Orkin’s Fight the Bite campaign raises $244,500 to send bed nets to Africa; Orkin has raised more than $820,000 since 2008
Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin raised $244,500 in 2011 to donate to the United Nations Foundation’s Nothing But Nets campaign, a global, grassroots effort dedicated to saving lives by preventing malaria in Africa. Nothing But Nets will use these funds to purchase and distribute almost 24,500 long-lasting, insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets in malaria-prone areas of Africa. Since the campaign began in 2008, Orkin has raised more than $820,000 to donate more than 82,000 bed nets.
The Fight The Bite campaign raised donations through a company employee net drive, customer net drive and consumer contributions. In addition to individual contributions, Orkin donated one mosquito net to Nothing But Nets for every mosquito service purchased this season.
The nets help prevent malaria by creating a protective barrier against mosquitoes at night when the vast majority of transmissions occur. One hundred percent of each contribution goes directly toward purchasing and distributing a net and teaching the recipient to use it properly.
About Orkin, LLC
Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries, including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/facilities management, schools and institutions. Orkin is proud to be recognized by the National Pest Management Association as a QualityPro and GreenPro-certified company, addressing not only our customer’s pest control needs, but also their concern for protecting the environment. Learn more about Orkin at http://orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL).