American Pest purchases Atlas Exterminator, donates to breast cancer fund


October 2, 2020



American Pest, an Anticimex company based in Fulton, Md., has acquired Cockeysville, Md.-based Atlas Exterminator Co. Terms were not disclosed; The Aust Group acted as exclusive financial advisor.

The family-owned Atlas Exterminator Co. was founded more than 70 years ago. Owner Bruce Morgan is a past president of the Maryland State Pest Control Association (MSPCA), and currently resides as chairman of the Wood Destroying Insect (WDI) Committee. “At Atlas, we have always valued the confidence business owners and homeowners have placed in our team members and our service quality,” he said in a news release. “With this merger, we found a partner with comparable values, a partner focused on service excellence, an organization that offers an assortment of new service lines to compliment what Atlas already provides.”

This is American Pest’s 12th acquisition in 48 months, bringing 10 additional pest professionals to its expanding team.


In other American Pest news, the firm has once again pledged to donate $1 for each residential program service completed during the month of October. Donated funds will go to Breast Care for Washington, a community-centered screening organization that assists medically underserved women by providing no-cost mammograms, healthcare education, clinical breast examinations and patient navigation services.

“With the help of American Pest, its employees and customers, Breast Care for Washington continues to serve the women in our community in greatest need with lifesaving breast cancer screening services,” Beth Beck, president and CEO of Breast Care for Washington, said in a news release. “Thank you for standing with us these past seven years and allowing us to provide care to over 5,000 women.”


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