Rentokil acquires Access Exterminator


August 31, 2020



Reading, Pa.-based Rentokil North America has acquired Access Exterminator Service, Orange, Calif. The deal was finalized in March and the firm will be branded as Western Exterminator. Terms were not disclosed. Kemp Anderson Consulting acted as exclusive financial advisor to Access Exterminator Service.

“It is a pleasure to welcome Access Exterminator Service to our Rentokil North America family,” John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America, said in a news release. “Russ Stribling and Roger Sonnefeld have done a great job growing this business in Southern California, and we look forward to serving their loyal customer base.”

Access Exterminator Service was founded in 1998 by Stribling, with Sonnefeld joining in 2001. It serves the California counties of Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside and San Diego.

“It’s been an honor to grow Access Exterminator and serve our loyal customers,” Stribling said in a news release. “We’re thrilled to join Rentokil and Western Exterminator, with their strong legacy of enhancing the lives of their employees and customers.”

Rentokil North America provides commercial and residential pest control to customers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. Its comprehensive pest management solutions include general pest control; mosquito, termite and bed bug inspections and service; vegetation management; bird management; and fumigations.

In addition, Rentokil North America operates business services companies including Ambius, specializing in hand, air and surface hygiene with Hygiene360, as well as interior landscaping; Steritech, offering food safety and operational assessments; SOLitude Lake Management, providing lake and pond solutions; and Vector Disease Control International, which serves governments and municipalities with mosquito control services.

Rentokil North America is a division of Rentokil Initial plc, operating in more than 80 countries.


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