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173 User Reviews

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LAST UPDATED: October 4th, 2021

A few Orkin reviews (below) indicate that Orkin is a reliable pest control company but perhaps a bit pricey when compared to others in the industry. However, many customers were happy with the exterminator services the company provided and stated that the service technicians were helpful and professional. The overall consensus was that homeowners felt the price was well worth the end result. 

A bit about the company's background and pest control experience:

Orkin was founded in 1901 by teenager Otto Orkin. Over the last century, Orkin has grown and expanded to be an industry-leading pest control service. Orkin specializes in protection against common pests including termites, rodents, and insects. Orkin collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and major universities to help prevent and control pests, all while caring for the earth's environment.

Orkin also teaches students across the country about pests and pest management by supporting the O. Orkin Insect Zoo at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and at the Orkin Children's Zoo at Zoo Atlanta. Orkin became a wholly owned subsidiary of Rollins, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia when it was purchased in 1964. Since its purchase, Orkin has grown into one of the largest pest management companies in the United States.

Whether looking for residential pest control services or commercial pest control services, Orkin has a solution for you.

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The Good

  • Orkin Pest Control 
  • Orkin Termite Control 
  • Orkin Bed Bug Control 
  • Orkin Mosquito Control 
  • Other Orkin Pest Services
  • Research and Development
  • A.I.M. Process
  • Free Re-Treatments
  • Technician Training and Certification
  • Home Services

Orkin Pest Control 

Orkin works hard to ensure that pests are unable to take over your home or office. Each Orkin employee is trained to handle a number of different pests commonly that find their way into crawl space and crevices of your home on a regular basis including some of the following: 

  • Ants — Though you may be accustomed to seeing ants around the home, there are a number of different species that you may be unaware of. Some of these include the Acrobat and, Allegheny mound ant, Orkin works hard to ensure that pests are unable to take over your home or office. Each Orkin employee is trained to handle a number of different pests commonly that find their way into crawl space and crevices of your home on a regular basis including some of the following: Argentine ant, Bigheaded ant, Carpenter ants, Citronella ant, Field ant, Fire and, Ghost and, Harvester ant, Moisture ant, Odorous ant, Pavement ant, Pharaoh ant, and Thief ant. Unfortunately, keeping ants out of buildings is not a one-time event as they continue to find new ways to get in.
  • Centipedes — Centipedes can be anywhere from 4–152 millimeters in length (depending on the species), and prefer to hide in damp and dark areas in your home. It is not uncommon to see these pests in your basement, bathroom, bathtub, or sink. Though they can be annoying, these pests actually eat other insects helping to keep the numbers of other species in your home lower.
  • Cockroaches — A number of species of cockroaches are found around the United States. Some include: the American cockroach, the Brown-banded cockroach, the German cockroach, the Madagascar hissing cockroach, the Oriental cockroach, and the Smokybrown cockroach. Similar to ants, cockroaches can not be removed from a building just once. These pests are known for breeding quickly and infesting areas. If you see one, you can be sure that there is a whole colony nearby.
  • Earwigs — Earwigs are not uncommon around the United States having multiple species represented. These pests are nocturnal, so you may not see them during the day. They can commonly be found in dark and damp places and they regularly feed on live sprouts or decaying vegetation.
  • Millipedes — Millipedes are not dangerous, but they can become a nuisance when found in large numbers inside your home. Typically, these pests live outdoors where they have access to damp soil. If the climate becomes too hot and dry for them, they will find ways to get inside and hide in dark, damp, and cool places.
  • Rodents — A number of rodent species can easily find their way into your home or commercial space. Common species include: Cotton rats, Deer mice, House mice, Norway rats, and Roof rats. Not only are these pests difficult to control, but they can also carry and spread diseases.
  • Silverfish — Silverfish, much like millipedes and earwigs, commonly live in dark and damp areas. They are attracted to paper and damp clothing and are often found in storage boxes in garages and sheds. When left unchecked, these pests can cause significant damage to papers, clothing, boxes, and wallpaper. 

Orkin's Commercial Pest Control services help businesses with any pest problem. Orkin knows that even one pest can have a negative financial impact on a business and a larger pest infestation could be damaging to a companies reputation. An Orkin Commercial Pest Specialist will work with a business to target and eliminate pests and rodents to the customer's satisfaction.

