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Ehrlich Pest Control was founded in 1928 in Reading, Pennsylvania by Julius C. Ehrlich. Mr. Ehrlich was a salesman who sold insecticides and fogging equipment. At this time, pest control was very much a do-it-yourself venture.

When one of his customers, a department store, had no one who could apply the materials, Mr. Ehrlich offered to do it for them – a novel idea at that time.

With that gesture in 1928, Mr. Ehrlich established his new service company using the principles that still guide Ehrlich today: initiative, ingenuity and exceeding customer expectations. In these early days, the service team consisted of Mr. Ehrlich, his wife and daughter, who placed rat bait in small pieces of bread.

From these humble beginnings, Ehrlich has grown to over 100 local offices serving the Eastern U.S., including Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida and the District of Columbia. 

 In addition to Home Pest Control and Commercial Pest Control, the company offers termite controlbird control servicevegetation management, and bioremediation​​​​​​​ in commercial kitchens.

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Ehrlich today

Today, there are Ehrlich specialists who focus exclusively on all industries – from mushroom growing facilities to  pharmaceutical research, healthcare, and military facilities.

Long lasting relationships with Colleagues and customers is a cornerstone of our success. Many Ehrlich colleagues have been with the company for 25, 30 and 40-plus years. And the company’s first customer – the department store – remains a customer today, over 80 years later.

Our leading industry trade publication – Pest Control Technology Magazine – in 2000 recognized Ehrlich as America’s Finest Pest Control Company from a group of 18,000 providers nationwide.

A privately held company for 78 years, Ehrlich proudly became part of the Rentokil family of brands in 2006. Mr. Ehrlich’s great-grandson still serves as Ehrlich North America Pest Control Chairman.

Technical expertise

For over 95 years, Ehrlich has provided innovative solutions to home and commercial pest problems. Your Ehrlich technician will look for the cause of your pest problem, not just treat the symptoms. This requires a highly trained individual who understands the biology of pests that can infest your business or home.

You’ll be working with the most technically advanced and trained company in the pest control industry.

We have developed unmatched technical expertise in dealing with pests — from exclusion and detection to capture, identification, and elimination.

Your Ehrlich technician is supported by our in-house research and development team plus our staff of entomologists who are available for on-site consultation.

Not only will you feel comfortable with the Ehrlich technician in your home or business, but you’ll also be working with the most technically advanced and trained company in the pest control industry.

Pest specialists

Ehrlich has more than 750 pest control specialists operating across the country, so there's always one close to your home or business.

Ehrlich specialists are skilled, experienced professionals – they are state certified, licensed applicators and have completed Ehrlich's rigorous career advancement program to a standard unrivalled within the industry. They also participate in ongoing training programs to keep their skills sharp.

Ehrlich’s commercial pest control specialists provide pest control to businesses of every shape and size – from the local pizza shop to international food processors. Our commercial pest control specialists work to develop partnerships with their commercial customers, educating them and their staff about pest problems.

Our residential pest control technicians are trained to provide you with the highest standard of home pest control service, designed with children and pets in mind. Our technicians are also truly local to you as they live and work in the communities they serve.

Ehrlich Pest Control’s specialists are the best in the business; they have respect for you, your home, your business, your family and your time.


Ehrlich Pest Control has professionally qualified Entomologists working across the country. They support the work of our pest control specialists and operations managers, especially in unique or challenging cases.

Degreed professionals, Ehrlich entomologists are true integrated pest management (IPM) specialists. They conduct thorough inspections to get to the root cause of pest problems, and make recommendations to deal with the situation.

Ehrlich entomologists are particularly valued by our food processing and pharmaceutical production customers, providing a level of protection and reassurance in these sensitive environments.

Health & safety

There is nothing more important at Ehrlich than ensuring that everyone goes home safe at the end of their working day. Our colleagues, our families, and our customers rely on this commitment. Safety, health, and the environment will always be our first priority and there can be no compromise on this.

Our colleagues are at the heart of our plan to enable THE RIGHT PEOPLE to do THE RIGHT THINGS in THE RIGHT WAY. Health and safety is embedded in this plan and is the first item on our Colleague and Customer Promises; the framework for the culture of our company.

Multi-site customers

We understand the needs of customers who deliver their business through a network of locations. Whether it is just a few sites in the same town or hundreds of locations across the country, you need consistent service, consolidated reporting and a single point of contact. We provide this reassurance when it comes to pest control.

We have a long history of providing multi-site customers across the region with consistently high standards of pest control and account management.

We are also proud to be part of the Rentokil family of companies - the world’s largest provider of pest control solutions to commercial customers with leading brands that include Ehrlich and Presto-X.

Key facts

  • Through the Rentokil family and partner companies, we cover most of the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Rentokil also provides the same high standard of pest control across 44 countries around the world.
  • Our service programs are aligned to your business needs and are applied consistently across your network, but with the flexibility to cater for differences at a local or regional level.
  • As well as local contacts for each of your sites, we provide a single point of contact to coordinate the service that is being delivered and to monitor risk levels and trends across your network.

If you would like to find out more about how we can help you ensure your businesses remain pest free across all your business sites, call our toll free number 800-837-5520.

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Ehrlich Pest Control belongs a collection of reputable industry associations both on a national and state level.

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