), a major consumer and commercial services, recently announced
the opening of an international franchise in St. Lucia, Caribbean
islands, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Orkin, LLC.
Establishment of these franchises has enabled Orkin to strengthen
its foothold in the Caribbean.
Atlanta-based Orkin is a leading pest-control services
provider, for pests like termites, insects and rodents. Apart
from the U.S. operations, Orkin's services extend overseas to
Canada, Asia, Europe and Mexico. Moreover, the company has
collaborated with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) and eight major universities to conduct research and spread
awareness about pest-related health hazards.
The newly established international franchises of Rollins is
expected to offer quality commercial and residential pest control
as well as termite control services to local customers. Orkin
will provide initial training to the franchise owners from its
headquarters in Atlanta.
Lately, Orkin has been acquiring new franchises to expand its
international presence. In August this year, the company opened
two franchises, one in Erbil, Iraq and the other in Trinidad and
Tobago, an island country off the northern edge of South America,
to build its presence in the Middle East and the Caribbean.
Moreover, in May, Orkin set up a franchise in Guam, a
territory in the U.S. The franchise is owned by Dewan Worldwide,
Inc., and provides services to both homeowners and
Orkin's parent company, Rollins, is based in North America and
operates through its wholly-owned subsidiaries such as Orkin
Canada, HomeTeam Pest Defense, Western Pest Services and The
Industrial Fumigant Company.
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