Connell’s Pest Control named business of month

Published 4:59 pm Monday, November 5, 2018

By J.R. Tidwell / Editor

Connell’s Pest Control in Clanton has been selected as the Chilton County Chamber of Commerce business of the month for November.

Connell’s has been in business in Chilton County for 40 years.

“I went in business in about 1978,” said owner Wade Connell. “I started out with one truck in the basement of my parent’s house. It has grown and grown. We had an office on Fourth Avenue on the other side of town, and then we had the chance to buy the (building at this location), and we came here. My son, nephew and brother in law are in the business; it’s a family business. I have been blessed with good employees for all these years.”

Members of the Chamber were on hand to thank Connell’s for being members for several years.

“We’re glad to have them here in Chilton County,” said Chamber director Francine Wasden. “I have heard rave reviews about them since I’ve been here, so we’re glad to recognize them today. We appreciate them being a member of the Chamber and supporting us for all these years.”

Connell’s does general pest control involving things like insects and rodents. The business has grown quite a bit since 1978.

“We use the Sentricon system, which is a termite baiting system,” Connell said. “We also cover lawn, ornamental and turf. Our predominant niche is pest control and termite control. We cover primarily Chilton, some of Shelby, Autauga and Coosa counties and a little bit of Jefferson and Elmore.”

Connell said that this is the first time his business has been honored in such a manner.

“We appreciate being recognized,” he said. “Chilton County and Clanton have been awfully good to us. The people that you do work for are appreciative of what you do. I have been doing it for so long, I enjoy it. We started it here. We bought out our main competition in 1988. We enjoy trying to help people with their problems.”

Connell’s Pest Control is located at 300 First St. N. For more information, visit or call (205) 850-9798.