During the winter months, Orkin focuses on indoor pest control with an emphasis on rodents, pantry pests, and other common household pests.

Orkin Termite Control 

According to Orkin's website, homeowners spend an average of $3,000 when taking care of termite damage. To ensure that you receive quality services and excellent results, Orkin offers a number of termite control solutions to customers. 

  • Termidor liquid termite treatments — This liquid solution is safe to use both indoors and outdoors and is commonly used in building foundations to provide a protective barrier around your home. Not only does it provide immediate protection, but it helps avoid future infestations.
  • Dry foam and Orkinfoam — Foam solutions are used to treat voids in interior and exterior walls. These may include areas around heating ducts and water pipes as well as spaces under slabs of concrete. Foam solutions have a very low moisture content to help prevent it from soaking through drywall and causing further damage.
  • Sentricon bait and monitoring — A termite treatment like Sentricon includes termite baits that can be placed in areas where termites may congregate. These termite baits disrupt the termite molting process, therefore stunting their growth and avoiding an infestation. 

If you are worried that you may have termites in or around your home, it is important that you have a professional conduct a termite inspection as quickly as possible to avoid further damage. Treatment for termites is usually in demand between March–May and August–September, but Orkin has teams equipped and ready to provide service on a year-round basis if needed.

Orkin Bed Bug Control 

One of the challenges with bed bugs is how quickly they spread. Over a period of just six months, a few bed bugs and multiply into more than 13,000. Orkin works to eradicate bed bugs by finding the root of the problem. Where they hide. After bed bug treatments have been administered, a team will continue to monitor the area to ensure that the pests never return.

Note: Ongoing bed bug services are not available in every location.

Orkin Mosquito Control 

Though mosquito bites are not uncommon, it is not fun to come in after an enjoyable evening in your backyard covered in itchy bites. Orkin strives to "fight the bite" by applying a combination of treatments to break the mosquito's life cycle. This prevents the larvae from breeding, biting, and spreading harmful diseases. 

Other Orkin Pest Services

Though the services listed above are fairly extensive, Orkin also provides pest control services for a number of other less-known pests including the following unwanted pests:


Flies, stinging pests, amphipods, beetles, box elder bugs, caddisflies, centipedes, chich bugs, cicadas, crickets, dobson flies, dragonflies, firebrats, flea and tick control, horntails, Jerusalem crickets, kissing bugs, kudzu bugs, lace bugs, leaf footed bugs, leaf miners, lice, locusts, mayflies, mealworms, mealybugs, mites, moths, scorpion flies, snails and slugs, sowbugs, spiders, springtails, stink bugs, thrips, walking stick bugs, weevils, and whiteflies. 

Research and Development 

Orkin uses state-of-the-art research and development in its pre-treatment processes. The company focuses on the innovation of pest control solutions before client implementation to maximize effectiveness and efficiency in its A.I.M. Process.

A.I.M. (Assess, Implement, Monitor) Process

Orkin understands that each home is unique. The company's integrated A.I.M. pest protection process works to assess, implement, and monitor the home's pest population. In the Assess phase, a local Orkin pest professional conducts a comprehensive inspection of the property to identify what makes the property unique, what sanitation issues or structural conditions could attract pests, and how pests might get in or why they may want to. Building type, geography, climate, soil properties, and any conditions conducive to pest activity are considered.

In the Implement phase, Orkin works with the customer to develop a custom Precision Protection™ program that suits the customer's specific needs. If a product is needed, an Orkin specialist will select the most effective treatment with the least impact on the environment.

In the Monitor phase, an Orkin professional will monitor whether the treatments implemented were the best fit for the customer's situation through regular inspections and ongoing customer service. Orkin checks for signs of pest activity like eggs, structural damage, or any new conditions that may have surfaced since the last visit. All services performed, pest activity and other recommendations are documented.

Free Re-Treatments 

Customer satisfaction is Orkin's goal. If a customer isn't completely satisfied, the company will aim to make it right. If pests return between treatments, an Orkin specialist will return for a re-treatment at no extra charge. If Orkin is unable to solve the customer's pest problems, it will refund the last service payment as long as they're a current customer.

See how Orkin's re-treatment guarantee matches up with Terminix.

