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Our History

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Prior to opening Russell’s Pest Control in November, 1971, Russell Bull began his career with a nationally-known pest control company. In the midst of a corporate buyout, Russell determined it was time to start the company he had always dreamed of owning.

His new adventure was based on his desire to serve his community by providing quality service at a fair price. In honor of his mother, who raised nine sons after her husband passed away, Russell was also determined to support his community by assisting the widows and elderly of Knoxville.

For the next 26 years Russell and Bobbie Bull ran the company, in 1997 their daughter, Vickie Bull Nadolski and her husband Mark, moved to Knoxville to help run the business. Since Mr. Bull’s passing, Mrs. Bull, along with Vickie and Mark, have lead the company continuing to grow it into the community name it is today.

In December of 2011 Vickie and Mark, officially took ownership of Russell’s Pest Control. While this generation has incorporated new technology and new products, the vision for the company remains one of quality service at a fair price with a keen eye focused on the needs of the community in which we work.


Our Mission

To provide the highest quality pest management services to homes and business in Tennessee through our determined quest for customer satisfaction and employee excellence.

 Licensing & Certifications

Our employees hold various state licenses including:

  • Wood Destroying Organisms
  • General Pest and Rodent Control
  • Bird Control
  • Horticulture (Lawn and Turf)

Our pest control technicians have a Category 7 certification (General Pest and Rodent Control and Wood Destroying Organisms), which is classified as Industrial, Institutional, Structural Pest Control and Health-Related Pest Control. Our Category 3 certification, Ornamental & Turf, allows us to control pests and diseases of shrubs, trees, lawns, and other turf grasses. Our pest control technicians are AIB certified as well.  

Community Membership

Russell’s is a member of the following industry groups:

Mark Nadolski was the president of the Tennessee Pest Control Association for the 2008-2009 term. 


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