Varment Guard acquires Advanced Wildlife Management


November 18, 2021


From left are Chris and Sara O’Banion, owners of Advanced Wildlife Management, and Jared Miller, of Varment Guard Wildlife Services. PHOTO: VARMENT GUARD WILDLIFE SERVICES

Varment Guard Wildlife Services, a division of Plunkett’s Pest Control, has acquired Advanced Wildlife Management, which is based in Xenia, Ohio.

Advanced Wildlife Management provides full-service residential and commercial wildlife management services throughout the greater Dayton and northern Cincinnati, Ohio, areas.

“When my wife and I started this company in 2009 in our dining room, we had no idea it would grow so large,” said Chris O’Banion, co-owner of Advanced Wildlife Management. “Fast forward 10 years, we have an amazing crew and a strong foundation, but we needed and wanted more for the team that had helped us become successful.”

Chris, and his wife and co-owner, Sara, said that they found what they were looking for in merging with Varment Guard Wildlife Services.

Chris also added, “When they approached us, it just made sense: a strong, reputable company who saw our value, helping guide us to achieve amazing results. It was a perfect partnership. Varment Guard is able to provide tremendous opportunities for our staff to continue to learn and expand, opportunities that would have taken another 10 years for us to achieve. I am so excited to grow forward alongside Varment Guard.”

Jared Miller, operations director at Varment Guard Wildlife Services, said in a news release that the addition of the Advanced Wildlife Management is a key part of the company’s service territory.

“It quickly became obvious that Chris and Sara have built a very skilled and motivated team. Our team in this area is excited to have them all join us,” Miller said. “I forsee instant success for their people and we look forward to the knowledge and experience they bring to us.”

The transaction closed on Oct. 29. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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