Technician Training and Certification

Orkin's training facility is a state-of-the-art facility containing several stimulated customer environments. Each Orkin technician is trained using an award-winning certification program that includes class work from Purdue University, treatment techniques, and various specialty pest issues and industry-specific employee training. 

Home Services

A number of companies in the pest control industry do not offer any kind of home services. Along with providing pest control, Orkin offers a few home solutions. With Orkin, the homeowner can help protect his or her home from heating and cooling losses with the company's OrkinTherm® or Orkin ComfortZone®. The OrkinTherm® is an environmentally friendly wall and attic insulation service and the Orkin ComfortZone® is an innovative and cost-efficient radiant heat barrier.

All home insulation services come with a free inspection of the home's existing insulation and pest control needs. If an updated is needed, an Orkin technician will create a custom plan and discuss which of the following options are best for you:

  • Install OrkinTherm by blowing the product on top of the existing insulation in your attic or walls.
  • Roll formaldehyde-free batting insulation in your attic or crawl space.
  • Install Orkin ComfortZone in your attic space or garage.

Orkin's insulation products are made of 85 percent recycled materials and are the only pest management products to earn an Energy Star label from the Environment Protection Agency.

Additionally, homeowners can hire an Orkin Man to install a vapor barrier to treat for excess moisture in their home which if left untreated can lead to mold, structural damage, or pest control problems like bedbug or termite infestation.

Florida residents have the option to receive year-round lawn care. The company will take care of lawn pests, weeds, and any diseases that will hurt the yard.

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The Bad

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Not Available in All States

Orkin has an impressive service area that includes 83 countries and 5 of the 7 continents. However, the company currently does not operate in Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming.

To see how Orkin's national coverage compares to Terminix, visit our compare page.

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The Bottom Line

With over 100 years of experience in the pest control business, professional pest technicians, a variety of services, and continuing research and development, Orkin is a sound choice for an exterminating company.

In addition to an exhaustive inspection process, the company offers treatments for a variety of insects and rodent trap devices, utilizes the A.I.M. process to assess, implement, and monitor unique pest control services, has additional home solutions, and offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee with free re-treatments. Orkin's service technicians are pest and termite experts and strive to offer the best pest solutions — whether they're spraying for mosquitoes, getting rid of ants, or treating a termite problem.

Additionally, customers can receive same-day treatment if they call before 2:00 PM local time. (This is not applicable for every location)

We recommend customers look into a pest control plan with Orkin.

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Jill Sagraves Wilmington, OH

I was mostly happy with my service. Then for financial reasons I called to cancel my program. They refused to cancel right away. Claiming that they require a 30 day notice. Now I’m stuck with a bill that I really can’t afford right now. Shame on you Orkin.

2 weeks ago

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Sarah Bendon Hemet, CA

Had a tent done for termites and wood repairs. The guys they sub-contracted out to did a horrible, subpar job. Didn’t finish some woodwork and only did one coat barely on painting the wood they replaced. A $8000 regret

1 month ago

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Christie Krueger Stockbridge, GA

It’s funny how there are so many good reviews for Orkin🤔. I had an appointment for a technician to come out 8:00-10:00 to give me a quote for service but…HE NEVER SHOWED😒. After calling and holding 10 minutes I was told that they had a regional meeting that just let out and he could come later, hmmm, no! If this is the way you treat customers and run your business, I’m not paying good money for it. Me: calling other companies.

3 months ago

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Sarah Jane Austin, TX

I’ve used orkin for months and at first really liked them. They were timely with their appointments and would work around our schedule. The last few appointments, they would show up hours before or after timeframes, if they even showed up at all. When I finally got fed up and chose to cancel, they didn’t care at all. My last two appointments never showed up and I took time from work to be home and they didn’t show up, call, email, text, anything. When I called to enquire, they said the tech was no longer with the company that was supposed to service my house, and didn’t send another tech, nor call or anything to reschedule. I would highly recommend going with a smaller company that actually values your business, because orkin does not!!! Very very disappointed!

4 months ago

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[email protected] Akron, OH

I found out we had bed bugs. I went into panic mode and just called because I was familiar with the name instead of doing my homework. While they may do free estimates when it comes to other pests, not so with bed bugs. And if you decide to go with them it comes off the total, and if not you're out that money. And they don't guarantee it. After 2 treatments my house is still in disarray, most of our clothing in garbage bags and living out of a plastic tote, we still have them. Save yourself some grief and do your homework, and support a local business that doesn't charge for estimates and guarantees their work. I will never use this company again.

