John Myers began his career at Gunter in 2000, starting out as a certified technician. In 2009, John was promoted to Operations Manager serving Lee’s Summit, Blue Springs, Independence and all the other areas in Eastern Jackson County. In 2012 John became an Entomologist, earning the ACE accreditation. In 2013, John was promoted to Sales Manager, as well as continuing his duties as Operations Manager. In 2021 John was promoted to Technical Director and educates Gunter’s entire team of technicians. We’re proud to have John as an outstanding member of the Gunter teamYou can reach John at jmyers@gunterpest.com. 

Professional Certifications, Affiliations & Memberships

  • Associate Certified Entomologist
  • Certified Applicator since 2004
  • Certified in wood-destroying insects (termites), structural (general pests), and turf and ornamental (lawn care)
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  • Region 1 Vice President of Missouri Pest Management Association
  • Education Chair of Missouri Pest Management Association
  • Entomological Society of America

What Does It Mean To Be an Associate Certified Entomologist?

If there’s anything John knows–it’s pest management. Earning the title of Associate Certified Entomologist is one the highest marks in the pest control industry and demonstrates his expertise. In fact, less than 1% of the pest control industry receives this title.

Only certified applicators with 5 years of experience, 2 industry letters of recommendation, and evidence of adhering to a lengthy code of ethics are eligible to take a rigorous and difficult exam to earn the title. Additionally, you must renew the certification every 3 years. In order to be eligible for renewal, an Associate Certified Entomologist must receive continuing education by either teaching, attending training, authoring articles, obtaining honors and awards, developing new programs, participating in peer reviews of others’ articles, and passing additional tests.

Get To Know John Myers:

How long have you worked at Gunter? Spring of 2000

What’s your favorite thing about working at Gunter? Family atmosphere

What do you enjoy most about your co-workers? We all work together

What are some of your passions outside of work? Family, friends, beer

If you could visit anywhere in the world, where would you go?  I’d like to visit the seven wonders of the world

What’s your favorite food? Steak

Coolest thing you’re working on outside of work? Coaching youth soccer

What’s the nerdiest thing you do in your spare time? Brew my own beer

If you were an animal, what would you be? An eagle

Favorite family tradition? Thanksgiving or summers at cabin visiting family in Colorado

Last book you read? Home beekeeping

An Interview With John Myers
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Pest Control Position

John Myers
Technical Director and Staff Entomologist