Plunkett's Pest Control Acquires Doctor Dead Bug

Plunkett's Pest Control Acquires Doctor Dead Bug

Doctor Dead Bug is located in Ellwood City, Pa., and the company was led by Sam Servick, son of founders Robert and Georgia Servick.

November 16, 2020

Pictured (from left to right): Stuart Aust, Scott Steckel, Stacy O'Reilly, Sam Servick, Melanie Servick, Dan Aust, and Chris Aust.

FRIDLEY, Minn. - Plunkett's Pest Control, Fridley, Minn., has acquired Doctor Dead Bug, located in Ellwood City, Pa. The deal was announced by The Aust Group, the exclusive financial advisor on this transaction.

In 1980, Robert and Georgia Servick founded Doctor Dead Bug, a pest control company committed to serving residences and businesses in their local community. Their son, Sam Servick, began operating the business in 2001 and expanded the business footprint into western Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Doctor Dead Bug has an excellent reputation being awarded the “Best of the Best” in Lawrence County, PA for general pest control services over the past 10 years.
“Working with The Aust Group was a wonderful experience for us. We love the excellence and professionalism they demonstrated when preparing our company for the market and getting the right offer for us," said Sam Servick.

Stacy O’Reilly, owner of Plunkett’s Pest Control added, “Doctor Dead Bug in Ellwood City, Pennsylvania fits perfectly into our existing service territory and we are so excited to make this acquisition and bring in their field service talent and their customers to join our team. It is our pleasure to get to know and work closely with Sam and Melanie Servick, the prior owners of Doctor Dead Bug.”

Scott Steckel, strategic development director of Plunkett’s Pest Control, adds, “Plunkett’s is happy with the results of this purchase and looks forward to another transaction with The Aust Group.” 

The transaction closed on Oct. 2, 2020 and the terms were not disclosed.