Rentokil Celebrates 90 Years

Rentokil celebrates 90 years
Ehrlich Pest Control’s parent company, Rentokil, is commemorating nine decades of leading the pest control industry this month.

Rentokil provides expert pest control solutions in more than 50 countries worldwide. Here in the U.S., the Rentokil family of companies offers national pest control coverage with Ehrlich Pest Control along the East Coast, Presto-X Pest Control in the central states and Western Exterminator on the West Coast.

To celebrate Rentokil’s milestone, a “Pestaurant” featuring edible insects is being held in London where Members of Parliament will be invited to try delicacies like salt-and-vinegar crickets and ant lollipops in support of charity, Malaria No More.

A book celebrating 90 years of Rentokil history has also been published, entitled The Pest Detectives. The book written by author Rob Gray traces Rentokil’s roots back to Britain’s first imperial Entomologist, Harold Maxwell-Lefroy, who founded Rentokil Ltd. when he invented a substance that controlled Deathwatch Beetles which were damaging Westminster Hall.

The new book, which is available for purchase through Amazon, explores the history of the brand which today is synonymous with pest control excellence. The Pest Detectives is a portrait of the company both in its origins and modern day, shedding light on the people, work and innovations that made Rentokil the world’s leader in pest control.

“The Pest Detectives” by Rob Gray is the story of how Rentokil became the global pest control leader.

Featuring interviews with many Rentokil colleagues and “pest detectives” in the field, the book is a great testament to the Rentokil family of companies both here in the U.S. and abroad.

The book also supports a great cause. For every book sold, £1 will be donated to charity, Malaria No More – an organization committed to distributing mosquito nets in 17 Africa countries. Rentokil Initial has been supporting Malaria No More since 2011.


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