Waynes acquires American
Shawn Hollis (left) and Steve Mote.

Waynes Announces Acquisition of Birmingham-Based American Pest Control

Birmingham, Ala.-based Waynes Pest Control expands with the acquisition of American Pest Control, headquartered in Vestavia Hills, Ala.

September 6, 2022

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. - Birmingham-based Waynes Pest Control expands with the acquisition of American Pest Control, headquartered in Vestavia Hills, Ala. American Pest Control has been serving the Birmingham area for three generations, operating in multiple locations including Mountain Brook, Homewood, Vestavia Hills, Hoover, Bessemer, Cullman and Shelby County.

Waynes, an Anticimex company operating in Alabama, Tennessee, and Mississippi, serves over 150,000 customers from service centers located in Birmingham, Huntsville, Tuscaloosa, Montgomery, Knoxville, Nashville, Chattanooga, Fayetteville, Biloxi and Daphne. 

Shawn Hollis, president of Waynes, said,  “We are thrilled to welcome the American Pest Control team to the Waynes family. This acquisition is particularly special as Birmingham is home to our corporate headquarters and where it all began nearly 50 years ago. American Pest Control is the perfect fit for Waynes and we count it a privilege to honor the Mote family legacy as we provide world class service - Every time to their customers.”

Steve Mote, president of American Pest Control, added, “Since 1945, American Pest Control has kept its Alabama clients pest-free with the latest in safe, effective termite and pest applications. My grandfather started this company, so it’s a bittersweet moment to let it go; however, the entire team is excited about the Waynes acquisition because we know their company is a great match for American Pest’s company history and culture. Our technicians are looking forward to working with Waynes to continue providing our customers with the best preventative maintenance and safe, efficient, pest elimination.”

Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company represented and acted as exclusive financial advisors to American Pest Control in this transaction.