Team Pest USA acquires Sentry Pest Control


March 13, 2023


From left: Joshua Sheppard, former owner of Sentry Pest Control, and Brandon Pelfrey, owner and CEO of Team Pest USA. PHOTO: THE AUST GROUP

The Aust Group announced the acquisition of its client Sentry Pest Control by Team Pest USA.

Sentry Pest Control, formed in 2012 by Joshua and Lisa Sheppard, is a full-service pest and termite control business based in Jefferson, Ga. Sentry Pest Control services residential and commercial customers and has become a preferred pest control provider throughout Jackson County, Ga. Sentry was awarded the 2021 Small Business of the year award by the Jackson County Chamber of Commerce and is active members of National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and Georgia Pest Control Association (GPCA). Sentry Pest Control now joins the Team Pest USA family.

“We recently had the pleasure of working with The Aust Group,” said Joshua Sheppard, owner of Sentry Pest Control. “We chose them based on their reputation and experience. It was important for us to have someone who is familiar with the pest control industry representing us. They guided us through the entire process, and we were able to negotiate a deal that we were extremely happy with.”

Team Pest USA has been providing pest and termite control since 1971 and services Georgia, North Carolina and South Carolina.

“I am very pleased and excited about the merger with Sentry Pest Control. Sentry has a great reputation, and we look to continue the company growth in the Jackson and Banks County areas,” Brandon Pelfrey, owner and CEO of Team Pest USA, said in the news release. “This will further our growth, give us our eighth location in Georgia, and our 11th location in the southeast.”

The acquisition of Sentry Pest Control marks Team Pest USA’s third acquisition.

The Aust Group represented Sentry Pest Control as the exclusive financial advisor on the transaction. The transaction closed on Feb. 17, and 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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