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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 one of the most successful commercial pest control companies in the world, offering a greater global reach than any other, providing 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 solutions that ensure public health and protect the environment through energy efficient and sustainable pest control services. We offer a complete range of pest control services and solutions 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 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 Maxell-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.


Global affiliations and partnerships

In order to help our customers address emerging trends, meet new legislative requirements, solve complex pest challenges and protect their brands, we have 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.

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. BRCGS and Rentokil Initial have formed a strategic partnership that sees both organisations focus their continued commitment to helping customers mitigate risk throughout the food industry. This partnership enables the ongoing collaboration and development of new initiatives aimed at supporting the goals of both organisations through the creation and adoption of new products, services, industry best practice and standards.

In 2016, Rentokil Initial, became members of the Consumer Goods Forum (CGF), a global industry network working to support ‘better lives through better business’. Rentokil Initial are active members of the Global Food Safety Initiative (GFSI), powered by the CGF, which brings together key stakeholders from across the food industry to help drive continuous improvement in food safety management systems from around the world. The vision is to achieve ‘safe food for consumers everywhere’. Rentokil are proud to be Diamond Sponsors of the Global Food Safety Conference, the leading annual food safety event bringing together top food safety professionals from across the world to advance food safety. We are pleased to also help GFSI pursue its key objectives, delivering credible solutions and insight into strategic food safety issues by participating in the ‘Chemicals in Food Hygiene’ Global Technical Working Group as well as local groups.

In 2016, Rentokil Initial, formed a partnership with Google and PA Consulting for the development of ‘next-generation’ digital pest control products and services. The collaboration brings together: Rentokil’s proprietary connected products and global pest control expertise Google’s Cloud Platform, data analytics and machine learning for leveraging the capabilities of the Internet of Things (IoT) and big data PA Consulting Group’s digital technology and Agile management expertise With the collaboration, all the information is hosted securely on the Cloud Platform, making the system highly scalable to accommodate the rapidly growing amounts of data generated by our digital pest control services.

In 2016, Rentokil achieved certification for the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations’ (CEPA) new standard for Pest Management Services - EN16636 - across the European countries in which it operates. The new standard is an important step for the pest control industry in aligning standards across Europe. It provides a robust auditing system which providers must adhere to, ensuring a high quality of work for customers and thus helping eliminate rogue traders. As a leading provider of pest control services, Rentokil demonstrated its commitment to its customers by working alongside CEPA to help develop the Standard, which was ratified by the European Standards Institute (CEN) on 13th January 2016.

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:

PestConnect recognised for excellence in the use, development and deployment of IoT.

Rentokil appointed to undertake preventative pest control measures in the Rio 2016 Olympics.

Global account management

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

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 help fulfil your residential or commercial pest control needs