4 months ago

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Anonymous Forney, TX

Orkin damaged my appliances after bombing/fogging my kitchen and living room, They were suppose to complete the entire apartment they did not and are wanting to charge me $217 my apartment is tiny well the living room and kitchen are. It wouldn’t even of come down to that, if their spray would’ve worked when they come in to do monthly sprays and if they would of sprayed more than one squirt in kitchen and barely in bathrooms spending a total of 2 mins if that in the apartment. After they do that I see more than ever and never seen any dead ones. We bought demon and that worked better than there spray. Do not use orkin they are a waste of money and not effective at all and their customer service is crap as they can’t even give you a straight answer as to what they are going to do. Will never be using them again once I move out of these crappy apartments.

4 months ago

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Devin Gambino Nesconset, NY

Made a scheduled appointment Sunday night for you guys to come Monday June 7th. Then you called an hour before you were supposed to arrive saying you had to cancel and I was told to reschedule for June 8th today between 10-12PM EST. I said ok and stuck with them because I understand things come up and i appreciated the call at least to let me know.... WELL NOW ITS June 8th and Its now 12:02 PM... I called to ask where you guys are.. GUESS WHAT .. ANOTHER CANCELLED APPOINTMENT! Only this time I HAD TO CALL YOU to find out the appointment was cancelled... TWO DAYS of missed hours at work and another day of pests being an issue for my family. SO ORKIN OF NEW HYDE PARK ... THANK YOU for costing me hours at my job = taking food off my families table and thank you for the unprofessionalism to cancel on a customer TWICE and not even call to notify me on the 2nd cancellation. Just go with (1) Arrow or (2) Terminex or (3) Suburban Exterminating.

4 months ago

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T. B. Festus, MO

They charge premium prices for substandard service. $78 a month, one guy took a half an hour to spray the property, a different guy on a different month gone in ten minutes...no consistency in service. Paid exorbitant prices for preventive rodent control...hundreds of dollars for attic treatment. Less than 15 min and left the access unsecured. Filed a rodent complaint in the garage asking for assistance, got laughed at. Best part. They contact you TELLING you when you will be home for the next appointment... Not asking if the date is o.k., but telling you. People (the employees) say no problem just call us to cancel or reschedule. They use to TELL you in a week in advance, that change to three days notice, and finally a 24-26 notice for to be present at your home. So I guess if you have a doctor's appointment or work your out of luck? No, they say just call them...when they are in the office and they care if you're at work and can't call nor is it their problem if you don't get the message in time. I talked to management, that was like talking to a brick, (IMO) they clearly don't care about their clients at all, they treat the entire thing like a joke and that YOUR life is an inconvenience to them.

4 months ago

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COURTNEY Jourdanton, TX

I had a free termite inspection scheduled along with a schedule for quarterly pest control. We are currently buying the house and do not live in it. I scheduled for the inspection between 2-4pm. I had to block my schedule, my realtors schedule and also make sure the current homeowners were not home at the time. Well, 245pm came around and I called to make sure they were still coming that day. They confirmed that I was on the schedule and that the gentleman would call when he is on the way. 430 came around and NOTHING! I called back to see what was going on. I spoke with a lady who said she was going to call the gentleman and have him give us a call personally to let us know a time frame. The rest of the day came and went with no call and he never showed up. Multiple people had to rearrange their schedule for this inspection that never happened. I called to cancel my future pest control services with them and they didn't even ask why I was calling to cancel. She just said "ok, I cancelled it for you" and we hung up. TERRIBLE customer service. 10/10 DO NOT RECOMMEND

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Ronald Rothacker Los Angeles, CA

Signed up for orkin paid my sign up fee said they would be back Monday never showed up after waiting all day. Escalated issue to corporate they had Regional Manager Chris call me he promised they would show up. Waited at home never showed up again after waiting all day now he will not return my call or reply to text.

2 months ago

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Mark Bunim Great Neck, NY

I pay Orkin to do yearly termite service; except they don't do it. They take my money and don't show up. Even if you call them and confirm appointments, they do not come. Unless you actually threaten to sue them and report them to the attorney general's office for fraud, then perhaps they will show up. It is the worst run company one can imagine.

