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Commercial pest control services

Rentokil provides bespoke, cutting-edge pest control solutions that help protect your staff, customers and brand reputation.

Rentokil is the global leader in pest control with almost 100 years of experience bringing expert, reliable and state-of-the-art pest management services to both commercial and residential customers in more than 90 countries worldwide.

The world’s leading commercial pest control company

Rentokil has been at the forefront of pest control innovation since 1925. Our cutting-edge, sustainable solutions ensure that we protect people and businesses from pest infestations and related illnesses.

Rentokil offers a comprehensive range of commercial pest control solutions designed to control and manage the risk of pests effectively. Common pests include rodents, bed bugs, flies, stored product insects (SPIs), birds and other kinds of wildlife. Each of our solutions offers commercial properties superior pest control to support legislative and auditing requirements, protect valuable goods and machinery and safeguard brand reputation.


Digital pest control

Take your pest management to new levels of efficiency and control through remote monitoring, compliance reporting and risk mapping.

Commercial bird control

Rentokil utilises a wide array of specialist bird management solutions including netting, spikes, wire systems, repellents and scaring technologies.

Commercial fumigation services

Effective against all stages of pest development, fumigation is particularly effective where global trade is involved, especially in agriculture and warehousing facilities.

Commercial fly control

Discover superior fly control for your business. Dive into Rentokil’s award-winning fly control solutions and our comprehensive ERDM approach to ensure a fly-free environment for long-lasting protection from fly infestations.

Lumnia Insect Light Traps

Utilising LED technology to eliminate flies, the Lumnia range of ILT units boasts greater reach, lower carbon emissions and offers up to 79% energy savings.

EcoCatch Flies

Learn how EcoCatch Flies is the smart choice for environmentally conscious businesses seeking to maintain a fly-free outdoor environment.

Non-toxic heat treatments

Rentokil's Entotherm is a heat treatment service providing non-toxic, chemical-free treatment for bed bugs and other insect pests.


Pest proofing is vital for preventing infestations by removing weak points around buildings that allow pests to enter and find nesting sites and food sources.

Over 95 years of trusted industry expertise

Rentokil provides innovative commercial pest control services, compliant with strict audit and legislation requirements — no matter what business sector you’re in, we have a pest control solution for you.

How does Rentokil work?

At Rentokil, our pest control experts are dedicated to identifying the safest and most effective solutions to eliminate pests from your home and business. Understanding that every situation is unique, we emphasise the necessity of a thorough inspection before each treatment. This approach allows us to tailor our methods specifically to your needs, ensuring the most efficient and effective pest removal.

Choose Rentokil for a hassle-free experience, environmentally-sensitive solutions, and a commitment to the highest standards of service and safety.

1. Pest risk assessment

Hassle-free pest survey and consultation

  • Scheduled pest inspection at a time of your convenience
  • On-site pest risk review and consultancy
  • No-obligation quote and recommendations

2. Pest treatment

Comprehensive pest treatment programme tailored to your needs

  • Certified, local pest control experts
  • Environmentally-sensitive approach
  • Industry-specific legislation expertise ensures audit compliance

3. Pest protection (Aftercare)

Ensuring a clean, safe environment post-treatment

  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM) solutions
  • Detailed post-service recommendations
  • Pest prevention aftercare and advice
Book your pest risk assessment today

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the most common types of pests in a commercial building?

