Plunkett’s expands in Midwest with Langman’s acquisition

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July 1, 2021

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July 1, 2021


From left are Langman's technicians Michael Lyday and Michael Powell, office staffer Jessica Stewart, technician Jason Powell and co-owners Will and Dianne Langman. Next to them are Plunkett's president, Stacy O'Reilly, and wildlife manager, Jared Miller. PHOTO: PLUNKETT'S PEST CONTROL

From left are Langman’s technicians Michael Lyday and Michael Powell, office staffer Jessica Stewart, technician Jason Powell and co-owners Will and Dianne Langman. Next to them are Plunkett’s president, Stacy O’Reilly, and wildlife manager, Jared Miller. PHOTO: PLUNKETT’S PEST CONTROL

Fridley, Minn.-based Plunkett’s Pest Control has acquired Langman’s Wildlife & Pest Control, based in Terre Haute, Ind. Terms were not disclosed.

Langman’s provides full-service residential and commercial wildlife and pest services throughout Indiana and Eastern Illinois. With this acquisition, Plunkett’s boosts its service capacity in both states.

“What really impresses me about Langman’s is the way they work as a team,” third-generation President Stacy O’Reilly said in a news release. “Given the complexity and safety profile of wildlife work, we respect their selfless, team approach. We aspire to build that same camaraderie in every area in which we work.”

Wayne Langman started Langman’s Wildlife and Pest Control in the 1960s. With a reputation as an excellent fur trapper, locals started asking Wayne to assist with their pest problems. From there, the business grew. Wayne’s son, Will, and his wife, Dianne, assumed ownership in 2002.

“Being a family-owned business, we are thrilled about selling to another generational company that shares the same service values and commitments we do,” Will Langman said in the news release. “It’s easy to see that customers are No. 1 at Plunkett’s. Customers drive every decision with them, and that’s how we’ve operated. It makes us feel like we’re leaving our customers and our employees in good hands as we transition to focus solely on Pest-Blok, the other part of our business.”

Pest-Blok produces specialty exclusion products for wildlife and pest management.

ABOUT PLUNKETT’S PEST CONTROL
Founded in 1915 in Minneapolis, Minn., Plunkett’s Pest Control is a family-owned and -operated corporation. With regional offices in Columbus, Ohio, and Farmington, N.M., Plunkett’s delivers professional pest control services to more than 74,000 residential and commercial clients in 22 states.

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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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