Sri Lanka’s Exterminators celebrates 25 years in business

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Exterminators Plc, a leading pest control company in Sri Lanka, is celebrating quarter of a century in business.

In 1998, Exterminators, an observer member of BPCA, embarked on a journey to build a brand to determine their own destiny, with a small initial investment (the equivalent to £1,000) and just one man with a spray gun and a motorbike.

Today, the company is recognised as a leader in innovation, technology, sustainability, and governance in the SME sector in Sri Lanka and emerging and developing markets, employing 40 employees and operating from four locations throughout the island.

In 2022, the company created history by becoming the first pest management company in emerging and developing markets to be listed in a stock exchange and repeated history once again by migrating to the ‘Diri Savi Board’ in just eight months upon listing.

Since going public, the company has created immense value for all stakeholders, paying out dividends in the millions.

As of present, the capital gains are at 84% since April 1, 2022.

In January 2023, the company ventured into agriculture by setting up its first flagship ‘Agri Store’ in Dambulla, under the brand name ‘Enviotech’ to cater to the agricultural sector, plantation sector, livestock, landscape and hotel sectors.

The company also have a facility which includes simulated environments for training in pest management, termite management, mosquito management, sanitation and disinfection, health and safety for new recruits, and continuous professional training and development for existing employees.

They have plans to provide training for international pest management professionals in emerging and developing countries, as well as serve as a training facility for its strategic franchising partners in the region.

In April 2023, the company began the process of setting up a pest management and environmental technology company in the United Kingdom, to provide pest management services in the UK.

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