Certus acquires first Nevada company


April 15, 2021



Orlando, Fla.-based Certus Pest has acquired Las Vegas Pest Control. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. PCO M&A Specialists, a division of PCO Bookkeepers, acted as exclusive financial advisors to Las Vegas Pest Control in the transaction.

The marks Certus’ first acquisition in the Nevada market, expanding its company footprint into a new state.

Founded in 2006, Las Vegas Pest Control serves pest control customers in the Greater Las Vegas Valley with a focus on fast service, excellent training and quality processes.

“I’ve always prided myself on the training and support that I’ve been able to provide our technicians, and I didn’t want to lose that legacy,” said Las Vegas Pest Control Owner Russell Hedland. “Knowing that Certus will continue this commitment allows me to retire without worry or regret that my team won’t get the same support I provided.”

Hedland is also a former president of the Nevada Pest Control Association.

Mike Givlin, CEO and co-founder of Certus, said, “I’m delighted that Las Vegas Pest Control is joining the Certus family and can’t think of a better way to enter the Nevada pest control market than with the team Russell has put together.”


In 2020, Certus also expanded into other states by completing its first acquisition in Florida with Hoskins Pest Control and its first acquisition in Arizona with Responsible Pest & Scorpion Control.

The company most recently purchased  DeLand, Fla.-based Aaron Pest Control.

Certus now operates in California, Georgia, Washington, Oregon, Florida, Idaho, Arizona and Nevada. The company expects to continue to grow in its existing markets and enter new markets into 2021.

In 2019, CEO and co-founder Mike Givlin partnered with Imperial Capital, a mid-market private equity firm from Toronto, Canada. Then Certus was launched and entered the pest control market in 2019 in the Pacific Northwest with its first two acquisitions: Mathis Exterminating, Puget Sound, Wash., and Eco Elite Pest Control, Seattle, Wash.


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