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2016

Food manufacturing and distribution honored for pest management excellence ATLANTA, Nov. 16, 2016 – Six food and pharmaceutical facilities were named winners of the 2016 IPM Partner Awards co-presented by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and global public … Continue reading

ATLANTA, Oct. 17, 2016 – As fall rolls in, pest control leader Orkin reminds homeowners to take precautions to help keep rodents out. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest Cities list today. Chicago topped the list again, after previously ranking … Continue reading

With Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, right around the corner, pest control leader Orkin urges people to protect themselves when spending time outdoors. As temperatures continue to increase, so will the threat of mosquito-borne illnesses like Zika virus, … Continue reading

The Atlanta area tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top Mosquito Cities for the third year in a row. Atlanta is followed on the list by Chicago and Washington, D.C. Eight cities in the Southeast are included in the … Continue reading

Experts from pest control leader Orkin urge travelers to South and Central America, the Caribbean and other areas affected by Zika virus to get informed and be vigilant to help prevent mosquito bites after the World Health Organization (WHO) warned … Continue reading

ATLANTA (January 13, 2016) Chicago tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top 50 Bed Bug Cities for the fourth year in a row. The list ranks cities by the number of bed bug treatments Orkin serviced from January through … Continue reading

2015

The El Niño weather system could bring more than heavy rain in the coming months. According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Southern United States from California to the Carolinas and up parts of the East Coast … Continue reading

Rollins, Inc. (NYSE:ROL), a premier global consumer and commercial services company announced today that the company, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, has expanded its presence in Central America with the addition of a new franchise located in El Salvador. “We … Continue reading

New survey also shows that most homeowners do not treat or prevent pest problems properly Cockroaches are at the top of pest control leader Orkin’s list of problem pests in two of Florida’s largest cities – Tampa and Orlando. The … Continue reading

Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List Atlanta tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top Mosquito Cities for the second year in a row. The list ranks cities by the number of mosquito customers serviced in 2014. Nine cities in the … Continue reading

ATLANTA, May 18, 2015 –Atlanta tops pest control leader Orkin’s list of Top Mosquito Cities for the second year in a row. The list ranks cities by the number of mosquito customers serviced in 2014. Nine cities in the Southeast … Continue reading

Plane tickets booked. Check. Hotel room reserved. Check. Suitcase packed. Check. The one part of your summer vacation plans you’re probably not prepared for: the possibility of pests threatening you, your family or the home you left behind. Each summer, … Continue reading

By Dr. Ron Harrison, entomologist and Orkin technical services director Dryer sheets for mosquitoes? Orange peels for roaches? Grits to kill fire ants? During the summer, it may seem impossible to keep bugs away from the home, so people will … Continue reading

Bed bug business increased 18 percent last year with nearly half of cities showing a rise in bed bug treatments Chicago tops the 2014 Bed Bug Cities List for the third year in a row. The list, released by pest … Continue reading

2014

Tis’ the season for fresh cut trees, garlands and pulling holiday decorations out of the attic. But pest control leader Orkin advises you to take precautions to avoid inviting pests inside as you get in the holiday spirit. We access … Continue reading

Pest control leader Orkin has a piece of advice for anyone traveling this holiday season: take action during your trip to avoid taking bed bugs home with you. “Every traveler should take precautions to prevent bed bugs, even in the … Continue reading

Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 rattiest cities. The markets are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed in 2013. Chicago Los Angeles Washington, D.C.-Hagerstown New York San Francisco-Oak-San Jose Seattle-Tacoma Detroit Cleveland-Akron-Canton Baltimore Miami-Ft. … Continue reading

Orkin survey reveals residents see flies more than any other pest, but fear bed bugs the most. A new survey of apartment residents reveals two key findings about the most common and most feared pests inside apartments: flies are the … Continue reading

Orkin experts say the two types of mosquitoes that can spread Chikungunya virus are common in the Southeastern U.S. Experts at Orkin are urging vigilance for Americans to help avoid Chikungunya virus after confirmed reports of the first locally transmitted … Continue reading

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

Moffitt Cancer Center inducted into Hall of Fame for continued Integrated Pest Management excellence Moffitt Cancer Center, a not-for-profit National Cancer Institute-designated cancer hospital in Tampa, Fla., was named the 2015 IPM Partner Awards healthcare winner by Orkin, The IPM … Continue reading

Manufacturing and distribution facilities honored for Integrated Pest Management excellence Four food and pharmaceutical facilities were named winners of the 2015 IPM Partner Awards co-presented by Orkin, The IPM Institute of North America and global public health organization NSF International. … 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

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