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Celebrate 100 years with us!

2021 marks 100 years of service for Western Exterminator! Since 1921, Western has been providing innovative pest control solutions – protecting people and enhancing lives. We are incredibly proud of this achievement and want to thank all of you, our customers, for your loyalty and support along the way.

After World War I ended, a young Swedish emigrant, Carl Strom, headed west and started Western Exterminator Company with nothing but a desk, a phone, $25 in chemicals, and a vision based on quality customer service at a fair price. Today, Western Exterminator has become one of the largest pest control companies in the country and provides service in seven states. While the company has grown, Carl’s original pledge to provide excellent customer service remains.

Western Exterminator timeline of history

Be a part of our celebration!

We want to invite you to join in our celebration and share the role you had in Western turning 100! Is there a favorite memory or experience you’d like to share? We’d love to hear your Western story!

  • Do you have a story about Mr. Little and Menace the Mouse?

  • Have you had the same specialist for decades?
     
  • Did a Western Exterminator employee exceed your expectations by solving a complicated pest issue?

  • Does your family's loyalty to Western Exterminator span generations?

  • Did one of our signs serve as a road marker for you?

  • How about Mr. Little’s 1984 Van Halen World concert tour? Did you bring home a souvenir?

  • Were you or someone in your family a devoted Western Exterminator employee during the early years?

Share your story!* Join the celebration. Submission details below.

We will feature select submissions throughout the year, so be sure to subscribe to our newsletter and blog, and follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn to see if your story was shared.

From all of us at Western Exterminator, we thank you!

*All story submissions are subject to our editorial approval and may be edited for length and grammar. Submissions may be published and may include your first name, last name initial, city, and state. Compensation will not be provided for published stories. Submissions are the property of Western Exterminator. A Rentokil Company.

Mr. Little Contest

We want to include our beloved mascot in our 100-year anniversary celebration with our Mr. Little Photo Contest. Download the Mr. Little cut out and use it to take Mr. Little on your next adventure. Take a picture of Mr. Little in your hometown or somewhere that you have visited while on vacation. Post the picture on your Facebook page and tag @westernexterminator OR email your photo to [email protected]. Don't forget to include where the picture was taken when you submit your photo.

Everyone who submits a picture with Mr. Little will be automatically entered to win a $100 Giftogram Gift Card! Giftogram lets you choose egift cards from hundreds of the best brands, retailers, and restaurants. The deadline for entries is Friday, September 3, 2021.

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