Rentokil Steritech Acquires Active Pest Control

Rentokil Steritech Acquires Active Pest Control

Rentokil Steritech expands its footprint in the Southeast and in Texas with the acquisition of Georgia-based Active Pest Control, a $21 million firm.

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August 1, 2019

***updated 8/7/2019 with comments from John Myers***

LOCUST GROVE, Ga. – Rentokil Steritech expands its presence in the Southeast and in Texas with the acquisition of Active Pest Control, based in Locust Grove, Ga. The acquisition closed on June 1. Terms were not disclosed.

Active Pest Control is a $21 million firm that ranked #36 on this year’s PCT Top 100 listThe company operates from 15 locations in Georgia and Texas, offering residential and commercial pest control along with termite protection and wildlife exclusions. Founded in 1985, the company is under the leadership of president and CEO Tony Carder. In April, Active Pest Control moved into a new 20,000-square-foot facility in Locust Grove, Ga., to accommodate recent growth.

“Active Pest Control serves a high pest-pressure area that has a high-growth economy,” John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil Steritech, told PCT. “They have experienced double digit growth, year after year. We know how hard that is do, and they do it well.”

In 2017, Rentokil Steritech acquired Allgood Pest Solutions, based in Duluth, Ga. Myers said the Active acquisition complements the Allgood acquisition nicely because Allgood primarily covers the north and central Atlanta region, while Active’s footprint is more central and south metro Atlanta.

Myers also is excited about the addition of Carder and his management team, who will continue to lead the Active operation. “"We think we have a really good leadership team in place. Tony is a personable, charismatic, energetic guy and he has a team that implements real well.”