Connecticut Pest Elimination Acquires SHS Pest Control
Pictured (left to right): Nick Aust, Dan Aust, Ernie Nascimento, Michele Eccles, Stuart Aust and Chris Aust.
The Aust Group

Connecticut Pest Elimination Acquires SHS Pest Control

Formed in 1981 by Ernie Nascimento, SHS Pest Control – standing for Security, Honesty, and Safety – is a full-service pest control provider serving southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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PORTSMOUTH, R.I. – Connecticut Pest Elimination, a subsidiary of Rollins Inc., has acquired SHS Pest Control based in Portsmouth, R. I. The acquisition was announced The Aust Group, which represented SHS.

Formed in 1981 by Ernie Nascimento, SHS Pest Control – standing for Security, Honesty, and Safety – is a full-service pest control provider serving southeastern Massachusetts and Rhode Island. A few years after forming the business, Nascimento hired Michele Eccles in 1984, who was the first female technician in the state of Rhode Island. She later became a shareholder in the business alongside Nascimentoand was instrumental in the Company’s growth and industry involvement with NPMA, NEPMA, QualityPro, QualityPro Schools, and GreenPro. After 42 years of service, SHS Pest Control has now become part of the Connecticut Pest Elimination family. 
 
Michele Eccles and Ernie Nascimento, co-owners said, “We want to thank The Aust Group for helping us sell our pest control business of 42 years. We could not have asked for a better experience. Stuart, Dan, Nick, and Chris walked us through every step from start to finish.” 
 
Stuart Aust, principal of The Aust Group, said, “We’re pleased to share the news on the acquisition of our client, SHS Pest Control to Connecticut Pest Elimination. It was a pleasure working alongside Ernie and Michele and learning about the business they’ve built. Having advised Connecticut Pest Elimination in their transaction to Rollins in 2021, we’re excited to see Connecticut Pest Elimination continue their expansion with this acquisition.” 
 
The Aust Group represented SHS Pest Control as the exclusive financial advisor on the transaction, which closed on Feb. 16, The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
 
The Law Offices of Mark H. Ruff, P.A. represented SHS Pest Control as legal counsel.