The most common types of pests found in commercial buildings can vary depending on factors such as the location, climate, building structure, and surrounding environment. However, some of the typical pests encountered in commercial buildings include:

  1. Rodents: Mice and rats are frequent pests in commercial buildings. They can cause damage to property, contaminate food, and spread diseases.
  2. Cockroaches: These resilient insects thrive in dark, warm, and moist areas. They can contaminate food and surfaces, trigger allergies, and spread pathogens.
  3. Ants: Different ant species may invade commercial buildings in search of food and water. They can be particularly problematic in food service establishments.
  4. Flies: Common fly species, such as houseflies, fruit flies and drain flies, can be a nuisance in commercial buildings. They can contaminate food and transmit diseases.
  5. Bed bugs: Although commonly associated with hotels, bed bugs can infest any commercial building. They are challenging to eradicate and feed on human blood, causing itchy bites.
  6. Stored product pests: Beetles, weevils and moths are examples of pests that infest stored food products, including grains, cereals and packaged goods in warehouses and food processing facilities.
  7. Birds: Pigeons, sparrows and other birds may roost or nest in commercial buildings, especially around ledges, roofs or ventilation systems. Their droppings can cause damage and carry diseases.

Commercial buildings need to have effective pest management strategies in place to prevent infestations and promptly address any pest-related issues. Consult with Rentokil today to develop an appropriate prevention and treatment plan based on the specific needs of your building.

How often should you have a pest inspection carried out in your commercial building?

The frequency of pest inspections in commercial buildings can depend on several factors, including the type of business, the building's location, and any specific pest-related risks. However, as a general guideline, it is recommended to have regular pest inspections at least once every quarter.

Regular quarterly inspections help identify and address any pest issues promptly before they escalate into significant infestations. These inspections allow pest control professionals to assess the current pest situation, identify potential vulnerabilities, and implement preventive measures to minimise the risk of infestations.

However, certain industries or businesses may require more frequent pest inspections. For example:

  1. Food service establishments: Restaurants, cafés and food retail stores that handle and store food should consider more frequent pest inspections. Monthly or bi-monthly inspections may be necessary to ensure compliance with health and safety regulations and maintain a pest-free environment.
  2. High-risk environments: Buildings located in areas prone to specific pests, such as warehouses near grain fields or buildings near bodies of water, may require more frequent inspections. This helps to address the unique pest risks associated with the surroundings.
  3. Sensitive industries: Certain industries, such as pharmaceuticals, healthcare facilities or laboratories, may have stricter pest control requirements due to the sensitive nature of their operations. These businesses may need more frequent pest inspections to ensure the integrity of their products, research or patient care.

What are the top ways to prevent pests in commercial buildings?

Preventing pests in commercial buildings requires a proactive approach and a combination of strategies. Here are some top ways to prevent pests in commercial buildings:

  1. Maintain cleanliness: Regularly clean and sanitise the building, paying close attention to high-risk areas such as kitchens, break rooms and storage areas. Proper sanitation reduces the availability of food and water sources that attract pests.
  2. Seal entry points: Inspect the building for any gaps or openings that pests can use to enter. Seal cracks in walls, windows and doors, and ensure utility openings are properly sealed. Install door sweeps and weather stripping to prevent pests from sneaking in under doors.
  3. Proper waste management: Establish a robust waste management system that includes proper storage, disposal and regular removal of garbage. Use sturdy, sealed rubbish containers and schedule frequent pickups to avoid attracting pests with odours and food waste.
  4. Educate employees: Train your staff on best practices for pest prevention, emphasising the importance of cleanliness and proper food storage, and promptly report any signs of pests. Encourage staff to be proactive in maintaining a pest-free environment.
  5. Regular inspections and professional pest control: Schedule regular pest inspections conducted by professional pest control services. These inspections help identify early signs of pest activity and vulnerabilities that need attention. Develop a partnership with a professional pest control company that can provide ongoing preventive treatments and guidance.

By implementing these preventive measures consistently, commercial buildings can significantly reduce the risk of pest infestations and maintain a clean and pest-free environment.

How does Rentokil ensure the safety and environmental friendliness of its pest control methods?

Rentokil prioritises safety and environmental sustainability in its pest control methods. This includes using non-toxic, chemical-free treatments like Entotherm heat treatment for bed bugs and other insects, and implementing environmentally sensitive approaches in all pest management solutions. Rentokil's innovative solutions are compliant with strict audit and legislation requirements.

