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Oct 13, 2014, 07:38 ET
Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 rattiest cities; Chicago holds no. 1 spot followed by Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., New York City and San Francisco. Orkin experts say while your city may not be ranked high on the list, you should not be any less vigilant. Rodents invade an estimated 21 million American homes each fall. (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Chicago Holds Top Spot on Rattiest Cities List

 Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 rattiest cities. The markets are ranked by the number of rodent treatments the company performed...

Sep 29, 2014, 10:48 ET

Bed Bugs Rank Most Feared in Apartment Renter Survey

 A new survey of apartment residents reveals two key findings about the most common and most feared pests inside apartments: flies are the most...

Jul 10, 2014, 09:37 ET

Flies Twice as Filthy as Cockroaches but Most Restaurant Patrons Either Don't Care or Don't Know

 Restaurant patrons underestimate the health threats flies present, according to a new survey released by Orkin. Of the survey...

May 19, 2014, 13:33 ET
According to Orkin, June, July and August are prime months for mosquito activity in most areas due to warmer temperatures, but the season can stretch through October. Mosquitoes are one of the world's most dangerous pests, affecting humans and animals alike. (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Atlanta Tops Mosquito Cities List

Pest control leader Orkin released its top 20 mosquito cities. Nine of the cities on the list are in the southeast, including the top city,...

Jan 16, 2014, 11:40 ET
Chicago tops Orkin's 2013 list of bed bug cities for the 2nd year in a row. Bed bugs continue to bite their way across the country. Nearly half the cities on the list rose in number of treatments. Orkin's parent company, Rollins, Inc., reports a more than 20 percent increase in bed bug revenue.  (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Chicago Tops Bed Bug Cities List for Second Year in a Row

Chicago tops the 2013 Bed Bug Cities List, released today by pest control leader Orkin. The Windy City's bed bug problem was serious enough that...

Sep 09, 2013, 07:36 ET
Orkin poll reveals four in five parents take extra measures to safeguard children against mosquitoes.  (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Four In Five Parents Take Extra Measures To Safeguard Children Against Mosquitoes

 More than 80 percent of parents take precautions to safeguard their children against mosquito activity, according to a new poll commissioned...

Aug 08, 2013, 16:43 ET

Orkin Commits to Hire 1,000 Veterans over the Next Five Years

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin today announced its goal to hire 1,000 military veterans over the next five years. This commitment is part...

Mar 28, 2013, 14:31 ET
Orkin is declaring April as National Pest Month. The company is kicking off the month with a Top 10 List of U.S. cities based on the number of pest treatments Orkin performed in 2012.  (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Orkin Launches "National Pest Month" with Top 10 Cities List

 Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin has declared April "National Pest Month." The company is kicking off the month with a Top 10 List of...

Mar 20, 2013, 10:47 ET

Spring Pest Season is Upon Us

Pest control leader Orkin wants consumers to be on the lookout for spring pests, now that the weather is beginning to break across the country....

Mar 07, 2013, 14:33 ET

Orkin's Top Five Termite Facts & FAQs

 According to pest control leader Orkin, this is the season for termite swarms in the southeast U.S. When temperatures are consistently above...

Nov 13, 2012, 13:59 ET
ATLANTA, Orkin, LLC - Bed bugs are great hitchhikers and can easily crawl into personal belongings like suitcases.  (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Bed Bugs - The Unwanted Holiday Travel Guest

Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin reminds holiday travelers to look out for bed bugs because they can be a threat to you and your home,...

Oct 31, 2012, 15:45 ET

Orkin Reminds Residents Cleaning Up from Hurricane Sandy to Look Out for Rodents

 Residents cleaning up in the Northeast after Hurricane Sandy need to keep in mind this is the time of year when rodents seek shelter for the...

Oct 29, 2012, 16:03 ET

Orkin's Top 5 Fall Rodent-Proofing Tips

 Some parts of the Northwest have already seen snow, and as the cool temperatures start to settle in for the next few months, Orkin, a...

Oct 02, 2012, 16:51 ET

Orkin Acquires Portions of Hulett Environmental Services

 Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc (NYSE: ROL),announced that it has acquired eight North...

Aug 27, 2012, 13:03 ET

Orkin's Top 5 Mosquito FAQs

 West Nile Virus is at the forefront of people's minds lately, so the experts at Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL),...

Aug 02, 2012, 13:35 ET
Bed bugs are great hitchhikers, but knowing what to look for can help prevent future challenges.  (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Orkin's Top 10 Back to School Checklist

Back to school season is upon us, and if you are not careful, you may unknowingly invite pests into your new home, or transport pests from your...

Jun 18, 2012, 04:23 ET

Don't Let Pests Ruin Your Summer Fun

 The first day of summer brings warmer temperatures and more time outdoors; unfortunately, that also means you are more likely to get stung by...

Jun 15, 2012, 17:12 ET

Don't Let Pests Ruin Your Summer Fun

 The first day of summer brings warmer temperatures and more time outdoors; unfortunately, that also means you are more likely to get stung by...

Apr 25, 2012, 16:05 ET
Fleas, ticks and mosquitoes are active early this year and can pose health risks to our families and pets. Orkin created this chart to help pet owners identify and prevent pest activity. SOURCE: Orkin, LLC.  (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Protect Your Pets from Fleas, Ticks and Mosquitoes this Summer

Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL), warns pet owners to check their four-legged friends for fleas, ticks and mosquito...

Mar 15, 2012, 18:42 ET
ATLANTA, Orkin, LLC - Bed bugs are great hitchhikers and can easily crawl into personal belongings like suitcases.  (PRNewsFoto/Orkin, LLC)

Several Spring Break Destinations on Orkin's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities List

 Orkin, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL), today announced its top 50 bed bug cities for 2011, and several of them...