Yearly Archives: 2009

Orkin, Inc. Names Kelley-Tunis Division Technical Manager

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, Inc. recently added Kim Kelley-Tunis as its Atlantic division technical services manager.Kelley-Tunis will be based in Raleigh, N.C., and work directly with Orkin’s Atlantic division branches to provide p… Continue reading →

Rollins, Inc. Names Crump Vice President of Program Management

Craft Promoted to Vice President of Public Relations and Corporate Communications Atlanta-based Rollins, Inc., a national consumer and commercial services company, recently added Lee W. Crump to its executive team as the vice president of progra… Continue reading →

The Votes Are In, Spiders Win

Spiders Voted Scariest Pest in Orkin’s First-Ever “Scariest Pest Halloween Poll”Results from Orkin’s first-ever “Scariest Pest Halloween Poll” reveal spiders, one of Halloween’s quintessential icons, are the scariest pests… Continue reading →

United States” Best Receive 2009 Gold Medal IPM Partner Awards

Winners Take Integrated Pest Management Top HonorsFour American companies were named 2009 Gold Medal IPM Partner Award winners by Orkin, Inc., The IPM Institute of North America, and NSF Cook & Thurber for their outstanding commitment to Integrat… Continue reading →

Orkin Receives 2009 WebAward from Web Marketing Association

Orkin.com Named “Best Diversified Business Website”The Web Marketing Association recently recognized www.orkin.com, the consumer Web site for Atlanta-based pest control provider Orkin, Inc., as the winner of its 2009 WebAward for “Best Divers… Continue reading →

As Fall Weather Rolls In, Keep Out Rodents

As you adjust the thermostat for cooler fall temperatures, remember that unwanted pests like rats and mice will be looking for a warm place to nest. Pest proofing your home now can help prevent these rodents from settling in for the winter.Just like y… Continue reading →

Diners Blogging about Bugs

Orkin Study of Online Reviews Reveals “Zero Tolerance” for Pests Dishing on the latest dining out experience only takes a matter of seconds now as restaurant patrons blog, text and tweet to update the world about their latest meal. A study… Continue reading →

Hotel Guests Blogging about Bugs

Orkin Study of Online Reviews Reveals “Zero Tolerance” for Pests Summer is in full swing as travelers book their tickets, pack their bags – and now – blog, text and tweet to update the world about their vacations. A study released… Continue reading →

Orkin, Inc. Announces Executive Promotions

Company’s Operations Executives Elevated to Division PresidentsOrkin, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc., announced today the promotion of five operations executives to Division Presidents. These include Gene A. Iarocci, President o… Continue reading →

Orkin Warns of Four Pests to Avoid This Fourth of July

As Americans celebrate Independence Day outdoors, pest control giant Orkin, Inc., warns about the four common pests that are most likely to crash the holiday festivities: mosquitoes, ticks, fire ants and wasps. [Professional, non-commercial b-roll and … Continue reading →

Backyard Staycations: The Perfect Swarm

Economic Conditions and Weather Mix to Create Perfect Environment for MosquitoesAs Americans plan summertime activities, many are choosing to stay home and enjoy backyard vacations due to job uncertainty and rising gas prices. While outdoors, there is … Continue reading →

Ants & Cockroaches Active Pest : Tips & Advice from Orkin Man

Even as bed bug activity increases across the nation, ants and cockroaches still top the “most active household pests” list during warmer months.“Many homeowners consider ants and cockroaches nuisance pests, but they also can cause he… Continue reading →

Prevent Pests from Spoiling Your Outdoor Fun

Warm weather means Americans should take precautions to protect against ticks and mosquitoes.Ticks, most active from May through September, can cause discomfort and transmit Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain spotted fever. Mosquitoes can leave behind itc… Continue reading →

Pest Management in Down Economy

A survey released today by Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin, Inc. and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International reveals that the property management industry isn’t letting the slow economy affect their pest management… Continue reading →

Orkin Acquires Four Pest Control Companies Across the U.S.

