The Rollins Learning Center
26,000+ Square Feet
The Rollins Learning Center, a multi-million dollar training facility in Atlanta, is the pest control industry’s state-of-the-art distance and hands on training center. Its blended approach to learning includes classes, field learning, and an interactive internet-based system that reaches employees worldwide.
Hands On Experience
Simulated Environments for Training
The 26,000 plus-square-foot facility include simulated environments for hands-on training during classroom instruction for branch manager trainees, manager development, commercial account management, and residential sales inspector classes.
Inside the Training Center
The training environments include an outdoor pavilion and a full-size house. They also have a commercial kitchen, bakery, hotel room, hospital room, locker room, pharmacy, restaurant, supermarket, warehouse, dining room, bar, garden center, and roof on grade. These areas help trainees acquire an integrated pest management (IPM) approach to service delivery, ensuring that pest damage is managed by the most economical means, and with the least possible hazard to people, property, and the environment.
Foundation Types and Construction Materials
The first area has more than 50 learning stations, which represent various foundation types and construction materials commonly encountered by termite specialists and residential sales inspectors in the workplace. Learners identify construction elements, avenues for pest entry, conditions conducive to infestations, and treatment challenges.
The second area is a slab structure for practicing vertical drilling, horizontal drilling, and liquid/foam application. The Rollins termite pavilion is considered to be highly innovative and was used as the model for other pavilions that were recently built at major universities.
Pests Aren’t the Only Experts at What They Do
Pests have perfected their skill, but so have we. The only way to beat pests at their own game is to create P.E.S.T.s of our own. By using Partners, Expertise, Science, and Training, we know the pests in your home won’t stand a chance against Orkin.
We believe we have to know bugs to get rid of them properly. Therefore, we have entomologists, chemists, wildlife biologists, and microbiologists on staff to keep us up to date with the latest research and technology so we can handle your pest problem.
Whether it’s partnering with the CDC or the top universities such as Purdue, Texas A&M, and University of Florida, we work with the best to learn about pests so we can keep them in their place.
We use the latest science and technology available to tackle your pest problems including moisture meters, telescoping cameras, heavy-duty vacuums, UV lights, and termite detection systems.
Every Orkin Pro is required to complete a minimum of 160 hours of hands-on training—all in the first year on the job. Because of this, Orkin/Rollins has been recognized in Training magazine’s prestigious Top 125 list for more than 10 years.