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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.

Every person who works for us must undergo thorough training and a battery of examinations on all aspects of pests, safety, and environmental concerns.

We are dedicated to research, and are committed to providing our clients with the best, and most effective pest control solutions.

We are licensed to treat a wide variety of pests, including wood-destroying organisms and weeds.

In addition to residential and commercial services, we provide pest control for health care facilities, schools, and universities.

University Pest Control has been a successful Pest Control company since 1974. We’re affiliated and
supported by these institutions.

QualityPro is administered by the Foundation for Professional Pest Management, an independent organization that develops good business practices and standards.

Designed specifically for pest management companies in the US and Canada, this certification is available to companies that are currently members of the National Pest Management Association.

Created in 2004, we are proud to certify over 450 of the best companies in the pest management industry.

We’ve been certified for residential and commercial treatment and have the GREEN PRO certification, the QP School Care certification and the QP Food Safety certification.

We are a solutions provider. Our paramount commitment is to protect and enhance the health and the property of our customers. We will employ the best/latest technologies, using the most effective methods and products, to deliver timely services and solutions. We will be stewards of the environment. We will endeavor to improve the lives of our customers by leaving them Pest Free in an environmentally sensible way. We will seek stable, long-term partnerships with our customers and the communities in which we live and work. We will use our talents, dedication and enthusiasm to realize our commitment to excellence in all that we say and do.