APC Celebrates 45 Years

On November 15th, 1971, Gene Higginbotham founded American Pest Control in Athens, Georgia. He gained experience in the industry after beginning his career with a big name in pest control then started his own company to pursue his passion for customer service, honesty, and integrity. Mr. Higginbotham himself completed the inspection, customer consultation, and service himself from day one. What began as a small pest control company employing only three people has since grown into a company with 11 offices all over Northeast Georgia with over 100 employees, all the while maintaining it’s local, family-owned, small-town values. Mr. Gene passed away in August 2015 but his legacy lives on through his children, Laurie and Scott, and all the members of the American Pest Control Family.

The company celebrated the 45th anniversary with a costume party on November 19th! Family, friends, and employees of American Pest Control came together for a night of fun and celebration of great memories throughout the years!


Owners Laurie Wessinger as Cruella Deville and Scott Higginbotham as The Godfather!


Brad and Mica Turner, Courtney and Wesley Patton, Mike and Joan Katsegianes, David and Kim Butler, and Andy Deutsch pose for a fun group picture!


Raquel and Peter Toussaint feelin’ groovy in their 70s gear.


Amber Puckett and Courtney Medders rocking their costumes in the photo booth!


Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Alan and Vicky McRoberts made a great Beetlejuice and Lydia and Cady McRoberts is channeling her inner 90s as a Sims character.


Natalie and Tyler Floyd walk the line as Johnny and June Carter Cash.


Kathy and Gary Hollin look like they are visiting from 1313 Mockingbird Lane as Lily and Herman Munster!


Arrgh, matey! Bobby and Sherry Elkins strike a pirate pose.


American Pest Control is grateful for our customer who have made these 45 years of business possible. We would like to extend our warmest holiday wishes to our entire APC family of customers, employees, and friends!


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