Modern Pest Services, An Anticimex Company, Acquires Ants Plus Pest Control

Modern Pest Services adds local pest control provider in Maine.

Brunswick, ME –December 9, 2021 – Modern Pest Services announced its newest partner in New England with the acquisition of Ants Plus Pest Control based in Sabattus, Maine.

Ants Plus Pest Control, which also operates as Bug Beaters Pest Control, is a local, family-owned and operated company providing commercial, residential, and industrial pest control throughout Southern, Mid-coast, and Downeast Maine. Founded in 2001 by Jim Carter, Ants Plus has seen tremendous growth both commercially and residentially.

Jim Carter, owner of Ants Plus, commented about the acquisition, “After a career in the Navy, I started Ants Plus with the goal of providing pest control services to assist those in our local community with their pest control needs.  A community-based commitment helped us to grow continually.  As I researched what the next steps were for the organization, I felt aligning with a company like Modern was an excellent opportunity for both my employees and clients to benefit from.”

Dennis Dube, President of Modern, commented, “Our eleventh acquisition is a particularly exciting one as this is our first acquisition in Maine.   Modern has been based in Maine for over seventy-five years!  We are proud to continue to be Maine’s premier pest control provider and welcome the Ants Plus team who service clients in many of the same areas that Modern is so well regarded.”  Dube further added, “This acquisition will help build density throughout each of our Maine branches, which means more technicians available to provide even faster response when our clients need us.  We love when the customer wins!”

This is Modern’s eleventh 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 300 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 18 countries and has over 7,000 employees worldwide.  In the United States, Anticimex operates through its seven platform companies: Modern Pest Services –Brunswick, ME, American Pest Management –Fulton, MD Viking Pest Control-Bridgewater,NJ, Turner Pest Control-Jacksonville, FL, Killingsworth Environmental-Charlotte, NC, JP McHale-Buchanan, NY, and Waynes-Birmingham, AL.