James Pest Control Recognized by Virginia General Assembly

June 30, 2023

Pest Control Technology

By Brad Harbison

The company was presented with Virginia General Assembly Resolution No. 567 in recognition of 50 years in business and its contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Pictured (left to right) are Sonia and John James, Virginia delegate Amanda Batten, Shara James Ware and administrative assistant Tawny Bartelt. Photo courtesy of James Pest Control

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. – On June 14, Virginia delegate Amanda Batten visited the office of James Pest Control to present the company with a copy of Virginia General Assembly Resolution No. 567,  which honored the company for 50 years in business and its contributions to the Commonwealth of Virginia. (Click here to download the Resolution No. 567).

The resolution was passed by the House of Delegates and Senate of the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

James Pest Control was founded by Sonia and John James, former president of the Virginia Pest Management Association (VPMA) and the Tidewater Pest Control Association. In 2005, John James was recognized by VPMA with a Lifetime Stewardship Award in recognition of this efforts to enhance the standards and protocols of the pest control industry in Virginia.

The resolution also commended James Pest Control for “supporting the economic vitality of Williamsburg and surrounding areas and the businesses the call it home through its involvement with the Greater Williamsburg Chamber of Commerce.”

Today, James Pest Control is led by CEO Shara James Ware, daughter of Sonia and John James. Shara joined the business after graduation from Longwood College School of Business.