Arrow Exterminators acquires Tropicare Termite and Pest Control


January 12, 2022


Pictured from left to right are Kevin Burns, Chief Development Officer of Arrow Exterminators; Marty Gagnon, president of Tropicare Termite and Pest Control; Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO of Arrow Exterminators; and Tim Pollard, president and COO of Arrow Exterminators. PHOTO: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators announced the merger and acquisition of Tropicare Termite and Pest Control, a service company focused on providing residential pest and termite control and lawn care in the Tampa Bay, Fla., market.

From its headquarters in Land O’Lakes, Fla., Tropicare Termite and Pest Control services customers from Citrus and Marion counties in the north to Pasco, Pinellas and Hillsborough counties in the south.

“We are excited to welcome the team members and customers of Tropicare to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO of Arrow Exterminators.

The new office expands Arrow Exterminators to a total of 40 service centers throughout Florida and 155 offices in the country.

“We really feel great about our choice to merge with the Arrow family,” said Marty Gagnon, president of Tropicare. “Their team impressed us, and we know we made the right decision for our employees.”

Established in 1978, Tropicare Termite and Pest Control focuses on customer service, Tim Pollard, Arrow Exterminators’ president and COO, said in a news release.

About Arrow Exterminators

Family-owned and -operated since 1964, Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators is a pest and termite control company with a fleet of more than 2,600 vehicles, 154 service centers and 2,900 team members, with revenues exceeding $315 million.

Featuring QualityPro accreditation by the National Pest Management Association, the company offers residential and commercial pest control services in Alabama, Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

Its chairman, Joe Thomas, is a Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame member (Class of 2009). He is the son of co-founders Starkey and Jean Thomas.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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