Orkin Acquires Pugliese Pest Solutions

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 Pugliese whose father, F.J. Pugliese, founded Pugliese Pest Solutions in 1963. The company started out servicing the dairy industry in Utica and the Mohawk Valley and eventually expanded to the rest of the state.

“We are happy to add Pugliese Pest Solutions to our New York footprint,” said Freeman Elliott, Atlantic division president for Orkin. “Pugliese and Orkin share the same goals – long-term relationships with customers and co-workers. We are glad Rick and Fran picked Orkin to team up with.”

Region Manager Bill Minahan will supervise the company’s transition to Orkin.