4 months ago

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Marilyn S Kiel Greenfield, IN

Hired Orkin for a clover mite problem. They only use a repellent spray that does Nothing !!! Second time they left puddles of their liquid on our wood window sills in a brand new house !!! Should have thrown my $264 out the window. We found a spray at Meijer that kills clover mite for $8. NEVER will consider Orkin for anything !

4 months ago

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Daisy Matias Chicago, IL

Orkin is a fraud and total ripoff. They continue to charge me and try to service my home after I canceled. They didn't cancel my service. They "serviced" the outside of my home when we had that huge snowstorm and now came back and served the outside of my home after I told customer service I didn't want my home serviced. I've been waiting for management to call me for a month now yet nobody returns my calls. Do not use their services.

6 months ago

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Randi Bildson Cadillac, MI

Very unsatisfied ! They say they are going to check where mice ( pests ) come in and block it off and destroy nests, fill cracks and don’t do ANY of it! Then I told them upfront I wouldn’t have the $ and I would have to reschedule the guy said no worries I can bill you, I said ok. While he was here he didn’t have all of the right supplies for the job because it’s mice season right now and because of pandemic and that all stores are out apparently then he told my husband to go to the store and get steel wool to put around any areas that they could come in at (like we know, remember that’s why we were calling them out in the first place) (would have rather payed the 3.89 from Walmart for steel wool and the gas to get there then to deal with them if we are paying to get our own supplies and do it ourselves then why pay you guys 155$ instead of the 3.89 from Walmart for the steel wool) then weeks later charged my card out of no where when I was already unsatisfied with the service because we still obviously had mice when I called the manager to explain they just charged 155$ (all the money in my account) while i had no idea the money would be charged, I went to get gas my card was declined. I called Orkin to speak with a manager (I would have called weeks ago to explain about the bad service we had but my phone was off) he was very rude from the Traverse city Office in Michigan saying idk how this happened you are supposed to pay at time of service! Was very loud and mean actually made me burst into tears while I was on the phone with him saying that he’s only refunding the 100$ and then hung up on me while I was still trying to speak and explain about the first situation! Very rude and cruel ! It isn’t about the money it’s how I was treated !!! I DO NOT RECOMMEND And I will be spreading the word! 0/10 awful way to have employees treat a customer. I will be contacting a corporate office as well and letting them know the situation and how some Employees think it’s OK to treat people very unprofessional (In the middle of the pandemic 11/16/20 The Orkin man did NOT wear a mask in my home, also did NOT wear botties like you guys offer and suggest, after giving me an option to have them wear. (Of course if we weren’t in a pandemic I wouldn’t be concerned, but I have a 4month old at the time)

10 months ago

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Randy Holliday Ridgway, PA

Had them come for an inspection and he said he would email me the quote in an hour and here it is 18 hours later and haven't heard a thing from them

2 months ago

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Daniel García Chicago, IL

I hired Orkin pest control because I heard it was good back in the days. However, now their service has worsen substantially. I have to beg the technicians to spray the house or do at least something, every time they come to provide service. My contract is almost over, and the problem is still there. Would certainly NOT RECOMMEND ORKIN’S SERVICES!!!

10 months ago

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Deborah H. Celeste, TX

I had Orkin come out to my home because I had a bad ant problem. I had a small company work on it once and did not get desired results. Ants still coming in the house only at a reduced rate. Orkin says they have a 100% guarantee, so I figured that was the best business to use. When the sales person came out he said their treatment lasts for years. He said he could not give me that guarantee because I had some wood pillars for my foundation. (The home is very old.) He said I had carpenter ants, and that is why the other company could not get the job done. So I paid $800 for a one time treatment. It did go better than the other company, but still my daughter continued to have problems with ants in her room. It was not too bad, and with a death in the family and then the Covid 19 thing, the problem got set aside until I could handle it. Orkin came out and treated our house in February, and for 3 months it was fine. No more ants in the kitchen or bathrooms. But come June they were back. Not too terribly, but becoming a pain. By Sept. they were worse than ever they had been, and I finally got around to calling. Orkin scolded me for not calling earlier to report it. They said I had missed my window of opportunity. They said they could send out an inspector and charge me again for treatment. I said No Thank You! When their treatment guy was here, he just wanted to talk, he did not do as much treating as I thought he should. He assured me he knew what he was doing. It is true I should have complained earlier, but I am not the complaining type. I say unless you have money to throw away, try someone else, for this company is here to make money, not to help you out. Deborah

