Orkin Specialists Receive Training on Rabies

Rabies symptoms and prevention focus of company-wide training session.

Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL), today hosted Dr. Charles E. Rupprecht, chief scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) rabies program. Dr. Rupprecht led an in-depth seminar on basic rabies information, including characteristics, symptoms and geographic distribution of the disease. The training was conducted using Orkin’s interactive satellite television communications network. Hundreds of Orkin’s residential and commercial pest control specialists across the country tuned in to the live broadcast.

Facilitated by Dr. Ron Harrison, technical director for Orkin, the broadcast is available to all Rollins brand pest control companies, including PCO Services, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Western Pest Services, The Industrial Fumigant Company, Waltham Services LLC and Crane Pest Control. This is the sixth year Orkin has partnered with the CDC to bring training sessions to its pest control specialists. The seminar was broadcast live at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. (EST). Specialists received Continuing Education Units for watching the broadcast, and all of Orkin’s 400 field locations either participated in the live broadcast or will view the program through a video-on-demand feature within the next two weeks.

In addition to basic information on rabies, Dr. Rupprecht covered transmission facts and gave tips on how to protect both the homeowner and the pest control specialist.

“Since partnering with the CDC in 2004, Orkin has strengthened our training program by equipping our specialists with the knowledge to educate customers with the most up-to-date information on animal and pest-related disease transmission.” said John Wilson, president of Orkin USA. “This twice yearly broadcast is a wonderful way to pass along current information to our specialists and then to our customers.”

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 and the Mediterranean. 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).

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