Flick Anticimex strengthens its position north of Victoria through the acquisition of Economic Pest Control (“Economic”)

Flick Anticimex strengthens its market share position in the north of Victoria by completing its acquisition in regional city of Wangaratta. The acquisition of Economic consolidates the local operations in the regional geographical regions of Albury, Bright, Mansfield, Euroa, Shepparton and Yarrawonga with Wangaratta as the central hub within the general pest and residential services.

Economic was established in 1974 by Ron Ackerly senior. Stephen Ackerly bought into the business with his father in 1995 and has since grown the business with the support of his wife Anne Ackerly. Economic has a strong presence in the Wangaratta area and will support a geographical expansion of the Anticimex services;

Stephen Ackerly, Owner of Economic Pest Control commented:

We would like to firstly thank our fantastic team and clients for being part of our business for the past 26 years. Our success and achievements are because of our passion to deliver. Joining Anticimex represents for us a great opportunity. Being part of Anticimex, leveraging from their international experience as part of the Anticimex Group, will allow us to further improve the quality level of our services by developing alternative and preventive SMART pest control solutions. Also, I am pleased to offer to our present and future employee’s new possibilities, being part of this growing global organization. I am very proud of the success that our family owned company has achieved, thanks to our team and to our customers.

Shaun Coe, Regional General Manager – South Region, Flick Anticimex commented:

“I am very happy and enthusiastic about this merger as Economic Pest Control is a renowned and well-run business in the Wangaratta region, north of Victoria. We are all looking forward to working together with Stephen, Anne and their team as their culture of excellence toward employees and clients align naturally with the way we do things at Anticimex. Combining our decades of experience with the latest technological innovations will result in an even better customer service experience.”


For more information, please contact:

Stephen Ackerly, Owner, Economic Pest Control

Phone +61 3 5721 5774, Email admin@economicpest.com.au

Shaun Coe, Regional General Manager – South Region, Flick Anticimex

Phone +61 429 367 250, Email Shaun.Coe@flick.com.au


About Flick Anticimex
Flick is a strong established brand within the pest control industry in the Australian marketplace.

Commencing operations in 1918 and now servicing over 450,000+ B2B sites on behalf of 195,000 customers and over 1,000,000 residential customers, Flick Anticimex is regarded as Australia’s leading pest control and hygiene service provider.

Anticimex Group is the modern pest control company. Through prevention, new technology and sustainable solutions, we meet the new demands for healthy environments, for both individuals and businesses. Anticimex employs around 7 100 people, serving more than 3 million customers in 19 markets worldwide. Total revenue in 2019 amounted to approximately AUD 1.5 billion.

Read more at flick.com.au &  anticimex.com

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