As a franchise of Terminix International — the largest pest control company in the world — we know what it means to provide effective solutions. Our knowledge and dedication has enabled us to protect residents and businesses in the Triad area of North Carolina since 1932. Don’t think that because we’re a part of the largest pest company in the world you’re just a number to us, though. Here at Terminix Triad, we pride ourselves on the fact that we’re a local, family-owned company, managed by four generations now. We treat our customers and community like family, and we’ll be here, long-term, to stand behind our work. Your satisfaction is our mission, and we’re firmly committed to doing whatever it takes to achieve and maintain it. Advanced solutions and personalized experiences? We guarantee them.
The Terminix story began in the 1920s with the then largest producer of hardwood floors in the U.S. — the E.L. Bruce Company. The company had been receiving customer complaints about rot in their hardwood floors. However, it was not actually rot that was affecting the wood; it was termites. Marketed under the name Bruce-Terminix, the company shifted gears and started “nixing” termites and the termite damage that was occurring in the customers’ flooring.
As the demand for termite treatment and protection grew, Terminix became the first to achieve many successes. Senior chemist Frank H. Lyons’ unique insecticide enabled Terminix to hold the first patent for a termiticide, and Terminix became the first termite control company to franchise. By 1955, it was the first to offer a termite protection guarantee or contract. As a result of this commitment to treatment and protection, Terminix expanded its offerings to general residential and commercial pest control services in 1958.
In 1961, the North Carolina franchise was divided, with John R. Detgen taking over as a second-generation franchisee and starting what is referred to today as Terminix Triad. The new branch was opened in Greensboro, and the company’s footprint ultimately expanded throughout the Piedmont area into Winston-Salem, Burlington and High Point.
From humble beginnings as a division of a hardwood flooring company, to becoming a part of the most trusted pest control company in the industry, Terminix Triad has been ranked as the 29th largest pest control company in the U.S. out of 18,000, according to Pest Control Technology magazine.
We now operate 15 different branches in 17 North Carolina counties. Our Corporate office, built in 1991, resides at 2200 16th Street in Greensboro, but we cover areas from Boone to Burlington. We also employ more than 200 pest management professionals — all dedicated to serving your pest control and related service needs.
Burns Blackwell (left), President and CEO, came to work with the franchise in 2001.
Harden Blackwell (right), Chairman, has been with the franchise since 1971.
We don’t just stick to termites. Take a look at our other offerings:
Residential Pest Control Services & Pest Management: Ant control, roach control (cockroach control), spider control, mosquito service, residential termite control, mouse control (vermin) and many home pest control services. We also offer residential moisture control services and insulation services to residents in our Triad pest control service locations (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, Asheboro, Boone, Elkin, Eden, Mt. Airy, Pittsboro, Lexington, Kernersville, Wilkesboro and surrounding areas).
Commercial Pest Control Services & Pest Management: Ant control, cockroach control, spider control, fly control, commercial termite control, mouse control (vermin control) to restaurants, food service establishments, offices, retail stores and other commercial establishments in our Triad pest control service locations (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, Burlington, Asheboro, Boone, Elkin, Eden, Mt. Airy, Pittsboro, Lexington, Kernersville, Wilkesboro and surrounding areas).