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Rentokil’s Global research and development centre opened in 2017, a £2 million investment that brought Rentokil’s scientific and technical hub and training academy to a single location. This centre of excellence provides Rentokil with industry-leading capabilities that maintain our leadership in pest control services and enable us to fulfil our mission of protecting people and enhancing lives.
Our Global research and development centre is at the forefront of pest control innovation and technology. Rentokil creates, prototypes and tests cutting-edge pest control solutions that support business sectors across the globe. The Global research and development centre contains one of the largest collections of pest insects in Europe and features:
Controlled environments to better understanding of bed bugs and other blood feeding pests
Research rooms where flies are released to test application and efficacy of fly control solutions
Rat and mice behaviour are monitored for the development of effective detection tools
Testing innovations in real world environments as part of the regulatory approval process
From digital pest control to non-toxic solutions, innovation is at the core of our business. Rentokil’s team of pest control experts is made up of PhD level scientists with specialisms covering fields from zoology and entomology to specialists in regulator procedures and product development. Collaborating with local experts, they work to continuously improve Rentokil’s pest identification, monitoring and control solutions to support both residential and business sector clients.
Researching organic-compound solutions that can repel or destroy pests for the development of a new biopesticide which is chemical-free, with zero mammalian toxicity while seeing higher levels of efficacy and reduced environmental impact.
To combat cockroach infestations, Rentokil scientists are working on a solution that attaches fungal spores to the carapace of these notoriously resilient pests. On germination, the spores penetrate the cockroaches’ hard outer shell defence and multiply, resulting in a quick, painless death for the insect.
Enhancing rudimentary heat treatments with modern technology to eliminate pests through dehydration and damage to essential physiological processes. Heat treatments effectively kill all life stages of insects and avoids the risk of insects developing resilience to chemicals.
Understanding the physics of how light impacts the biological attention of flies to a trap
An adaptable plastic cone that effectively blocks rats and mice from running along pipes and cables.
Purpose-built rooms to test insect light trap (ILT) units using a standard performance test called the Half-Life measure
Innovative pest control solutions, tailored to your needs, helping to protect your staff, customers, and brand reputation.
A fast response, discrete and legally compliant range of disinfection services to help protect your business against infectious bacteria, viruses and disease.