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Jerry Gahlhoff

Jerry Galhoff - President of HomeTeam Pest Defense

Mr. Gahlhoff began his career in the pest control industry in 1991. After graduating with a Master of Science degree in Entomology from the University of Florida in Gainesville, he was employed by Wilson Pest Control Company in Winston-Salem. In 2001, Wilson was acquired by HomeTeam Pest Defense.

Mr. Gahlhoff was promoted to V.P. Technical Services in 2002 and relocated to Dallas. In 2006, he was promoted to Regional V.P. Florida Region and transferred to Tampa.

Prior to becoming President, Mr. Gahlhoff was the East Division Vice President, managing a team of 750 employees and generating in excess of $80 million.

In 2003, PCT, a pest control industry magazine, named him as one of its “Top 40 under 40.”

Mr. Gahlhoff received his B.S. and M.S degrees from the University of Florida and in 2009 he graduated from the Tuck Executive Program at Dartmouth.

Kevin Wolf

Kevin Wolf - CFO of HomeTeam Pest Defense

Mr. Wolf began his career with HomeTeam in 2000 as the Controller of HomeTeam Security, and was promoted to Director of Finance of HomeTeam Lawn Care in 2002. He became V.P. of Finance of HomeTeam Pest Defense in 2003 and was recently named CFO in 2010. During his tenure with HomeTeam, he has been instrumental in over 40 acquisitions in 12 states. He created a branch scorecard that uses various metrics to measure each branch’s performance and ranking. He has been responsible for overseeing and improving the organization’s fleet program, including a GPS rollout, vehicle wrapping and up-fitting of trucks prior to branch delivery. Mr. Wolf’s fleet efforts helped generate over $1 million in vehicle gains in 2010.

Craig Innes
Senior V.P. Organizational Development

Craig Innes  Senior V.P. Organizational Development of HomeTeam Pest Defense

Craig Innes joined HomeTeam Pest Defense as Senior Vice President, Organizational Development in November 2003. He is responsible for human resources, training, and technical services.

Mr. Innes has over 30 years of human resources and general management experience, including 20 years with upscale retailer Neiman Marcus Company. At Neiman Marcus he held a number of management positions including S.V.P. of human resources and strategic planning, S.V.P. of sales promotions, and S.V.P. of sales support operations.

Before joining HomeTeam, Mr. Innes held the position of Vice President of Marketing and Human Resources for Sewell Automotive Companies, an $800 million Texas-based automotive dealership group.

Previous to joining Sewell, he served as president of CareStream Corporation, a subsidiary of FoxMeyer Health Corporation.

Mr. Innes holds an M.B.A. in business administration from Southern Methodist University, where he also received his B.A. degree in social science. He is actively involved in numerous community service organizations including Special Camps for Special Kids and the SMU Cox School of Business.

Brady Camp
Vice President Operations

Brady Camp  Vice President Operations of HomeTeam Pest Defense

Brady Camp started his career in the pest control industry as a technician more than 30 years ago. He held a variety of positions early on, including Sales Representative, Sales Manager, Service Manager, Branch Manager and Region Sales Manager. In 1999 Mr. Camp joined HomeTeam, serving as the East Division Vice President of Sales from 2005 until his promotion to East Division Vice President Operations in 2011. He was responsible for the overall growth and profitability of the division and directed its daily operation managing 800 employees and generating more than $95 million. In 2014 he was promoted to Vice President Operations responsible for all field operations nationally and 1,200 employees.

Mr. Camp attended Bob Jones University and Ball State University in Indiana.

Kathy Zielinski
Vice President Marketing and Communications

Kathy Zielinski  Vice President Marketing and Communications of HomeTeam Pest Defense

Kathy Zielinski joined HomeTeam in 2006. As Vice President, Marketing and Communications, her responsibilities include development of annual marketing plans, strategies, and tactics to achieve business goals. She oversees branding, marketing collateral development, direct mail programs, digital and social media marketing, website development, event planning, trade show planning, internal and external communications.

Under Ms. Zielinski’s direction, HomeTeam has increased its digital presence by developing and executing social media strategies to engage consumers. She also spearheaded the launch of the HomeTeam app to assist the sales team in reaching their goals.

Ms. Zielinski leads the Women’s Leadership Council providing guidance for hiring and developing women at HomeTeam.

Prior to joining HomeTeam, Ms. Zielinski held a variety of positions at American Greetings and Blockbuster, Inc., most recently as vice president of marketing planning and budgeting.

Ms. Zielinski graduated from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Arts in human services.

Top Problem Pests


Ants are the most common pest problem in America, with more than 80% of homeowners experiencing ant problems.

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Fire Ants

Fire ants are small, yellowish-red to black in color, aggressive, vicious and known for their painful burning sting.

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Spiders have eight legs, round bodies and range from very small sizes to several inches in length. Their bodies do not have segments, and their heads are fused to their abdomens.

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When termites from a colony settle into your home, the structure becomes infested. Termites have straight bead-like antennae.

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House Flies

House flies get their name from being the most common type of fly found in homes throughout the U.S.

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All rodents are excellent climbers and only need a very small external opening to get inside homes and other buildings.

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Easy to identify by their wormlike bodies, slender antennae and pairs of legs on most of their body segments.


Earwigs have a low tolerance for heat, becoming active at night and spending the day in hiding.

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Most paper wasps measure about 2 cm (¾ in) long and are black, brown, or reddish in color with yellow markings.

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Although they are perceived as dangerous, the Arizona Bark Scorpion is the only species with venom that is deadly enough to kill a human.

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Fleas are small, reddish-brown, wingless insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals.

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