Active Pest Control Joins Rentokil Steritech

Addition of Georgia-based firm increases the Southeast footprint of North American pest management company
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READING, Pa. - Aug. 21, 2019 - PRLog -- Rentokil Steritech, a Rentokil North America company, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Active Pest Control of Atlanta, GA. The acquisition expands Rentokil Steritech's footprint in the Southeast. The acquisition was finalized in June.

Active Pest Control was founded in 1985 by Larry Carder, the father of current owner Tony Carder. Tony took over as operations manager for the business in 2000, and became owner in 2006. Active Pest Control has 12 district locations in Georgia and one in Texas.

Active's employees will all remain on board with Rentokil Steritech.

"Populations in states across the Southeast and South, including Georgia and Texas, are expanding rapidly, as are pest activity and emerging concerns, creating a growing need for expert pest management services," said John Myers, President and CEO of Rentokil North America. "We are excited to welcome Tony and the entire Active Pest Control team to the Rentokil Steritech and know that they will bring a wealth of expertise and experience to our well-established teams in these two states. We look forward to continuing to serve their customers, provide an expanded range of services, and continue the traditions of community involvement that they have worked so hard to build."

"After much thought and prayer, I decided it was time to join a larger company to bring the best benefits and opportunity long term for my employees. It was a clear decision that Rentokil Steritech was the choice for Active. I'm excited to be a part of the team and look forward to the adventure ahead," said Tony Carder about his decision to sell.

Jay Barber served as legal counsel to Tony Carder and Active Pest Control during the acquisition.

For additional information on Rentokil Steritech and its family of regional pest control brands, along with Rentokil North America companies' complementary business services in the United States, please visit


About Rentokil Steritech:
Rentokil Steritech
is part of Rentokil North America. The company, which also owns regional pest control brands J.C. Ehrlich Pest Control, Western Exterminator, and Presto-X Pest Control, provides commercial and residential pest control to customers in the U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico through its expertly trained team of specialist technicians. Rentokil Steritech's approach focuses on a specialist/customer partnership to ensure the highest quality pest control service. This includes comprehensive pest management solutions that encompass general pest control; mosquito, termite and bed bug inspections and service; vegetation management; bird management; fumigations; and lake management services. Rentokil North America is a division of Rentokil Initial plc, a leading business services company, operating globally in over 70 countries. For more information, visit
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