Terminix Acquires Two Canadian Pest Control Companies

Terminix Acquires Two Canadian Pest Control Companies

The company expands its footprint in Canada with acquisitions of Excel Pest Control (New Brunswick) and Cabot Pest Control (Newfoundland).

March 20, 2015

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Terminix has announced the acquisitions of two more Canadian pest and wildlife control companies: Excel Pest Control and Cabot Pest Control.

Excel Pest Control was established in 1999 by Greg and Shelly Ricker and is located in Fredericton, New Brunswick. The company provides residential, commercial and industrial pest control as well as infrared building condition monitoring, insulation services, structural renovations and hygienic washroom care. Excel Pest Control was acquired by Terminix in December 2014 and services customers in Fredericton, St. John’s, Moncton, Woodstock, Sussex and St. Stephen.

“We are very excited to see the future of Excel as it grows with the help of Terminix,” said Greg Ricker, owner of Excel Pest Control. “We were fortunate to have three offers all at the same time and chose Terminix because we were most comfortable with their leadership and teams.”

Cabot Pest Control was founded in 1998 by Kenneth and Kathy Pretty and is located in St. John, Newfoundland. Cabot was acquired by Terminix in January 2015. The company, which specializes in residential and commercial pest control, also provides bird control services, commercial washroom care, odor neutralizers and home protection plans and services customers in the agricultural, institutional, pharmaceutical and industrial sectors. Ken Pretty, owner of Cabot Pest Control, said, “We decided to join Terminix because we heard good things from other companies that joined Terminix. Another major point was that Terminix is taking care of all our staff – everyone was offered a position and we felt like part of the team from the start.”

Bill Derwin, president of Terminix, said Excel and Cabot are two more exciting additions to its business. “In our efforts to expand our presence, Canada will play an important role in our growth strategy. We focus on acquiring solid companies with high integrity, experienced technicians, and loyal, recurring, long-tenured customers. Because of that, we’re pleased to welcome the teams at Cabot and Excel to Terminix.”

Terminix has fostered substantial growth in Canada since 2013. These two new additions follow acquisitions of Toronto-based Magical Pest Control, Vancouver-based Care Pest & Wildlife Control and Quebec-based Groupe Cameron in the past two years. Company officials said the Excel and Cabot acquisitions will not have a material impact on its first-quarter or full-year 2015 financial results.