Our Story

Ivey Exterminating, Inc., also known as Bug Ivey, is a homegrown Carolina company started by Bill and Mary Ivey. We’ve been here, serving families in our community since 1954. In the pest control industry, there has been a lot of consolidation over recent years. Large, national chains have been buying smaller, family-owned exterminators. 

We are an independent, locally-owned business, operated by three generations of the same family. We understand and care about the needs of our customers. They’re our neighbors and friends. We’re known and trusted for our honesty, expertise, excellent service and standing behind our work.

We’re proud of our story. 



  1. 1954

    Inaugural year. Bill and his wife, Mary Ivey, started the business.

  2. 1981

    Bill Ivey passes away and Mary Ivey takes the leadership role.

  3. 1992

    Mary Ivey passes away and their son, Marty Ivey, leads company.

  4. 2001

    Land and building purchased on Atando Avenue for Ivey Exterminating, Inc. expansion. Renovations and office up-fit begin soon.

  5. 2006

    Ivey Exterminating, Inc. moves from N. Tryon Street location to Atando Avenue - expanding warehouse, office space, offerings and operations.

  6. 2017

    Sam Ivey relocates to Charlotte and joins his uncle Marty in the company that his grandparents started. Together, they lead the the go-to company in the Carolinas for Pest Control. 

  7. 2018

    Martin Ivey joins Ivey Exterminating.

  8. 2019

    Shelley Bosher, office manager, has 30-year anniversary.


  9. 2020

    Jason Christly, inspector, has 20-year anniversary.

  10. 2021

    Jeremy Vickers, pest technician, has 20-year anniversary.

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