Our Team


Marillian Buono Missiti, President

Marillian received a B.A. from Lesley University in Management and received the Purdue University's Pest Managment Certification. Marillian has over 25 years experience in the pest control industry and is past President of the New England Pest Management Association and 2015 recipient of the Bartlett Eldredge Award. She also served on the board of directors for the Watertown-Belmont Chamber of Commerce.



Steven A. Buono, Chief Operating Officer

Steve has over 30 years experience in the pest control industry. Steve's experience in the field of construction has extended the company's reach into exclusion and repair. His experience in construction enables him to specialize in environmentally friendly pest exclusion. His personality, strong ethics and a desire to assure quality service has been a perfect fit to communicate to clients as well as educating and training employees.



Benedict J. Buono Jr., Founder

Ben was born and raised in Waltham, MA, the oldest of nine children. Ben graduated from Newton North High School and then attended Santa Barbara City College. He joined the Army in 1967. Served in Germany in 1968 and in Vietnam in 1969. Ben liked biology and with his Boy Scout and military training, pest control was a great fit. He started his business, Buono Pest Control in 1978 in Belmont. One of his proudest moments was being President of the New England Pest Management Association from 1995-1996 and winning a  Bart   Eldredge award  in 2004.




Buono Pest Control is a member of New England Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science, Watertown Belmont Chamber of Commerce, the National Pest Management Association, the New England Pest Management Association (of which Ben Buono was past President 1995-1996 and Marillian Missiti was past President 2011-2012 ), the Northwest Coalition for Alternatives to Pesticides, Bio-Integral Resources Center, NPMA Quality Pro and the Environmental Protection Agency’s Pesticide Environmental Stewardship Program  to stay abreast and informed in our industry. Our professionally trained personnel and Certified Technicians are ready to safely service your pest control needs. We continue to be active in the development and education of IPM principals.




The New England Pest Management Association (NEPMA), founded in 1933, is an organization of Pest Management Professionals from Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Working in collaboration with the National Pest Management Association, they provide education and promote professionalism for the pest control industry.


The National Pest Management Association more than 6,000 members from around the world, was established in 1933 to support the pest management industry's commitment to the protection of public health, food and property. This commitment is reflected both in the continuing education of the pest management professional and the dissemination of timely information to homeowners and businesses.

Quality Pro

QualityPro is administered by the Foundation for Professional Pest Management, an independent organization that has been developing good business practices and standards since 2004. Designed specifically for pest management companies in the US and Canada, we are proud to certify over 490 of the best companies in the pest management industry.


  • To carry out the program of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science at the local level.
  • To promote fellowship and cooperation among those interested in the objectives of NEBAALAS.
  • To cooperate with other branches in the exchange of information and in the coordination of efforts concerning laboratory animal science.
  • To assist the four other Branches which comprise District 1 in the sponsorship of the annual District 1 training session.
  • To sponsor and to provide educational and training programs for members and others that are professionally engaged in the production, care, use, and study of laboratory animals.