our story

Have no fear, Blue Beetle is here! Owner and Bug Baron, Mitch Shipman was born and raised in Kansas City. With a business degree from Rockhurst University, a passion for entrepreneurship, and prior pest control experience, Blue Beetle has been #KillingIt since 2003.

Mitch originally ran his business from his home in Waldo and kept supplies in the shed in his backyard. After three years of growing and developing his business by himself, Mitch was ready to start adding to his team. It’s the dedicated employees that helped shape Blue Beetle into what it is today. John Bauer, one of Mitch’s first technicians, is still employed today!

Mitch’s motto is to use the company to give back to society with donations and free service to organizations such as St. Jude’s, Operation Breakthrough, and multiple churches. The company is also used to benefit its 60 plus teammates/work family in personal growth, opportunity for education and advancement in knowledge and income. “The company is a tool to give back to my team and the world. Everyone wins. The customer, the teammate, myself, and society”

Team photo of Blue Beetle Pest Control, Kansas City, MO

Now located in Leawood, with over 20 years of personalized service and over 60 HEROES on our team, Blue Beetle is one of Kansas City’s most trusted pest control service providers. Blue Beetle was voted Best Pest Control in KC by The Pitch three years in a row. Our commitment to getting the job done right the first time separates us from our competitors.

Blue Beetle is a company with a proud history and a promising future. We stand on a foundation of training, growth, and improvement. Each day we make significant investments in our people, management, and services to ensure your property is being treated with the best care. Our goal is to better serve our customers, team members, business partners, and community. We have certain values and choose not to do business with casinos, adult book stores, strip clubs, or cigarette and vape shops. We take pride in our culture and our dedication to keeping clients happy. Our heroes have the experience and knowledge needed to solve any pest challenges you might be dealing with. They give you all the tools and resources you need to make a sound decision for your family, lifestyle and budget.

why blue beetle?

 Voted Best Pest Control Company of 2021, 2020, 2019 and 2018 by The Pitch
 4.8 star rating on Google (read our reviews here)
All of our heroes are background checked and drug screened
Extensive weekly trainings for all staff ensure we stay up to date with the ever-changing industry
We get rid of your pests AND educate you along the way to ensure the problem remains fixed
We use top of the line environmentally-friendly products
 We are continuously growing and expanding

we're killing it here at blue beetle!

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Our mission

Our mission at Blue Beetle is to provide an unforgettable experience for our customers, from the first phone call to the final service. We strive to improve every life we touch through the development of meaningful relationships, constant education, and honest, upfront expectations – to not be just “the bug guys”, but rather the everyday, unsung heroes of our community, protecting homes and businesses from the tiny dangers of the world.

our core values


meet our founder