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Bug Doctor acquired by Anticimex; marks world’s fourth-largest pest control company’s entry into North America.

Bug Doctor, Inc. based in Paramus, New Jersey, was acquired by Anticimex Group on July 29, 2016. For Anticimex, the world’s fourth-largest pest control company, the acquisition represents its entry into the U.S. market. Bug Doctor was founded in 1992 by Stuart Aust, its current President. The Company provides high quality pest management services to mostly commercial customers, including retail, healthcare, entertainment, food service, stadiums, multi-unit apartment complexes, and commercial industrial facilities. The Company services accounts across the country under several brands including Bug Doctor, Bird Doctor Worldwide, Mosquito Doctor, Animal Doctor, Bed Bug Doctor, Restoration Doctor, and Tree Doctor.

Commenting on the transaction, Stuart Aust said: “When our family decided that the time was right to sell our company, we searched globally for a buyer who shared our dedication to growth, our dedication to quality and our dedication to our people and our clients. Anticimex, a leading specialist in preventive pest control, was our clear choice. They are committed to creating exciting new opportunities for our employees and our family while maintaining the focus on high quality service that our clients have come to expect.”

Jarl Dahlfors, CEO and President, Anticimex Group, commented: “Bug Doctor is a great fit for us, and their culture of excellence toward their people and clients aligns naturally with the culture of Anticimex, where we combine our decades of experience with the latest technological innovations to provide our customers with the peace of mind that comes from long-term, sustainable solutions to their needs. Our vision is to be the global leader in preventive pest control: there are more high-quality pest control companies in the US than anywhere else in the world, and we are excited about our continued growth prospects in this important market.

Lance Tullius, Tullius represented and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Bug Doctor, Inc.


  • “Especially in today’s market, selling your business can be a life changing event.  Choosing a winning team to represent your company in this important event is key to receiving the best possible outcome.  Lance and his team far exceeded my expectations by achieving a multiple that was 25% higher than my best expectation.  It was a pleasure to work with Lance’s high performance and attentive team throughout the entire process. I cannot recommend Tullius more highly.”

    Michael Botha Former President, Sandwich Isle Pest Solutions.
  • “Selling your business is complex and comprehensive.  Lance Tullius and his team paved the road for what became a very successful transaction.  They guided us through every step with candid and sound counsel.  I’m happy to say that in addition to having become a trusted confidante of mine, I’m happy to call Lance a friend as well.”

    Stuart Aust President, Bug Doctor, Inc.
  • "Tullius did an excellent job facilitating all aspects of our transaction. It has been two years since our deal was completed and I’m very happy with the decision we made, and the role Tullius played in the process and outcome. They are the best of the best!"

    Garry Tank Former President, Buffalo Exterminating

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