About Priority Pest Services

From professional pest services to crawlspace repairs, we offer a full range of services to help you maintain or increase the value of your home. Whether it is termites, roaches, rodents, mosquitoes, other insects or vermin, Priority Pest Services will take care of what’s bugging you! Contact us today to learn more about our one-time pest removal services, customized pest control maintenance plans, and free home, pest and moisture inspections!

Have a standing water problem, moisture damage, or some drafty spots? We are also a licensed Class A Contractor, skilled in structural damage repairs, moisture control, attic insulation services and crawlspace encapsulation solutions. So, we can solve your pest problems and also fix the damage they caused. This is the Priority Pest family. Let our family serve yours! Call us today at (757) 204-4523 and let us make you our #1 Priority for professional pest services in Hampton Roads, Virginia!

Our Credentials

We are fully licensed and certified by the State of Virginia to perform pest services. Our dual expertise as a pest services professional and a Class A Contractor means we know how to get rid of the pests and fix the damage they cause to your home.

We only select the best technicians to work at Priority Pest Services who know that the customer always comes first.

We know what we’re doing and we do it right the first time. You can count on Priority Pest Services for the highest service of professionalism and quality.

In Hampton Roads, Virginia, we are your local Pest Control Experts. Contact us for quality pest services from our professional pest control and home inspection team.

Our Specialties

Termites & Other Pests 100%
Structural Repairs 100%
Moisture Control 100%
Insulation Services 100%


Priority Pest Services Leadership

Larry & Sherrie Pilkington - Priority Pest Services

Larry & Sherrie Pilkington
President, Priority Pest Services

After being in the pest industry for 26 years, Larry Pilkington stepped out on his own with a two-fold vision for the future of Hampton Roads, Virginia and his family. First, he would create a full-service, one stop company where customers could find all they need to maintain and increase the value of their home. Second, he would build a company that embodied integrity allowing him to proudly pass on to his sons, Devon and Jamie.

Larry is married to Sherrie and they have been together since right out of high school. Both are natives to this area and share a personal conviction to meet the needs of homeowners here in Hampton Roads and on the Peninsula. “We want the Priority name to represent a passion for service. To achieve our goal for exceptional service, we have established a team of people whom we think of as extended family members. They get the vision and understand that the customer is our #1 priority,” Larry says.

Sherrie left the corporate world to come work alongside Larry, and her sons, to assist with the daily functions of running the business. Every day, she tries hard to remember to thank each one of the staff for that day’s efforts. “They represent us in the field and on the phone and they do a great job, so I want them to know we appreciate them every single day,” Sherrie says.

Devon Pilkington
Devon PilkingtonGeneral Manager, Priority Pest Services
Devon Pilkington is our General Manager. He is always making sure things are done right and in a manner most satisfying to the customer. Growing up, Devon pursued a career as a professional athlete and in between seasons and training you could find him crawling houses, assisting with repairs and gaining knowledge from his dad, Larry.

For several years after graduation he traveled the United States and Canada living his dream. After an injury sidelined his athletic future, he wholeheartedly returned to the family business. “As a family-oriented business, we are constantly aware of the people who depend on us, so we strive hard to keep our customers happy,” Devon says. His positive attitude and determined nature is taking Priority to a whole new level. Devon is married to his high school sweetheart, Taylor, and they are proud parents of a beautiful daughter, Penelope.

Jamie Pilkington
Jamie PilkingtonServices Manager, Priority Pest Services
Jamie Pilkington took an interest in the business from the very inception. He was quick to grasp his father’s vision and contributed our tag line, “You are our #1 Priority!” His hands-on approach and willingness to go the extra mile makes him one of the best service managers in the business. “We have a personal investment in this community because we live here,” Jamie says.

He and his older brother, Devon, share the exact same birthday but are not twins; three years and four hours are between them. Jamie is a Back Bay Christian Academy graduate and is an avid outdoorsman who loves to spearfish and hunt various game. His easy-going personality combined with an anything is possible outlook results in satisfied customers, as well as the respect of his peers.

This Could Be You!
This Could Be You!Join The Team!
Looking for employment with a pest services and home repair company that offers great benefits? While we do not have much turnover at Priority Pest Services, we are always on the lookout for people who have a positive attitude, mature work ethic and understand that the customer is top priority.

Do you feel like you would be a good fit for the Priority team? If that is you and you would like to work with a fun team of people with a great reputation, complete our online employment application. We would love the opportunity to meet you. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions about our acquiring a position, or about our hiring process. Thank you for your interest!

Let Us Take Care Of What's Bugging You! Contact Priority Pest Services, Your Local Pest Control Experts For Pest Extermination, Structural Repairs, Moisture Control & Insulation Services!

Our Services
Our Services

Priority Pest Services Team Members

Ted Yager
Ted YagerLead Inspector
Ted has been around the world and back! Being the son of an Air Force Lieutenant Colonel, he traveled quite a bit. Ted’s originally from Syracuse, New York but he has called Virginia Beach his home since the 1970′s. He is a graduate of Old Dominion University and during his college years, Ted owned three successful businesses so he is no stranger to the type of work ethic needed to satisfy his customers.

One of Ted’s strengths is that he is a straight shooter. You will not hear promises he cannot deliver. That is just one of the reasons our customers love and trust Ted. Ted is married to Barbara and they have a cat named Houdini.

Mark Shockley
Mark ShockleyLicensed Inspector
Mark’s roots are right here in Chesapeake, Virginia. He does a unique job of balancing his residential and commercial inspections, all the while building a strong relationship with realtors all across Hampton Roads. He gives special focus to making their job easier and helping them deliver houses to their clients on, or before, deadline.

Mark is one of the original inspectors onboard when Priority opened their doors and is a great asset to the company. Mark is married to Jeana, has three children, Amy, Justin and Jacob, and two adorable grandchildren who love to spend time with their Granddad. His leisure time is filled with officiating local sports.

Gabrielle Shields
Gabrielle ShieldsCustomer Service
Gabrielle is the jewel of Priority Pest. She is super smart and super sweet. Her sense of humor makes her fun to be around and her work ethic makes her a pleasure to work with. Her ability to retain detail and recall specifics of past or present jobs keeps everyone current on what is happening at any given moment.

Gabrielle provides support to the inspectors and technicians, as well as our customers. She strives hard to make sure to take care of our customers and the office. You will often hear her end conversations with, “Is there anything else I can help you with?” She is happy to go above and beyond to offer the best in Priority service.

Laurie Barnette
Laurie BarnetteAccount Collections
When Laurie answers the phone, you feel like you are talking to a friend. She is pleasant with everyone. Her official title is Account Collections, yet we have very few customers whom she needs to interact with on that level. She gives a majority of support to customer service with her focus on making sure our customers are getting the absolute best experience possible.

She is a busy bee, even going to the lengths of eating lunch at her desk so our customer’s requests, appointments and questions are addressed. She works seamlessly with her co-workers, so much so they appear as one moving part. Laurie is a joy to work with and a true asset to Priority.