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American Pest expands in Virginia

October 11, 2019 By
Richmond, Va.-based PestMasters Inc. has been acquired by American Pest, an Anticimex company based in Fulton, Md. The family-owned firm was begun in 1953, and its owner and CEO, Dave Boose is a past president of the Virginia Pest Management... Read more»
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Rentokil Steritech expands in Tennessee

October 3, 2019 By
Rentokil Steritech, a Rentokil North America company, expands its footprint in Tennessee with the acquisition of Russell's Pest Control. Read more»
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Fiscal fitness check: 2019 Pest Control Operating Cost Study

October 2, 2019 By
The benchmarking intel in this 2019 Pest Control Operating Cost Study is designed to serve as an industry fitness tracker for team owners and managers. Read more»
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When you know it is time to sell

October 2, 2019 By
In his farewell column for PMP, Ray Johnson shares why he sold his company, Johnson Pest Control, and his plans in retirement. Read more»
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Viking acquires Merlin’s Pest Control

October 20, 2017 By
Bridgewater, N.J.-based Viking Termite & Pest Control has acquired Merlin’s Pest Control, Denville, N.J. The acquisition strengthen the market share of Viking, an Anticimex company, throughout New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. Dave Castro, founder of Merlin’s Pest Control, will... Read more»
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Norm Cooper: Family rememberances

April 24, 2017 By
      Norm Cooper, a longtime leader in the pest management industry and Pest Management Professional Hall of Famer (Class of 1999), passed away on April 5, 2017, at age 85. He served the industry for 63 years, first... Read more»
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Industry loses a legend: Norm Cooper

April 7, 2017 By
After a year-long fight with a blood disorder known as myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), Norm Cooper passed away April 5. Cooper, who up until recently worked with PCO Bookkeepers as its merger and acquisition specialist, spent 63 years in the professional... Read more»
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Get a slice of M&A knowledge

February 15, 2017 By
To say I’m a fan of pizza is an understatement. A few years back, I received a call from one of the many pizza shops I regularly support. The place burned down, and its owner was reassuring me he’d be... Read more»
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Transition Strategies: How to Offer Employees Equity

August 21, 2015 By
If you’re a pest management business owner who has one or more long-term key employees who wants to own equity in the business, but doesn’t expect to have to pay the fair market value for such an award, be mindful... Read more»
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Transition Strategies: Why Due Diligence is Critical

When a buyer is evaluating the potential purchase of a target, due diligence is a critical component in getting a sense of the quality of the business beyond the stated revenues reflected in the annual income statement. Intangible factors to... Read more»