Leading pest control services in North America
Since its foundation in 1901 by 14-year-old Otto Orkin, the company has accumulated more than 100 years of expertise in essential pest control services and is a leader in the pest control industry. Orkin has been following the latest best practices in Integrated Pest Management (IPM), the company is helping food processing clients create cleaner and healthier working environments taking into consideration protecting the environment. Orkin prefers using non-chemical approaches to control pests, such as mechanical traps and sealants to prevent pests from entering and infesting your facility. They also use target-specific treatments that zero in on specific pest problems and help minimize any hazard to people, property or the environment.
With a huge team of experts exceeding 8,000 employees in more than 400 locations and serves approximately 1.7 million residential and commercial customers. The company is headquartered in Atlanta and specializes in protection against termite damage, rodents and insects. The renowned company is based in the US and has extended its branches to Canada, Mexico, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean and Asia.
Orkin has been recognized and trusted in businesses than any other pest management provider in their region, and has been handed several awards of distinction for their service excellence including FORBES magazine has honored Orkin as the #1 Industrial Service Company for the 9th consecutive year, in their annual report on American industries, four consecutive year (2004-2007), as one of the top vendors in the food processing industry as part of Food Processing magazine’s Readers’ Choice Awards, Training magazine has ranked Orkin in its prestigious Top 125 list of organizations that excel at human capital development for the past six years (2003-2008), (the only pest control service company in the nation to be on the list), and named the company one of five Editor’s Choice award winners in 2003, Pest Control Technology magazine and Syngenta Professional Products recognized Orkin with a Best-In-Class Customer Service Award in 2006 and American Society for Training and Development in 2003 recognized Orkin’s excellence in training and human capital development with First Place in the Society’s BEST Awards.
Orkin’s leadership decided long ago that training would set the company apart in the industry. With that in mind, we have invested millions to develop award-winning training programs that extend well beyond the classroom. This means every one of our customers benefits from the unrivaled pest control knowledge, tools and techniques that define The Orkin Man™.
Investing in Human resources
Orkin Commercial Pest Specialist is a skilled service technician trained in Orkin’s Commercial Training Program, which includes Orkin Treatment techniques that conform to American Institute of Baking (AIB) standards, assuring the safest and most effective pest management program available. Training in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMPs), protocols for food processing environments, as well as federal, state and local regulatory requirements. Formal accredited class work from Purdue University. The Orkin University and Training Centre in Atlanta includes classrooms, cutaway walls and examples of common building techniques to provide trainees with first-hand knowledge of what they could expect to find in food processing settings across the country. Orkin’s Commercial Pest Specialists face “real life” pest control scenarios in a 13,000-square- foot space that includes a model warehouse and full-size bakery.
In 2006 Orkin launched Orkin TV, a satellite training network broadcast from the Orkin Training Center in Atlanta to nearly all of our 400 locations. Through Orkin TV, we create a live “virtual classroom” for our Commercial Pest Specialists, enabling them to receive specialized training for servicing food-processing environments. The network also allows new employees to participate in past trainings via interactive video-on-demand capabilities. The result? Reliable and outstanding pest management service across North America.
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