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February 6, 2019

Black Diamond, Jeffersonville, Ind., announced the opening of its newest franchise location in the River Cities area of eastern Kentucky. The firm is now servicing the Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia areas near Ashland, Ky.

Modern Pest Services, Brunswick, Maine, announced its third acquisition in the state of Connecticut with its acquisition of Guaranty Pest Elimination of Danielson, Conn. Guaranty Pest Elimination has been providing both residential and commercial services in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New York since 1989. Paul Giannamore and Ericka Andes of The Potomac Company acted as exclusive financial advisers to Guaranty Pest Elimination.

BOG Pest Control, Harwood, Md., selected Southern High School graduate Dillan Drennan as the winner of their 2018 scholarship fund. The BOG Pest Control merit-based scholarship is awarded to one student pursuing a degree in chemistry, chemical engineering, biology, environmental studies or a related field.

Certified Pest Control Operators of Georgia (CPCO of GA) and P.E.S.T. Relief International sent volunteers to multiple locations in Florida that were devastated by Hurricane Michael. The team worked to clear debris, remove trees and cook food for local families.

In November, Colony Pest Management, Brooklyn, N.Y., participated in No Shave November, or “NOSHEMBER,” to raise cancer awareness. Those participating donated the money they would have normally spent on grooming to the American Cancer Society, while the company also donated $100 for every employee who participated.

Massey Services, Orlando, Fla., announced the purchase of Prosper, Texas-based Rumble Pest Solutions. The acquisition of the Texas division expands Massey Services presence in the Dallas/Fort Worth markets.

Smith and Son’s Pest Control, Aiken, S.C., merged with Columbia, S.C.-based Modern Exterminating in December 2018. Modern Exterminating will take over the daily operations of Smith and Son’s, doing business under the Modern Exterminating name.