Our Staff

Who is the Xtreme Team?


Tom Benson - Owner / Operator

Tom has been around agriculture his entire life, having been raised on a farm in the Mission Valley.  He has worked in both retail and governmental agronomy positions for over 20 years.  Tom started the business in 2006 and has been serving western Montana ever since. Our vast knowledge, expertise and ability to educate homeowners is what separates Xtreme Weed & Pest Solutions from other pest control companies.

Tom and Launa have two daughters and four grandchildren.  When not working he enjoys spending time outdoors hunting, fishing and camping.

Launa Benson - Owner / Operator

Launa  “The Bug Lady” has been an exterminator full time with Xtreme Weed & Pest Solutions for 6 years.  She also shares information about pests to schools and community events.

She loves meeting with our clients and helping them solve their pest issues.  She enjoys working with Tom and loves spending time with her kids and grandbabies.

Launa is very involved in her community and spends many hours voluntering.  She is on the Board of Directors for Polson Chamber of Commerce and President of the Mission Valley Animal Shelter.  

Haley O'hern-Head Technician

Haley is a Montana native and has lived in the Mission Valley her entire life. She graduated from Ronan High School in 2015 and Penrose Academy of Cosmetology In Arizona in November 2016. She enjoys the outdoors and her hobbies are hunting, fishing, camping and competing in rodeos. She enjoys spending time with her family.

Katie McDermott-Technician

Katie was born and raised in Montana.  She graduated from Three Forks and moved back to the Mission Valley.  Katie loves the outdoors and all animals especially horses.  Her hobbies are hunting, fishing and riding horses.  She enjoys spending time with her family and any animals.