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Plunkett’s Pest Control, Inc. is pleased to announce its acquisition of McKinzie Pest Control, a distinguished, family-owned business with regional offices in Manhattan and Emporia, Kansas. The acquisition of McKinzie Pest Control represents a significant milestone for Plunkett’s Pest Control as it continues to grow and expand its presence in Kansas.

Aly Silva Mulgrew, President of Plunkett’s Pest Control, expressed her enthusiasm for the acquisition, stating, "We are thrilled to welcome McKinzie Pest Control to the Plunkett's family. McKinzie Pest Control has a long-standing reputation for providing exceptional service, and we are committed to upholding that tradition. This acquisition allows us to expand our reach and better serve customers throughout Kansas.”

Steve and Kayla McKinzie, the owners, expressed their confidence in Plunkett’s Pest Control as the new owner, saying "I am proud to announce that McKinzie Pest Control is joining the Plunkett's family. After careful consideration, I chose Plunkett's because of their shared values and commitment to treating employees and customers with respect, courtesy, and dignity. I am confident that Plunkett's will continue our legacy of exceptional service.".

Founded by Steve’s father, Vernon McKinzie in 1960, McKinzie Pest Control has a rich history of industry leadership. Vernon, a Board-Certified Entomologist, served as President of both the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) and the Kansas Pest Control Association (KPCA).

Steve McKinzie, the current President and CEO, began working for the company while in high school and joined the firm full-time in 1980 after earning his degree in Biology and Business from Emporia State University. Steve has extensive experience at every stage of the business, including a short stint as a janitor, working his way up to his current leadership position. Steve has twice served as President of the KPCA and chaired its Government Affairs Committee. Steve and his wife Kayla are stepping back from the business to focus on health and spend time with their family. ~


About Plunkett's Pest Control: Founded in 1915 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Plunkett’s Pest Control is a privately-owned and operated corporation led by President Aly Silva Mulgrew, and third-generation owner and board chair, Stacy O’Reilly. Based in Minneapolis, with regional offices in Columbus, OH and Farmington, NM, Plunkett’s Pest Control and Varment Guard Wildlife Services deliver professional pest and wildlife control services to over 70,000 residential and commercial clients in 22 states.

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