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October 7, 2021

Daryl Fultz (left), former owner of D&D Pest Control, and Brandon Pelfrey, CEO/owner of Team Pest USA.

Team Pest USA, Charlotte, N.C., announced the acquisition of Evans, Ga.-based D & D Pest Control Services, established in 1994 by Daryl Fultz and Dwayne Fox. Brandon Pelfrey, CEO of Team Pest USA, said, “The Team Pest USA family is proud to welcome the customers and employees from D & D Pest Control. We are excited about the expansion into the Augusta, Ga., and Aiken, S.C., pest control markets.” This is Team Pest USA’s first acquisition.

Guilford, Conn.-based Certus entered the Nevada market with the acquisition of Las Vegas Pest Control. Established in 2006, Las Vegas Pest Control services the Greater Las Vegas Valley. Owner Russell Hedland said, “I’ve always prided myself on the training and support that I’ve been able to provide our technicians, and I didn’t want to lose that legacy. Knowing that Certus will continue this commitment allows me to retire without worry or regret that my team won’t get the same support I provided.” PCO M&A Specialists, a division of PCO Bookkeepers, acted as exclusive financial adviser to Las Vegas Pest Control in this transaction.


Schopen Pest Solutions, McHenry, Ill., is celebrating its 15th year in business. Pete Schopen Jr. started the company in his basement in April 2006. He has grown it from a one-man operation into a 17-truck company that services Walworth, Racine and Kenosha counties in Wisconsin, as well as McHenry, Lake, Kane, Cook, DuPage, Kendall, Will, Boone and DeKalb counties in Illinois. Schopen Pest Solutions employs 29 people and has serviced more than 19,000 homes over the past 15 years.


Northwest Co-Presidents Stephen (left) and Stanford Phillips (right) alongside Keith Chandler (center).

Atlanta-based Northwest Exterminating announced the acquisition of Target Pest Control into the Northwest and Rollins family of brands. With offices in Cullman, Birmingham and Jasper, Ala., Target says it has provided commercial and residential pest control services with a focus on customer experience and tenured teammates for more than 20 years. Keith Chandler has led the company since 1998 and will continue to support Target as a consultant. “While the decision to merge is never easy, the Northwest team is the perfect fit to honor the Target family — our customers and team — for years to come,” said Chandler. “Growing Target with my family has been a true blessing, and I’m excited to witness the growth opportunities ahead for the team and the additional support our customers will receive.”


This past spring, Western Pest Services, Parsippany, N.J., helped churches open their doors to more parishioners as capacity restrictions loosened by treating for pests and pathogens. Carlos Navarro, senior account executive at the Paramus branch, helped The First Presbyterian Church of Rutherford, N.J., provide its first in-person services in over a year by offering a courtesy Western PurClean disinfection service. With a lift donated by Rental Country of Vineland, Western Technician Sal Scarpulla, Cape May Branch Manager Will Steele and Service Supervisor Todd Parziale also assisted The Divine Mercy Parish of Vineland, N.J., with a bat infestation. They donated time to hang a net across the front of the church so bats could safely leave to hunt for food but would not be able to re-enter. They returned to remove birds from other areas and sealed the holes they were using to enter.