Killingsworth Environmental grows with acquisition, new leadership


February 27, 2020



Killingsworth Environmental, an Anticimex company, has named new leadership and a recent acquisition of Woodstock, Ga.-based Bug Busters.

Jens Peter Nielsen was appointed president of the Charlotte, N.C.-based Killingsworth in June 2019. Nielsen most recently served as VP of Anticimex North America has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions.

Nielsen’s leadership helped Killingsworth focus on supporting growth in its core business through improving customer offerings and divesting the company’s HVAC and plumbing businesses.

The Killingsworth mergers and acquisition efforts were ignited with the acquisition of Bug Busters in October 2019.

“The Carolinas are one of the fastest growing regions in the country, and we are looking to acquire companies to expand our reach to these areas,” Nielsen said.

Founded in 1985, Bug Busters’ success is based on high customer service standards, employee development and the latest technology.

“On top of accelerating our growth, every acquisition opens great opportunities for more customers to interact with our new innovations within technology driven preventative pest control,” Nielsen said.

To accommodate future growth, Killingsworth will be consolidating its current 10 branch locations to two new offices located in Charlotte and Matthews, N.C.

Mat Rogers, VP of marketing for Killingsworth, said, “Consolidating our branch offices not only provides adequate space for employees, it allows us to service our customer base from a central location to continue providing the highest level of client service.”

Founded in 1993, Killingsworth provides residential and commercial pest control services. The company was acquired by Stockholm, Sweden-based Anticimex in 2018.


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