1 year ago

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Memeoffour Roseville, CA

Company claims to offer free termite inspection as part of service. After being with Orkin for several years we were selling our home; I was told by their agent that the inspection would be included with our regular service. That did not happen and they dropped the ball. We were out of town and stressed to find this out from our listing agent who had to contact another inspection company that charged us a hefty fee for last minute inspection. In addition, when we cancelled our service on June 11th, we were told that we had one more “call back” treatment until August 11. When I contacted them today I was told I would be charged another fee of $104 to do the included “call back” that I was assured I was entitled to. There is a disconnect between their policies and what the service they give. Unhappy customer who would like a “refund” for last service or a treatment ASAP.

1 year ago

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melanie smith Brunswick, OH

I left a bad review before and I wanted to correct a few things. After calling and complaining they came back out and hopefully fixed the issue. They did say they will keep coming back as many times as needed. Thank you!

1 year ago

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J Unhappy Cumming, GA

When I told Orkin that I had an infestation of chiggers INSIDE my house they could get rid of my chigger problem. I signed some long nebulous contract and they sprayed inside my house. On the 3rd visit (each visit cost $75), they neglected to call and make an appointment but came to my house and sprayed outside only. Then they left a bill for $75. I started fighting with them, told them I wanted OUT of this contract, and that they could not charge me for spraying OUTSIDE when my problem had been INSIDE. Now they have hired a collections company and hit my credit with a collection. It brought my credit rating down by 100 points. Don't deal with Orkin - they do whatever they want to do.

1 year ago

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Donna Gregory

I feel like I've been scammed. They charged me a fortune to get rid of the mice infestation in my home. To the tune of about $6000. This included replacing all the insulation in my attic, closing up all the entrances into the house and putting a god awful make shift screening over a small part of our gutters on the front of the house. This was a year ago. I call them up to close up another hole where the mice could enter and the person who sealed it up got crap all over the side of my house. That was several months ago, and after several phone calls to the company, no one has come out to my house to scrap this stuff off the side of my house. I also signed a contract for residential pest control which every other month cost $104. Another rip off. I have canceled the program and would never do business with this company again.

2 years ago

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tony

1. They lie. Tell me that I can cancel at any time, but when I try to do, the fine print reveals i have to continue service for a year! 2. When I sold my house and canceled my service, they wouldn't stop billing my credit card! They are still charging me every month for a house I don't own (three payments now) and no one at Orkin can ever seem to fix the problem. 3. They cant get anything right. The sent my bills to the wrong address for *months* when I first set the account up. Now, the new owner has Orkin, and they send his bills yo my address. lol I would never recommend this awful, scam-ridden company.

2 years ago

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Iryna Suprun

We signed up for Orkin to get rid of mice. Orkin is a scam. They are selling subscription and they do everything they can to keep mice coming and not catching them. Traps they use are useless things I have ever seen(and cheapest). They catch nothing. Mice just eat bate and leave. Sticky traps are not sticky enough to catch anything. I complained about it multiple times but nothing changed. Finally, my husband went to Home Depot and bought traps there - immediately we saw improvements and multiple mice were caught. Also, Orkin claims that they come every time there is a dead mouse in your house - I was not able to get anybody in my house for 2,5 weeks. I was told that our specialist has a medical emergency. I understand but there should be someone else. Hiring Orkin was waste of money and time

2 years ago

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Colton Gonzales, TX

Scheduled the rep they sent to be here on days I am home so they could spray inside and outside. Without a call or email he would just show up when he wanted and spray only outside ( if he even really sprayed) and then leave a bill on my door. This was not the agreement. The same guy also would try and sell me stuff (knifes, football tickets etc...) almost every time he came over when I was actually home. When I tried calling customer service to get this corrected they were not the least bit concerned about my issues or the fact they have someone trying to sell stuff to their customers. She was extremely rude about me paying my last bill... I told her I didn’t want to pay it until she assured the service would get better. I ended up paying it and ended my service with them. To summarize: don’t use Orkin, terrible customer service, terrible at actually doing the job and care more about making $90 over keeping a customer.

