More Than A Century of ExpertiseOur story begins in Richmond, Virginia, when a young migrant, Otto Orkin, launched his own rodent control company. His local business grew quickly and by the 1930s, Orkin begun tackling termites too. He soon expanded, opening up neighbourhood services across the US. During the Second World War, Orkin supplied essential pest control services to more than 150 US military establishments, with local technicians travelling by bike due to gasoline rationing. Two decades later, the situation could not have been more different. Orkin went from strength to strength and in 1964, in a unique business deal, visionary entrepreneur O. Wayne Rollins bought Orkin for $62 million, on a mission to take the company to new heights. Meanwhile in Canada, another leading pest control company was emerging. PCO Services was launched in Mississauga, Ontario in the 1950s and we grew into the biggest pest control service in Canada. In 1999, we joined the Rollins' family and ultimately became Orkin Canada. As a result, Orkin Canada brings together more than a century of expertise garnered at Orkin and a half century of experience in Canadian pest control from PCO Services. We are proud to serve neighbourhoods across Canada, providing pest control services you can trust.
How do we protect our customers from millions of pests each year?It's simple - we have over 100 years of experience in pest control. Our certified pest control experts are equipped with the training and experience to help you get rid of pests at home or your workplace today - guaranteed.
Orkin Canada technicians are equipped with award-winning training and exceptional expertise.
Over 100 Years of Experience
Since 1901, Orkin has been an industry-leader in specialized pest protection and prevention.
Pest Control Down To A Science™
Orkin Canada's outstanding services are led by a team of pest control experts and entomologists.
Award-winning Training Programs
Orkin Canada has invested millions of dollars to ensure our expert technicians receive the most comprehensive training in the pest control industry, and build the expertise and experience needed to truly eradicate your pest problem for good:
- Intensive hands-on instruction in the first year alone
- All technicians complete an initial in-branch training syllabus
- Training syllabus includes field instruction with a certified field trainer
- Technicians complete formal classroom training accredited by Purdue University
- Specialized training includes Washroom Care and Wildlife Control
- Technicians learn good manufacturing practices for a variety of sectors
- Training includes protocols for healthcare and food processing
- Technicians also trained in regulatory requirements at all levels
- Technicians specializing in food safety receive certified food plant training
- Orkin Canada provides continuing education and workshops
Orkin Canada technicians also benefit from the intensive training offered by our parent company, Rollins Inc at Rollins University and the Rollins Learning Centre.
These state-of-the-art facilities include a mock hotel room, restaurant kitchen, hospital room, bar, food storage warehouse, food retail aisle, rooftop air ducts, and a myriad of other real world settings to enable our technicians to get hands-on pest control experience.
As well, Rollins Inc operates the internet-based Orkin Global Learning Network, which allows technicians to access virtual classrooms for live and on-demand interactive instruction, ensuring they can get continual, in-depth pest management training wherever they are.
In 2018, Rollins Inc was recognized by Training Magazine, the industry standard for professional development, naming Rollins a Top 125 company for quality, commitment and investment in training its people, including your Orkin Canada technicians.
Orkin Canada is also the proud holder of a QualityPro Certification from the National Pest Management Association. This designation is a mark of excellence in pest control standards that go above and beyond what is required by provincial and federal regulations.
Employment opportunities for all experience levels
How to Ace Your Audit
When it comes to staying on top of your responsibilities, there is one thing you never want to worry about – a failed pest control audit. But don’t bug out: with help from your Orkin Canada pest specialist, you are sure to pass your next audit with flying colors – and fewer flying critters.
Stomach Bugs and Other Foodborne Illnesses
Dangers of Pests in the Food Manufacturing Industry Not only do pests leave you with a bad feeling in your stomach, but they are also notorious for transmitting pathogens that actually get us sick. From E. coli and Salmonella to Listeria and Staphyloccus, pests can spread harmful microorganisms that lead to illnesses with unpleasant symptoms like gastrointestinal pain, fever and nausea.
How to Keep Pests Away from the Kitchen
Chances are, you’ve seen it before. A resident lets dirty dishes or smelly trash pile up for way too long, and suddenly, there’s a pest crisis on the premises.