Rose acquires Central Exterminating


December 21, 2023

Central Exterminating Co.Cindy Lee Doe announced her retirement as president and owner of Central Exterminating Co., based in Cleveland, Ohio.

“My biggest challenge was to find the best fit for a company to meet my employees’ and customers’ needs and to continue daily operations without too many changes,” Lee Doe said in a news release. “I am happy to say that I found a company that is a very good match for Central Exterminating Company.”

Rose Pest Solutions will acquire Central Exterminating Co. and will hire all of the company’s current employees.

Founded in 1860 by Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer Solomon Rose (Class of 2001), Rose Pest Solutions is considered to be the nation’s oldest pest management company, offering clients industry-leading pest management technology. Rose Pest Solutions provides comprehensive pest management services for commercial, municipal and residential clients from its 17 offices in Michigan, Ohio and Indiana. Named a “Top Workplace” by The Detroit Free Press every year since 2018, the company has six board-certified entomologists (BCEs) and nine associate certified entomologists (ACEs) on staff.

Rose Pest Solutions is also renowned for its technical expertise and use of integrated pest management practices designed to protect the homes, health and property of its clients. Rose Pest Solutions has received numerous certifications for its commitment to excellence, including QualityPro, QualityPro Schools & GreenPro from the National Pest Management Association.

“Although I am looking forward to retirement, I will miss my Central Exterminating Company family, friends, and customers,” Lee Doe said. “Rest assured that I will do my best to help with the transition to Rose Pest Solutions. For now, you will still see the Central Exterminating Company name. With time, the Rose name will begin to appear.”


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