Arrow Exterminators acquires Ideal Pest Solutions


June 20, 2023


From left; Kevin Burns, of Arrow Exterminators; Jason and Virnnett Fleming, of Ideal Pest Solutions; Emily Thomas Kendrick, of Arrow Exterminators; and Tim Pollard, of Arrow Exterminators. PHOTO: ARROW EXTERMINATORS

Atlanta, Ga.-based Arrow Exterminators recently acquired Ideal Pest Solutions, headquartered in Winter Garden, Fla.

“We are so pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Ideal to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, CEO of Arrow Exterminators. “Ideal’s commitment to their team members and passion for customer service is a perfect fit.”

The new location is the fifth Arrow Exterminators location in Orlando, Fla., and the 48th in the state of Florida. It’s the company’s 172nd location overall. The new Florida location will operate under its Stark Exterminators brand.

“When looking for a home for our business, we wanted a family-owned and operated company that provided great customer service and was passionate about how customers and employees are treated. We found that in Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators and are now proud to be part of the family,” said owner Jason Fleming. “We especially wanted to give our employees an opportunity to be with a company where we knew there would be growth opportunities as well as an expanded range of services to offer our customers. All of my employees will continue their careers with Arrow Exterminators.”

Preferred Business Brokers represented Ideal Pest Solutions for this transaction.

About Arrow Exterminators

Family-owned and -operated since 1964, and with Pest Management Professional Hall of Fame member (Class of 2009) Joe Thomas as chairman, 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 3,000 vehicles, 172 service centers, over 3,200 team members with revenues exceeding $360 million, and in 2023 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.


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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