About Meagher Pest Control

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With the help of our good friend Joe Meagher my wife Keyma and I started Meagher Pest Control in 2015. From the beginning Joe and I took pride in providing Honest, Affordable and Effective Pest Control Services.  The first few years were a struggle to say the least.  Joe and I would meet up after our full time jobs and jump in the “Red Bomber” and one by one ran around Mt. Vernon Illinois, Salem Illinois, Fairfield Illinois and Centralia Illinois and added both commercial and residential accounts to our Pest Control Business. At the time of our start Joe had just started a full time job in AG sales in Wayne City Illinois and I was working full time at the Jefferson County Illinois Sheriff’s Office.  With the exception of Fridays we would work until 9-10 pm and then return to our day jobs at 7-8am the next morning. The “Red Bomber” was just that an old junk 1997 F150.  Looking back we should have spent a few hundred dollars to fix the radio. 

We struggled to get our first Pest Control accounts.  It was mainly friends/family that would trust us with their Pest Control needs.  One by one we added Pest Control accounts.  We are very thankful for all of our accounts but the first 100 or so were very special.  The business continued to grow at a rapid rate.  In 2018 my wife, myself and Joe decided to take a huge chance and I resigned my position at the Jefferson County Illinois Sheriff’s Office to run the business full time. It has always been a dream of mine to run my own business and I am very thankful to my wife and Joe for supporting this decision.  If it was not for Keyma’s full time job as a teacher we could not have done this.  She is awesome to say the least.

In the fall of 2019 after much thought and discussion Joe Meagher made the decision to turn the business over to me so he could focus on his full time job as an Ag Salesman.  We remain great friends and my wife and I will always have a debt of gratitude for him.  He and his family have supported us more then we could ever ask for.

Our business continues to grow at a rapid rate.  We have added several people to the team.  They all have the understanding as me and Joe did from the start that we will not wavier in providing Honest service.

Thank you for reading!

James Mount

About James

About The Owner

James Mount is a co-owner of Meagher Pest Control. He is married to Keyma Mount and they have two daughters. James is a graduate of Woodlawn High School and has lived and worked in the Mt. Vernon area all of his life. He is also a U.S. Navy Veteran. James has been serving the pest control needs of area residents for many years. In addition to his experience in pest control, he has 10 years of experience in local law enforcement. James uses his extensive knowledge of the pest control industry to provide our customers with the highest level of service.
Keyma is a graduate of Mt. Vernon Town Ship High School Illinois High School. After High School she attended McKendree University and received a bachelor’s degree in elementary education. She worked her first year at a middle school in the Metro East, Illinois area. In 2006 her second year of teaching she was hired at Summersville Grade School as the middle school math teacher in Mt. Vernon, Illinois. She later went on to Eastern Illinois University and received a master degree in teacher leadership. She remains the middle school math teacher at Summersville Grade School in Mt. Vernon, Illinois.