Pest and termite control provider Terminix, owned by Memphis, Tenn.-based The ServiceMaster Co, has made its second Canadian acquisition this year, buying for an undisclosed price Care Pest & Wildlife Control, which is based in Vancouver. Founded in 2000, Care Pest & Wildlife specializes in general pest, bedbug, bird and wildlife control for both residential and commercial customers. In August, Terminix purchased Toronto’s Magical Pest Control. ServiceMaster was acquired by U.S. private equity firm Clayton Dubilier & Rice for US$5.5 billion in July 2007.
Terminix® Acquires Assets of Care Pest & Wildlife Control
Marks second Canadian acquisition in less than a month; expands footprint in growing market
MEMPHIS, Tenn., Sept. 25, 2013 /CNW/ – Terminix®, the world’s largest pest and termite control provider, announced today it has acquired substantially all of the assets of Vancouver-based Care Pest & Wildlife Control.
Founded in 2000, Care Pest & Wildlife is the largest independent pest and wildlife control company in British Columbia, specializing in general pest, bedbug, bird and wildlife control for both residential and commercial accounts. Led by Peter Steinfort and Anthony Hung, the company will continue to operate under its current brand name following completion of the acquisition. Under the direction of Terminix, Steinfort and Hung will serve in leadership roles within the company.
“The acquisition of Care, combined with our purchase last month of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control, is a continuation of our efforts to expand our geographic presence outside of the U.S.,” said Larry Pruitt, president of Terminix, a subsidiary of ServiceMaster, one of the world’s largest residential service networks. “Care has a solid reputation of exceptional customer service and retention, highly trained professionals and strong growth potential, all of which make it a great fit for us.”
“Becoming part of the Terminix family will allow us to leverage the power of a large brand while retaining the local, high-touch customer service that we’re known for,” said Steinfort. “This acquisition provides a greater level of resources to not only our customers, but to our valued team members as well.”
Terminix is the world’s largest pest control provider. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services approximately 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 14 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. Terminix is a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company.
With a global network of more than 7,300 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster® is one of the world’s largest residential service networks. The company’s high-profile brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 20,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs an estimated 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands provided services and products to approximately 8 million customers during the last 12 months. The company’s market-leading brands provide a range of residential and commercial services including termite and pest control; lawn, tree and shrub care; home warranties and preventative maintenance contracts; furniture repair; home inspections; home cleaning; janitorial services; and disaster restoration. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow the company at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.
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