EG Systems, Inc., a subsidiary of The Scotts Miracle-Gro Company doing business as Scotts LawnService, has agreed to acquire Midwestern company Action Pest Control, Inc.
The deal marks Scotts' first acquisition of a home pest control business, though not its first foray into the market. Scotts LawnService has been operating a pest business in Florida under the Ortho brand for over a year now.
The strategy involves positioning Scotts LawnService, which the company says is currently No. 2 in lawn service, as a one-stop shop for lawn and pest control needs.