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November 7, 2022

Eco Serve was recognized at the Buffalo Fast 46 event.

Eco Serve Pest Services recently was named to the 2022 University at Buffalo Fast 46 List. This list recognizes the 46 fastest-growing organizations owned or managed by a University at Buffalo Alum worldwide.

CenterOak Partners, a Dallas-based private equity firm, announced that it has completed a majority recapitalization of Palmetto Exterminators. As part of the transaction, the selling family will continue to have an equity interest in the company and the current senior team will continue to lead Palmetto following CenterOak’s investment. Founded in 1960, Palmetto is headquartered in Charleston, S.C., and provides pest control services to residential and commercial customers in the Carolinas and Georgia.

Cook’s Pest Control announced that The Cook Museum of Natural Science hosted a Beetle Bombardment Fun Day on Sept. 24. Guests of all ages were given the opportunity to learn about the amazing abilities of beetles, see live beetles, play fun beetle-themed games and receive a craft project to take home. The Cook Museum of Natural Science is a state-of-the-art natural science museum in downtown Decatur, Ala. It provides a hands-on, immersive experience where kids can explore, interact with, and learn about nature.

Total Extermination, Englewood, N.J., recently gave its fleet a makeover with new vehicle wraps that display the company’s logo and branding. “New clients are spotting our vehicles all around New York City and New Jersey,” said Juan Restrepo, Total Extermination owner and president. “And our phones are ringing nonstop. I should have done this many years ago, but I am glad to have done it now. We have received so many compliments about our vehicles.”

Left to right: Bug Busters’ Keith Smith, Court Parker and Daphne Bertholf; Coyne Pest Control’s Michelle and Chris Coyne.

Bug Busters announced the acquisition of Coyne Pest Control of Acworth, Ga. This acquisition strengthens Bug Busters’ presence in the North Metro Atlanta area, the company says. Established in May 2010 by Chris and Michelle Coyne, Coyne Pest Control began as a one-man operation with Chris at the helm. The company grew to serve the Georgia counties of Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Dawson, Dekalb, Douglas, Forsyth, Fulton, Gordon, Gwinnett, Hall, Paulding and Pickens.

Thompson Street Capital Partners announced that portfolio company PestCo Holdings has invested in Elrod Enterprises, dba Pest Force and Boydstun Pest. Pest Force operates across the major metropolitan areas of Texas with branch locations in Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth and New Braunfels (Austin and San Antonio), and Boydstun operates in Midland, Texas. This is the seventh investment for acquisition company PestCo.