Timmy Madere began his career in the pest control industry early in life, crawling in attics and under houses for his grandfather’s pest control company every summer. While in college, he drove mosquito fog trucks at night in his home town of Laplace, Louisiana. He went on to work for Terminix as a general pest control specialist for five years. In 2008, Madere went to work for the City of New Orleans Mosquito, Rodent, and Termite Control Board as a general pest control specialist and research assistant and is still working there today as their special projects coordinator. Madere has worked on research studies and urban pest issues concerning everything from termites and bedbugs to coyotes and raccoons, but his primary focus is on commensal rodents and urban rodent control.