SCHAUMBURG, Ill. – Pest control guru Phil McCloud has purchased McCloud Aquatics, based here, from his brother Chris McCloud. McCloud Aquatics, with President Lyle Erikson and his veteran staff, manages over 1,200 ponds and lakes in the northern Illinois market. 

McCloud believes that all ponds and lakes, whether man-made or natural, deserve to be treated as living organisms, with as much right to live healthy lives as humans do. 

McCloud and his son TJ are the fourth- and fifth-generation members of his family to serve in a McCloud company. McCloud’s father, Tom, serves as a family advisor.