Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)


Cover - shares
9 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2019
Oct. 16, 2019
Cover [Abstract]    
Document Type 10-Q/A  
Amendment Flag true  
Amendment Description This Amendment No. 1 on Form 10-Q/A is being filed in order to correct certain inadvertent errors included in the pro forma financial information with respect to the Clark Pest Control acquisition appearing in Note 12 to the financial statements included in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2019 as originally filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on October 25, 2019. No other changes have been made to the Form 10-Q. This Amendment No. 1 speaks as of the original filing date of the Form 10-Q, does not reflect events that may have occurred subsequent to the original filing date and does not modify or update in any way other disclosures made in the original Form 10-Q.  
Document Quarterly Report true  
Document Transition Report false  
Document Period End Date Sep. 30, 2019  
Document Fiscal Period Focus Q3  
Document Fiscal Year Focus 2019  
Current Fiscal Year End Date --12-31  
Entity File Number 1-4422  
Entity Registrant Name ROLLINS INC  
Entity Central Index Key 0000084839  
Entity Tax Identification Number 51-0068479  
Entity Incorporation, State or Country Code DE  
Entity Address, Address Line One 2170 Piedmont Road  
Entity Address, Address Line Two N.E.  
Entity Address, City or Town Atlanta  
Entity Address, State or Province GA  
Entity Address, Postal Zip Code 30324  
City Area Code (404)  
Local Phone Number 888-2000  
Title of 12(b) Security Common Stock  
Trading Symbol ROL  
Security Exchange Name NYSE  
Entity Current Reporting Status Yes  
Entity Interactive Data Current Yes  
Entity Filer Category Large Accelerated Filer  
Entity Small Business false  
Entity Emerging Growth Company false  
Entity Shell Company true  
Entity Common Stock, Shares Outstanding   327,441,726
Registration Statement Amendment Number Amendment No. 1