Cook’s Pest Control celebrates 95 years


September 12, 2023

Logo: Cook's Pest ControlCook’s Pest Control is celebrating 95 years of service to customers across the southeast.

Since established in 1928, Cook’s Pest Control has maintained a strong commitment to excellence, innovation and customer satisfaction.

Cook’s Pest Control was founded by John L. Cook in 1928 as “North Alabama Termite Control.” After his death in 1950, his son, John R. Cook, took over the company and changed the company’s name to Cook’s Pest Control. John R., a Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer (Class of 2015), helped Cook’s Pest Control become the eighth-largest pest control company in the U.S. at the time.

Cook’s Pest Control serves homeowners and businesses across the Southeast. The company offers services in pest control, termite control, mosquito control and bed bug removal. All Cook’s Pest Control technicians and inspectors receive comprehensive computer-based, classroom and field training. In 2015, the company opened an employee training facility in Decatur, Ala.

In 2016, Cook’s Pest Control opened an office in Pensacola, Fla., which was the company’s first office in the Sunshine State. The company now serves customers in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Florida, Mississippi and Tennessee with 40 offices.

In addition to its services, this family-owned company has maintained a strong sense of corporate social responsibility. The company actively engages with the community through philanthropic endeavors, supporting local organizations and participating in initiatives that promote the well-being of the regions it serves. Cook’s Pest Control believes in giving back to the community that has supported its growth for almost a century.

As Cook’s Pest Control looks ahead to the next 95 years, the company remains committed to providing innovative and customer-focused pest management solutions. By embracing cutting-edge technologies and investing in the professional development of its team members, Cook’s Pest Control aims to continue exceeding customer expectations and maintaining its position as a trusted industry leader.

“The company takes pride in the legacy it has built and the trust it has earned from its customers. Cook’s Pest Control remains dedicated to upholding its core values of excellence, integrity and customer satisfaction, ensuring that it continues to be a leader in the pest management industry for years to come,” according to the news release.

“Our vision is to increasingly make a meaningful difference in people’s lives through pest control,” Brian Cook, president and CEO at Cook’s Pest Control and fourth-generation at the company, said in the news release. “In a world and industry that seems to be more about fast growth and selloffs, we’re growing to serve, not to sell.”


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Ellen Wagner is a former digital editor for PMP magazine.

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