Rentokil’s Pestaurant Bites back at bugs

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To raise awareness of pests and celebrate the hard work that goes into keeping pests under control, Rentokil will unveil South Africa’s first pop up ‘Pestaurant’ on 31st May 2014 at the Cape Town Good Food and Wine Show.

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As part of a global Pestaurant event, Rentokil will be serving up an array of exotic cuisine ranging from locusts and meal worms to chocolate dipped crickets at the Good Food and Wine Show in Cape Town.

For one day only, Rentokil will be serving up an array of exotic cuisine, including a range of edible insects such as locusts, meal worms, crickets and for the sweeter tooth, chocolate dipped crickets and scorpion lollies to mention but a few. This is part of a global Pestaurant event taking place on the 4th June 2014 across multiple cities across the World.

The food is free and Rentokil’s professionally-trained experts will be on hand to discuss the food being served, answer any pest questions from members of the public and pass on their ‘top tips’ for avoiding pest problems.

All are welcome to come along and sample a dining experience like no other.

What: The Rentokil pop-up Pestaurant, serving a selection of edible insects.
When: The 31st May 2014 at 11:00.
Where: Good Food and Wine Show at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC). Address: number 1 Lower Long Street, Cape Town.

It’s worth remembering that pests can be a problem for anyone, and can affect both commercial and residential properties. Pests are just looking for food and shelter. They are not choosy when it comes to setting-up home, and even the cleanest of properties can become a target, if they can find a way in!

Common South African pests include ants, flies, fleas, pigeons, cockroaches as well as rats and mice.

Rentokil knows more about pests than anyone else. The company is the world leader in pest control, combining the expertise of its local teams and global knowledge and R&D.

For more information on Rentokil’s Pestaurant in Cape Town, please visit their website, or follow #Pestaurant on Twitter.

General Public: All members of the public are welcome.

Media: For more information and media enquiries please contact Nathalie Leblond at +27 021 670 4700.

Images of the event will be available to media soon after opening time, while interviews with Rentokil spokespeople can be requested either beforehand or on the day.

Rentokil Initial South Africa: The Rentokil Initial group specialises in pest control, hygiene services and interior landscaping for businesses across the globe. Using leading-edge, environmentally-friendly technology, their experts deliver a wide range of tailored services to businesses of all kinds. Rentokil Initial South Africa has operations in all major business centres across the country.

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Nicole Maritz
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