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About Rentokil

For over 95 years, Rentokil has been providing innovative commercial and residential pest control solutions to protect people and enhance lives

Rentokil is the most recognised commercial pest control brand in the world, offering a greater global reach than any other. We provide innovative services and solutions in over 80 countries across 1,800 local branches, employing over 19,000 qualified pest control specialists

Our mission is to protect people and enhance lives by providing pest control services that ensure public health and protect the environment through energy efficient and sustainable solutions. We offer a complete range of services for commercial and residential properties, including common pests such as rodents, flies, stored product insects, biting insects and birds to other kinds of wildlife.

Driven by customer-centric innovation, our pest control solutions incorporate both preventative and responsive strategies to enhance protection for your business sector through a consistent, continuous pest management programme.

95 years of pest control innovation and expertise

Rentokil started out as an idea of entomologist, Professor Harold Maxwell-Lefroy, and has grown into the world’s leading commercial pest control company and the most recognised brand in the industry.

Since our first commercial pest control contact treating the Houses of Parliament in the UK for death watch beetles in 1914, we have been committed to protecting homes and businesses from damaging pest infestations through pest expertise, service excellence and leading innovation.

The Rentokil library

Starting in the 1960s, Rentokil scientists wrote a series of classic textbooks on pests and pest control.

The Fetcham Injector

Invented by Norman Hicken to treat woodworm in timber and patented in 1948. Over a million were sold by the late 1950s.

The Rentokil Film Unit

The Rentokil Film Unit produced many pioneering films about the threat of pests and won a number of awards.


International affiliations and partnerships 

Rentokil has partnered with global industry bodies and initiated joint efforts to harness technology and innovation, advance food safety and raise the quality of pest control through consumer programs, educational activities and standards adherence. Through these partnerships, we help our customers address emerging trends, meet new legislative requirements, solve complex pest challenges, protect their brands and keep their people safe.

Brand Reputation Compliance Global Standards (BRCGS)

BRCGS is a brand and consumer protection organisation with certification issued through a global network of accredited certification bodies. BRCGS guarantee the standardisation of quality, safety and operational criteria that ensure manufacturers provide protection for the consumer.

Consumer Goods Forum (CGF) and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI)

Rentokil Initial are active members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support ‘better lives through better business’ and the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI) which brings together key stakeholders from across the food industry to help drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems.

Confederation of European Pest Management Association (CEPA)

In 2016, Rentokil achieved certification for the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations’ (CEPA) new standard for pest management services. The CEPA standard is an important step for the pest control industry in aligning regulations across Europe.

Google and PA Consulting Group

In 2016, Rentokil Initial formed a partnership with Google and PA Consulting for the development of ‘next-generation’ digital pest control products and services.

Our awards and accolades

At Rentokil, our Global Research and Development Centre stands at the heart of our business. We strive to provide our customers with innovative solutions to solve their pest management needs and are delighted to showcase the awards and accolades we have received for our efforts:


Rentokil Initial has retained continuous FTSE4Good membership since 2015. The FTSE4Good Index Series is designed to measure the performance of companies demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance practises.

The Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation 2020

In 2020, Rentokil Initial received The Queen’s Award for Enterprise for Innovation, recognising the commercial success of Lumnia, the company's range of innovative insect light traps (ILT).

Planet Mark

In 2019, the Lumnia range received Planet Mark certification for demonstrating 62% lower carbon emissions when compared to units containing compact fluorescent lamps.

Our colleagues and culture

We want our workforce to reflect the diverse nature of the business environment and markets in which we operate, and the customers and communities that we serve. To achieve this, we are committed to best practises and policies in the workplace and to providing equal opportunities for all colleagues.

A responsible employer of choice

The Company invests significant focus and resources in the learning and development of our colleagues. We have also responded to COVID-19 by retraining our colleagues to deliver new services, adapt to new ways of working and ensuring our provision of training and development continues in new and agile ways to overcome the challenges of the pandemic.

Health and safety

Our health and safety approach comprises Company-wide and country programmes, focusing on operational protocols and actions taken. The primary focus areas include workplace transport, working at height, occupational road risk, fumigation, working in areas of high voltage and machinery safety.

Diversity, equality and inclusion

We are committed to building an organisation where everyone with skill, imagination and determination, whatever their gender, race, colour, nationality, age, sexual orientation, physical ability or background, can reach the highest level and achieve their full potential based on merit alone.

Global account management

Providing multinational businesses with comprehensive, tailored solutions to support your global pest control needs

Pest control innovation and expertise

Our Global research and development centre drives our industry-leading innovations for commercial pest control

Pest control for your home or small business

Operating in over 80 countries worldwide, Rentokil can manage and resolve your residential or commercial pest control needs