American Pest Acquires Capitol Pest


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Fulton, MD, September 30, 2021—American Pest, the leading provider in modern, preventive pest management throughout Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia acquires Capitol Pest–a leading family-owned pest control company of Beltsville, MD.

Founded in 1936 by J Douglas Rollow, Capitol Pest has spent 85 years perfecting its eco-friendly services and providing customizable pest management solutions to homes and businesses throughout Washington D.C., Montgomery County, and the surrounding DMV area. Brian Schoonmaker took over Capitol Pest in 2015 where he has spent the past 6 years modernizing operations, building density in their current markets, adding new service areas, and expanding their service offerings.

“Capitol Pest has a longstanding reputation for high quality and responsive customer service. Capitol is an ideal partner for American Pest to continue building the market-leading pest management organization in Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia.  I am excited to welcome our new colleagues and customers to the American Pest and Anticimex family.” says Michael Schmitt, President of American Pest.

Brian Schoonmaker, Owner and President of Capitol Pest adds, “the customer has always been our priority at Capitol Pest. From the first time we speak on the phone to completing services and solving pest problems, our team has always been driven to provide that top-notch customer experience you’ve come to know and trust. With American Pest, that same drive and passion flows through the organization and will continue to provide opportunities for both our team and our customers.”

Capitol Pest marks the 15th acquisition for American Pest following its acquisition by Anticimex in 2016.

PCO M&A and Succession Specialists, LLC represented and acted as executive financial advisors to Capitol Pest in these transactions.

About American Pest:  American Pest, an Anticimex Company, has been providing Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions since 1925. Our team consists of over 400 brand ambassadors—specialists in pest prevention and customer experience. We credit our longstanding tradition of excellence to our people, who provide quality pest control solutions to over 50,000 homes and businesses and millions of square feet of federal offices and institutions throughout Washington D.C., Maryland, and Virginia. 


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