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The Entokil Man: The Life of Harold Maxwell-Lefroy

Biography / Memoir

By: Laurence Fleming (Author)

249 pages, 8 plates with b/w photos and b/w illustrations

Dexter Haven

Paperback | Oct 2015 | #226843 | ISBN-13: 9781903660171
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NHBS Price: £14.99 $19/€18 approx

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Harold Maxwell-Lefroy, the agricultural pioneer who founded Rentokil, was a maverick and a driven man. He was the first to apply the scientific method to dealing with insect pests, which saved innumerable crops in India and the Caribbean, where he worked with farmers. Suddenly the destruction of livelihoods by pests no longer needed to dominate the future. He became Professor of Entomology at Imperial College and developed anti-pest chemical treatments that led to Rentokil (trademark rules barred him from calling it Entokil), which became his most tangible legacy.


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