Palmetto Exterminators, Inc. was established in 1960 in Walterboro, South Carolina. In 1976 the company was purchased by Albert and Lillian Snyder, and has been in the Snyder family since that time. Albert “Bud” Snyder is a graduate of Penn State with degrees in Education and Entomology and has devoted his entire career to the pest control industry. From 1952 until 1965, Bud worked for Truly Nolen Pest Control and Orkin. Then from 1965 until 1975, Bud was the Training Director for Terminix. In 1976, wanting to put his years of service and knowledge to work, Bud Snyder purchased Palmetto Exterminators.
During the late 70’s and early 80’s, Palmetto Exterminators expanded by adding branch offices in Beaufort and Charleston. In 1990, Bud and Lillian’s youngest son, Bert Snyder, an entomology graduate from Clemson University, joined his parents in the family business and took responsibility for management of the Charleston branch office. During the 1990’s, Palmetto Exterminators expanded again to meet the demands of its customers opening a Summerville branch office and a Greenville branch office. In 1999, with the retirement of Lillian Snyder, son Lance Snyder joined his brother in the family business bringing with him 15 years’ experience in accounting and business management.
Palmetto Exterminators has continued to prosper in the new Millennium adding three more branch offices – Columbia, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2003, Bert and Lance Snyder established Palmetto Mosquito Control, LLC, in an effort once again to meet the needs and concerns of their valued customer base. Focusing on the values of honesty, integrity, professionalism, leadership, safety and family, instilled in them by their parents Bud and Lil Snyder, Bert and Lance Snyder have propelled Palmetto Exterminators to one of the best, most innovative and most respected pest control companies, not only in the Carolinas and Georgia, but in the United States.