Termite Watkins acquires Farmers Termite Management


May 14, 2024



Houston, Texas-based Termite Watkins Services, a leading provider of pest and termite control solutions, has acquired local colleague Farmers Termite Management, an historic termite control company. The acquisition was completed by co-owners Rusty and Gina Farmer.

With this acquisition, Termite Watkins Services’ Termite Watkins Pest brand “gains access to a broader customer base and strengthens its position as a trusted name in the pest control industry,” according to the news release.

“We are excited to welcome Farmers Termite Management into the Termite Watkins family,” Bob Howard, director of acquisitions for Termite Watkins Services, said in the news release. “This acquisition aligns with our growth strategy of acquiring quality, time-proven companies in the Houston area.”

Rusty Farmer said he and Gina consider the deal to be a win-win: “Selling our company of over 45 years was an emotional adventure, and they were patient and understanding throughout the entire process.”

About Termite Watkins Pest

With more than 100 years of combined pest control experience, Termite Watkins Pest was founded as End-O-Pest in 1988 by Cheri Holder. On Jan. 15, 2024, Termite Watkins Services took control of Coastal. Leading this new endeavor since then has been Maurice “Termite” Watkins, an internationally renowned professional boxer who was born and raised in the pest control industry and has an inspiring life story. Among his bona fides are:

  • Golden Gloves National Champion Winner
  • World Boxing Championship Contender
  • Houston Boxing Hall of Fame Inductee
  • Pest Control Contractor in Iraq for the American Armed Forces
  • 2004 Olympic Coach of the first Iraqi boxing team
  • Prestigious Arete Award Winner for bravery and courage


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Heather Gooch

Heather Gooch is the editor-in-chief for PMP magazine. She can be reached at hgooch@northcoastmedia.net or 330-321-9754.

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