Facilities management service provider Servest has acquired the pest control business Pest Patrol Limited as part of its growth and diversification strategy.
Servest identified Pest Patrol, the Sawston-based company that provides pest services throughout the UK, as being a good strategic fit for the existing business.
Rob Legge, Group Chief Executive Officer at Servest, said: “The acquisition is part of our growth strategy to become one of the top five FM service providers in the UK. I’m delighted to be able to offer new and existing customers a wider range of services through the new combined entity.”
Legge added: “I look forward to working with Pest Patrol’s senior management team on integrating the business into Servest.”
Pest Patrol was founded over eight years ago and provides a range of pest, bird, fly and rodent prevention services. The company also provides insecticide treatments, cleaning and hygiene services as well as providing customers with pest control products.
The company’s customer base is varied across food manufacturing, hospitality, warehousing and distribution, healthcare, local authority, housing associations and office and commercial clients.
Peter Wordingham, the managing director of Pest Patrol, and the senior management team, will remain in place to drive the strategy and growth of Servest’s pest control division.
Wordingham said: “We’re delighted to be part of the Servest Group, which shares our belief in consistently delivering high standards to clients. Being part of a much bigger organisation will enable us to considerably widen our reach and develop relationships with clients that are in the market for a range of services.”