Who we are
Meet Luke and Sue Ann a dynamic husband-and-wife team who are not only passionate about their work but also about embracing life beyond the pest control industry. When they’re not tackling pest-related challenges, you’ll find them enjoying quality time with their two children, embarking on camping adventures, hiking, and exploring the beauty through scenic Australian landscapes. Weekends often see them at home, surrounded by a menagerie of pets that include Great Danes, cats, fish, chickens, and even some unusual companions like pet scorpions, termites, and reptiles. Their gratitude for their cherished customers is boundless, as they recognize that the continued success of Checkmate Pest Control is a testament to the exceptional support they receive every day. Without their wonderful customers, Luke and Sue Ann wouldn’t be where they are today.
Luke’s passion for termites and his deep industry knowledge are the driving forces behind his work. With a career spanning back to 2001, he has amassed extensive expertise in pest management, and he remains committed to continuous learning.
Over the years, Luke has collaborated with both small and large multinational pest management companies, showcasing his dedication and skill. In recognition of his exceptional contributions, he received a nomination for Pest Technician of the Year in 2012.
Luke holds an impressive array of licenses and accreditations, including Termite (both physical and chemical) and QBCC, and White Card licenses. His expertise extends to being accredited with prominent names in the industry like Homeguard, Greenzone, Fipforce, Termx, Ensytex (Exterra), as well as BASF (Selora, Termidor). Additionally, he’s registered with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as a Fire Ant approved business and with the Department of Environment and Science. Luke’s commitment to excellence and dedication to pest management are truly exceptional.
Sue Ann Tysoe
Sue Ann’s enthusiasm lies in championing small businesses, fostering community support, nurturing valuable networks, and wielding the power of marketing. With an extensive background in construction administration, spanning an impressive 18 years and complemented by her Certificate III in Business, she possesses a solid foundation of expertise.
Since fully committing to Checkmate Pest Control in 2019, Sue Ann has expanded her role to become a fully qualified termite and pest management technician. Her dedication to the industry doesn’t stop there; she also holds a prominent position as both a taskforce committee chair person and member of the Australian Environmental Pest Managers Association (AEPMA). This dual role reflects her unwavering commitment to daily learning and industry support. Sue Ann’s dedication shines brightly in both her professional achievements and her passion for enhancing the industry’s standards and practices.