Opened in 2017, the £2 million investment is designed to bring the company’s scientific and technical expertise, as well as our renowned training academy under one roof. These combined facilities give Rentokil industry-leading capabilities to enhance our leadership in pest control and demonstrate our commitment to protecting homes and businesses across the world.
Research, development and the scientific expertise that supports these activities have been fundamental to our business since the founding of Rentokil in 1925.
Our Global Research and Development centre has been at the forefront of pest control innovation and technology; creating, prototyping and testing the latest pest control solutions to support businesses across the globe. Home to one of the largest collections of pest insects in Europe, The Power Centre 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. Our team of pest control experts are made up of PhD qualified scientists with specialisms across zoology and entomology, regulatory and product development specialists. Collaborating with local technical experts and field technicians, they work tirelessly to refine pest identification, monitoring and control techniques to support diverse business sectors.
The development of new organic-compound solutions that can repel or destroy pests. A chemical-free solution with zero mammalian toxicity which sees higher levels of efficacy and reduced environmental impact.
A pest control solution currently in development looks at the use of fungal spores which attaches to the external body surface of cockroaches. These spores then germinate and bore through the outer shell to reach the insects’ body cavity, where they multiply and eventually kill the insect.
Enhancing rudimentary heat treatments with modern technology to eliminate pest through dehydration and damage to essential physiological processes.
Heat treatments effectively kills all life stages of insects and avoids the risk of insects developing resilience to chemicals.
We are providing information on an ongoing basis, regarding what you can do to reduce the potential risks of virus transmission in your location. Scientists around the world continue to discover more about the transmissibility, severity and restriction of the COVID-19, but until we know more, we would encourage you to adopt and promote effective hygiene behaviours that are proven to be effective against the spread of viruses.
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