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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Arrow Exterminators, Parent Company of Stark Exterminators, Announces the Strategic Acquisition of Citrus Pest Management, Inc. in Crystal River, FL

Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators is pleased to announce the merger and acquisition of Citrus Pest Management, Inc., a full-service company specializing in residential and commercial pest and termite control located in Crystal River, Florida.  This transaction represents Arrow’s first service center in the Nature Coast area and will facilitate Arrow’s ability to grow and serve more residential and commercial customers with a full line of services.

“We are very pleased to welcome the customers and team members of Citrus Pest Management to the Arrow family,” said Emily Thomas Kendrick, President and Chief Executive Officer of Arrow Exterminators. “Citrus Pest truly cares about their team members and is passionate about customer service and that makes them the perfect fit for us.  This new location represents our 100th service center and will operate as Hughes Exterminators and gives us a total of 21 service centers throughout the state of Florida”, added Kendrick.

Joe Thomas, Arrow’s Chairman of the Board commented, “Crystal River holds a special place in my heart and in the hearts of many of our long-tenured team members.  During the 70’s, 80’s, 90’s and the early 2000’s, we made annual trips to Crystal River to fish and informally recognize and reward the guys on the front lines who were servicing our customers.  I have nothing but great memories of our visits to Crystal River and it is so fitting that it is the location of our 100th office.”    

“When we decided to make a change and move on to the next phase of our lives, we only considered companies with similar family values that are passionate about how customers and employees are treated.  We found that in Atlanta-based Arrow Exterminators” said owner Tony Winebrenner. “We have always said that a business that values family, values customers. We are proud to join a fellow family-owned and operated company and be a part of the Arrow family,  ”We wanted to give our employees an opportunity to be with a company where we knew there would be growth opportunities as well as an expanded range of services to offer our customers.  All of my employees will continue their careers with Arrow Exterminators.”  added Winebrenner.

“Tony and his team have proudly served the area and is very well regarded in the state of Florida.  We are proud to have this strong, experienced team of professionals join the Arrow family.  We are continuously looking to merge with high quality companies who share our goals, principles and culture and we found the perfect fit with Citrus Pest,” stated Tim Pollard, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.