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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.
Terminix UK lifts off...
Terminix UK lifts off...
After many months of what must have felt like blood, sweat and tears, Terminix UK became official – as on 4 December the new name was formally registered with Companies House. But, not only is the company official, it’s now up and running under its own steam having parted from MPCL which was trading as Mitie Pest Control.
News from Plastdiversity - the BETA rodent station
News from Plastdiversity - the BETA rodent station
Passing quality test after quality test, BETA rodent bait stations manufactured by the Portuguese company Plastdiversity have been popular with pest professionals for two decades.
News from Ekommerce – we want you...
News from Ekommerce – we want you...
All the way from Italy, and exhibiting for the very first time at PestWorld was Ekommerce. In their booth, some of the company’s products were on display, but their prime objective was to seek out new distributors from across the globe – they want you.
Terminix is back as Rentokil divests big chunk of its Mitie acquisition
Terminix is back as Rentokil divests big chunk of its Mitie acquisition
The Terminix brand is back in the UK as its parent company ServiceMaster has completed the purchase of Mitie Pest Control Limited’s (MPCL) national accounts. This was something that the UK’s Competitions & Market Authority (CMA) required Rentokil to divest before its acquisition of the rest of Mitie could go through.
News from Killgerm - Area Sales Manager wanted
News from Killgerm - Area Sales Manager wanted
Killgerm is on the hunt for a hardworking, focussed individual to take on the role of Area Sales Manager for the North of England. Interested? Then get your skates on as the closing date is this Friday 20 September.


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