Acquisition allows the company to provide customers with an expanded range of integrated pest management services
JACKSON, Ga., May 3, 2021 – Pelsis Group, a global manufacturer of pest control products, today announced that it has acquired Bird-B-Gone, the world’s leading manufacturer of humane bird deterrents designed to solve bird problems in commercial, industrial and residential settings. Bird-B-Gone joins Pelsis Group’s portfolio of pest management products, which includes B&G Equipment, Curtis Dyna-Fog, and Edialux. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“Bringing Bird-B-Gone into the Pelsis family of brands fits within our strategy of adding companies that are leaders in their category, and it brings two of the biggest brands in the pest and bird control categories together under one roof,” said Andrew Milner, chief executive at Pelsis Group. “The acquisition of Bird-B-Gone will allow us to equip pest control operators with additional products and solutions backed by our mutual commitment to purposeful innovation, investment, and customer service.”
Founded in 1992 by Bruce and Julie Donoho, Bird-B-Gone has built a worldwide reputation for a large selection of high-quality products backed by superior training, technical support, and service excellence. The company manufactures its products in the U.S. and offers free hands-on bird control training through its Bird-B-Gone University®.
“Julie and I have been blessed by the opportunity to build Bird-B-Gone into the company it is today, and we know that our employees and customers – who we truly consider to be our family and friends – will be in great hands,” said Bruce Donoho, founder and CEO of Bird-B-Gone. “We recognized that to keep growing we needed to align ourselves with a company that shared our vision and provided the right synergies. Bird-B-Gone will benefit from Pelsis’ commitment to invest in manufacturing excellence, innovation, and service. We are proud to become part of a family of brands that are united by the common goal of producing the best pest control and deterrent equipment in the world.”
Bird-B-Gone will continue to be headquartered in Santa Ana, California, which is also where the company’s products are manufactured. David Smith will continue in his role of Chief Operating Officer for Bird-B-Gone and will report to Todd Pawlowski, General Manager for the Americas for Pelsis, who also has responsibility for B&G Equipment and Curtis Dyna-Fog. Bruce and Julie Donoho will serve as strategic consultants for a period of time to help integrate Bird-B-Gone into the Pelsis organization.
“We understand that Bird-B-Gone is more than just bird control products; it is the faith, family, and friends that Bruce and Julie have created throughout the company and the industry. Their continued leadership will help ensure a smooth transition as we invest in Bird-B-Gone to make it even more successful well into the future,” added Milner.