Rollins acquires Australia’s Adams Pest Control


July 7, 2020

Rollins-logo-648Orkin Australia, a subsidiary of Atlanta, Ga.-based Rollins Inc., acquired Adams Pest Control Pty Ltd, the largest independent pest control provider in Australia. Terms were not disclosed.

Founded in 1944, the company will join the Orkin Australia portfolio of brands alongside Allpest, Murray Pest Control, Scientific Pest Management and Statewide Pest Control. Peter Taylor, director and general manager of Adams Pest Control, joined the Orkin Australia team with the acquisition.

In other Rollins news, the company recently released financial results for the second quarter of 2020. According to a news release:

Rollins anticipates revenue growth for the quarter to reach low to mid-single digits over revenues for the second quarter of 2019, while residential pest control revenues are anticipated to reach high single- to low double-digit growth over revenues for the second quarter of 2019. While we experienced challenges in our commercial pest control business during the quarter, as pockets of the economy begin to recover, we have been encouraged by improvement in parts of our commercial pest control business. Our new service line, VitalClean disinfectant cleaning service, has been a contributor to this improvement.

Growth in our new residential pest control customers has been attributed to Rollins’ experiencing multiple record setting sales days during the second quarter in the Covington, Georgia call center.

Eddie Northen, Rollins Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer stated, “There are still more unknowns than knowns for the future; however, for the second quarter we have seen strong improvement in our residential service line accompanied by appropriate cost containment for our revenue levels.”


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