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Plunkett’s Pest Control has acquired Best Way Animal Removal, a Michigan-based wildlife company that provides full-service nuisance wildlife control and removal. This acquisition merges Best Way Animal Removal with Plunkett’s wildlife division, Varment Guard Wildlife Services, and expands Varment Guard’s service capabilities for nuisance wildlife in Michigan.

Aly Silva-Mulgrew, president of Plunkett’s Pest Control, says that “We are excited to have Jack Waterway and the Best Way Animal Removal team join Varment Guard and Plunkett’s. They bring years of great wildlife experience with them. We look forward to working with them and growing the Michigan market together.”

Best Way Animal Removal owner, Jack Waterway, commented on the merger saying “With the relationships we have built at Best Way Animal Removal we were very concerned with handing over our service over to another company. I put my 30 plus years of police investigative experience to work and did an extensive background check on Plunkett’s and Varment Guard. I was blown away with what I found. Both of these companies put the customer and their employees first. Their values perfectly align with ours. We couldn’t think of a better company with whom to merge. I look forward to continuing my animal related service career with Varment Guard.”

Jack Waterway worked for the Michigan State Police for 33 years before retiring and starting, owner and operator of Best Way Animal Removal, started the business in February of 2003. Best Way Animal Removal has specialized in bat and mole removal since opening their doors in 2003 and will be a great asset to the Varment Guard team. Jack and one of his team members will be joining the Varment Guard staff and continue to provide excellent service to Grand Rapids and the surrounding areas.

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. In 2018, Varment Guard Wildlife Services joined the Plunkett’s Pest Control family as their wildlife division.

Still 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 18 states.


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