History

The Evolution of Rollins, Inc.

The history of Rollins, Inc. dates back to the 19th century. We have evolved into one of the leading global pest control companies with brands that provide superior services to millions of customers on six continents. Delve into our rich history.

1893


Waltham Pest Control was founded.

1901


Orkin began operations; Otto Orkin "The Rat Man" sold poison door-to-door.

1964


Rollins buys Orkin for $62 million.

1968


Rollins begins trading on the NYSE.

1995


The first Orkin franchise opens.

1999


Rollins enters the Canadian market with the acquisition of PCO Services.

2000


First Orkin International franchise.

2005


Rollins acquires The Industrial Fumigant Company.

2008


Rollins acquires HomeTeam Pest Defense.

2010


Rollins enters the Wildlife market with the acquisition of Trutech.

2014


Rollins enters the Australian market with the acquisition of Allpest WA.

2016


Rollins enters the UK market with the acquisition of Safeguard Pest Control.

2017


Rollins acquires Northwest Exterminating.

2018


Rollins enters the Singapore market with the acquisition of Ardwolf.

2019


Rollins acquires Clark Pest Control.