Plunkett’s Pest Control obtains Conquest Pest Solutions


June 29, 2023

Plunkett’s Pest Control has acquired Conquest Pest Solutions, a pest management company that provides full-service pest control in Chicago, Ill. This acquisition unites two privately owned pest management companies and broadens Plunkett’s service capabilities in Illinois.

From Left to Right: Aly Silva-Mulgrew (President of Plunkett’s Pest Control), Alex Guzman (Conquest Pest Solutions), Mark Winston (Owner of Conquest Pest Solutions), Scott Steckel. Image: Plunkett’s Pest Control

From left are Aly Silva-Mulgrew, president of Plunkett’s Pest Control; Alex Guzman and Mark Winston of Conquest Pest Solutions; and Plunkett’s Scott Steckel. IMAGE: PLUNKETT’S PEST CONTROL

“We are thrilled to welcome Mark Winston and the Conquest team to the Plunkett’s family,” Aly Silva-Mulgrew, president of Plunkett’s Pest Control, said in a news release. “Mark and his team have a proven track record of providing exceptional pest management services to their clients in the Chicago market. Their expertise and experience will deepen our capabilities and allow us to better serve our clients in this region. We are confident that this acquisition will be a win-win for both companies and our clients.”

Conquest Pest Solutions’ owner, Mark Winston, agreed, noting in the release, “I chose Plunkett’s because I believe our values and corporate cultures are in harmony. We share a deep commitment to fostering a culture of loyalty, both within our companies and in our relationships with our customers. I am thrilled to be a part of this team, and eager to witness the amazing things we will achieve together.”

About Conquest Pest Solutions

Conquest Pest Solutions was founded by Winston in 2008. It was initially a full-service pest control company after Winston moved on from termite inspections – what got him into the pest control industry. Assisting people in the community was always an important practice at Conquest Pest Solutions. Winston and his entire team at Conquest Pest Solutions plan to join the staff at Plunkett’s and continue servicing Chicago, Ill.

About Plunkett’s Pest Control

Founded in 1915 in Minneapolis, Minn., 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.

Still based in Minneapolis, with regional offices in Columbus, Ohio, and Farmington, N.M., Plunkett’s Pest Control and Varment Guard Wildlife Services deliver professional pest and wildlife control services to over 70,000 residential and commercial clients in 22 states.


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