Plunkett’s Pest Control acquires Best Way Animal Removal


January 10, 2023


From left: Johnny McQuade, Varment Guard supervisor; Jared Miller, Varment Guard operations director; Jack Waterway, owner of Best Way Animal Removal; Glen Geurink, Best Way technician; and Gabe Hartwig, Varment Guard supervisor. PHOTO: PLUNKETT’S PEST CONTROL

Plunkett’s Pest Control acquired Best Way Animal Removal, a Michigan-based wildlife company that provides full-service nuisance wildlife control and removal.

This acquisition merges Best Way Animal Removal with Plunkett’s Pest Control wildlife division, Varment Guard Wildlife Services and expands their service capabilities for nuisance wildlife in Michigan.

“We are excited to have Jack Waterway and the Best Way Animal Removal team join Varment Guard and Plunkett’s,” Aly Silva-Mulgrew, president of Plunkett’s Pest Control, said in a news release. “They bring years of great wildlife experience with them. We look forward to working with them and growing the Michigan market together.”

“With the relationship we have built at Best Way Animal Removal, we were very concerned with handing over our service to another company,” said Jack Waterway, owner of Best Way Animal Removal. “I put my 30-plus years of police investigative experience to work and did extensive background checks on Plunkett’s and Varment Guard. I was blown away with what I found. Both of these companies put the customer and their employees first. Their values perfectly align with ours. We couldn’t think of a better company with whom to merge. I look forward to continuing my animal-related service career with Varment Guard.”

About Plunkett’s Pest Control

Founded in 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Plunkett’s Pest Control is a privately-owned and operated corporation led by president Aly Silva-Mulgrew, and third-generation owner and board chair, Stacy O’Reilly. In 2018, Varment Guard Wildlife Services joined the Plunkett’s Pest Control family as their wildlife division.


About the Author

Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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