2 years ago

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K. D. Cagle Marietta, GA

I called Orkin when we had rats in our home. A rep came and checked the house and sold me over $3,900 worth of work that didn't have anything to do with actually removing the rats, including sealing the foundation, blowing insulation into the attic, and replacing gutters. This failed the initial inspection and had to be corrected. Big rat traps were brought out and placed but with no bait. I called them out again and they brought some bait and suggested we use peanut butter in the traps. We had to bait the traps and remove the dead rats so Orkin actually did nothing to remove the pests. Now 3 years later, we have mice coming in so I'm not so sure the "sealing" worked. I didn't feel that Orkin did the pest control we needed. But even though they are supposed to be a pest control company, they did more to sell home repair than to get rid of the rats.

2 years ago

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Latrece Shelton Milwaukee, WI

Service provider, which services all of Southeast Wisconsin. I have been having the sames issues since November 2017 even after consistent routine care. They are always late for appointments, short staff and rude customer service. The most recent issue... We contacted to schedule a service appointment on Monday and no one was able to come out until Friday...Even though their advertisement offers same day service if you call before 2 pm. In addition, they were a no call/no show for Friday's scheduled appointment . We discovered they were not planning to come after we phoned the 5 minutes short of two hour window wait time.

3 years ago

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Missy Dunedin, FL

Orkin man kept ringing my door bell and wouldn't leave. Music playing loud dog barking. He still kept ringing door bell. During a pandemic. Please go away orkin man. Your annoying

6 months ago

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Jessica Lien Houston, TX

I purchase Orkin Service on 9/25/2020 11:00am and set up the appointment. I called 1:00pm the same day to reschedule my appointment. I was told it take up to 48 hours for technician to call me back for reschedule. 30 hrs passed I have not receive any phone call. On 9/26/25 5:15 pm I call Orkin to cancel my purchase and looking for other company with efficiency.

1 year ago

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Carol Gillespie

I would never recommend Orkin for bed bugs to anyone. We paid them lots of money and we have done lots of the work ourselves with sprays we purchases since they do not do a good job, do not return calls or have good customer service at all. We started in Sept. and as of yet we have not had a final review to say we are bug free, we have given up calling and have just moved on since we have not found any more ourselves. We are hoping for the best and have been totally disgusted with their service. Carol Gillespie, Aurora, Co.

1 year ago

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Bruce Anderson Kenilworth, IL

Very expensive, found out in the Phoenix area, Orkin uses a sub contractor for any bird work our company needed done as well as seal up the building for rats. We would of paid twice what the subcontractor was charging Orkin if we had not found out from another company about this, and it was never told to us by Orkin which is deceitful. So why hire them when you can hire the sub contractor .

2 years ago

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Richard t kellar Wellsville, NY

So paid orkin over 2 grand too get rid of bed bugs in our apartment building let me remind you that's 5 apartments they came once on the 23rd and yesterday on the 29th they were still present after the 23rd and i just woke up and killed 9 of them and took two of them as prisoners. There is a 30 day guarantee like it wasnt even one night and they come out having a pow wow completely dissatisfied and woukd not recommend these guys for bed bug extermination if there was a negative 5 stars thats what i would give them. All that money for what. Two thumbs down

2 years ago

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Brenda Lawson Hobbs, NM

I'm very disappointed with Orkin. I have always used them for pest control. They came out last year around March 2018 and serviced my house for termites. To this day they have not came back for follow up. I have call them 5 times sent two e-mails and even called their corporate office. They had no problem making us pay a huge down payment and we in turned paid the rest in full on receipt.

2 years ago

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unhappy customer Sayre, PA

We had a rat in our business and called Orkin. We are completely dissatisfied with the outcome. We were charged over $300.00 and it was not caught. They set traps similar to what I purchased at our local store. They did nothing other than what I did. I called to get my money back and was told that there is no guarantee they will catch anything. Don't waste your money. Buy your own traps, stinky spray, and tape.

3 years ago

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Judy Chesapeake, VA

If I could I would rate this company a zero. The customer service was terrible, Had to reschedule three times in order to get someone to come out. When tech did finally arrive, said he had to call inspector to come out. After numerous phone calls and a whole day wasted waiting for them, inspector finally showed up at 6 pm only to quote an exorbitant price with only one solution. No offer of financing if it is available. Will NOT recommend this company to anyone as they are unreliable and unprofessional.

