Pest control experts take over Hereford and Worcester operation

One of the leading independent pest control companies in the UK has announced its continued expansion by taking over a fellow Midland competitor.

Busters Group has acquired Positive Environmental, which covers Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

The company has been ambitiously buying up pest control companies in recent years, and the purchase of Positive Environmental, is the fourth company bought in as many years.

The Birmingham based company has taken over Wolverhampton based pest control experts Evergreen Pest Control, Cambridge firm Five Star Pest Control and also Midlands based Central Pest Control, all since 2013.

Dave Nash, Founder and Managing Director of Busters Group, welcomed the move and added that the Busters Group, which is currently turning over £2.2 million per annum, will continue to focus on expansion, whilst remaining committed to existing clients of all its newly acquired operations.

“For all the clients of Positive Environmental, we can assure you we will promise a personal touch and will never lose focus that we are here for all of our customers,” he said.

“We know Herefordshire and Worcestershire well, being right on the edge of Worcestershire ourselves, and having many clients in the region,” he said. “We see this takeover as another chapter in a measured acquisition strategy, where standards will not be compromised due to a solid infrastructure,” he added.

“With contracted customers in excess of £1.5 million annually and good customers we have every reason to believe we will continue to go from strength to strength,” said Mr Nash, who formed the company 16 years ago.

“We have acquired seven new employees this year, and now with over 50 staff, and a nationwide offering, we believe we illustrate that with the right kind of mind set, SME’s can compete with the big boys,” he said.

The Busters Group, which operates from Kings Norton, on the rural fringes of the city, has diversified into different groups of related environmental problems. There is Pest Busters, Garden Busters, and Hygiene Busters all operating under the Busters Group umbrella.

“It is great that we are continuing to build a sound company, which is in many ways a one stop shop for many inter-related issues, “added Mr Nash.

“We will continue to never rest on our laurels and ensure we keep on adapting as the market demands,” he said.