, Electrical and small engine repair person.

Shane Patinio

Shane began working for Mokihana Pest Control, Inc in March 2006.

He is Certified Pest Control Technician, with State License E50859.

Graduate of Wai’anae HS, Oahu

Shane is also an Authorized Sentricon Technician.

Dallas Kelley

Dallas began working for Mokihana Pest Control, Inc in March 2006.

He is a Certified Pest Control Technician with licenses E 50891, 7B and 7C as well as an Authorized Sentricon Technician.

Graduate of Waimea HighSchool.  Speaker of ‘olelo Hawaii  or  Hawaiian Speaker

Keone Johnson

Keone started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in Feb. 2008.

He is a Certified Pest Control Technician, with Licenses E50925, for 7B and 7C.

Our US Marine Veteran.

Clifton Cadawas

Clifton started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in Jan. 2011.

He is a Certified Pest Control Technician, with Licenses E51013, 7B and
E15010 for 7C.

Clifton graduated from Kapaa High School and and enjoys raising farm animals.

Shannon Sibayan

Shannon started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in Feb 2011.

He is a Certified Pest Control Technician, with Licenses E51002, for 7B and 7C.

Shannon is an avid fisherman as well as baseball coach.

Jonathan Catley

Jonathon started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in May 2011.

He is a Certified Pest Control Technician, with Licenses E51014 for 7B and
E15009 for 7C.

Jonathan is our carpenter repair person!

Mark Javellana

Mark began working for Mokihana Pest Control, Inc in August 2011.

He is Certified Pest Control Technician, with State License E51001 for 7B and 7C.

Mark is our small engine and Vehicle Maintenance repair person.

Stevie Lutz

Stevie began working for Mokihana Pest Control, Inc in July 2013 as a Pest Control Technician.

Stevie is our property and maintenance Person.  Annual Hawaii Pest Control  Association learning Conference addendee.

Ryan Koerte

Ryan began working for Mokihana Pest Control, Inc in August 2014 as a Pest Control Technician.

He graduated from Kauai High School and in his spare time loves fishing.

Chance Kinney

Chance began working for Mokihana Pest Control, Inc in August 2016 as a Pest Control Technician.

He graduated from Kapaa High School and is an attendee at our Annual Hawaii Pest Control Association learning Conference.

Office Staff

Bebe Smith

Bebe started with Mokihana since its inception, in 1981, along with Gary.

She is the coordinator of the pest control software, upgrades and training as well as computer hardware troubleshooting and purchasing.

Coral Castillo

Coral started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in April 2009. She is one of the cheery voices you hear when you call Mokihana! When not taking incoming calls she is busy helping customers with their schedules for service.

Sandy Malish

(Gary’s sister) is our accounting and bookeeping expert! She joined the Mokihana team in Dec 2010. Sandy brings with her many years of accounting experience.

Brooke Planas

Brooke started with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in Aug 2011. She arrived with background in accounting and works in accounts receivables as well as assisting with scheduling.

Mavi Kaneg

Mavi began with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in October of 2015. She is busy answering your calls as well managing our Commercial Accounts. 

Cortney Higa

Cortney began with Mokihana Pest Control, Inc. in August of 2016. She is busy answering your calls as well as scheduling our Residential North Shore customers.