The Aust Group announced that its client, Pest Solutions, Beaverton, Ore., was acquired by Terminix. Eric Ufer founded Pest Solutions in 2011 after seeing the need for quality and dependable pest control services as a rental property owner. The company adopted the slogan “Green As Can Be” to emphasize its eco-friendly approach. The Aust Group represented Pest Solutions as the exclusive financial adviser on the transaction.

Seattle-based Certus continued its expansion in California with the acquisition of Bug Guys Pest Control, Coachella Valley, Calif. Bug Guys was founded in 2001 by Tracy Judnich. “In looking to move onto the next chapter in my life, I wanted to make certain that our outstanding customer service and employee focus would be upheld,” Judnich said. “Certus gives me the confidence to retire knowing that our standards will continue to be delivered to both customers and employees.” Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company represented and acted as exclusive financial advisers to Bug Guys in this transaction.

MissQuito is a new women-led mosquito control company servicing the metro Atlanta area. “I am excited to lead this company and serve our community,” said Natasha Oldham, general manager. “I am committed to empowering our team members to achieve their professional and personal goals. In addition to caring for our team, we provide exceptional care and protection to our customers and things that they value most: their family, communities and the environment.” MissQuito uses a combination of barrier sprays and natural mosquito repellents. The company provides ongoing treatment solutions for homeowners and one-time treatments for outdoor events.

Rollins was named a 2021 Top Workplace by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for the fifth consecutive year. The list recognizes 175 small, medium and large companies out of 3,035 in metro Atlanta that have high employee satisfaction. It is based on employee feedback gathered through a third-party survey. Nearly 500 employees at Rollins’ headquarters responded to the survey. “It’s an honor to receive this award for the fifth consecutive year,” said Jerry Gahlhoff, president and COO of Rollins. “In the past year, our focus has been on the safety and well-being of our employees. Through the changes made, our employees have adapted and continue to meet our mission, which inspires us to be the best customer service company in the world. We are proud of our employees and appreciate their efforts to better serve our customers in these unprecedented times.”


Aptive Environmental, Provo, Utah, announced a multi-year partnership with Utah native and professional golfer Tony Finau, who will carry a golf bag featuring the Aptive logo. “Representing my home state of Utah, Aptive’s commitment to innovation, sustainability, family values and community is remarkable,” said Finau. “My family and I have had the benefit of witnessing this firsthand as a customer of Aptive’s for a number of years now.” Added Aptive Environmental CEO Vess Pearson, “Just like Tony is climbing the ranks in the golf scene, Aptive is working to disrupt a 100-year-old industry. We’re dedicated to a fresh approach to pest control that’s rooted in exceptional experiences for our customers and their families.” As part of the partnership, Aptive will support the Tony Finau Foundation, which empowers youth through golf, educational funding and core family values.

Left to right: Tim Pollard and Kevin Burns (Arrow Exterminators); Chuck and Tracy Doll (Tomasello); and Emily Thomas Kendrick (Arrow).

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators announced the merger and acquisition of Tomasello, West Palm Beach, Fla. This merger enables Arrow to service more residential and commercial customers along the coast from Jupiter to Boynton Beach. Tomasello was founded in 1928 by Rudolph and Blanche Tomasello and later owned by their daughter, Regina Tomasello Doll. Current President Charles Doll took over in 1997.