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Orkin Sponsors Inaugural World Pest Day

ATLANTA (June 5, 2017) – Pest control leader Orkin is sponsoring tomorrow’s inaugural World Pest Day in Beijing, sending representatives to join other professionals from around the world to the event, initiated and hosted by the Chinese Pest Control Association (CPCA).

World Pest Day brings together representatives from academia, government, trade associations and pest control businesses to exchange best practices, ideas, technologies and advancements in pest management. The event sponsors and attendees aim to raise worldwide awareness of the important role pest management organizations play in protecting public health. It is co-sponsored by the Federation of Asian and Oceania Pest Managers’ Association (FAOPMA), the National Pest Management Association (NPMA), the Confederation of European Pest Management Associations (CEPA) and the World Health Organizations’ Collaborating Centre for Vector Surveillance and Management.

“The global pest control industry is on the front lines of helping protect public health, property and the worldwide food supply from the potentially harmful effect of pests,” said Tom Luczynski, who leads Orkin’s international franchising and development programs. “Orkin is excited to participate and help sponsor World Pest Day, so we can shine a light on the role the pest control industry plays in helping improve overall health in the communities and businesses we serve throughout the world.”

Global trade, international tourism, extreme weather and rapid urbanization are growing at unprecedented rates and are necessitating a renewed focus on raising public awareness about the potential public health threat of vector-borne diseases, including Zika, West Nile and Malaria. Orkin is committed to raising awareness of these issues through providing educational content and collaborating with other organizations such as the NPMA, CPCA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For example, Orkin partners with the CDC to ensure alignment of resources and best practices, in addition to sponsoring events such as the Aedes aegypti Vector Control Summit, which was held earlier this year.

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. The company operates more than 400 locations with almost 8,000 employees. Using a proprietary, three-step approach, Orkin provides customized services to approximately 1.7 million homeowners and businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa. Orkin is committed to studying pest biology and applying scientifically proven methods. The company collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and eight major universities to conduct research and help educate consumers and businesses on pest-related health threats. Learn more about Orkin at Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL).

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