COLUMBUS, Ohio - Varment Guard Wildlife Services (a division of Plunkett’s Pest Control) has acquired Advanced Wildlife Management, based in Xenia, Ohio. Advanced provides full-service residential and commercial wildlife management services throughout the greater Dayton and northern Cincinnati, Ohio areas.
“When my wife and I started this company in 2009 in our dining room, we had no idea it would grow so large,” said Chris O’Banion, co-owner of Advanced. “Fast forward 10 years, we have an amazing crew and a strong foundation, but we needed and wanted more for the team that had helped us become successful.” Chris, and wife/co-owner, Sara, said they found what they were looking for in merging with Varment Guard.
O’Banion added, “When they approached us, it just made sense; a strong, reputable company who saw our value, helping guide us to achieve amazing results. It was a perfect partnership. Varment Guard is able to provide tremendous opportunities for our staff to continue to learn and expand, opportunities that would have taken another 10 years for us to achieve. I am so excited to grow forward alongside Varment Guard.”
Jared Miller, operations director at Varment Guard, said, “The addition of the Advanced Wildlife team will strengthen the Varment Guard brand in this key part of our service territory. It quickly became obvious that Chris and Sara have built a very skilled and motivated team. Our team in this area is excited to have them all join us. I foresee instant success for their people and we look forward to the knowledge and experience they bring to us.”
The transaction closed on Oct. 29. Terms were not disclosed.