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

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Platforms and pink flares

This being the 70s, a decade famous for questionable fashion, Taplin confesses there were times when he went to work wearing pink crushed velvet flared trousers and platform boots. Who said the lab coat look could never be funky?

Taplin began his Rentokil career in the rodent laboratory, reporting to Chief Biologist Adrian Meehan. (Incidentally, Meehan went on to author one of the acclaimed books in the Rentokil Library series, Rats and Mice, developed lard-based rodenticide formulations that were found to be very palatable to rats, and regularly turned out as goalkeeper for the Rentokil five-a-side football team.) One of Taplin’s early tasks was restocking Felcourt’s wild rat pen and he calls to mind a miserable couple ...

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