Secret Site Map
Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Home News Terminix Acquires Antimite Termite and Pest Control

Terminix Acquires Antimite Termite and Pest Control

Business Strategy

Terminix has acquired the assets of Chino Hills, Calif.-based Antimite Termite and Pest Control and its Arizona affiliate, SOS Exterminating. Founded in 1941, Antimite operates 12 branch locations across California and Arizona, reaching more than 37,000 customers and producing $30 million in annual revenue.

| August 9, 2010

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Terminix has acquired the assets of Chino Hills, Calif.-based Antimite Termite and Pest Control and its Arizona affiliate, SOS Exterminating.
 
Founded in 1941, Antimite operates 12 branch locations across California and Arizona, reaching more than 37,000 customers and producing $30 million in annual revenue. Antimite and SOS Exterminating will continue to operate as stand-alone entities and provide termite and pest control services under their current names to their existing customers.
 
“Antimite has a rich tradition of providing superior service to their customers for almost 70 years. Their strong focus on the customer experience is a perfect fit for our organization, and we are proud to add them to the Terminix family,” said Tom Brackett, Terminix president and chief operating officer.
 
The move offers the potential for continued growth in the southwestern United States for the nation’s largest provider of termite and pest control. The acquisition improves the company’s customer delivery models in major metropolitan areas such as Los Angeles, San Diego, Phoenix and Tucson, Ariz. 
 
“The transition will be seamless to customers. They’ll still receive the same level of service and dedication from the staff they know and trust. Antimite and SOS Exterminating have built strong reputations through the years on the hard work of their associates, and we are committed to providing those associates with the resources they need to offer an unmatched level of customer service in the future,” said Brackett.
 
In order to help maintain consistency and continue the momentum the company has built, Antimite Chief Operating Officer Rick Swope will remain in his current position and report directly to Brackett.
 
“By aligning our region’s most trusted family-owned and operated termite service company with the nation’s premier provider of termite and pest control solutions, our customers are entering an unparalleled era of service,” said Lee Blevins, Antimite’s former president and owner. “We have a tradition to uphold at Antimite, and we were very careful to select a company that would enhance our service offerings and maintain our tradition. We’ve found that industry partner in Terminix.”

Top news

Chicago Tops Orkin's List of 'Bed Bug Cities' for 2014

Chicago tops the 2014 Bed Bug Cities List for the third year in a row. The list, released by Orkin, ranks the cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin performed from January to December 2014.

Environmental Pest Service Expands to Orlando

The company, formerly Arrow Environmental Holdings, closed seven merger deals in December.

McCloud Aquatics Has New Owner; Relocates HQ

Phil McCloud purchased the company from his brother, Chris. The company also relocated its headquarters to Elburn, Ill.

Mosquito Joe Holds its Largest Training Event to Date

Forty new franchisees attended training at the Mosquito Joe headquarters in Virginia Beach, Va.

Ants Being Studied for Ability to Handle Traffic

In an NPR interview, physicist Apoorva Nagar discussed how he thinks studying ants reveal clues to reducing highway traffic jams.

x