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Rentokil North America Acquires Buffalo Exterminating


March 3, 2015
By Business Wire News

READING, Pa.

Rentokil North America, one of North America’s largest pest control companies, today announces it has acquired Buffalo Exterminating Company of Buffalo, N.Y. This latest addition to the Rentokil family of pest control companies strengthens Rentokil’s presence along Western and Central New York and includes Buffalo’s brand presence in Rochester, N.Y., as Rochester Exterminating. The acquisition was finalized Jan. 2, 2015.

Buffalo Exterminating, based in Orchard Park, N.Y., is a market leader for pest control services in Western New York. It has served the region since 1954 and is in the top 100 of pest control companies in the U.S. by revenue. The company has 53 pest control technicians among its 92 employees and four branch offices.

Buffalo co-owner John Zimmerman will remain with Rentokil North America and facilitate the transition period between the companies. They will begin co-branding with Rentokil’s primary brand along the East Coast, Ehrlich Pest Control, during 2015, eventually becoming completely Ehrlich-branded by the end of 2016. Ehrlich currently has offices in both Buffalo and Rochester.

“Buffalo Exterminating represents an important strategic bolt on, giving us a market leading position in New York State and building density in markets in which we are already active,” said John Myers, president and CEO, Rentokil North America. “More importantly we have found a company that shares the same values and culture of service, relationships and teamwork that’s necessary to succeed in our industry.”

About Rentokil North America

Rentokil North America is part of Rentokil Initial plc, one of the world’s largest and most diverse business service companies, operating in more than 60 countries worldwide. Ehrlich Pest Control, Western Exterminator, and Presto-X Pest Control are all part of the Rentokil family of pest control companies in North America. They provide commercial and residential pest control, bioremediation, bird control, vegetation management, deer repellent services, wild-animal trapping and termite control from 200 local offices in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.

Rentokil North America
Glenn R. Boyet
Manager, Communications and Public Relations
610-372-9700 x29927
Glenn.Boyet@rentokil.com
or
Sterling Kilgore
Joe Scolaro
Senior Account Executive
630-964-8500 x224
jscolaro@sterlingkilgore.com