Pest control leader increases international presence
Rollins, Inc., a nationwide consumer services company (NYSE: ROL), announced today that the company, through its wholly owned subsidiary Orkin, will begin providing pest control service in Turkey in the second half of 2010. Turkey marks the 16th international country Orkin services.
“Turkey encounters many of the same pests we encounter in the U.S., like cockroaches, ants, house flies and rodents,” said Tom Luczynski, Orkin vice president of international development and franchising. “We are excited to bring our pest control expertise and excellent customer service to Turkey.”
Orkin will offer primarily commercial pest control service, along with some additional residential services, throughout the country. Firat Imamzade, currently involved in the pest control and chemical distribution business, will own and operate the franchises.
“We are pleased to partner with Orkin to bring superior pest control to residences and businesses in Turkey,” said Imamzade.
Dr. Zeliha Imamzade, technical and training director for Orkin Turkey and wife of Firat Imamzade, has completed the initial franchise training in Atlanta, Orkin’s U.S. headquarters, at the company’s award-winning training center.
About Orkin, LLC
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries, including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/facilities management, schools and institutions. Learn more about Orkin at http://www.orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc. (NYSE: ROL).