About Us - History

Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators

Bug-N-A-Rug Exterminators started in 1996 by myself, Elliott, and Sue Hollingsworth. Sue and I both graduate from Texas Tech University in Lubbock, TX. From there I worked 28 years in sales marketing management for Scott Paper Company out of Philadelphia. After 28 years in marketing, we both felt like we needed a change of scenery and moved to North Carolina.

Sue and I have been residents of North Carolina since 1980. We raised our family here and have been an active part of this wonderous community ever since. We founded Bug-N-A-Rug on the foundation of family and community. Two of our sons are even associated with the business.

Our son, Brent Hollingsworth graduated from Hoggard High School and went on to receive his BS in Business and Master of Accounting from The University of North Carolina in 1995. He is a CPA and assists with tax, accounting, and financial aspects of the Bug-N-A-Rug.

Our other son, Stan Hollingsworth graduated from Hoggard High School in 1996. He them attended The Citadel in Charleston, SC on a football scholarship where he graduated in 2000 with a BS in Business. After graduating, Stan spent 3 years with Forshaw Chemical, but in April of 2005, he came home to be the owner/manager of Bug-N-A-Rug

Our business philosophy is to provide the best quality service at prices that reflect the true value of that service. We continually look for new ways to provide service and knowledge needed to solve customer problems. Always in constant training and research, Bug-N-A-Rug prides ourselves on having the most qualified staff equipped with the best tools to treat any situation. We sincerely appreciate all of our customers and do our very best to meet customer expectations. This, you can count on.

BUG-N-A-RUG now has two locations! Our Wilmington office is located at 670 Wellington Avenue, Wilmington, NC 28401. It is between 17th St. and Carolina Beach Road near the New Hanover Regional Hospital. Our Brunswick County office is located at 7104 Southport-Supply Rd., Bolivia NC 28422. It is near the intersection with Sunset Harbor Rd SE.

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Get Your Home Ready for the Termite Season

Posted On: March 06, 2019 in termite control


Soon winter will be over, and spring will arrive, but did you know that it’s also the start of termite season? Each year termites leave their nests and will often fly away in groups because they are searching for new ground to settle in. They are ... Read More...»


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