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Nuisance value

Pests such as rats and pigeons pose a threat to health, safety and public image. Dee Ward-Thompson, Technical Manager of the British Pest Control Association, advises on the best way to manage problem infestations When it comes to effective pest ...

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Hide and seek

David Cross, Head of Rentokil Pest Control’s Technical Training Academy, provides a guide to troublesome pests and where to find them Hit film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them captured audiences’ imaginations by exploring magnificent animals that were considered ...

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CMA says pest control merger may raise competition issues

Rentokil Initial’s takeover of Mitie Pest Control may restrict choice and lead to higher prices for customers, according to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). Rentokil completed the takeover of its close rival Mitie in September 2018. The firms are ...

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Unwelcome visitors

Paul Bates, Managing Director of Cleankill Pest Control, offers practical advice on keeping your premises free from pests When it comes to pest control, FMs should never rest on their laurels. A mouse can get in through a gap the ...

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Mitie sells pest control business

Mitie Group has announced the sale of Mitie Pest Control Limited to Rentokil Initial plc for a consideration of £40 million, which will be paid in cash at completion, subject to any adjustment for final completion accounts. The majority of the ...

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Pester power

Gulls and other pest birds, such as pigeons, can be a major problem for facilities managers which may not only damage or dirty their buildings but may even attack visitors. A natural solution is the use of trained birds, says ...

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Gold award makes Cleankill Pest Control an industry world leader

Surrey based Cleankill has become the first pest control company in the world to be awarded the Investors in People Gold Standard, demonstrating the company’s commitment to high performance through good people management. Cleankill Pest Control has offices in Kenley, ...

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Vertas acquires MMB Environmental

Vertas Group has acquired a majority stake in million-pound waste management and pest control business MMB Environmental. The purchase of the Warwickshire-based business comes as Vertas Group moves to become a Total Facilities Management (TFM) provider. MMB Environmental will be rebranded ...

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New appointments at the BCC

The British Cleaning Council (BCC), which represents over 20 national trade and membership associations linked to the UK’s cleaning, hygiene and waste management sectors, has officially welcomed several new Council member representatives to new roles across both its main board ...

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Axis trades new deal with Old Spitalfields Market 

Axis Group has strengthened its relationship with Old Spitalfields Market with the addition of a new, five-year contract to deliver cleaning and pest control services. The Group has been providing security on site since 2014. As part of the integrated solution, ...

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