Yearly Archives: 2007

Best Wishes Wayne Thomas YorkeATLANTA, October 17, 2007 – Orkin, Inc., the 106-year-old pest control company, bids a bittersweet goodbye to its Orkin Man character Ned, performed by Wayne Thomas Yorke. After the successful four-year partnership w… Continue reading

U.S. and Canadian Winners Obtain Recognition for Integrated Pest Management ExcellenceATLANTA, September 28, 2007 – Eight companies showing extraordinary commitment to Integrated Pest Management (IPM) partnerships were named 2007 Gold Medal IPM P… Continue reading

Hotels Playing Good Defense with Bed Bug Action PlansTwo independent polls of hotel consumers and hotel managers released today by pest control company Orkin, Inc. show that the bed bug resurgence is making a majority of Americans more selective when c… Continue reading

Food Safety Issues Top List of Worries; Diners Expect High Health Inspection ScoresATLANTA, September 6, 2007 – An independent poll released today by pest control company Orkin, Inc. found that food preparation and employee hygiene cause diners t… Continue reading

Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control Offers New Orkin Services Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control, a San Luis Obispo, Calif., pest control company with more than 30 years experience in the community, was acquired by Orkin, Inc. on Nov. 7. Ji… Continue reading

ATLANTA, June 21, 2007 – A new national survey reveals that homeowners and renters are aware of common environmental threats such as lead, mold, radon, and pest-related diseases, but do not take simple actions to protect themselves and their fami… Continue reading

Fourth Annual Awards Honor U.S. Finalists 
ATLANTA, June 20, 2007 – Orkin Commercial Services today announced that NSF Cook & Thurber has joined the Gold Medal IPM Partner Awards as a co-presenter. Sponsored by Orkin, The IPM Institute … Continue reading

Companies Will Expand Customer Service Areas and Add Tenured Employees ATLANTA, June 6, 2007 – Orkin Inc., the 106-year-old pest control company, has increased its customer base and market share with the acquisition of four pest control companies… Continue reading

Poll reveals less than half follow specific protocols for chemical usePest control company Orkin, Inc. and Hospitals for a Healthy Environment (H2E) today announced that an increasing number of hospitals implement Integrated Pest Management (IPM) progr… Continue reading

Three Technicians Honored for Exemplary Service, Knowledge and TeamworkATLANTA, May 15, 2007 – BASF Professional Pest Control named three Orkin Inc. termite technicians to its 16-member 2007 Termidor® termiticide-insecticide All-Star Technici… Continue reading

Educational Tool Identifies “8 Places to Check Out Before Pests Check In”ATLANTA, May 3, 2007 – Today Orkin Commercial Services published “8 Places to Check Out Before Pests Check In,” a free educational checklist designed to help… Continue reading

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Tips from Orkin Help Homeowners Guard against Springtime PestsATLANTA – March 20, 2007 – Despite the February chill still gripping many parts of the country, March 21st marks the official first day of spring – the season when pests ty… Continue reading

Termites will feast on anything made of cellulose, including plants and cotton, and swarm around sources of water and wood.  Eliminating brush and standing water around your home will help reduce your risk of infestation.

While you&… Continue reading

Pests such as bees and wasps will spring into action in the warm spring months.  You can prevent them from buzzing into your home while spring cleaning.

As you thaw out from winter and nature springs back to life with warm sunlight and bl… Continue reading

 Orkin, Inc. received a 2007 Readers’ Choice Award from Food Processing magazine, the leading trade publication for food and beverage processors. Orkin was named the “Silver Supplier” in the pest management category in a survey … Continue reading

Southwest U.S. Expansion a Priority for OrkinATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2007 – Orkin Inc., the 106-year-old pest control company, has acquired the assets of General Pest Control Company, Inc., headquartered in Durango, Colo. The purchase was finalized on J… Continue reading

Shoppers Most Likely to Complain to Manager if Spotting a Pest; Sighting May Impact Feelings about the Rest of the Chain 
ATLANTA, Jan. 31, 2007 – It creeps; it crawls…unless it’s a lobster, not in my grocery store! According t… Continue reading

Orkin, Inc. Expands in California, New Jersey and LouisianaATLANTA, Jan. 10, 2007 – Orkin Inc., the 106-year-old pest control company, has acquired the assets of three companies: Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control Inc. in San Luis Obispo, Cal… Continue reading