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May 10, 2011

Free Online Resources Explore Bed Bug Business Implications
Orkin, AH&LA, BOMA and NAA Discuss HR, Litigation and Insurance Issues

ATLANTA, – What’s Your Bed Bug Business Plan?, a recent cross-industry webinar event hosted by Atlanta-based pest control company Orkin and featuring a panel of industry and subject matter experts discussing the business implications of bed bugs, is now available as a free online resource at www.BedBugBusinessPlan.com. In addition to insight from industry partners in the hospitality, commercial real estate and multifamily industries, Orkin worked with professionals experienced in litigation, risk management and employment law to develop a comprehensive plan to help address the operational implications of bed bugs.

“At this point, most businesses recognize the significance of a bed bug infestation and know the inspection and detection basics,” said Greg Baumann, director of technical services for Orkin. “What hotel, property and facility managers face now are the issues of protecting their brand, establishing a human resources policy and reducing the risk of litigation surrounding bed bug infestations.”

In partnership with the American Hotel and Lodging Association (AH&LA), the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA International) and the National Apartment Association (NAA), Orkin’s on-demand webinar features association leaders conversing about the specific business challenges posed by bed bugs and experts addressing the complex operational implications of bed bug infestations. The conversation also touches on how affected industries can work together to help stop the cycle of bed bugs.

Video presentations include Session 1: State of Bed Bugs in the Workplace; Session 2: Bed Bug Business Breakouts on litigation, risk management and HR; and Session 3: Cross-Industry Bed Bug Workshop. BedBugBusinessPlan.com also houses handouts that help guide business owners and operators to develop policies that protect their business and brand if bed bugs strike, as well as tip sheets about the nocturnal pest and how to monitor for it.

About Orkin, LLC

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects in the United States, Canada, Europe, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia and the Mediterranean. With more than 400 locations, Orkin’s almost 8,000 employees serve approximately 1.7 million customers. The company serves homeowners and numerous industries, including food and beverage processing, foodservice, hospitality, healthcare, retail, warehousing, property/facilities management, schools and institutions. Orkin is proud to be recognized by the National Pest Management Association as a QualityPro and GreenPro-certified company, addressing not only our customer’s pest control needs, but also their concern for protecting the environment. Learn more about Orkin at http://orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL).