JP McHale acquires OCON


March 17, 2021

IMAGE: JP MCHALEBuchanan, N.Y.-based JP McHale Pest Management, an Anticimex company, has acquired OCON Termite & Pest Control, based in Brookfield, Conn. Terms were not disclosed, but Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Co. represented and acted as exclusive financial advisors to OCON in this transaction.

Founded in 1979 by Jack and Barbara O’Connell, OCON provides residential and commercial pest management services in Western Connecticut. They retired in 1997, and Barbara’s son Steve Temple sold the company to longtime employee Mark Moore in 2018.

“The partnership with JP McHale Pest Management is great news for our clients and employees,” Moore said in a news release. “We look forward to combining our experienced teams and the opportunities ahead.”

“We are very excited to add OCON Termite & Pest Control to the JP McHale Pest Management family,” President Jim McHale said in the news release. “We are proud to welcome the OCON team and will partner side-by-side to continue providing a superior client experience at every point of interaction.”


Since 1971, JP McHale Pest Management, LLC, an Anticimex company, has provided science-based solutions to homeowners and businesses throughout the Greater New York City area.  From the very beginning, JP McHale Pest Management has made it a priority to focus on client-centric service, providing a superior client experience at every point of interaction.  Providing “peace of mind” to the local community for 50 years, the company continues to innovate and utilize scientific expertise to deliver excellent service. JP McHale Pest Management became part of Anticimex, the modern pest control company, in 2019.


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