Robert's Rants
Robert's Rants
A personal blog on the Canadian pesticide industry and other pet peeves and interests

While we’re discussing Acronyms

Here’s another acronym you may find scattered throughout in future Rants, if I can continue to find things to Rant about.  (that’s an good one!  Should stop while I’m ahead).



I tried to find the combo that sounds the snappiest.

Orkin/Abell/Rentokil.   I suppose OAR is apropos as it also captures their ranking in market share in order.

In all honesty I think there’s a company or two that may be larger in revenue than Steritech/Rentokil, but not national in scope.  You’ll note I dropped the “Steritech” name as it really screwed up the acronym.   S/R is really a lousy letter combo.

So that’s the top 3 in the country, and will be important to know as they have a major effect on the industry overall and set the bar for everyone else.  Ehhh, you think, they don’t impact me.   Like hell.

Burn that into your brain…OAR.

The top 3 in the PCO Industry.   Regulated by the PMRA, the MOE, the MOECC (WTF?) the TDG and the BBC.

As a side note:  You gotta like the move to MOECC.  Ministry of Environment and Climate Change.   So while Doug Ford, in his bad imitation of Trump, is easing all the regulations for manufacturing and production, they make a clever move of adding “Climate Change” to the end of Ministry of Environment.

So spend all the money to change the name, and everyone will think that’s our focus.  Besides we wrote a paper and press release stating so.

Were not that stupid.   Or are we?

“So what’s that big fire and all the smoke off to the south Dad?”

“Don’t worry son, it’s just Hamilton.”