Smithereen Pest Management ends 2019 with acquisition


January 31, 2020



Smithereen Pest Management Services, headquartered in Niles, Ill., acquired Service Termite & Pest Control.

The company completed the acquisition at the end of 2019, which expands Smithereen’s service areas. Service Termite & Pest Control covered Danville and Champaign-Urbana, Ill., and Crawfordsville, Ind.

“We already provide exceptional service to customers in seven different states, and we’re proud to be able to expand into serving Champaign-Urbana, Danville and Crawfordsville,” said Scott Seifert, Smithereen’s director of sales and marketing. “We are confident that customers will be pleased with the merger of the same great service they’ve known for years, and the knowledge and expertise of our fourth-generation-owned company.”

Siefert and Andy McCormack from Smithereen worked with Owners Linda and Brad Pollert during the transaction. Three employees from Service Termite continued with Smithereen in the acquisition.

Smithereen currently provides commercial and residential pest control in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Missouri and Wisconsin.

Founded in 1888, Smithereen’s first-generation owner E.R. Jennings, a Chicago pharmaceutical salesman, developed an effective, non-toxic solution to protect from lice and fleas. The former Smithereen Exterminators continued to evolve throughout the years and in 2001, Smithereen Exterminating Company — America’s Pied Piper, became Smithereen Pest Management Services — Your Partner for a Healthy Environment.

“The new name accurately reflects Smithereen’s commitment to continuing the use of integrated pest management techniques and developing innovative strategies and long-term solutions,” Seifert said. “We’ll look forward to introducing that philosophy to our new customers.”

According to a statement, Smithereen is one of the first pest control companies to offer an integrated pest management approach to pest issues, and remains committed to developing its professional pest management services as a member of numerous industry associations, including the National Pest Management Association, Greater Chicago Pest Management Alliance, Midwest Pesticide Action Center and the Illinois Healthcare Association.


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  1. Looking for more professional services as the merger begins formally and more so its coverage. Get it done as planned