Atlanta-based Orkin, a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, completed seven U.S. acquisitions during the first quarter of 2016. The transactions reflect Orkin’s continued aggressive growth strategy, the firm says, which includes acquiring residential and commercial pest control companies in key regions nationwide. Rollins also announced its purchase of Murray Pest Control in Adelaide, Australia, earlier in the quarter.

“These acquisitions add to our existing strong business in our primary service lines of residential, commercial and termite operations. They all bring experienced team members, established customer relationships, and excellent customer service expertise. In this competitive acquisition market, we continue to keep strong opportunities in our pipeline, and I’m pleased these owners recognize that Orkin’s approach presents the most compelling value proposition for all constituents,” said Gene Iarocci, president of Orkin North America.

The acquired pest management firms include:

  • Orange County Pest Control and its sister company, Riverside County Pest Control, which provide residential, commercial and termite services throughout Southern California.
  • Independence Enterprises, dba Prime Pest Control, based in Spokane, Wash., which provides pest control to residential and commercial customers in eastern Washington and northern Idaho, and has a substantial amount of recurring commercial bed bug control business.
  • The Texas operation of Edge Pest Control Austin, which services primarily residential customers in the greater Austin area (see related article below).
  • R.P. Lee Termite and Pest Control based in College Station, Texas, which boasts a strong mix of residential and commercial customers, including major sports facilities and universities.
  • The Atlanta branch of ABC Pest Control of Houston, and specific commercial accounts of Miami-based “Bugs” Burger Bug Killers.