According to research released last month from Specialty Consultants, the professional pest control industry grew 4.4 percent in 2018.
Mergers and acquisitions had a big impact once again on our annual ranking of Top 100 companies. But how does this activity affect smaller pest management companies? And will markets be forever changed as a result?
PCT sat down with the new Truly Nolen president, Scarlett Nolen, to learn more about her background, future plans for the firm and which Avenger she likes best.
It has been a little over a year since Ecolab Pest Elimination acquired three firms, which expanded its nationwide fumigation capabilities.
Jacob and Jared Borg operate completely separate Pointe Pest Control businesses that are fast-growing members of the PCT Top 100.
Strategic Acquisitions Fuel Hoffman’s Growth
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Nine companies are no longer on the list as a result of mergers and acquisitions.
Since 1996, the Richmond, Va.-based firm has been owned and operated by the Lupini family.
Hulett Environmental Services, West Palm Beach, Fla., announced the opening of three new offices in North Ft. Myers, Bonita Springs and Naples.
In January, it was announced that Turner Pest Control, a Jacksonville-based Anticimex company, acquired Brandon Pest Control.
Eastside Exterminators, Woodinville, Wash., is celebrating its golden anniversary in 2019.
Dickson has been at the company for more than 20 years.
On May 1 it was announced that a new private equity-backed firm, Certus, has taken a seat at the M&A table with the acquisition of two Seattle, Wash., companies: Eco Elite Pest Control and Mathis Exterminating.
2018 was a grind at Terminix. Strategic acquisitions and an internal focus on people and processes are helping build a culture of serving, caring and delivering at one of the industry’s most recognized pest control operations.
Humans move ants. And now with warmer temperatures becoming the norm, the pests have a lot more suitable places to settle down, say entomologists and pest management professionals.
While pest control technicians may not see much damage from spiders, customers’ concerns about these eight-legged critters should warrant a deeper knowledge of spider ID.
Four groups of insects and other arthropods are commonly found in bathrooms. Here’s why they’re there.
If you’re serious about attracting the most qualified job applicants, you may need to expand the scope of your search to include more diverse candidates. PMPs share how to do this and why it’s important for your company’s long-term growth.
It’s a task most family businesses must deal with at one time or another: delivering tough performance feedback to a relative. Here are some ideas to deal with this challenging situation.
With personal savings and support from the pest control industry, Andrea Hancock launched P.E.S.T. Relief International, a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving the worldwide community through humanitarian relief.
What’s needed for a mosquito-borne illness to spread throughout the United States? Here’s a look at the future of viruses, vectors and victims.
Research finds some Florida strains of Aedes aegypti are resistant to permethrin.
A review of common mosquito biology and treatment questions.
New research finds that traps are easily modified to collect mosquito waste. A new system has the potential to enhance detection of pathogens.
PMPs are realizing mosquito control’s potential to open doors for new and existing customers.