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Feb 27, 2017, 11:30 ET Orkin Supports Summit with CDC Foundation Focused on Improving Control Methods for Aedes aegypti Mosquito

Experts from across the country and around the world are gathering for a two-day event co-hosted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention...


Jan 03, 2017, 06:03 ET Don't Let the Bed Bugs Bite: Orkin Releases New Top 50 Cities List

Baltimore tops this year's Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, released today by pest control leader Orkin. In the six years Orkin has released...


Oct 17, 2016, 06:04 ET Chicago Holds Top Spot on Rattiest Cities List

As fall rolls in, pest control leader Orkin reminds homeowners to take precautions to help keep rodents out. Orkin released its Top 50 Rattiest...


May 23, 2016, 17:29 ET Orkin Urges Mosquito Prevention, Caution over Holiday Weekend

 With Memorial Day, the unofficial start to summer, right around the corner, pest control leader Orkin urges people to protect themselves when...


Oct 13, 2014, 07:38 ET 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 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 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 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 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...


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),...


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...


Mar 15, 2012, 18:42 ET 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...


Mar 14, 2012, 12:49 ET Unseasonably Warm Weather Could Mean Busy Spring Pest Season

According to Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, the above-average winter temperatures could mean that pests will come out earlier than usual...


Feb 09, 2012, 16:57 ET Unseasonably Warm Weather Could Mean Earlier Termite Activity

 According to Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin, the above-average temperatures much of the U.S. has seen recently could mean earlier...


Nov 23, 2011, 20:17 ET Bed Bugs are Traveling (and Feasting) this Thanksgiving

 As travel peaks this Thanksgiving, holiday travelers have one more thing to worry about catching besides flights – bed bugs....


Aug 19, 2011, 07:48 ET Ants, Flies, Flying and Stinging Pests and Mosquitoes Are All the "Buzz" This Summer

As Americans gear up for the final days of summer with last-minute vacations and Labor Day barbeques, one tradition remains as constant as...