Arrow Exterminators acquires Apex Pest Control


August 17, 2022


From left are Kevin Burns, Arrow Exterminators; Jorge Borrego, Pete Eldridge and Yiliam Eldridge, Apex Pest Control; and Emily Thomas Kendrick and Tim Pollard, Arrow Exterminators. PHOTO: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators acquired Apex Pest Control, marking its sixth straight acquisition in Florida.

Headquartered in Rockledge, Fla., Apex Pest Control provides pest and termite control as well as lawn services to about 25,000 residential and commercial customers in 30 counties. The company has offices throughout Florida in Orlando, Tampa, Brevard County, Jacksonville, and Miami-Dade/Broward County.

The company has strong relationships with home builders and provides pre-treatment services to the construction industry in Florida. The family-owned and -operated organization was established in 1985 by Peter Eldridge. The company has grown to a family of 78 team members and reported 2021 revenues of just under $10 million.

All Apex team members will remain with the company, along with the entire Apex Pest Control management team.

“We are very pleased to have merged with the Apex organization, which has a great reputation for service in the state of Florida,” Arrow CEO Emily Thomas Kendrick said in a news release. “These new offices give us 45 service centers throughout the great state of Florida and a total of 165 offices in the country.”

The Law Offices of Mark Ruff and Kemp Anderson Consulting represented Apex Pest Control for this transaction.

About Arrow Exterminators

Family-owned and -operated since 1964, Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators is the second largest family-owned pest and termite control company in the United States ranked by revenue. Arrow boasts a modern fleet of more than 2,800 vehicles, 165 service centers, 3,150 team members with revenues exceeding $345 million and in 2022 was named a Top 5 USA Workplace.  Featuring QualityPro accreditation by the National Pest Management Association, the company offers innovative and environmentally responsible services to protect homes and businesses of customers 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.


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Ellen Wagner

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