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The Pest Detectives: The Definitive Guide to Rentokil by Rob Gray

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Wheeler-dealing to get by

Although the business was on an upward curve, there were still times when Eades and Hickin were flying by the seat of their pants. Improvisation and wheeler-dealing were often the order of the day. As Hickin wrote in his unpublished autobiography, which bore the glorious title My Life with Woodworm:

“One great problem, however, which did not become resolved for some years was containers. For some months we were reduced to going around the local rag and bone yards to find bottles and we literally kept up our output of ‘Kilit’ and ‘Mothproofer’ by sending out in all sorts of bottle sizes. The women at the Stockwell factory cleaned them up [so] that they looked like new crystal glass. We made a few pounds on the side, ...

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