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TAG: Pest Control

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

Mosquito Joe signs 100 franchises in 2 years

September 17, 2014By

  Mosquito Joe hit a franchising milestone, signing its 100th territory this year, its second year in franchising. “In 2013 we sold our first territory, and we’re thrilled to be celebrating our 100th territory less than two years later; this is a tremendous accomplishment for Mosquito Joe,” said Mosquito Joe CEO Kevin Wilson. “We’re thrilled by the response we’ve seen... read more

FPMA and Marathon Data Systems join for 2015 conference

June 13, 2014By

Marathon Data Systems, based in Neptune, N.J., and the Florida Pest Management Association (FPMA) will merge efforts for a 2015 conference combining the Marathon PestPac User Conference and the FPMA Pest & Lawn Care Expo. The event will be held at the Embassy Suites in Kissimmee, Fla., January 19-23. “The FPMA is one of the most innovative and largest regional... read more

Phone number available for lease by pest control companies

May 19, 2014By

Andrew Miller rolled out a new program for pest control companies where they may lease the phone number “888PestControl” for use by their own companies. “This phone number is easy to remember when viewed on pest control trucks and enables a local company to maximize a valuable resource, their company phone number,” said Miller, a longtime pest control professional. Once... read more