A Few Words About Us

Blue Ribbon Specialised Services has been operating since January 1989, with John Van Stelten as the owner operator. For over 25 years Blue Ribbon has been providing homeowners, commercial organisations and building industry professionals with effective, safe and well priced pest control and carpet cleaning services. Our customers include domestic homes, small locally owned businesses, national leaders in food and beverage processing, hospitality, healthcare, foodservice, retail, real estate agents, councils and property management companies. Blue Ribbon also offers specialist pre-construction termite barrier services to many leading building professionals and construction companies. All have come to trust and rely on Blue Ribbon to keep their work environment pest free and compliant with industry health and safety requirements. Blue Ribbon has highly experienced staff and well trained pest technicians ready to provide effective pest management solutions for greater peace of mind. We are pleased to present the following background information on Blue Ribbon Specialised Services and would be delighted to provide you with a professional evaluation and no obligation quote on a pest control and carpet cleaning program best suited to your organisation’s needs.

Company Profile

Blue Ribbon began as a family owned and operated business focused on providing homes and commercial premises with pest management services. Our locals have known John for over 30 years and well known for his expertise in Detection Dogs. John is known to be the only qualified dog trainer to locate termites in Australia, having gone to the United States for this training. As major servicing contracts were secured and the number of clients grew, so too did the number of our service staff and field technicians.

This growth has provided our staff with practical experience in dealing with a wide variety of customers and their individual pest problems. It is this vast knowledge and our ability to work closely with our clients that has made Blue Ribbon such a significant force in the pest management industry throughout Townsville with an outstanding reputation and repeat client base.

Blue Ribbon remains a locally owned and family focused business with the ability to service all types of clients.

Quality Assurance Policy

Blue Ribbon Specialised Services is committed to supplying premium services to its clients. To this end, it must be recognised that the quality assurance environment is not only the responsibility of the business, but it is also the responsibility of each person within our organisation.

Blue Ribbon prides itself in supplying quality services that adhere to our quality assurance policy to ensure clients are guaranteed they will receive only the best possible service at all times.

It is our policy that every person who comes into contact with Blue Ribbon Specialised Services is a potential client and should therefore be treated as a valued consumer who deserves the best we have to offer.

Blue Ribbon’s commitment to employing personnel with commitment and self esteem who are receptive to ongoing training will ensure the delivery of quality services to our customers.

Our Staff

Blue Ribbon has highly experienced service staff and trained pest technicians ready to provide you with prompt, professional and friendly advice. All commercial customers are assigned a dedicated Blue Ribbon representative so you have a direct point of call at all times.

All Blue Ribbon technicians work in company uniform and drive fully equipped pest vehicles featuring clear company branding. Blue Ribbon technicians are licensed, insured and qualified to eliminate all types of pests from your business. You can trust our service professional to treat your company premises with an outstanding level of dedication and professionalism. All Blue Ribbon technicians are aware of WH&S and HACCP compliance issues.

Meet the team






    Business Development Manager


    Technical Supervisor


    Technical Supervisor


    Technical Supervisor