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SAY Bugman hands off the sprayer to new ownership

Avery grad Josh Perez now leading the effort in local pest control company

Bugs can be a real pest. They can even begin to drive you insane. SAY Bugman Pest Control is able to help you with all of those problems. 

SAY Bugman has been in business for many years, since 1997 in fact, but recently got new ownership from a man that has been working with the business for years. 

Avery High graduate Josh Perez took over SAY Bugman on January 1, 2020 and has been working there since October of 2015.
Perez says, “I joined the pest control business when I was 23 years old. I had been working in the oil field and the oil field had gone down. I felt that the Lord had wanted me to go into business with Mr. (Sam) Yancy, and to learn a trade from him. I have been working there ever since. Mr. Yancy and I had decided that this year was a good time for me to take the business over. Of course, he still works with the business as well. He loves going out and being an advocate for the business. He still goes to service houses and talks to all his customers.” 

Having to deal with bugs can be a real issue in a house or even in a business, SAY Bugman can handle all of that according to Perez.
“We specialize in insects. That includes termites, roaches, and also spiders. We do all that we can to make sure that we are keeping the bugs away.” 

While they are based out of New Boston, Josh talked about how they cover a lot of area.
 “We are pretty much servicing from every area between Texarkana all the way to Clarksville.”
Owning a business is a big deal, and it takes a lot of teamwork even from people that do not work for the business to keep the business running. Josh mentioned just a few of the people he was thankful for, admitting that he could go on and on thanking the people who have helped him.
He states, “First of all I would like to thank all of our customers. Word of mouth is a big thing for a business and our customers have helped us grow our business a lot in the past five years. I cannot thank them enough for supporting us and helping us. Also Mr. Yancy. He has taught me a lot about pest control, but has also taught me a lot about life as well. My mom, Ellen Crouch, came into the business in 2017, and she took over our marketing side of the business. She has helped us a tremendous amount. Sammie Perez, my wife, has been a huge support, and encouraged me to be the best that I can.”

Getting in contact with them is easy. You can find them on Facebook at “SAY Bugman Pest Control LLC” or on their website at “”. 
You can also reach them through their phone number as well. Josh mentioned how their phone is just a little different, “Our number is (903)628-PEST. That’s (903)628-7378. You can reach us by calling or texting us. We know that with a ‘628’ number, most people from the area will think it is a landline, but it is actually on our cell phone. So if you are more comfortable with texting us feel free to do that. You can also send us an email at ‘’.”



In the photo, Josh Perez, left, pictured with his mom Ellen Crouch, his nephew Kurt Crouch  and longtime SAY Bugman owner/operator Sam Yancy. 

Bowie County Citizens Tribune

139 E.N. Front Street
New Boston, Texas 75570