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READING, Pa., March 19, 2015 — Rentokil North America, one of North America’s largest pest control companies, today announces it has acquired Eradico Pest Services, based in Novi, MI. Eradico is ranked as one of the top 60 pest control firms in the United States by revenue and significantly expands Rentokil’s existing presence in the Detroit metropolitan area and much of Michigan. The acquisition was finalized March 2, 2015.
Eradico, which was founded in 1931, has been a leader throughout the region in providing residential and commercial pest control services. The company employs 96 people, including 62 pest control technicians. All current employees are to remain with Rentokil and co-owners David Sidder and Chuck Russell will remain with Rentokil to facilitate the move of Eradico to Rentokil’s primary pest control brand in Michigan, Ehrlich Pest Control. Eradico will continue to operate out of its existing six locations and will transition to the Ehrlich brand over time.
“The addition of such a respected brand as Eradico strengthens our capabilities in an important growth market,” said John Myers, president and CEO, Rentokil North America. “The breadth of services offered by Eradico throughout Michigan, as well as their cultural fit and commitment to customer service is well aligned with our overall growth strategy.”
Rentokil North America is part of Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse business service companies, operating in more than 50 countries worldwide. Ehrlich Pest Control (www.jcehrlich.com), Western Exterminator (www.westernexterminator.com), and Presto-X Pest Control (www.prestox.com) are all part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies in North America. They provide commercial and residential pest control, bioremediation, bird control, vegetation management, deer repellent services, wild-animal trapping and termite control from more than 200 local offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
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