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2014

Scientific research shows that flies carry more disease-causing pathogens than cockroaches, but a new survey shows that restaurant patrons are more likely to eat food touched by flies. Restaurant patrons underestimate the health threats flies present, according to a new … Continue reading

Orkin and BOMA release statistics surrounding office properties and pests Pests are a common issue in offices and a source of anxiety for office managers, according to survey findings released today by pest control leader Orkin and the Building Owners … Continue reading

Rollins Inc., an international consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established three new international franchises in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Belo Horizonte, Brazil; and Asuncion, Paraguay. All three Orkin franchises will offer … Continue reading

ATLANTA, May 19, 2014 –Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 mosquito cities. Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city, Atlanta. Six of the cities are in the Midwest region. The … Continue reading

Rollins Inc., a leading consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established a franchise in Montevideo, Uruguay. Orkin Uruguay will offer commercial and residential pest control and termite services. “We are proud … Continue reading

Training magazine recognized Atlanta-based Orkin as a Top 125 company at its annual awards banquet Feb. 3 in San Diego. Orkin, a pest control leader for more than a century, ranked No. 55 in 2014, and is the only pest … Continue reading

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL), recently expanded its employee and customer base in New York by acquiring Pugliese Pest Solutions on Feb. 3. Orkin acquired the family-owned company from Rick and Fran … Continue reading

Nearly half of cities show rise in bed bug treatments Chicago tops the 2013 Bed Bug Cities List, released today by pest control leader Orkin. The Windy City’s bed bug problem was serious enough that the City Council passed an … Continue reading

2013

Pest control leader Orkin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL), appointed Karie Keown-Kirchner national accounts director. Keown-Kirchner will report to the vice president of sales operations and has direct responsibility for client services, customer care and quality … Continue reading

Two healthcare organizations were named 2013 IPM Partner Awards winners by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE). Now in its 10th year, the IPM Partner Awards honor facilities for their dedication … Continue reading

Four food facilities were named 2013 IPM Partner Awards winners by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and global public health organization NSF International. Now in its 10th year, the IPM Partner Awards honor facilities for their dedication to … Continue reading

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin today announced its goal to hire 1,000 military veterans over the next five years. This commitment is part of the White House and First Lady’s Joining Forces initiative, which ensures veterans and military families have … Continue reading

Three out of five respondents said ants are the most difficult pests to manage, followed by flies, cockroaches and bed bugs – the same rundown from 2012. In fact, ants have been the top pest in each of the last … Continue reading

Just as temperatures are beginning to climb, pest control leader Orkin reports that customer calls about mosquitoes have increased. Last year had the highest number of West Nile Virus disease cases reported since 2003, according to the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL), recently expanded its lawn care services in Southern Florida by acquiring Lawn & Ornamental Green Services, also known as Green Plus. Green Plus is headquartered in West … Continue reading

In a recent 2012 survey conducted by pest control leader Orkin, two-thirds (67 percent) of respondents across the U.S. began seeing bugs between April and June. With the climbing temperatures across the country, people are spending more time outdoors, and … Continue reading

Pest control leader expands to Guam Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, established a franchise in Guam. “We are proud to bring Orkin services to Guam,” said … Continue reading

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL), a premier North American consumer and commercial services company, today announced President and Chief Operating Officer John Wilson is going to be featured on CBS’s hit reality television series Undercover Boss, Friday, May 3 (8:00-9:00 PM, … Continue reading

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL), announces Paul Hardy’s retirement after 52 years with the company. Effective March 31, 2013, the senior technical services director is retiring at age 70. Paul got his … Continue reading

Bed bug business up more than 32 percent nationwide Pest control leader Orkin today announced its top 50 bed bug cities for 2012. Last year, Orkin’s parent company, Rollins, which operates eight pest control brands nationwide, saw a nearly 33 … Continue reading

2012

Check for bed bugs when you get to your holiday destination and return home Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin reminds holiday travelers to look out for bed bugs because they can be a threat to you and your home, whether … Continue reading

Capable of carrying billions of germs, flies are more than just a nuisance – they’re a threat to businesses. Atlanta-based pest control giant Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL) has released a new white paper to help businesses educate and train their … Continue reading

Two health care organizations were named 2012 Gold Medal™ IPM Partner Award winners by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) for their outstanding commitment to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) partnerships. “We … Continue reading

Three food facilities were named 2012 Gold Medal™ IPM Partner Award winners by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and NSF International for their outstanding commitment to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) partnerships. IPM is an environmentally friendly pest management … Continue reading

Rollins chooses the Toyota Tacoma Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company has chosen the Toyota Tacoma to replace its fleet of Ford Rangers. “We researched every small truck on the market,” said … Continue reading

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL), recently expanded its customer and employee base in Florida with the acquisition of Tri-County Pest Control South. Maria and Charles Baker started Tri-County Pest Control South, Inc. … Continue reading

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus West Nile Virus is at the forefront of people’s minds lately, so the experts at Orkin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL), have developed … Continue reading

Pest control leader expands to the Republic of Chile Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established its 22nd international franchise in Santiago, Chile, the first South … Continue reading

Proper precautions can help ensure pest-free living quarters Back to school season is upon us, and if you are not careful, you may unknowingly invite pests into your new home, or transport pests from your parents’ or friends’ homes. Anything … Continue reading

Significant spike in pet-related pest activity could lead to disease in family pets Orkin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL), warns pet owners to check their four-legged friends for fleas, ticks and mosquito bites. Pets will spend … Continue reading

Pest control leader expands to Mexico Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Orkin, has established an international franchise in Mexico City. This marks the company’s 19th international … Continue reading

Pest control leader opens second franchise in China Rollins Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has established an international franchise in Hainan Island in the People’s Republic of … Continue reading

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