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

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Aftermath of the 7/7 London bombings

On the morning of Thursday 7 July 2005, four British Islamist extremists carried out the first ever suicide bombings in the UK, detonating their devices on three London Underground trains and a bus. The attack caused carnage, leaving 52 civilians dead and more than 700 injured. Rentokil stepped up to the mark, taking on the arduous three-week biohazard clean-up operation on the Tube. Emma Robinson, Senior Hygiene Account Manager at Rentokil Specialist Hygiene Services, takes up the story.

“It’s certainly one of the most horrendous things I’ve dealt with. I’ve been in the job for 20 years and over the years we’ve built good relationships with Network Rail and various other rail companies. When news broke it ...

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