At Exterminators PLC, employees have undergone extensive training under the direct supervision of our senior management. This includes various aspects of pest control, such as preventive pest management, pest risk assessment, occupational health and safety, food safety, quality management, and environmental management. 

Our senior management team has also received intensive residential training in pest control practices in countries such as the UK, USA, UAE, European Union, Australia, India, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and Japan. Our managing director has studied executive leadership at the University of Oxford, strategic marketing at NUS Singapore, and has an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. 

This comprehensive training ensures that our employees are well-equipped with the necessary knowledge and skills to address any pest-related issues effectively. By adhering to strict standards and best practices, we aim to provide the highest level of service to our clients and ensure the safety and well-being of both our employees and the environment. 

Our strategic partnership with Sentario UK Limited and Pest Scan Netherlands allows us to implement and practice rigorous EU and British pest management standards here in Sri Lanka, further enhancing the quality and reliability of our services.

Our Story

Exterminators PLC is proud to have solidified its position as a trusted and reputable brand in the pest management industry in Sri Lanka and the region. 

With 26 years of proven experience, numerous certifications, and 65 national and international awards, we continue to be the go-to choice for individuals and businesses seeking effective and sustainable pest management solutions. Our dedication to using environmentally friendly pest control methods further solidifies our reputation as a responsible and ethical service provider.

Our enduring partnerships, purposeful leadership, and the dedication of our employees have led to our strong reputation for integrity and reliability. With a focus on delivering efficient and sustainable environmental enhancement and public health protection solutions, we continue to be a respected leader in the industry.

We take pride in providing cutting-edge, environmentally sustainable, and effective digital solutions. With the integration of AI, we have revolutionised the way services are handled, ensuring the utmost success and reducing the impact on the environment.

Our purpose in business

The purpose of our organization our is to enhance human life while creating and sharing wealth by doing it right and well and balancing the trade-offs between the people and the planet.

Our vision

To be the champion in what we do.

Our mission

Our mission is to help communities enhance their living standards through innovation, sustainability, community support, and a commitment to living our values. We believe that by staying true to this mission, we can make a positive impact on the world around us

  • We are dedicated to innovating, designing, and articulating the most environmentally sustainable and advanced products, services, solutions, and business practices. We believe that by incorporating sustainability into everything we do, we can not only improve living standards for communities but also contribute to a healthier and more sustainable planet for future generations.
  • In addition to our commitment to sustainability, we also strive to provide support to as many communities as we can through our ‘Exterminators Care’ social accountability initiatives. Through these initiatives, we aim to give back to the communities that have supported us, whether through volunteer efforts, charitable donations, or other means of support. We believe that it is our responsibility as a company to positively impact the communities in which we operate.
  • Finally, we are committed to living our mission through our words and actions. This means that we not only talk the talk, but we also walk the walk. We are dedicated to demonstrating our commitment to sustainability, community support, and social responsibility in everything we do, from our daily operations to our larger strategic decisions.

Our values

Our values shape the way we interact with the world and guide us in our quest to make a positive impact on society. Caring for people, the planet, and being passionate and committed to doing the right thing are the cornerstones of our values, and they reflect our deep commitment to creating a better world for everyone.

  • At the heart of our values is a deep commitment to caring for people. We strive to foster an environment of respect and consideration for everyone, whether they are our colleagues, customers, or partners. We believe in positively impacting and enriching the lives of those around us and are dedicated to creating a supportive and inclusive community.
  • In addition to caring for people, we are committed to caring for the planet. We understand the importance of making responsible decisions that lessen our impact on the Earth. Our actions are driven by a desire to preserve and protect the environment for future generations.
  • Furthermore, we are passionate about what we do. This passion fuels our hard work and dedication, and we take pride in the difference we make in the world. We believe that our enthusiasm for our work has a ripple effect on those around us, inspiring others to achieve greatness in their own endeavors.
  • Finally, we are guided by the principle of doing the right thing, even when it’s hard. Honesty and
    integrity are at the core of our values, and we are dedicated to making decisions that are in the best
    interest of our industry and the people and communities we serve.

Our societal commitment

Responsibility towards the environment has become one of the most deining roles for corporations across all sectors. At Exterminators, we embrace this truism and act upon a structured plan for managing our environmental impact. As a company specialising in pesticides with the use of chemicals, we are well cognizant of the effects our products may have on the environment, and this understanding has enabled us to shape our endeavours in a meaningful, transparent, and effective manner. 

Exterminators PLC stands up for environmental and human responsibility under its self-deined ethos of corporate social accountability (CSA). Dubbed “We Care,” this empathetic approach towards the planet and people has enabled the company to strongly align with environmental and social interests in its operations. Care for people takes a two-pronged focus, wherein the interests of our own staff members and external communications are taken care of.

Exterminators PLC’s corporate social accountability (CSA) refers to the company’s commitment to operating in a socially and environmentally accountable manner. CSA involves integrating ethical practices into the company’s operations and decision-making processes, with the aim of making a positive impact on society and the environment.

