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Javelin Services to recruit an operations manager
Javelin Services to recruit an operations manager
Javelin Services, a privately-owned business that introduced British standards of pest control to Myanmar three years ago and now has over 125 employees, is looking to recruit an operations manager.
The true cost of gull netting
The true cost of gull netting
With gull netting often seen as an expensive solution to a problem, a pest control company said that while costs are obviously an important factor in gull control, this often forces companies to consider cheaper alternatives.
Grant funding supports humane pest control technology
Grant funding supports humane pest control technology
An Isle of Wight-based pest control business has launched an innovative humane pest control system with the help of matched grant funding from the island’s Rural Business Resilience Fund.
Edinburgh's rat population is 'out of control'
Edinburgh's rat population is 'out of control'
A Scotland-based pest management professional has reported that Edinburgh's rat population is “out of control” with rodents gathering in gardens and building “burrow upon burrow”.
Terminix launches HomeBox service
Terminix launches HomeBox service
Terminix has launched a new service due to the Covid-19 pandemic and has reported that it has gone down very well for clients that operate in the housing sector.
Key West Pest Control opens new office following “biggest year of growth”
Key West Pest Control opens new office following “biggest year of growth”
Leeds-based commercial pest control company Key West Pest Control has relocated to a new head office following a successful year of business and the expansion of its existing team.
Shake up at ServiceMaster – not good news for the sale of pest control companies
Shake up at ServiceMaster – not good news for the sale of pest control companies
ServiceMaster, the owner of Terminix, has announced it is to explore strategic alternatives for its franchise ServiceMaster businesses. The reason behind this divestment is not good news for pest control companies looking to sell-up.
New owners for Pest publications
New owners for Pest publications
It was announced today (23 January 2020) that Pest has a new owner, Lewis Business Media (LBM). LBM is an independent, specialist business to business publisher. Pest founders, Frances McKim and Helen Riby say the move has secured an exciting, long-term future for Pest.


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