Mitch Shipman AKA Bug Baron/Founder was born and raised in the Kansas City area. Growing up watching his single mother work hard to provide for him fueled his drive to create a better life through entrepreneurship. He graduated from Rockhurst University in 2000 with a business degree and a passion for helping people. It was this passion that inspired Mitch to enter the world of pest control. He takes pride in knowing his services keep homes and families protected.
Mitch came up with the name Blue Beetle because his favorite super hero is the heroic Blue Beetle, his favorite color is blue, and because of the recognizable nature of the Volkswagen Beetles.
With one truck and a credit card with a $1,500 limit, Mitch went door to door promoting his business and worked late nights creating the logo, making t-shirts, and developing the website. With two boys at home counting on him, Mitch still needed a way to make his company stand out above the rest. This is when he came up with the idea to put antennas on the car.
Through hard work and with the help of our dedicated employees Blue Beetle quickly rose to be the top provider for pest control and termite services in the greater Kansas City metropolitan area. Now with 30 employees and over 20 service vehicles, we service over 500 apartment complexes, 200 restaurants, and 3,000 homes right here in Kansas City.