Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Advantage Pest Control

Modern Pest Services continues growth in Maine.

Brunswick, ME –April 6th, 2022 – Modern Pest Services announced its newest partner in New England with the acquisition of Advantage Pest Control of South Portland, Maine.

Advantage is a local, family-owned, and operated company providing commercial, residential, and industrial pest control throughout Maine. Founded in 1997 by Richard Varney, Advantage has seen impressive growth both commercially and residentially.

Richard Varney, owner of Advantage, commented about the acquisition, “Our mission was simple, provide excellent service, be friendly to our clients, and have highly trained technicians. As I looked at the future of the business, I felt aligning with a company like Modern was an excellent opportunity for both my employees and clients to benefit from.”

David Lock, President of Modern, commented, “Our 12th acquisition is exciting as this is our 2nd acquisition here in Maine.   Modern was founded in Maine over 77 years ago!  We are proud to continue to be Maine’s premier pest control provider and welcome the Advantage team who service clients in many of the same areas that Modern is so well regarded.”  Lock further added, “This acquisition complements our current service territories well and will help build density throughout each of our Maine branches.  This addition provides more technicians available to provide faster response when our clients need us.  We love when the customer wins!”

This is Modern’s 12th acquisition in New England since joining Anticimex in 2017.

For additional information, please contact: William Haynes, Vice President of Marketing, Modern Pest Services, 1-800-323-7378,

About Modern Pest:  Modern Pest Services, an Anticimex company, has been protecting New England’s health and property since 1945.  Based in Brunswick Maine and with over 350 team members, Modern provides quality pest control solutions to over 36,000 homes and businesses in Maine, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Vermont.

About Anticimex: The Swedish firm Anticimex is the fourth largest pest control company globally.  Founded in 1934, Anticimex operates in 20 countries and has over 7,000 employees worldwide.