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TAG: Pest Control

Government Affairs: Maryland poised to become first state to ban consumer use of neonics

April 4, 2016By

In March, both houses of the Maryland legislature passed a bill to ban consumer use of neonicotinoids (neonics). As of this writing, the bill sits on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s desk awaiting his signature. Gov. Hogan, a Republican, has not indicated whether he will sign the bill. Individuals permitted under the bill to use neonicotinoid-containing pesticides are licensed pesticide applicators... read more

TruGreen employee caught slacking

August 14, 2015By

One lazy move cost an ex-TruGreen employee his job and his former company a large chunk of change. In July, Weeki Wachee, Fla., homeowner Rich Kleber checked his video surveillance system to double check a trouble spot was being sprayed by a TruGreen pest control unit. He was surprised to see TruGreen employee Dean Schryer simply take one lap around... read more

Scotts LawnService acquires Action Pest Control

January 12, 2015By

, a business unit of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., completed its acquisition of Action Pest Control, a residential pest control company based in Louisville, Ky., with operations in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Terms of the deal are not being disclosed. “We are excited to complete the acquisition of Action Pest and see it as an important step forward in executing our long-term growth strategy,” said Jim... read more

Money in mosquitoes

January 9, 2015By
MOSQUITO JOE/ Southern Lawn & Pest

Adding a mosquito-control service proves to be a business booster for Memphis, Tenn.-based Southern Lawn & Pest. The Great Recession nearly brought Steve Clark’s lawn mowers to a halt. At the time, he owned a Memphis, Tenn., commercial lawn maintenance business called Southern Lawn Care. The business, which he started in 2005, grew quickly. But by 2010 revenue had dwindled.... read more

Scotts LawnService makes pest play with Action aquisition

October 21, 2014By

Scotts LawnService, a business unit of the Scotts Miracle-Gro Co., agreed to acquire Action Pest Control, a residential pest control company based in Louisville, Ky., with operations in Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois. Terms were not disclosed. The transaction, which is expected to close by January, marks the company’s first acquisition of a residential pest control business. Scotts LawnService, with anticipated sales... read more

Massey acquires Baco, expands Georgia footprint

October 1, 2014By

Massey Services purchased Baco Exterminating Services. Baco, located in Norcross, Ga., provides residential pest control, termite protection and lawn services to 30,000 customers in the greater Atlanta area. Established in 1995, the company has more than 60 team members operating out of offices in Norcross, Winder and Dallas, Ga. “We are pleased to welcome the Baco team members and customers to... read more