Orkin pest control review

Orkin has wide coverage across the US, is quick to respond to callouts, and offers a good range of plans to suit most pest needs.

Orkin pest control review
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Top Ten Reviews Verdict

Orkin pest control provides an efficient and quality service. The selection of pests that can help with is large and customer service is good.


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    Large pest library

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    Quick response time

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    Good annual plans available


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    Other companies have an even bigger pest library

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    It doesn't service every state in the U.S.

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Orkin can help you with practically any pest problem you have and can usually send a technician to your home quickly. The company offers one-time treatments or pest control plans that are tailored for your situation and the season.

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Orkin itself offers service in almost every state in the U.S., so you are likely to find an office near you, with the exception of Alaska, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. The company takes emergencies seriously, so if you have a dangerous situation, such as a nest of wasps or a scorpion holding you hostage in your bathroom, Orkin will do its best to provide same-day service. In most cases, existing customers can expect the pest control company to respond to a request within 24 hours.

Like others in our lineup of the best pest control services, Orkin offers an option of one-time treatments or regular services for a full year. The annual pest control and prevention plan includes treatments every other month, but technicians will come out between scheduled visits if you need. Once a technician is finished at your home, he or she will give you a list of treated areas so you know which spots your family and pets should avoid for a while.

Insect exterminator prices vary for many reasons, such as the city you live in, the type of pest that needs to be eliminated, and the size of your home and property. You can contact Orkin to get an inspection and a free quote.

It’s important to do your homework on pest control companies to make sure you choose the one that’s right for your situation. Orkin can take out virtually any pest that may invade your home. So, whether you have termites chewing up your wooden beams and door frames or ants that are eating your dog’s food, technicians can create a custom plan that will eradicate your pest problem and protect you from future infestations. The company can also remove wildlife that has ended up in your yard, garage, or living room.

If, for any reason, you feel a technician did a bad job, you can call and request an additional treatment. Someone will be there to treat your home and yard again within 24 hours, according to Orkin’s service agreements. You can find answers to questions you may have in the frequently asked questions (FAQs) section on the company’s website. Orkin also provides around-the-clock assistance by phone, so you can contact someone even after normal business hours. If you simply need to manage your account, you can do that by logging into your online account.

Should you use Orkin pest control?

Orkin doesn’t provide as comprehensive a library as some of its competitors, but there are nearly 100 pests listed on the company’s website to help you identify which pest is bugging you. You can also read through tips on how to prevent infestations in the future. In some cases, you can also find solutions on how to deal with a pest problem on your own.

Although Orkin has fewer pests in its identifying library than other services, it is one of the best pest control companies available. You can expect quick response time, thorough treatment and explanation of services, and even guaranteed return service if you’re not satisfied.

Rebecca Spear

Rebecca is a writer who has covered everything from photo books to graphic design and small kitchen appliances for Top Ten Reviews. Now a gaming writer for Future Labs, she's also contributed to big publications like TechRadar, Windows Central, Android Central, Reuters Legal Solutions Blog, iMore, and more. She no longer works for TTR.