From left to right: Blake Grimsley (technical director, Knox Pest Control); Tammy Davis and Jeff Hope (Hope Pest Solutions); and Randy Saxton (regional director, Knox Pest Control).

Columbus, Ga.-based Knox Pest Control announced the acquisition of Hope Pest Solutions, a full-service company specializing in residential and commercial pest and termite control located in Jonesboro, Ga. “We are very happy to welcome the customers of Hope Pest Solutions to our family,” said Sean Knox, co-president of Knox Pest Control. “Hope Pest Solutions’ commitment to the community and passion for customer service made them a wonderful fit for Knox. This acquisition is a result of our ongoing efforts to expand and align ourselves with other high quality, professional pest control companies.”


Terminix Service, the largest pest control company in the Carolinas, has been named one of the 2019 Best Employers in North Carolina. This program was created by Business North Carolina, NC SHRM and Best Companies Group. The survey and awards program was designed to identify, recognize and honor the best employers in North Carolina benefiting the economy, workforce and businesses in the state of North Carolina. This is the fifth consecutive year Terminix Service has made the list. “Since my grandfather started our company in 1947, Terminix Service Inc. has strived to deliver quality service, while creating working environments that provide strong personal growth and development opportunities for all employees,” said Lex Knox, chairman and CEO. “We are incredibly proud to be recognized for the fifth year in a row as a top employer in North Carolina.”


From left to right: Emily Thomas Kendrick and Kevin Burns (Arrow), Joel Eisenberg and Paul Bouvier (Econo), Tim Pollard (Arrow) and Kemp Anderson (Kemp Anderson Consulting).

Arrow Exterminators recently acquired Econo Termite & Pest Control of Englewood, Fla. This transaction provides Arrow the opportunity to strengthen its presence in Charlotte and Sarasota counties and will serve residential and commercial customers along the Gulf Coast of Southwest Florida. “We are thrilled to welcome the customers and team members of Econo Termite & Pest Control to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, president and chief executive officer of Arrow Exterminators. “For over 35 years, owners Paul Bouvier and Joel Eisenberg and their team have been serving a large customer base from Boca Grande to Venice with great care and compassion and we are honored to continue that commitment into the future. This new location will operate as Hughes Exterminators, an Arrow Exterminators brand, and gives us a total of 28 offices throughout the great state of Florida and 119 offices throughout the country.” Consultant Kemp Anderson represented Econo Termite & Pest Control.