Certus acquires Geyer’s, facilitated by The Aust Group


July 26, 2021



Orlando, Fla.-based Certus Pest has purchased Geyer’s Pest Control Services. Terms of the June 1 transaction were not disclosed. The Aust Group, based in Vero Beach, Fla., represented Geyer’s Pest Control Services as its exclusive financial advisor.

Based in Acton, Calif., Geyer’s Pest Control Services was founded by Mark Geyer in 1999. He has been involved in the pest control industry for more than 40 years, having started as a service technician in 1980. Geyer’s provides pest and gopher control services to customers throughout the San Fernando Valley, Santa Clarita Valley and Antelope Valley.

In a news release from The Aust Group, Geyer noted that he and his staff were excited to join the Certus team and help add density to Certus’ existing footprint in the Greater Los Angeles area.


So far in 2021, the company has purchased several companies, including Columbus, Ga.-based Pesty John’s Pest Control, Venice, Fla.-based Bug Termite & Pest Control, DeLand, Fla.-based Aaron Pest Control, Palm Desert, Calif.-based Bug Guys Pest Control, and Gilbert, Ariz.-based Bryant Pest Control. Certus also purchased its first company in Georgia with Peachtree Pest Control; its first in Nevada with Las Vegas Pest Control; and began the year with acquisitions of Palm Desert, Calif.-based Bug Guys Pest Control., Stuart, Fla.-based Patrick Exterminating and Hayward, Calif.-based Keystone Pest Control.

Certus now operates in California, Georgia, Alabama, 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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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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