Chairman

Dr. Kishu Gomes

Dr. Kishu Gomes is a corporate leader with an impressive track record, having held leadership positions in both multinational corporations and local conglomerates. His tenure as Chairman of Exterminators PLC is a significant milestone for the company, as it marks the beginning of a new chapter under his guidance and leadership. Dr. Gomes has a wealth of experience in the corporate world, having been awarded numerous accolades and recognition for his exemplary performance and leadership.

His experience as the youngest Asian CEO to head a truly American multinational, Chevron Lubricants Lanka PLC and Chevron Ceylon Ltd, and his extended leadership role in the global lubricant operation demonstrate his capability to lead and drive growth in the global context. His achievements at Chevron, including setting performance records such as number one on return on capital employed, number one dividend payer, and most profitable listed entity on the Colombo Stock Exchange, speak to his ability to deliver exceptional business performance.

Dr. Kishu Gomes’ early career with Coca-Cola and his instrumental role in the company’s market leadership transformation in Sri Lanka showcases his strategic thinking and marketing acumen. His international exposure with Coke in Singapore and Vietnam, as well as his tenure as the Chairman of Sri Lanka Tourism following the industry’s recovery from the Easter Attack, further highlight his versatility and ability to navigate challenging situations.

Dr. Kishu Gomes has probably been awarded the highest number of individual performance awards as a corporate leader in Sri Lanka, which include the Inaugural Best Marketer by the Chartered Institute of Marketing, the Inaugural Best Young Corporate Director by the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors, the TOYP Award for Excellence in Business Leadership, the Best Business Leader in Sri Lanka by the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, the Most Outstanding Sri Lankan Award by Lions International, and the Best Business Leader in Sri Lanka by the Human Rights Organisation.

In addition to his corporate leadership, Dr. Kishu Gomes has made substantial contributions to national initiatives, serving on high-level expert committees, and shaping the country’s sustainable development vision and strategy. His leadership role in various organisations, including the American Chamber of Commerce in Sri Lanka, the Chartered Institute of Marketing, and the Sri Lanka Institute of Directors, reflects his commitment to contributing for the growth and development of the business community.

Dr. Kishu Gomes’ academic achievements, including two conferred doctorates and MBA and marketing degrees from the UK, underscore his dedication to continuous learning and professional development. His expertise as a speaker, columnist, and TV personality has further established his influence and reach across different spheres of society, making him a widely respected figure in the corporate world and beyond.

Dr Gomes is the current Group Managing Director/CEO of Dreamron Group of Companies and serves on the Technical Advisory Committee of Sri-Lanka Tourism.

Managing Director

Mr. Marlon Ferreira

Marlon Ferreira is a visionary entrepreneur and the driving force behind the success of Exterminators PLC. With his unwavering dedication and strategic leadership, he has transformed the company into a pioneering force in the pest management and environmental technology industries in Sri Lanka and beyond.

Under Marlon’s guidance, Exterminators PLC has achieved numerous milestones, including being the first pest management company in Asia to be listed on a stock exchange, Asia’s first “carbon neutral” company, and Asia’s first “Great Place to Work” certified pest management company. This is a testament to Marlon’s innovative approach and commitment to sustainability and excellence.

Marlon’s journey as an entrepreneur began at a young age, and he has leveraged his experience and expertise to build a successful business from the ground up. His educational background, including an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business and studies of strategic marketing management at the National University of Singapore and executive leadership at the University of Oxford, has equipped him with the knowledge and skills to lead Exterminators PLC to success.

In addition to his academic achievements, Marlon has also obtained various industrial qualifications and undergone extensive training in pest and business management across the globe. This further demonstrates his dedication to continuous learning and professional development.

Overall, Marlon Ferreira’s entrepreneurial journey and his commitment to excellence have positioned Exterminators PLC as a leader in the pest management industry. His leadership and vision continue to drive the company’s success and cement its reputation as a trailblazer in the industry.

Board of Directors

Dr. Kishu Gomes

Chairman

Marlon Ferreira

Managing Director

Suhaniya Pelpola

Non Executive / Non Independent Director

Dr. Attygalle

Non Executive / Non Independent Director

Ajith Kumara

Non Executive / Independent Director

Travis Ferreira

Director Sri Lanka & Maldives

Jacob Laubscher

Director

Our Timeline

2023

  • Set up business in the United Kingdom under the brand name ‘Sentario UK Limited.
  • Great place to work was certified for the second successive year.
  • Embark on a journey of digital transformation via artificial Intelligence.

2023

2022

  • Migrated to the ‘Diri Savi Board’ eight months upon listing on CSE.
  • Listed on the ‘Empower Board’ of the Colombo Stock Exchange
  • Ventured into agriculture by setting up an "Agri Store".
  • Opened a new branch in Dambulla.
  • Introduced novel energy-saving fly control technology
  • Opened an "Innovation Centre" in a 5000+ sq. ft. premises in Malabe.
  • Winner of industrial excellence and compliance awards
  • Manufactured ‘Smart Missile’ utilizing empty chemical cans.

