Paul and Jessica Winkelmann founded Advanced Wildlife and Pest Control in 1988. The Department of Natural Resources (DNR) decided to withdraw from the wildlife removal business and turn the work over to private companies. Paul has always been interested in wildlife from an early age and wanted to see if his knowledge of wildlife could turn into a business. The Winkelmanns felt well suited for this new endeavor and took the entrepreneurial leap of faith. While we started small, Advanced Wildlife & Pest Control has become the largest animal removal company in Wisconsin and one of Wisconsin’s best pest control companies.
Paul was the Vice President of the Wisconsin Wildlife Control Operators Association (WWCOA) and is a lifelong member of the WWCOA, the Wisconsin Trappers Association (WTA), and the National Wildlife Control Operators Association (NWCOA). He continues to write articles for the Wildlife Control Technologies magazine and attend annual conferences. Paul has been trapping for over 60 years and is one of the most proficient trappers in the state.
Paul and Jessica have been happily married for over 50 years. They have three wonderful children and eight amazing grandchildren. Out of our 26-person staff, they have six family members working for the company.