Knaresborough-headquartered pest control specialist Pelsis Group has acquired a California-based manufacturer of humane bird deterrents as part of its international growth strategy.
Bird-B-Gone has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the North Yorkshire company, with all its employees, customers and suppliers transferring to Pelsis Group.
Founded in 1992 by Bruce and Julie Donoho, Santa Ana-based Bird B Gone specialises in manufacturing humane bird deterrents for use across commercial, industrial and residential settings. The company also provides bird control training through its Bird-B-Gone University.
Bird-B-Gone will remain headquartered at its manufacturing facility in Santa Ana. Todd Pawlowski, General Manager for Pelsis Group in America, will lead the business supported by chief operating officer David Smith. All values relating to the transaction are undisclosed.
“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, Pelsis Group Chief Executive.
“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.
The deal follows Pelsis Group’s acquisition of France’s top pest control supplier, Edialux France, in February and sees Bird-B-Gone join the group’s portfolio of pest control brands, which also includes B&G Equipment and Curtis Dyna-Fog.