About Us

Industry Experience You Can Trust

We are a full-service pest control and state licensed contracting company. Thanks to the breadth of our expertise, we are able to provide our clients with pest control services for a wide variety of issues as well as repair services needed from pest or moisture damage. We practice integrated pest management techniques and our technicians are Virginia Pest Management Association certified inspectors and have received training through the Virginia Tech Entomology Department. Our senior technicians and inspectors have decades of combined experience in the field. We are committed to providing the highest quality service backed by education and hands-on experience.

Our History

Commonwealth Exterminating Co., Inc. was founded by husband and wife team Johnny Newell and Terrie Harper in 1999. Later, their son Cory Newell joined the team. The company was started with and has stayed true to a Christian faith-based philosophy to treat their customers as they would want to be treated.

Johnny’s decades in the pest control industry combined with Terrie’s background in communications and Cory’s education and career in church management come together to create a dynamic team that is focused on connecting with and serving clients. To that end, Cory has created an educational outreach program named “Commonwealth Cares” where he is able to use his God-given talents of training and outreach to help housing managers connect the dots between pest control and practical living. This program has landed Cory on local news networks to talk about how the program helps the underserved neighborhoods in our communities.

While the Commonwealth team has grown far beyond Johnny, Terrie and Cory, the company remains committed to establishing long-term, positive relationships through serving the needs of individuals and the surrounding Hampton Roads communities using their time, talents, and resources.

Employment Opportunities

We are always looking for honest, dedicated, and conscientious individuals to join our team of professional tradesmen and technicians.

We employ:
  • Lead or Finish Carpenters
  • Carpenter Assistants
  • Termite Technicians
  • Pest Control Technicians
  • Inspectors
Our Employees Enjoy:
  • All tools and uniforms
  • Company cell phone
  • Company take-home truck available
  • Competitive pay and bonuses
  • Steady work and hours – rain or shine
How to Apply:

Download and Fill Out Our Employment Application
Submit your application along with a resume:

Commonwealth Exterminating
13127 Warwick Blvd.
Newport News, VA 23602

Attention: Operations Manager


Commonwealth Exterminating Company, Inc is an equal opportunity employer.
Notice: We do conduct a background check and require pre-employment drug and alcohol screening.