Bug Out Service, a unit of Environmental Pest Service in Portland, Oregon, has merged with Kelley Termite & Pest Control of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Bug Out provides lawn care services in addition to pest control.
Here is the press release announcing the acquisition:
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – Bug Out Service, a leader in termite control, pest control and lawn care services, has merged with Kelley Termite and Pest Control. The deal introduces new services to the Kelley customers, helps expand Bug Out’s presence in Northeast Florida, and adds $1 million in annual revenues.
“Bug Out is proud to merge with Kelley Termite and Pest Control, and grow our customer base in Northeast Florida,” said Curtis Rand, President of Bug Out Service. “We are excited to offer new and impactful service for the Kelley customers, and we look forward to delivering the same high level of service they have come to expect.”
Previously, Fernandina Beach-based Kelley Termite and Pest Control exclusively offered pest and termite control. Jacksonville-based Bug Out Service will build on those services while adding insulation services, which can help prevent pest and termites from entering the home; wildlife removal and exclusion services, removing wildlife pests such as armadillos, opossums, bats and squirrels from a customer’s property; and lawn irrigation and aeration.
Kelley employees will stay with the company as it transitions to Bug Out Service.
“Bug Out’s staff has built a strong reputation for maintaining quality service as Bug Out merges with other companies,” said Steve Kelley of Kelley Termite and Pest Control. “Our employees and customers are our top priority and we feel confident that they will be well-served under Bug Out’s leadership.”
This transaction is the latest in a series of mergers that has significantly grown Bug Out’s customer base in the Jacksonville area. Bug Out acquired Allgood Pest Solutions’ Jacksonville branch earlier this year, and merged with both Ben’s Pest Control and The Pest Detective in December 2014.