Orkin's Commitment to Protecting Public Health
Orkin is committed to protecting public health by helping prevent and control pests as well as educating consumers on the potential health risks posed by these pests.
Our COVID-19 Response Team continues to monitor updates and new information related to the coronavirus and its variants. Our top priority will always be the health and safety of our employees and customers.
Our work is vital to ensuring a successful recovery from the pandemic. We provide treatments that keep pests out of the businesses working to support our nation and those reopening for the first time in months. From commercial facilities and production centers, to homes, restaurants, grocery stores, hospitals and emergency facilities, together as a community we must all do our part. As services return to normal, our promise and commitment remain focused on keeping customers and employees safe.
Partnership with the American Red Cross
Every two seconds, someone in the United States needs blood. The American Red Cross® works tirelessly every day to collect roughly 13,000 blood donations to meet the needs of patients at 2,500 hospitals and transfusion centers across the country.
At Orkin, we believe Donating Blood Should be Voluntary™, which is why we’ve partnered with the Red Cross to help save lives on two fronts – aid the Red Cross in maintaining our country’s blood supply and protect people against the public health threats of mosquitoes.
Starting in 2020, in accordance with mosquito season, Orkin has provided monetary donations to the Red Cross in addition to encouraging the public to donate blood to the organization through our #SleevesUp campaign.
Protecting Public Health at Home
Orkin’s longstanding partnership with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has fostered multiple public health and educational initiatives involving pest-related health risks. Orkin and the CDC have collaborated to produce educational materials like the hidden home threats checklist to help consumers prevent pest-related diseases in and around the home, as well as the Guide to Dangerous Pests brochure. We have also partnered on annual “Train the Trainers” broadcasts, where CDC specialists educate hundreds of Orkin pest control technicians across the country on pest-related diseases. Find pest-specific disease information from the CDC in Orkin’s Pest Library.
Communities in Need
Launched in 2020, OrkinServes is an employee volunteer program designed to help take care of our communities, near and far. Each year, Orkin branches across the country set aside time to give back. Since the program started, Orkin employees have donated countless hours of volunteer service to residents and organizations in their local communities. We believe in people helping people and showing small acts of kindness for our customers and communities.