Pest Force Recognized as a ‘Cougar 100’

Pest Force Recognized as a ‘Cougar 100’

The Texas firm was recognized for being one of the fastest growing University of Houston alumni-owned and alumni-led businesses.

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(Pictured: Austin Elrod and his wife, Morgan Elrod, accept the award.)

DALLAS - Pest Force was recognized for the fifth straight year as a member of the Cougar 100. The Cougar 100 identifies, recognizes and celebrates the world’s fastest growing University of Houston alumni-owned and alumni-led businesses. Pest Force reached the coveted Number 1 spot in 2015

Pest Force, owned by Austin Elrod (’11), ranked first with a growth rate of 148.43 percent, up from fifth place in 2014. New Cougar 100 addition Lookout Capital Management LP came in second with a growth rate of 148.35 percent.

Elrod said the amazing growth his company has experienced is due to “his amazing employees and commitment to their customers.” The most recent honor, based on 2018’s updated financials, recognized Pest Force as the number 15 fastest growing company in the Cougar 100, as well as one of the very few companies that has been able to maintain a top 100 mark for five straight years. 

“Thank you to all of our loyal customers and amazing employees for making this a reality because we couldn’t do it without you,” Elrod said. “We look forward to continued growth and success and being public health advocates for our industry."