Top-Rated Pest Control Company

About 1st Choice Pest Solutions

1st Choice Pest Solutions is a family-owned and operated business operating in Central and Northern Wisconsin. Co-owners Chuck Oelig and Nathan Knetter bring over 25 years of innovative pest control experience to our communities.

One of our core values is giving back to the community, and we actively engage in various volunteer activities. We work closely with organizations such as Bridge Street Mission, Wausau Noon Optimist, school PTO boards and various church activities.

Our commitment to volunteerism goes hand in hand with our love for the places we call home. We genuinely enjoy living and working here, and we believe in playing an active role in making our communities even better. When you choose to support our business, you are not only receiving top-quality service, but you are also supporting a business that is dedicated to giving back to our amazing communities.

What Sets Us Apart

  • Total Customer Satisfaction
  • Safe for families and the environment
  • We do the job right the first time
  • We are friendly and respectful
  • We value teamwork

Count On 1st Choice Pest Solutions For Affordable, Effective Pest Control In The Central and Northern Wisconsin Area

We take care of bedbug extermination in Central Wisconsin, including Antigo, Kronenwetter, Marshfield, Mosinee, Minocqua, Nekoosa, Phillips, Plover, Rhinelander, Schofield, Stevens Point, Tomahawk, Wausau, Weston, Wisconsin Rapids and the entire surrounding area. Also, if you have rodents, ants, termites, wildlife, or any other kind of pest issue, please contact us for friendly, professional service. We look forward to serving you. Contact us today to get started.

1st Choice Pest Solutions Staff

Chuck Oelig

Chuck Oelig

Owner/Pest Control Technician/Certified Entomologist

Chuck Oelig is a seasoned professional in the pest control industry, with over two decades of experience. Chuck's career began humbly as a technician at a prominent regional pest control company, where he quickly climbed the ladder of success. Within a year, he became a District Supervisor and further progressed to the role of Regional Manager. Chuck then transitioned to the corporate headquarters, where he played pivotal roles as a company trainer and sales director, adding value to every aspect of the business. His dedication to mastering the field led him to become a Certified Entomologist, highlighting his deep knowledge and commitment to pest control. As life evolved and his family grew, Chuck moved back to Central Wisconsin, where he joined the 1st Choice Pest Solutions Team. He not only became an integral part of the company but also took on the mantle of ownership for the Wausau region.

Guided by his extensive experience and fueled by the support of his family, Chuck now operates the Wausau area of the company alongside his son-in-law, Nathan. With his daughter Sarah recently joining as the office manager, Chuck hopes the Oelig family legacy continues with the next generations.

His commitment to excellence is not only evident in his extensive experience but also in his personal life. Chuck has been married to his wife Denise for 41 years, and together they have 2 daughters, Katie and Sarah and three grandchildren, Lianna, Will and Drew. Chuck volunteers his time with Bridge Street Mission, Thrive Church and Celebrate Recovery. He also enjoys time outdoors, bird hunting with his German Shorthaired Pointers and traveling whenever he can.

Nathan Knetter

Nathan Knetter

Owner/Pest Control Technician/Licensed in Wildlife Trapping

Nathan Knetter is a dedicated professional with a passion for pest control and a strong entrepreneurial spirit. With five years of experience in the industry, Nathan has honed his skills in both residential and commercial pest control, showcasing his expertise in trapping and wildlife remediation. As a testament to his commitment, he became a part owner of the company two years ago. Nathan's roots on a farm have instilled in him a deep appreciation for practical solutions and hard work. His versatile background also includes a strong sales foundation, further enhancing his ability to understand and serve his clients' needs effectively. Nathan Knetter is a driven individual who brings a wealth of knowledge and a customer-focused approach to every aspect of his work. When not at work, Nathan enjoys spending time with his wife, Katie, and their yellow lab Vinny.

Matt K

Matt K

Pest Control Technician

Matthew Kjos started with 1st Choice Pest Solutions in 2022 and has been a great addition to the team ever since!  He brings a passion for serving others and a commitment to both personal and professional growth. Matthew has overcome challenges in his life and has found support from his mentors, Chuck and Nathan, who have become like family to him.  Matthew is grateful to be a part of the 1st Choice Pest Solutions Family and is looking forward to serving others and helping this amazing company he works for, grow!  Prior to pest control, he worked for BNSF Railroad and City Brewery in LaCrosse. 

Matthew is blessed to have two beautiful daughters, Teagan and Kinley, and an amazing stepdaughter, Rayna.  Matthew loves being part of Bridge Street Mission where he is currently an active volunteer.  Prior to volunteering, Matthew lived at Bridge Street Mission Apartments.  He gives all the glory for overcoming his struggles with addiction to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  Matthew is so blessed to have moved into his own place that he shares with his girls. 

Matthew’s story is one of resilience and transformation and we couldn’t be more proud to see how he has moved forward in life with the support of his faith, mentors and his commitment to helping others.

Sarah Zuelke

Sarah Zuelke

Office Manager

Sarah joined her dad and brother-in-law at 1st Choice Pest Solutions in 2023 after a 15-year career in Funeral Service. She brings her passion for service with her as the Office Manager. Whether it’s answering phones, scheduling appointments or assisting with administrative tasks, Sarah is always ready to lend a helping hand to assist clients and ensure their satisfaction.

Outside of work, Sarah is a devoted wife and mother of 3 young kids. She values giving back to the community and is actively involved in Wausau Noon Optimists and volunteers with the Maine Elementary PTO. Sarah is also an avid reader and is always open to new book suggestions.

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