Yearly Archives: 2009

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

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

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

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 Named “Best Diversified Business Website”The Web Marketing Association recently recognized, 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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pest Control Leader Adds New Locations in New York and Virginia
Orkin, 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

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

Orkin Branches Report on Active Pests and Predict Increases Due to Mild Winter
Spring 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

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

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

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

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

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

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