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About Us

University Termite and Pest Control opened its doors in Tucson in December of 1974 by Co-Founder, Rick Rupkey Sr.



Hard Work

University Termite and Pest Control was built on a foundation of core values that survive to this day such as integrity, pride in work, having fun & winners..

Those values have served University well as the company has expanded to serve all of Arizona.

In 2014, University Termite and Pest Control celebrated 40 years of service to the state of Arizona.

We are committed to all that we say and do to provide environmentally responsible, affordable, and professional pest management services to families and businesses throughout our great state.

In 2019, Rick Rupkey Sr passed away, but the business remains “family owned &operated.” Ryan Horn, along with his wife, Krista Horn (Rupkey) purchased the business in 2020. Krista worked on and off in the business from the time she was in high school to the present. Ryan has been in the pest management industry since 1996 and continues to carry on the Core Values and Principles that University Termite & Pest Control began in 1974.



Residential Pest
Commercial Pest

Whether you live in Phoenix or Tucson, or Safford, Nogales, or Flagstaff, we are there.

We serve all of the Navajo, Hopi, Mohave, Apache, and Tohono O’Odoham Nations.

We are licensed, credentialed, and experienced in all facets of professional pest management.

We specialize in protecting schools, colleges, hospitals, food preparation, and service facilities, and many other sensitive and demanding environments.

Yesterday, today, and tomorrow we have earned a reputation for excellence in all that we do.

Please allow us the opportunity to earn your business and respect. Let us do what we do best for you!

In Tucson, please call us at 886-4146 for quick, helpful service.