2022

2021

  • Asia’s 1st ‘Great Place to Work’ certified pest management brand
  • Winner of 10 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship
  • Winner of 2 international awards for environmental and community leadership.
  • South Asia’s 1st pest management company to introduce E-Connect customer web portal.

2021

2020

  • World’s 1st ‘Carbon Neutral’ sanitation and disinfection brand
  • Sri Lanka’s 1st licensed sanitation and disinfection service brand
  • One of the global pioneers in providing COVID-19 disinfection services
  • Sri Lanka’s 1st ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 45001, ISO 22000 certified sanitation and disinfection service brand
  • Sri Lanka’s 1st COVID-19 SLS certified sanitation and disinfection brand

2020

2019

  • Green World Ambassador – recognized by Green Organization (UK)
  • Winner of the gold award for environmental leadership at the ‘Green World Awards 2019’
  • Finalist at International EDIE Sustainability Leadership Awards 2019

2019

2018

  • ISO 22000 food and safety management system certified
  • Recipient of an international award for environmental leadership and best practices
  • South Asia’s 1st pest management company to introduce digital pest management technology
  • Carbon neutral certified for the 5th consecutive year
  • Upgraded to ISO 14001;2015 environmental management system
  • Pest Analysis Critical Control Points (PACCP Model) evolves to enhance pest management standards
  • Invented the ‘SUBWAY’ world’s 1st onground termite station
  • Became a member of the ‘British Pest Control Association’

2018

2017

  • Setup business internationally ‘Exterminators U.K. Limited’
  • Upgraded to ISO 9001;2008 quality management standards
  • Reduced ‘Carbon Emissions’ by 20%

2017

2016

  • Setup the new corporate office in the Colombo city
  • Provided environmental leadership by stopping outdoor thermal fogging services against mosquitoes
  • Displayed ‘Exterminators Inventions’ in international trade shows in India
  • Became the 7-time champion SME brand in Sri Lanka
  • Winner of 6 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship

2016

2015

  • Smart Missile termite station invented by Exterminators is certified as the world’s 1st carbon neutral termite station
  • Green-Guard invented and submitted application for the patent
  • Displayed ‘Exterminators Inventions’ in international trade shows in Dubai & Maldives
  • Reinvented the ‘Smart Guard’ termiticide replenishment system
  • Incorporated Exterminators INTL (Pvt) Ltd
  • Winner of 6 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship
  • Reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 36%

2015

2014

  • Asia’s 1st ‘Carbon Neutral’ certified pest management brand
  • Invented and launched South Asia’s 1st pest management mobile app (PestMac)
  • Winner of 6 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship

2014

2013

  • Provided environment leadership by stopping the bee control services
  • Winner of 6 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship

2013

2012

  • Winner 6 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship
  • Setup ‘Pest-Shop’ showroom in Colombo city

2012

2011

  • Designed and invented the ‘Smart Guard’ termiticide replenishment system
  • Regulated under the new pest control regulations
  • Introduced the world’s most advance termite detector invented in Australia for the first time in Sri Lanka (Termatrac T3i radar/thermal/moisture scanner)
  • Winner of 5 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship

2011

2010

  • Sri Lanka’s 1st OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety certified pest management brand
  • Invented and manufactured South Asia’s 1s termite station (Smart Missile)
  • Winner of 6 awards for brand, business, industrial excellence and entrepreneurship
  • Strategic international partnership with PELSIS-Group (UK)
  • Introduced electric flying insect control technology

2010

2009

  • Sri Lanka’s 1st IS0 14OO1;2004 environmental management system certified pest control company
  • Winner of 2 awards for entrepreneurship

2009

2008

  • Sri Lanka’s 1st ISO 9001;2001 quality management system certified pest management company

2008

2007

  • AQIS-Australia accredited fumigators
  • Opening of new branch in Kandy

2007

2005

  • Underwent pest management training at Warwick University – UK and received the Diploma in Pest Control organized by the Royal Society for the Promotion of Health UK & the British Pest Control Association – 1st in South & East Asia
  • Became a member of the Singapore Pest Management Association
  • Exterminators voluntarily stopped using ‘organophosphate pesticide ‘Chlorpyrifos’ (CPS) insecticide/ termiticide for all pests in 2005

2005

2004

  • Status change of the Company to The Exterminators (Pvt) Ltd
  • Became a member of the National Pest Management Association – USA
  • Exterminators voluntarily stopped using ‘organophosphate pesticide ‘Chlorpyrifos’ (CPS) insecticide/ termiticide for all pests in 2005

2004

1998

  • Commenced business on 30th April 1998 as a proprietorship

1998