Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), a premier global consumer and commercial service company has purchased Critter Control, Inc., the franchisor of the nation’s leading wildlife control company.
Critter Control was established by Kevin Clark in 1983 and is headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan. The business is 100% franchised with 114 franchises operating in 40 states and two Canadian provinces. It is the largest wildlife control company in the United States and last year was ranked #16 on the 2014 PCT top 100 pest control companies. Its certified wildlife specialists focus on ecologically sound and humane wildlife control solutions for homeowners, property managers, businesses and municipal/governmental agencies. Critter Control will continue to operate independently to preserve its successful brand and loyal customers, and will be managed by Clark.
Gary W. Rollins, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Rollins, states, “We are very pleased to welcome Critter Control to the Rollins family of leading pest control brands and wildlife control companies. Kevin has built a great company, and we look forward to working with him and his strong network of franchisees.”
Kevin Clark, founder and CEO commented, “I have had an affinity for Rollins for a long time and remember how helpful they were to us, particularly in our early days, through their referrals. We are extremely pleased to join such an outstanding company.”
Rollins concluded, “With this addition, we now have under our umbrella the two leading wildlife control companies in the U.S., allowing Rollins to provide customers throughout North America the two finest wildlife control options.”