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Pest control for the education sector

Our highly trained experts and innovative pest control solutions help to keep school and college campuses safe from the risks associated with pests.

We understand that your students and staff come first. As an educational institution, you have the responsibility for providing a safe, clean and enjoyable learning environment. The last thing you want is pests becoming a nuisance in common areas and educational facilities. With the density of people, the learning environment can be an ideal place for pests to thrive with ample nesting areas, continuous periods of idle buildings during term holidays and weekends and access to food sources. In this difficult habitat, you need the experts in pest control.

Pest control methods for the education sector

Rentokil supports many learning environments throughout New Zealand and understands that maintaining a clean and healthy environment is essential for educational facilities. 

From multi-unit, densely populated campuses to smaller, remote regional schools, we work proactively with our customers in the education sector to keep the learning environment safe and minimise disruption and hygiene risks that infestations can cause.

Regular inspection and risk assessment

We conduct a thorough inspection of the premises to identify potential entry points, breeding areas and infestation hotspots. We then provide a detailed report highlighting the risks and vulnerabilities, along with recommendations for preventative measures.

Integrated pest management (IPM)

Offering specialised long-term pest control solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of the educational industry. With a deep understanding of the challenges faced by schools, colleges, and universities, Rentokil IPM provides a proactive and comprehensive approach to pest prevention and control.

Our cutting-edge digital pest control solutions effectively monitor, capture, and control pests while notifying our technicians of any pest-related activities. Through digital pest management, you gain enhanced levels of efficiency and control, empowering you to actively monitor, manage, and prevent pest infestations throughout your campuses.

Utilising advanced LED technology, our ILTs efficiently attract and capture flying insects, presenting a highly effective and eco-friendly pest control solution. These ILTs are designed  to be discreet, easy to maintain, and suitable for various types of facilities, ranging from compact classrooms to expansive campus gyms and cafeteria spaces.


Birds can present various risks to educational facilities, including damage to infrastructure, spread of diseases and pose a general nuisance to staff and students. Our bird control methods include netting, spikes, and other humane deterrents to keep birds away from your facility.

What to expect from Rentokil

When you choose Rentokil Pest Control for pest management services for your educational facility, you can expect a comprehensive and personalised approach to pest control. From consultation and inspection to ongoing support and monitoring, our team of experts are committed to delivering exceptional service that exceeds your expectations.

Here's what you can expect when you choose Rentokil as your pest control partner for your Educational facility:

Effective solutions that support cost control

Rentokil works closely with customers to develop cost-efficient pest control strategies by addressing root causes and implementing preventive measures, reducing the need for expensive reactive treatments.

Ongoing support and monitoring

We provide ongoing support and maintenance to ensure long-term pest prevention. This proactive approach helps to detect and address any emerging pest issues before they become major problems.

Online Reporting and Documentation

Our online reporting platform, myRentokil, provides detailed information on pest control activities, inspections, and treatments. It enables easy tracking of pest management progress and maintains comprehensive records for audits or regulatory purposes.

How we deliver

Integrated pest management

Rentokil employs a five-stage approach to pest control, focusing on strategic preventative measures rather than a tactical reactive program.

Design and construction

Pest control starts with the design and construction of the building; the internal and external layout as well as construction materials. The design and construction in itself should prevent harbourage of pests - deny access through doors, windows, vents, pipe work, drains etc. and minimise risk of access during business operations.

Pest control practices and training

Rentokil plans the actions needed to prevent a pest infestation, including physical, cultural and chemical methods and will provide recommendations to specify:

  • physical controls: maintenance of buildings to prevent access;
  • cultural controls: change operating procedures to prevent infestations, specify the frequency of monitoring, responsible persons, monitoring activities, reassessment and document of activities; 
  • sanitation controls: removal of food sources such as waste, spills and inappropriately stored food; removing harbourage;
  • chemical controls: how to remove pests with safe and approved pesticides suitable for use around businesses storing, preparing and displaying fresh and packaged foods and where members of the public are present;
  • an inspection regime to detect the presence of pests as early as possible, around and in buildings, in fittings, equipment, stored and displayed products and incoming supplies;
  • training of personnel;
  • document the control measures specified; to be made available for a review team and auditors/ inspectors


Pest monitoring and maintenance

Implement the control measures that provide the most effective results and ensure safety:

  • appoint trained personnel to be responsible for each area of the control measures. This can include appointment of internal or external experts for monitoring pests;
  • Assign adequate resources to implement the measures;
  • Implement the control measures and inspection regime according to plans;
  • Record actions and results in accordance with standards and legislative requirements

Response to pest outbreaks

In the event of a pest outbreak, clear identification of the pest is essential to determine the most appropriate control methods and preventive actions needed to avoid re-infestation. 

  • Pest species - Different species of closely related pests have different behaviour and biology that will require tailored treatment for best results
  • Origin - Has the pest been introduced in delivered goods or gained entry due to structural defects, poor maintenance, poor hygiene, decaying goods etc.
  • Potential damage - Does it pose a food safety risk to fresh, prepared or packaged goods; can it damage equipment, fittings or building structure
  • Potential harbourage - Conduct an inspection of the building and surroundings to identify harbourage places
  • Quantity - Estimating the quantity of pests will provide an indication not only of the extent of the problem but how long they have been established on the premises
  • Conducive conditions - Pests could be present due to supplier or transport issues, or environmental conditions which encourage or trigger pest infestations

Evaluation of the pest control program

Evaluate the effectiveness of the pest control program, this can include:

  • examining pest control operations;
  • reviewing operating procedures to reduce food sources, harbourage and contamination;
  • review preventive maintenance procedures;
  • documentation of the review;
  • recommend changes and improvements to the IPM program;
  • implement the recommended changes to the IPM program

Local expertise

Providing comprehensive, tailored solutions to support your local pest control needs.

About Rentokil

Our mission is 'Protecting people, enhancing lives.' We do that by creating groundbreaking pest control innovations, by making our service solutions more sustainable and by making a positive impact in communities where we live and work.