Our Story

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 superhero is the heroic Blue Beetle  (Batman’s friend in the 1940’s), his favorite color is blue, and because of the recognizable nature  of the Volkswagen Beetles.

With one truck 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.

Mitch strives for Blue Beetle to be a culture of growing,  learning, and self-improvement. Every teammate can feel great about themselves knowing that they  too are heroes helping keep Kansas City safe from pests and the health issues that come with them. This is why every employee has “Hero” at the end of their position title.

Through hard work and with the help of our dedicated employees/heroes Blue Beetle  quickly rose to be the top provider for pest control and termite services in the greater  Kansas City metropolitan area. Now with 35 employees and over 25 service vehicles, we service over 500 apartment complexes, 200 restaurants, and 3,000 homes right here in Kansas City.

Our Story

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 35 employees and over 25 service vehicles, we service over 500 apartment complexes, 200 restaurants, and 3,000 homes right here in Kansas City.

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