Rentokil buys Canadian pest control firm


April 29, 2021



Reading, Pa.-based Rentokil North America has acquired Target Pest Control, based in Nova Scotia, Canada.

“It’s an honor to welcome Target Pest Control to the Rentokil family,” Renokil President and CEO John Myers said. “We look forward to continuing their legacy of customer service in the Nova Scotia market with residential and commercial pest control services.”

Target Pest Control has served residential and commercial pest control customers in the metro Halifax, Bedford and Lower Sackville communities in Nova Scotia for more than 10 years.

“The opportunity to partner with Rentokil was an easy decision,” said Stephen Taylor, president of Target Pest Control. “Our company now has access to more training, technology and resource capacity. This is a positive step forward for our employees and customers.”

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

In 2020, Rentokil acquired a total of eight companies bringing its service footprint across more than 15 states.

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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