Orkin expands into the North West with the acquisition of Pestproof

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US-based Rollins Inc, has expanded its presence in the UK with the acquisition of Pestproof, based in Failsworth, Manchester.

Pestproof was established in 1993 by Steve Ivell and David Harrison. The company offers a full range of pest and bird control services, in addition to specialist cleaning and washroom hygiene services.

 A complete pest prevention package is offered to customers ranging from domestic householders through to leading high street companies, such as Tesco and M&S, across the North West of England.

Mr Ivell said: “We had been talking to Rollins for some time, as it is always a difficult decision to make when you get to a cross roads in life. Having had numerous discussions with the Rollins team, we came to appreciate the numerous synergies between the two companies.

“It was a really simple decision to decide to sell to them. I know they will continue to invest in the business and allow it to continue to grow, whilst also supporting all our key employees and customers.”

Caspar Appeldoorn, managing director of Orkin International for Europe and the Middle East, added: “The acquisition of Pestproof extends our coverage into the North West of England. I could see the opportunities to help support and grow this business as it shares the same high standards and core values.

“Everyone at Orkin is looking forward to working with Pestproof and developing the business.”

This acquisition further expands the Orkin presence in the UK following rapidly on the heels of the acquisition of NBC Environment and Europest during 2022.

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