Orkin Acquires Local Pest Control Company

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 of experience in the community, was acquired by Orkin, Inc. on Nov. 7. Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control will maintain its excellent customer service and be enhanced by the added resources of Orkin’s termite and pest control expertise.

“Orkin looks forward to serving the local residents and businesses of San Luis Obispo County with our award-winning customer service and training,” said Bob Hines, director of acquisitions for Orkin. “We look forward to welcoming and working with Jim Batchelor employees in our efforts to manage pest activity in the community.”

Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control’s services will be showcased for the first time since the acquisition at a booth at the Mid-State Fair in Paso Robles, Calif., July 25 – August 5, according to branch manager Don Dougherty.

“Orkin has enabled Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control to purchase new, state-of-the-art equipment and additional treatment materials to better manage pests,” said Dougherty. “Our branch now offers Orkin’s continuous termite protection plans, preventative termite service and money-back guarantees for our San Luis Obispo customers.”

Since Jim Batchelor founded the company in 1974, it has steadily grown into a full-service pest control company with 10 full-time employees. Several employees have long-term experience in the industry.

Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control services include residential and commercial pest control, termite control and repair, and pigeon control. In providing these services, the company offers the expertise of the national Orkin brand to San Luis Obispo residents currently experiencing summer pests, including drywood termites, subterranean termites, earwigs, spiders, insects, rodents and birds. Throughout the California coastal region, the company has been recognized for its unique, toxin-free pigeon trapping and feeding system that has been known to catch 65 pigeons at once.

For more information about Jim Batchelor Termite and Pest Control Inc., please call 805-541-3445.

About Orkin, Inc.

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin Inc. is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica and Panama. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees in the United States and Canada serve approximately 1.7 million customers. Orkin is a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc., which is traded on the New York Stock Exchange (ROL). Learn more about Orkin by visiting www.orkin.com and www.rollins.com.