What makes Rentokil a global leader in pest control?

Rentokil is recognised as a global leader in pest control due to its nearly 100 years of experience, presence in more than 90 countries, and commitment to expert, reliable, and state-of-the-art pest management services. Our innovative approach and cutting-edge solutions have kept us at the forefront of pest control innovation since 1925.

What is involved in Rentokil's pest control risk assessment and management process?

Rentokil's pest control risk assessment and management process includes a hassle-free, comprehensive pest survey and consultation, tailored pest management solutions, professional preventative advice, certified local pest technicians providing targeted treatment and preventive measures, and comprehensive reporting to support third-party audits. We also offer scheduled pest inspections, on-site consultancy, and no-obligation quotes, ensuring a thorough and needs-specific approach to pest control.

For more than 40 years we have been working with Rentokil pest control to our full satisfaction

Mr De Kok, Franchise Director KFC, Netherlands

Integrated pest management (IPM)

Rentokil employs a five-stage approach to commercial pest control, focusing on strategic preventative measures rather than a tactical reactive programme.

Design and construction

Pest control starts with the design and construction of the building; the internal and external layout as well as construction materials. The design and construction should prevent pests' harbourage - denying access through doors, windows, vents, pipework, drains etc. and minimising the risk of access during business operations.

Pest control practices and training

Rentokil plans the actions needed to prevent a pest infestation, including physical, cultural and chemical methods and will provide recommendations to specify:

  • physical controls: maintenance of buildings to prevent access
  • cultural controls: change operating procedures to prevent infestations, specify the frequency of monitoring, responsible persons, monitoring activities, reassessment and document of activities
  • sanitation controls: removal of food sources such as waste, spills and inappropriately stored food; removing harbourage
  • chemical controls: how to eliminate pests with safe and approved pesticides suitable for use around businesses storing, preparing and displaying fresh and packaged foods and where members of the public are present
  • an inspection regime to detect the presence of pests as early as possible, around and in buildings, in fittings, equipment, stored and displayed products and incoming supplies;
  • training of personnel
  • document the control measures specified; to be made available for a review team and auditors/ inspectors

Pest monitoring and maintenance

Implement the control measures that provide the most effective results and ensure safety:

  • appoint trained personnel to be responsible for each area of the control measures; this can include the appointment of internal or external experts to monitor pests
  • assign adequate resources to implement the measures
  • implement the control measures and inspection regime according to plans
  • record actions and results in accordance with standards and legislative requirements

Response to pest outbreaks

In the event of a pest outbreak, clear identification of the pest is essential to determine the most appropriate control methods and preventive actions needed to avoid re-infestation. 

  • pest species - Different species of closely related pests have different behaviour and biology that will require tailored treatment for best results
  • origin - Has the pest been introduced in delivered goods or gained entry due to structural defects, poor maintenance, poor hygiene, decaying goods etc?
  • potential damage - Does it pose a food safety risk to fresh, prepared or packaged goods; can it damage equipment, fittings or building structure?
  • potential harbourage - Conduct an inspection of the building and surroundings to identify harbourage places
  • quantity - Estimating the number of pests will provide an indication not only of the extent of the problem but how long they have been established on the premises
  • conducive conditions - Pests could be present due to supplier or transport issues, or environmental conditions which encourage or trigger pest infestations

Evaluation of the pest control programme

Evaluate the effectiveness of the pest control programme, this can include:

  • examining pest control operations
  • reviewing operating procedures to reduce food sources, harbourage and contamination
  • review preventive maintenance procedures
  • documentation of the review
  • recommend changes and improvements to the IPM programme
  • implement the recommended changes to the IPM programme

Request a pest risk assessment for your business

Rentokil's free site survey brings pest experts directly to you. Our certified surveyor will carry out a comprehensive inspection of your sites to assess existing pest problems and potential risks specific to your business environment

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