Wildlife Operations Team

Abra Kadabra Environmental Services // Twin Cities, MN Wildlife & Pest Control

Matt Eickman

Matt is owner and CEO of Abra Kadabra. He is a graduate of Hamline University, where he majored in both Exercise Sports Science and Biology (Cum Laude), and minoring in coaching. He captained the baseball team and still participates in their annual reunion game. Matt has a passion for providing opportunity wherever he can, and is proud to be able to use his business to help local communities. In his spare time, Matt likes spending quality time with his family, enjoying the outdoors, and traveling.

Certifications

Master Structural Pest Control Applicator
– Core
– Vertebrate
QualityPro Certified
Certified NWCOA Instructor
NWCOA Certified Advanced Wildlife Control Operator
NWCOA Certified Structural Bat Management Professional
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified
NWCOA Certified Bird Management Operator
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Professional
NWCOA Rodent Standards Certified

Philip Eickman:

Philip is the Wildlife Operations Manager at Abra Kadabra, overseeing both the trapping and exclusion work portions of that division. Philip has helped the wildlife division rise to the next level and truly deliver a first class service experience for our customers. He is a family man and an outdoorsman, and enjoys time with the family, time outdoors, baseball and basketball.

Certifications

NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Control Operator
NWCOA Rodent Standards Certified
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Professional
NWCOA Certified Bird Management Operator
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified

Michael Tucker

Michael is our resident wildlife expert and trainer, and has been kind enough to stay on part time after retirement. Mike has served on the Board of Directors of NWCOA (National Wildlife Control Operators Association) and FWLA (Fish & Wildlife Legislative Alliance), was awarded Wildlife Control Professional of the Year in 2015, and is a Certified NWCOA Instructor (CNI). He enjoys hunting, fishing and trapping in his spare time.

Certifications

CWCP – Certified Wildlife Control Professional
CWCO – Certified Wildlife Control Operator – Advanced
BSCS – Bat Standards Compliant Certification
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Certification
NWCOA Rodent Control Certification
CBCS – NWCOA Certified Bird Control Specialist
CGCP – Certified Goose Control Professional

Other certifications include :
CWDMP – Certified Wildlife Damage Management Professional
BBCBCS – Bird Barrier Certified Bird Control Specialist

Andrew Eickman

Andy is our Lead Wildlife Inspector and Sales Manager, and is one of the most highly trained inspectors in the state. He loves tinkering on his car, and anything with a motor, as well as spending time outdoors. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business management at Northern State University in 2007, spending nearly a decade working in the automotive industry before switching to pest and wildlife control in 2016.

Certifications

Master Structural Pest Control Applicator
– Core
– Vertebrates
– Mosquitoes, Black Flies and Ticks
– Turf and Ornamentals
QualityPro Certified
NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Control Operator
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified
NWCOA Certified Bird Management Operator
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Professional
NWCOA Rodent Standards Certified
Ridgeguard Certified Installer

Patrick McClure

Patrick is our second wildlife inspector, and is also among the most highly trained in the state. He has years of experience in pest and wildlife control in California and Minnesota both, and is an expert in rodents. He enjoys spending time with his wife, baseball, and Star Wars. 

Certifications

Journeyman Structural Pest Control Applicator
– Core
NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Professional
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified

Josh Boyda

Josh has 8 years of experience in the construction industry, 3 years of experience as a wildlife control operator, and is a perfect fit to head our exclusion team. His repair work is so quality that it seamlessly blends into the homes he works on. He enjoys playing video games, hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.

Certifications

NWCOA Advanced Wildlife Control Operator
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified
NWCOA Certified Bird Management Operator
NWCOA Zoonotic Disease Professional
NWCOA Rodent Standards Certified
Ridgeguard Certified Installer

Tim Holt

Tim was Abra Kadabra’s first intern. He grew into a wildlife control operator, specializing in trapping and exclusion, and is an integral part of our wildlife team. Tim earned a business degree from Crown College in 2021, is an Eagle Scout, and enjoys spending time outdoors.

Certifications

NWCOA Certified Wildlife Control Operator
NWCOA Bat Standards Certified

Louis Monette

Louis is a wildlife apprentice, having recently come to our industry after many years of work in carpentry. He is new to Abra Kadabra, but expert at the type of repair and prevention work we specialize in. Louis likes cars, fixing things, and spending time with his son and his dog.

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