3 years ago

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Ben Dayton, OH

Pet owners beware. They will show up an hour early and tell you to lock your pet in the basement while they treat your entire house with chemicals that are poisonous to humans and animals alike. If you’re not there to collect your pet, they will coerce whoever is there to do it saying it’s safe. They have absolutely 0 respect for the well-being and ethical and humane treatment of animals.

3 years ago

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Fran Pappas Melrose Park, IL

Been trying to get rid of mice for 2 years with them and,still no solution. Thousands of dollars later spent on shields traps etc and still have mice. They get a negative rating. Stay away

11 months ago

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Nancy Dries ,

Do not have orkin for pest control. Their ad says SAME DAY SERVICE IF CALLED BEFORE 9 AM. That is a scam. I have tons of ants after just two weeks of service. When I called, I was told no one could be here for 4 days. If I wasn't on their schedule I would have to wait.

1 year ago

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Janene Key Lebanon, TN

Came out for bees. Pour some powder in area which may have wells as been bee candy. Called to come back out and said they did, however my camera begs to differ. Guess don’t realize people have those these days. Called back with no response. Out $300 . Worst company ever. Stay away!!!

1 year ago

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Lamkas Milford, MI

Orkin came out and put traps up for squirrels and bats and said they’d be back in 2 weeks. The squirrels made another hole through the roof ceiling. I let Orkin know. They said they’d call and set up a day for them to come out. It’s been 6 weeks! No response from them at all! They will take your money And will not fix the problem!

1 year ago

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Fred Encinitas, CA

Told the phone appointment setter that I wanted CARPET BEETLE pest control. Next call from them to set appointment thought I had Carpenter Beetles. I corrected that. Today the man arrived and thought he was looking for bed bugs. He didn’t know what Carpet Beetles looked like and we had to show him pictures. This is highly unprofessional.

1 year ago

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sue papais Lake Orion, MI

Leaf guards are a joke. We were told we wouldn't have to clean gutters. Called local branch more than once. Got a snotty woman that told me they weren't a gutter cleaning service. BIG waste of money for this and a vaporguard they supposedly installed. Not a good company at all!!!!

1 year ago

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Disappointed customer Kendallville, IN

Dont waste your money they do half the job and still leave you with pest problems and tell you you have service up to a year just need to call and they scam you its only 30 days and then they want more money cuz you have to call them again cuz they didnt do a very good job poor customer service poor techs just want your money

1 year ago

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M HateMice Wrightstown, WI

Promised to find where mice were coming in. For 2 years, every other month, all they did was pick up traps, put down new ones. I had to point out and ask "Is this a nest?" I ended the relationship after the two years were up. Not worth it.

2 years ago

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KATHY HOLMBERG Altoona, PA

Very bad customer service on their part. I have spoke to 3 people and have been told 3 different things. Beware of the person coming to your house because they will lie through their teeth to get out of something that needs to be done. I would not recommend them to anyone ever!!!!

3 years ago

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Imee Tabug Fanwood, NJ

We were deceived by Orkin through their Rollin financing. We kept paying but never informed that they cancelled our service when we were paying all along. I contacted them multiple times but no one helped me so our loss, our money down the drain with no termite protection.

3 years ago

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kathy crowley Anderson, AL

Did not follow thru with our service. Paid 2300. They were to return 10 to 14 days to check for bugs. They did not. I called them back 27 to 28 days because another bug was found. Now I have to pay another company.

1 year ago

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Lynn Richmond, IN

Called Orkin as they advertise same day service if call before 2pm. Set up appointment. They called to cancel but moved it to later that afternoon. Never showed up or even called .

2 years ago

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Lilly Logan, UT

Some young man came to my door trying to sell me this pest control which is fine, but I told him I already had an account with another company we used and he bashed the other company and told me I was making a mistake. I get he’s trying to sell this stuff, but I don’t like that he felt the need he could tell me what I was getting was crap.

2 years ago

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Danielle Andrade Chicago, IL

They schedule then reschedule and reschedule again and again and again. Waste of time!!!

4 months ago

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Annie Pearl Byrd Twin City, GA

Treated my house several times and followed up as scheduled. I still have the insect problem. Not worth the money or frustration.

3 years ago

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