About Ponder Pest Control

What We Do

Ponder Pest Control specializes in integrated pest management, odor control systems and weed prevention and control to residential, commercial, and public entities. We are an experienced team that is dedicated to customer service and focused on providing value to our clients. We believe in a partnership with who we service and strive to excel in our communications. We have a strong support staff that is equally dedicated to ensuring satisfied customers. We are a family owned and operated business who will always answer your call with dedicated staff versus a call center.

About our owners

Ben Locke along with Lee and Hollie Woodham are co-owners of Ponder Pest Control.

Ben a native Texan, raised in the small town of Riesel, moved to the DFW area in 1966 where he met his wife of over 50 years, Sandra and raised his two daughters. He spent seven years working for LTV building A-7's for the Vietnam War effort and later with Xerox gaining experience in a variety of fields including manufacturing, sales and service. Ben retired after 30 years but never one to remain idle, he came out of retirement to work for the Ponder Independent School District serving as the Support Services Director for 12 years. This is where he acquired his interest and experience in pest control, establishing Ponder Pest Control in 2014.


Ben has a passion for preserving WWII history and restoring classic cars. When not making house calls, he is busy working on his Ford Galaxie and participating in programs with the Camp Howze MVPA displaying his 1941 Scout Car. He is a member of the Commemorative Airforce, Camp Howze MVPA, International MVPA, Ground Forces Detachment CAF and the Ford Galaxie Club of America.

Lee and Hollie are also native Texans and proud parents of two children and three dogs rescued from local shelters. Lee was born in Dallas and has lived in the DFW area for over 45 years. Lee graduated from Texas A&M University with a Bachelor in Finance. Hollie is from San Antonio and has been in the DFW area for the last 20 years. Hollie graduated from Southwest Texas State with a Bachelor in Marketing.

Lee and Hollie are actively involved in their community and church. Their daughter loves to sing and perform and is active in choir. Their son is an avid baseball player so many weekends are spent at the ballfields in the DFW area. Both have been in the corporate world with a combined experience of over 40 years. They have spent the last 20 years in the healthcare industry. Hollie and Lee wanted to create a different kind of company. One dedicated to professionalism and customer service. A company that they could proudly represent and truly feel they were making a difference in people's lives. Partnering with Ben was the best of all worlds. Ponder Pest Control, a family owned and operated company focused and dedicated to the people we serve.