Rentokil acquires Florida-based business

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Rentokil North America has acquired Environmental Pest Service (EPS) for an undisclosed sum. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, EPS is the parent company of Bug Out Service and Arrow Environmental Services.

The acquisition expands Rentokil’s service operations in Florida, North Carolina and Georgia

John Myers, president and CEO of Rentokil North America, said: “The Environmental Pest Service team has built an impressive company, committed to excellence in their pest control craft.

“We are expanding to meet the growing needs of residential and commercial customers across the south-east with this acquisition. We look forward to welcoming the customers and more than 600 colleagues to the Rentokil family.”

EPS has provided pest control services to communities throughout Florida, south-east Georgia, metro Atlanta and central North Carolina for more than 100 years.

Shawn Lucht, chief executive of EPS, said: “We are thrilled with the opportunity to combine our incredible, customer-focused, high-performing team with Rentokil North America – our mirrored cultures are a perfect match and will result in impressive future growth.”

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