American Pest announces new service, in nod to its past


April 1, 2020



Fulton, Md.-based American Pest, an Anticimex company, is reflecting back on its history to help its local community for the near future. It was founded in 1925 as the American Disinfectant Co. As the company noted in a press release:

In 1900, 194 of every 100,000 US residents died from tuberculosis (TB).

In 1931, a small yet mighty group of American Pest professionals — donned in gas masks — fumigated a Washington, D.C., hotel for TB. By 1940, before the introduction of antibiotic therapy, TB remained the leading cause of death. Today, achievements in public health, including sanitation and pest control, save millions of lives across the globe.

Amid a global pandemic, mid-Atlantic based American Pest traipses back to its roots to bring disinfectant and sanitizing treatments to life — with a modern solution to controlling and preventing the spread of infectious diseases — furthering the company’s commitment to integrity, public health, and the environment.

“We’ve always been extremely proud of our company history and longstanding commitment to protecting public health and property,” noted David Billingsly, ACE, president of American Pest. “It’s the absolute right thing to do amidst the COVID-19 crisis — to once again provide safe, effective disinfectant and sanitizing services to the public.”

The company is launching the American Disinfectant Service this week to customers throughout Washington D.C., Maryland and Virginia. Home and business owners facing disruptions from the Coronavirus outbreak in these markets will have access to priority scheduling and after-hours treatment options, the company noted.

W. Wayne White, BCE, is American Pest’s VP of technical services. He explained that using a broad-spectrum disinfectant in the company’s misting equipment allows the team to both “disinfect and sanitize large areas in a short time.”

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Heather Gooch

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