Turner Pest Control Continues Statewide Expansion
Jacksonville, FL, December 15, 2023 — Turner Pest Control, an Anticimex company providing comprehensive pest control services to residential and commercial clients throughout Florida, acquired three pest control companies in 2023, expanding their footprint across the state. Turner acquired National Exterminators in Naples in June, Bug Away in Jacksonville in August, and ABC Pest Control in Cape Coral in September.
National Exterminators, Bug Away, and ABC Pest Control have served residential and commercial customers since 1977, 1999, and 1978, respectively, and are highly regarded as premier pest control providers in the communities they served.
“Each of these companies has established a tradition of excellence that we’re committed to building on as we combine their decades of experience with our own,” said Turner Pest Control President Cheri Michaels. “We are fortunate to join forces with three world-class organizations, and our shared commitment to delivering unparalleled service will strengthen our ability to provide our expanding family of customers the best pest protection on the market.”
National Exterminators President and Owner Dan Pearce said, “I’m excited to join forces with Turner because their commitment to superior customer service and constant innovation perfectly aligns with what our customers have come to expect.”
“Turner began as a small business themselves, and we’ve seen them stay committed to our community as they’ve expanded to new ones,” said Bug Away Co-owner Sherry Barker. Co-owner Stacy Miller added, “Turner’s reputation is a big part of what makes them the ideal partner for this new chapter for our staff and customers.”
ABC Pest Control Owner Nick Libretto concluded, “We’ve built a lot of trust with our customers and the community throughout our 45 years in business, and we know that Turner will extend that trust for decades to come.”
Paul Giannamore and Franco Villanueva-Meyer of The Potomac Company represented and acted as the exclusive financial advisors to National Exterminators during the acquisition. Mark Ruff served as legal counsel to both Bug Away and ABC Pest Control in connection with the transactions.
About National Exterminators
National Exterminators was founded by Dan Pearce in 1977 and offers advanced protection against insects and rodents as well as attic insulation and wall tube system treatments throughout Collier County, Lee County, and the surrounding areas.
About Bug Away
Bug Away was founded in 1999 and co-owned and operated by Sherry Barker and Stacey Miller. Bug Away provides residential and commercial customers in Jacksonville, Clay County, St. Augustine, Orange Park, the Beaches and surrounding areas with a full range of pest control, termite control, and lawn services.
About ABC Pest Control
ABC Pest Control was founded by Ray Libretto in 1978 and was owned and operated by his son, Nick Libretto, at the time of the acquisition. ABC provides interior and exterior pest control in condos, multi-units, commercial businesses, and single-family homes in Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lehigh Acres, Estero, Bonita Springs, Naples, Marco Island, Punta Gorda, and Port Charlotte.
About Turner Pest Control
Turner Pest Control was founded in 1971 and serves customers throughout Florida. The Anticimex company is a member of the National Pest Management Association and is Quality Pro-Certified, which is the highest mark of excellence recognized in the industry. Ranked among the top 100 pest control companies in the U.S., Turner provides pest control, termite prevention, lawn services, mosquito control, bed bug elimination services and wildlife control, as well as its exclusive SMART TurnerGuard, which provides powerful termite control, complete pest control and 24/7 digital rodent control, all in one package. For more information about Turner Pest Control and its comprehensive pest control services for homes and businesses, please visit www.turnerpest.com.
About Anticimex: Anticimex is the fourth largest pest control company globally and the leading player in digitally-enabled pest solutions through its SMART products. Founded in 1934 in Sweden, Anticimex operates in 22 countries across Europe, Asia, Pacific and North and Latin America. In the United States, Anticimex operates under a number of sub-brands e.g Modern Pest Services – Brunswick ME, American Pest Management – Fulton MD, Viking Pest Control – Bridgewater NJ, Turner Pest Control – Jacksonville, FL, Killingsworth Environmental – Charlotte, NC, JP McHale – Buchanan, NY, Waynes Environmental Services – Birmingham, AL, EnviroPest – Windsor, CO, Northwest Exterminating – Tuscon, AZ, Peachtree – Woodstock, GA, Official Pest Prevention – Elk Grove, CA, Clark’s Termite & Pest Control – Columbia, SC, Corky’s Pest – San Marcos, CA, and Eastside Exterminators – Redmond, WA.
For additional information, please contact: Stacy McKinney, Vice President of Marketing, Turner Pest Control, 904-355-5300, [email protected], www.turnerpest.com