Pest Control

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Rentokil Launches Novel Solution to Tackle Increase in Rats

Rentokil Pest Control is claiming an industry first following the launch of an intelligent rodent control monitoring system for use in internal settings. The Internal Dual Autogate (IDAG) is a slimline, robust, metal bait box, providing a professional and low-profile solution for internal rodent monitoring and control. The IDAG provides access for rats and mice,…

Corporate

European Divestments Pave Way for Rentokil Initial Takeover of Terminix

Terminix has entered into a definite agreement to divest its pest management businesses in the United Kingdom and Norway in response to regulatory stipulations relating to its pending acquisition by Rentokil Initial plc. The Divestment is expected to close in the next 30 to 60 days, subject to limited closing conditions. Terminix expects to record…

Corporate

Terminix Delivers Strong First-Quarter 2022 Results

Terminix has reported a year-on-year revenue increase of five percent to US $496 million for the first quarter of 2022 despite a US $8 million decrease in net income over the reporting period to US $19 million, or US $0.15 per share. Adjusted EBITDA for the quarter decreased year-on-year by US $4 million to US…

Case Studies

Spotlight on Pest Control

The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is inviting facilities managers in the United Kingdom to attend PestEx, its annual expo offering exclusive insights into the work of pest management professionals and their role in protecting premises and businesses. PestEx 2022, which is being hosted by the trade body at ExCel London fro 16-17 March, will…

News

Heating Systems a Magnet for Tropical Ants

23.11.2021, 13:51 Heating Systems a Magnet for Tropical Ants The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is cautioning managers of large, centrally heated buildings against significant risks presented by a small species of tropical ant. Pharoah ants are tiny but can create huge colonies that will split if threatened and can potentially spiral out of control.…

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Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings

14.04.2021, 21:53 Ensuring Rodent-free Reopenings The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is urging companies to ensure they are compliant with legislation and their premises are safe, clean and pest-free with the lifting of lockdown restrictions. A free online guide published under the title, Becoming Pest Ready, is now available at bpca.org.uk/pestready. Head of Technical, Dee Ward-Thompson,…

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Keeping Birds Under Control

01.04.2021, 15:10 Keeping Birds Under Control A new guide from the British Pest Control Association (BPCA) includes strategies for preventing corrosion and nuisance caused by birds occupying buildings, and public health advice. BPCA’s guide to birds also highlights the risk of secondary insect infections, as well as the issue of unprovoked attacks from gulls during…

Events

LED-Powered Fly Control

18.01.2021, 18:17 LED-Powered Fly Control Rentokil Pest Control has launched Lumnia Suspended, the latest innovation to its UV-LED-powered fly control range. The ceiling-suspended unit is designed for back-of-house and production environments which have a zero-tolerance requirement for pests. Using the elegant design of Rentokil’s customer-facing Lumnia range, Lumnia Suspended provides effective control of flying insects,…

Events

Rodent-Proofing Loading Bays

30.10.2020, 00:36 Rodent-Proofing Loading Bays Rentokil Pest Control’s new Flexi Armour Dock pest proofing product is designed for installation to dock levellers in the loading bays warehouses, supermarkets and distribution centres. An analysis of data from the company’s PestConnect digital pest management system has revealed that over 30 per cent of infestations occurring in these locations…

News

Covid-19 Emboldens Rodents

22.10.2020, 13:47 Covid-19 Emboldens Rodents Rentokil Pest Control is reporting a 22 per cent increase in rodent enquiries compared to the historic, six-year averages for the months of June and August, as Covid-19 impacts the start of the migration season. The increase in enquiries can partly be attributed to the mild winter experienced last year…

Events

Successful PPC Live 2020

16.03.2020, 17:41 Successful PPC Live 2020 The British Pest Control Association’s (BPCA) Professional Pest Controller Live event in Harrogate last week showcased new product launches from many of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors.   Fifty exhibitors received 516 visitors, with a brand-new indoor demonstration area which hosted sessions on proofing, face fit testing, catch tray analysis and…

News

Discrete, Stylish Fly Control

16.03.2020, 16:35 Discrete, Stylish Fly Control Rentokil Pest Control has launched Lumnia Slim, its latest innovative fly control solution. Available in a choice of black or white with light oak sides, the Lumnia Slim’s modern design has been created to complement a business’ décor whilst helping to protect its reputation with effective fly control. Rentokil’s original Lumnia…

News

The Rise of the Rats

03.03.2020, 13:53 The Rise of the Rats New figures from Rentokil Pest Control point to a 36 per cent rise in rodent-related enquiries in the UK since last winter, and suggest a steady growth of rat numbers since 2016.   Pest control experts have said that colder winters used to naturally cull rat numbers, but…

News

Acquisitions Payback for Rentokil Initial

27.02.2020, 09:35 Acquisitions Payback for Rentokil Initial Rentokil Initial has posted a 9.8 per cent increase in ongoing full-year 2019 revenues and its highest organic growth for 15 years on the back of the acquisition of 41 businesses in high-growth and Emerging markets, and 16 businesses in North America. The FTSE 100 pest control and…

Events

Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live

13.02.2020, 16:00 Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) is inviting facilities management professionals to attend this year’s Professional Pest Controller (PPC) Live event at the Yorkshire Event Centre in Harrogate on 11 March. The exhibition and conference will include opportunities for facilities managers to gain a broader picture of the…

News

Milder Winters Driving a Rise in Rats

12.02.2020, 19:53 Milder Winters Driving a Rise in Rats The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has issued guidance for facilities managers on tackling an increase in rat populations as warmer winters counterbalances the ‘natural cull’ effect of cold weather. Rats represent a significant public health risk as they urinate wherever they go. They can spread…

News

Rentokil Initial Acquires Florida Pest Control

01.11.2019, 11:16 Rentokil Initial Acquires Florida Pest Control Rentokil Initial has acquired Florida Pest Control in a deal that extends its presence in the South East United States where it has also acquired Oliver Exterminating, Allgood, Active, Heron, Johnson and Russell Pest Control.   Based in Gainesville, Florida Pest Control was established in 1949 and…

News

ServiceMaster Enters European Pest Control Market

09.09.2019, 14:28 ServiceMaster Enters European Pest Control Market ServiceMaster has announced the $200 million acquisition of Nomor Holding AB, Europe’s fourth-largest pest control company with operations throughout Sweden and Norway. The acquisition which will be funded through $120 million in borrowing from the company’s revolving credit facility as well as cash from operations, is expected…

News

Worried About Wasps

02.08.2019, 01:13 Worried About Wasps The British Pest Control Association (BPCA) has published a guide to assist facilities managers in combating threats to people and assets from wasps. With soaring summer temperatures and more people embracing the outdoors, the BPCA forecasts a rise in wasp activity. Technical Officer, Natalie Bungay, says: “Commercial and public sector…

News

Managing Japanese Knotweed

02.07.2019, 13:11 Managing Japanese Knotweed Adam Brindle, managing director of UK grounds contractor, The Grounds Care Group, explains the challenges for facilities managers of eradicating one of the most pesky of plants. The Japanese have long provided the UK with a wealth of precious commodities, from reliable cars to ingenious electronics. However, one of their…

News

BPCA Sets Out its Stall at PestEx

03.04.2019, 16:23 BPCA Sets Out its Stall at PestEx The key role pest management plays within the UK’s facilities management sector was on display with a record turnout at the British Pest Control Association’s exhibition and conference PestEx. Representatives from across FM organisations visited the biennial event, to see first-hand the innovation and best practice…

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