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04 November 2020

Rentokil launches Flexi Armour Dock pest proofing product

BPCA member Rentokil Pest Control has launched Flexi Armour Dock, an advanced pest proofing product which can be installed to dock levellers in the loading bays of supermarkets, factories and distribution centres.


Analysis of Rentokil’s own PestConnect data has revealed that over 30% of infestations occurring in warehouses, supermarkets and distribution centres originate in the loading bay area.

Dock levellers are a key contributor to rodent intrusions because the gaps around them are large enough to allow rodent ingress. They also provide the pests with safe harbourage and nesting materials, from litter and debris that has also fallen through the gaps.

Exclusive to Rentokil Pest Control, Flexi Armour Dock is made from a combination of Kevlar and knitted steel mesh, materials that are proven to be too strong for rodents to be able to gnaw through. It is designed to cope with the frequent operation of dock levellers and can be installed in a wide variety of sizes.

In addition to Flexi Armour Dock, Rentokil also offer Flexi Armour Expansion Proofing, which can help to fill expansion joints in floors and walls of buildings or factories.

Flexi Armour Expansion consists of a knitted steel mesh and a hard setting Epoxy Resin to close the top of the expansion joint – this prevents rodent access, but enables the joint to expand and contract as required.

Paul Blackhurst, Head of Technical Academy at Rentokil Pest Control says: “As rodents seek shelter indoors during the colder months, we recommend facilities managers take the time to check the pest proofing of their premises.

“Dock levellers have traditionally been a challenge to pest proof as their constant raising and lowering creates a natural gap which rodents can explore. Flexi Armour Dock is the newest and smartest solution on the market for businesses looking to prevent rodent ingress."

For more information, visit the Rentokil website.

Source: Rentokil press release