Environmental Pest Control Acquires Georgian Bay Pest Control

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Environmental Pest Control, leader in safe and effective pest management since 1988, acquired Georgian Bay Pest Control, located in Meaford, Ontario in early March 2020. Environmental Pest Control (EPC) and Georgian Bay Pest Control (GBPC) share the same high standards for customer service and environmentally safe pest management. This acquisition brings together a combined 60+ years of pest control experience and knowledge. 

“Georgian Bay Pest Control is an excellent fit!” commented Paul Terhart, President of EPC. “We already share the same service areas in Georgian Bay and are aligned in our pest management approach, so this acquisition was a smart move for both companies. We’re excited to have John join the team and continue supporting the customers who trust and count on Georgian Bay Pest Control.

John Firth, former owner of GBPC, joined the EPC team, and Georgian Bay Pest Control continues to operate under its current brand, now under EPC’s group of companies. The Meaford pest control office remains open and continues to service Meaford, Collingwood, Wasaga Beach, Blue Mountain, Owen Sound and the many other Georgian Bay communities as it has since 1989. 

Paul Giannamore, Managing Director of The Potomac Company, commented, “Paul Terhart and his team at Environmental Pest Control operate one of the fastest growing and most profitable pest control businesses in Ontario. We continue to be impressed with their rapid growth.”

GBPC will now have full access to EPC’s extensive and unique resources like their fleet of GPS-equipped boats for serving cottage country and island properties, licensed mosquito control technicians, registered beekeeper for honeybee extractions and commercial disinfection services.

“We’re thrilled to be part of Environmental Pest Control!” commented John Firth. “My family has always been proud of the local ‘One Stop Shop’ pest control company we built over the past 30+ years. Now with access to EPC’s team and resources, we can help even more people and businesses in our local communities.”

This is Environmental Pest Control’s fourth acquisition in the past 5 years. Strategic acquisitions of Justice Pest Control in 2015, York Pest Control in 2016, Advance Pest Control Services in 2018, and now Georgian Bay Pest Control in 2020, have all brought invaluable pest management expertise to the company, new loyal customers and solidified their position as a local pest control expert in Dufferin County, York Region, Simcoe County, Grey County and Bruce County. 

EPC assures all GBPC’s clients that there will be no change to their existing regularly scheduled services. Clients will be contacted directly about this change and be provided with new billing information.

About Environmental Pest Control: Founded in 1988 by Paul Terhart, Environmental Pest Control has been the local trusted pest control company in all the communities they service in Central and Southern Ontario. They are experts in solving pest control issues for country living, cottages, boat houses, marinas, island properties, residential & commercial with safe and environmentally responsible solutions. Environmental Pest Control is a proud member of the Structural Pest Management Association of Ontario, Canadian Pest Management Association, and National Pest Management Association. Visit www.environmentalpestcontrol.ca and follow them on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter & Instagram.

About Georgian Bay Pest Control: Founded in 1989 by Sid and Jean Firth in Meaford ON, and passed onto John and Whitney Firth in 2013, Georgian Bay Pest Control has been delivering quality and effective residential, county living, cottage living and commercial pest control solutions to Georgian Bay’s many communities, including Meaford, Collingwood, Blue Mountain, Wasaga Beach and Owen Sound. They are a proud member of the Structural Pest Management Association of Ontario, Canadian Pest Management Association, and National Pest Management Association. Visit www.georgianbaypestcontrol.ca and follow them on Facebook.

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About Paul Giannamore

Managing Director at The Potomac Company where I head the firm's strategy consulting and investment banking practice focused on the structural pest control and integrated facilities services industries. I write the Pest Control M&A Weekly Commentary and The Potomac Pest Control Executive, newsletters read by thousands pest control professionals in scores of countries (you can subscribe to it below). In a nutshell, I do two things: (1) advise shareholders and senior management of pest management firms on creating value in their businesses, (2) advise sellers on the sale of their businesses. Based in Geneva, Switzerland, I'm a graduate of Cornell University, and I speak Italian, Spanish, Arabic and broken French. Join me on LinkedIn