Rentokil ends 2020 with 8 acquisitions


January 20, 2021



Reading, Pa.-based Rentokil North America has acquired eight companies to close out 2020. The expansion brings Rentokil’s service footprint across the country to cover more than 15 states.

“The Rentokil family continues to grow with the acquisition of these strong companies,” said John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America. “We are proud to add to our legacy of protecting people and enhancing lives, and adding to our valuable employee base and customer service areas.”

These eight acquisitions were completed in the fourth quarter of 2020 and add more than 900 employees to Rentokil.

Bain Pest Control: Bain Pest Control is based in Lowell, Mass., and serves communities in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Maine.

Blue Chip Pest Control: Founded in 1971, Blue Chip Pest Control is based in Fenton, Mo., and serves commercial and residential customers in the metro St. Louis area as well as communities in Illinois.

Garrie Pest Control: Garrie Pest Control, founded in 1972, serves residential and commercial customers in the New York Hudson Valley communities and Fairfield County, Conn.

Griffin Pest Solutions: Griffin Pest Solutions, founded in 1929, has built a strong client base in Michigan as well as Northern Indiana and Northwest Ohio.

Ja-Roy Pest Control: Ja-Roy Pest Control is based in Louisiana and provides residential and commercial services to customers in the Northshore area of Lake Ponchartrain, north of New Orleans.

McNeely Pest Control: The North Carolina-based McNeely Pest Control serves customers in North Carolina and southwest Virginia.

Suburban Exterminating: Based in Smithtown, N.Y., Suburban Exterminating serves commercial and residential customers on Long Island, including Nassau, Suffolk and the East End.

The Bug Man: The Bug Man is based in Murfreesboro, Tenn., and serves the metro Nashville communities.

Earlier this month, Rentokil purchased Environmental Pest Service (EPS), the parent company of Bug Out and Arrow Environmental Services, serving as Rentokil’s first acquisition of 2021.

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.

Most recently, Rentokil launched the Protect+ System, a new service offering for bed bug accounts.


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