published on February 18, 2020 - 2:16 PM
Written by The Business Journal Staff

An iconic pest control business that was originally founded in Fresno has been acquired.

Clark Pest Control was founded in Fresno in the 1940s by others Jim Sr. and Charlie Clark. Early in the development of their business, the pair decided to split up the business, with Charlie going north to Stockton and Jim Sr. going south to Bakersfield.

They continued to share the Clark Pest Control name, and their respective businesses grew.

Rollins, Inc. — a Georgia-based global consumer and commercial services company that includes brands such as Orkin, Western Pest Services and more — announced its has completed the acquisition of both Clark Pest Control businesses.

Rollins acquired Clark Pest Control of Stockton, Inc., in the second quarter of 2019, while it announced the acquisition of Clark Pest Control, Inc. in Bakersfield this week.

Jerry Gahlhoff, president of Rollins Specialty Brands states, “We are excited that the Clark Pest Control brand has been unified on the West Coast and we welcome our new team members from Clark Pest Control, Inc. to Rollins.”

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