Pest Control Leader Expands Presence in Michigan, Hawaii and ArizonaAtlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, Inc. recently expanded its employee base and service areas with the acquisitions of four pest control companies this spring — Invaders Pe… Continue reading →

Orkin Helps Homeowners Get the “411” on Pests

New Interactive Resource Helps Educate Consumers on Household PestsEver wondered what the crazy bug is that makes surprise appearances in your bathtub or kitchen sink? Now you can identify troublesome pests and summon the help of a licensed professiona… Continue reading →

Despite Tough Times, Americans Insist on Pest-Free Homes

87 Percent of Adults Polled About Pests and the Economy Agree “There Is Still No Room for Bugs in My Home”While many Americans have slashed home maintenance budgets in this economy, a recent independent survey by Atlanta-based pest control leader Or… Continue reading →

Orkin, Inc. Acquires Two East Coast Pest Control Companies

Pest Control Leader Adds New Locations in New York and VirginiaOrkin, Inc., the Atlanta-based pest control leader, added valuable employees and customers with the acquisitions of Precision Pest Control, Inc. in Syracuse, N.Y., and Bob’s Termite … Continue reading →

Don’t Try to Save by Skimping on Pest Control

As Americans look for ways to reduce costs in the recession, more homeowners are scrutinizing household maintenance expenses to cut out the luxuries. While some home maintenance is a matter of do-it-yourself determination, other upkeep requires the tra… Continue reading →

Current Pest Activity Marks Brink of Spring

Orkin Branches Report on Active Pests and Predict Increases Due to Mild WinterSpring pest season is here, and with it may come increased pest activity due to the mild winter, according to experts from Orkin, Inc., the Atlanta-based pest control leader… Continue reading →

Cleaning Is First Step to Minimizing Hidden Home Threats

As homeowners step into the swing of spring, many will prepare their houses for warmer weather by eliminating dust and grime. In addition to clearing out the dirt, a seasonal spruce-up puts homeowners on the fast track to reducing hidden home threats. … Continue reading →

Fight the Bite of the Hated Mosquito

Reclaim Your Yard and Save Lives in AfricaMosquitoes are more than a nuisance. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 27,000 cases of mosquito-borne West Nile virus have been reported in the U.S. since 1999. CDC also r… Continue reading →

Flying and Stinging Insect Mat Release

Did you know that some species of wasps invade honeybees’ nests to steal honey? Or that a bee colony may have 40,000 – 60,000 bees present at a time in the late spring to summer? Or that because their stingers don’t have barbs, a yell… Continue reading →

Termites 101—Learn The Basics to Protect Your Investment

Posing a risk greater than fire, flood and wind, termites are considered to be a top threat to wood-based structures. Learning the basics about these troublesome pests is the best way to protect one of the most valuable investments of your life —… Continue reading →

Bed Bugs—The Unwelcome Travel Companion

Whether traveling for business or pleasure, many Americans take to the skies or hit the road for vacation during the summer months. In addition to packing luggage and double-checking itineraries, travelers should learn how to prevent unwelcome surprise… Continue reading →

Orkin Named to Training Magazine’s Top 125 for Seventh Straight Year

Training magazine recognized Atlanta-based Orkin, Inc. as a Top 125 company at its annual awards banquet on Feb. 9. Orkin, a pest control leader for more than a century, ranked No. 83 in 2009, up from No. 92 in 2008. This is the seventh consecutive yea… Continue reading →

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Press and Media

A Wake-Up Call: Bed Bugs Migrate Into the Workplace

Embarrassing Pest Inside Homes: Tips and Advice from Orkin

Atlanta, Southeast Region Top Mosquito Cities List

Atlanta Holds Top Spot on Orkin’s 2018 Mosquito Cities List

Be On the Lookout For Creepy Pests This Halloween

13th Annual IPM Partner Awards Winners Announced

15th Annual IPM Partner Awards Winners Announced

12th Annual IPM Partner Awards Winners Announced

2006 Gold Medal IPM Partner Award Finalists Announced

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