How It All Began

District Rodent Authority is a small team of experts who specialize in treating for rodent and pest local to the New York region.

The company was founded by expert service technician Clifford Akpan and home improvement specialist Yi Zhao.

While building BioTech Pest Management, a renowned DC-based pest control business, they developed a proprietary method of getting rid of mice and sealing entry points. Safely. Quickly. And Permanently. Which they have perfected over the past decade.

Upon request, they have decided to bring their expertise to New York, where they plan to help millions of people sleep easier at night knowing their homes are rodent free.

Meet Our Team

Clifford Akpan

Owner and Chief Technician


Clifford acquired his business degree in finance from California State University. He worked for many years as a business analyst in the oil industry in Chicago.

Desiring more independence, he dabbled in the vending machine, real estate, and commercial cleaning industries before being introduced to pest control by a friend of his.

Pest control is where Clifford discovered his true calling. He loved the satisfaction of giving customers a peace of mind by solving their pest problems.

John Agbeyegbe

Field supervisor


John was born and raised in Nigeria He studied business at Lagos State University. After graduation, John worked various office jobs performing logistics and management related work.

Although he enjoyed those jobs, he always had a thirst for the type of work where he could be more hands-on and has an opportunity to meet new people. After meeting Clifford, John knew that pest control would be a good fit for him.

John has always been a critical thinker, which allows him to excel at District Rodent Authority. John’s performance has been very impressive and sky is the limit for him.

Andrea Fernández

Front office manager


Andrea Fernández was born and raised in Colombia. She has a degree in International Relations from Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla. She has worked in customer service positions in the BPO industry and has joined the pest-control industry at District Rodent Authority.

She has been part of the team for over a year and is passionate about providing the best experience to our customers.

Blessing Akpan

Office Manager


Blessing was born in Nigeria. She graduated from a prestigious University in Nigeria with a bachelors degree in Biochemistry. Her love to explore different fields endeared her to get a business certification from the Strategic Business School.

She later built a career as a sales executive in the oil and gas industry and worked there for a long time where she rose to become the head of a sales team in one of the known companies in Nigeria.

Her caring personality and experience as a manager allowed her to excel as an office manager at District Rodent Authority.

Ini Akpan

IT / Marketing Manager


Ini Akpan is a Graduate of the University of Illinois at Chicago, with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering and an Associate in Applied Science from Harold Washington College Chicago.

He started as a sales Engineer for future payment Technologies. then proceeded to becoming a software Engineer at Ravature.

Ini is a goal getter, and a critical thinker!.

Our Credentials

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NY Pesticide Business License
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Commercial Pesticide Applicator License