Massey Services acquires Peninsular Pest Control Service


July 12, 2022


Caption: From left are Massey Services President and CEO Tony Massey, George and Carolyn Richardson of Peninsular Pest Control Service, and Massey EVP and COO Ed Dougherty. PHOTO: MASSEY SERVICES

Orlando, Fla.-based Massey Services announced the acquisition of Peninsular Pest Control Service.

Peninsular Pest Control, also known as the “Critter Gitter,” is headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla. The company provides residential and commercial pest control, termite and landscape services to 30,000 customers throughout Northeast Florida, including Jacksonville, St. Augustine and Ponte Vedra.

“We are pleased to welcome the Peninsular team members and customers to the Massey Services organization,” said Tony Massey, president and CEO of Massey Services. “Peninsular Pest Control is a second-generation, family-owned organization that has been providing superior service to customers for nearly 70 years. We look forward to carrying on their legacy of total customer satisfaction for years to come.”

Massey Services was founded in 1985 and now has 177 locations company-wide.

LR Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Peninsular Pest Control on the transaction.

About Massey Services

Massey Services began in February 1985 when industry veteran Harvey Massey, a member of the Pest Management Professional (PMP) Hall of Fame, Class of 2008, purchased an existing pest management company with four branches and annual revenues just below $4 million. Although he went almost $1 million into debt when he bought the business, Massey quickly recovered, and today the company employs more than 2,500 team members and operate 2,300 vehicles that provide residential and commercial pest prevention, termite protection, landscape and irrigation services to more than 750,000 customers from more than 170 service centers throughout Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, South Carolina, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia and Tennessee. As Harvey Massey noted in his Hall of Fame profile: “It’s a people business. It always has been and always will be. I really love that aspect of it.”


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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