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    501 Orkin Pest Control Consumer Reviews and Complaints

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 30, 2018

    First I will say my exterminator is great. He’s friendly, polite, explains everything to me. With that being said, he has been out to my home 3 times since end of Sept 2018 to treat for cockroaches and I have been told every time give it about a week you shouldn’t see anymore. All the bait traps are empty, and I am still finding cockroaches. I am now finding baby cockroaches throughout my entire bathroom. Today alone I have killed 15-20 of them and the last time Orkin came out he said this should take care of them once and for all...not! I have heard numerous times we aren’t infested, but I call **. If they can breed with bait traps and poison gel out then someone is not doing what they are supposed to be doing properly. I have already paid quite a bit and very upset with the results. Again great serviceman, very poor company.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Oct. 16, 2018

    I had a bad experience with Orkin. I had scheduled my home spray for only one time. They came and sprayed my home for the agreed charges of $104. After one month I saw another charges for the similar amount in my credit card statement then I called them. They said that, "We have sent you a technician to inspect home and he did it." I said, "I have never seen your person come to my home. You should have called me for appointment then send your technician and he did not show up at all. We are always at home 24/7." Then I dispute the transaction through my bank but Orkin charge me for no services provided to me.

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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 24, 2018

    To whom it may concern: Our experience with your company was terrible. We called to schedule an appointment to take care of yellow jackets issue that we had. My husband took a day off work for set appointment. About 30 minutes before the end of the appointment window we get a call stating that the tech will not be able to make it. We called the office and things got rearranged and technician came out. He treated the area and it turned out that the bees made a beehive in the wall which Orkin will remove when they arrive for the follow up appointment. The office called next day and scheduled the appointment for Saturday between 9 am-12pm that week. Around 11:55 am we called the office to check when the tech would arrive. We were told that there is someone to scheduled and the office has absolutely no way of getting in touch with the tech. Which was surprising since it's 2018 and everyone has a cell phone.

    Around 4 pm that day we received a call from a tech stating that he was held up on a job and will be arriving shortly. He arrived checked the wall to see if there is no buzzing sound anymore. When asked about removing the hive he said that Orkin doesn’t do that and said that he has to get home to work on his Harley. We were a little taken back by his response as we paid for the service and were expecting to have a professional remove the beehive instead of us. Our experience with Orkin was less than 1 star – between the lack of assistance from the office to a tech that did not want to be bothered by his job. Needless to say I will not recommend Orkin nor will I be using them in the future.

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    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 3 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 18, 2018

    I live in Little Rock, AR and every other month, I have a scheduling problem. 2 months ago I was on the schedule, never received a call. Friday I got an automated call that I was schedule for today between 12 and 2 pm. I called, talked to a clerk and rescheduled for 8-10 am due to my work schedule. No one showed up today. When I called at 1015 to see what happened, the clerk said, "Oh yes, I remember talking to you Friday." She searched something and then said, "The tech must have been overloaded." I have been with this company 2 years and when I had a regular tech, there was never a scheduling problem. I understand they are understaffed but we have all month to schedule this right!

    3 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: Sept. 18, 2018

    Now other sick. They guaranteed me that it would be safe. My cat died and now I have to treat my other animals that are also sick. Anyone else had issue like this? Or a lawyer who can help me in this?

    7 people found this review helpful
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    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 13, 2018

    I initially set up a recurring payment upon hiring the service and they have continued to charge me additional money outside of the agreement putting my bank account negative, they reimburse the money but never any charge incurred from the bank because they billed when they were not suppose to. The policy of ORKIN is to not refund charges incurred by the bank even if it is because they are not billing correctly. Only a company that continues to bill without permission would have this type of policy in place. I went to ORKIN from Terminix, they make Terminix look like the cream of the crop. They have also billed me for service that was never completed and I know very well that they have not because my gate is not operable and have never attempted to contact me to get in the yard.

    5 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Sept. 7, 2018

    Warning: Do not use this service! If you need pest control, there are several other options that are much better. I was a loyal customer for many years even though it was difficult to see that they made any difference. After I stopped service for a brief period, they charged me $250 for one visit. They typically show up for 5-10 minutes and charge over $100 each time. Another expert came and showed me all of the things that Orkin missed. Poor service and no loyalty.

    8 people found this review helpful
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    Original review: Aug. 28, 2018

    First appt was on schedule. But thereafter they come late or not at all. But the minute I overlooked my last contract payment they dropped/cancelled my account and request that I start new contract with an initial down payment and every other month payments. They are less expensive than most competitors but not $WORTH$ the money invested not to mention their arrogant customer service.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 18, 2018

    Made a appointment at 7 am for Saturday 8/18 to remove wasps as my wife is has a very bad reaction from the sting of one. They said they would be here between 12 noon and 3 pm. No show. When I called they told me it was for the 23rd. Although the app. was made before 2 pm, for same day service according to their website she told me she could not get ahold of any tech as they all left by noon. So I was left to Monday to find another co. to do it right away. I waited for them and my Saturday and my wife's health at risk now till Monday. Thank you so much Orkin. Do not bother with them.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 18, 2018

    I had a late afternoon appointment. Waited home. The manager said he would come with his technician to take down wasps nests & go into my attic to see if there was an ant nest. The technician kept saying via text "he is with another client, last stop." They never even showed up. They led me to believe they would be here. I am very disappointed.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: Aug. 18, 2018

    Kyle visits our company here in Honolulu on a regular basis and we told him about a problem we had with bugs swarming. He went above and beyond to solve the problem by trying a couple methods of getting the situation under control and came up with a solution that worked. Mahalo Kyle for not giving up.

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 29, 2018

    I hired Orkin about 2 months ago to treat my yard for moles. They charged $650.00 for 4 treatments. After 3 the technician said they were gone but you get 30 days guarantee. After a week I saw more mole trails and they reluctantly came back for 4th treatment. Well my 30 days are up and my yard is now again filled with mole mounds and trails. This treatment is a complete waste of money. Each time they came out they were here for maybe 10 minutes at the most. I don't see how they stay in business.

    17 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 26, 2018

    I would never recommend Orkin, first they don't tell you that they just go 3 ft from your house, after that they charge more. Next they don't spray for everything, I have earwigs and ants, guess what? Still have them each on then I would call telling them that they are still in my house. One lady said I would be charged again. Another month a lady said that I would have a technician at my house the following week at no charge. Well guess what? No one showed up, surprise. This Orkin is a big joke, been with them for almost 3 months and it's horrible, customer service knows that I can't have my cellphone on me due to my job to email me so I have someone at my house and NO they still freaking call me. Do you not put notes in the computer because each and every time I call you guys I tell you that I can't be reached at my job by phone to email me. I hate this place and now I am stuck in a contract and still have ants and earwigs.

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 26, 2018

    He did not treat the whole house for roaches. Whenever you're treating for roaches you need to do the whole house not just two or three little bitty spots with gel on the hinges. Didn't address my other bug issues. I'm still having bugs crawl out my cabinet when I open it up get my glasses. He didn't move anything. He just open the doors and says, "Oh looks like you caught it early enough." He put out a few treat sticky traps and I paid and I'm not happy. Tap that one so you some money go to the store get you some sticky traps.

    12 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 26, 2018

    Orkin Broward County Florida - Took them 2 months after inspection to actually schedule a termite treatment although there were active termites on the property, new residue appearing daily, & swarming every night. When you call the office, often you get a recording asking that you leave a message, no one EVER calls back. The staff, when they do answer the phone, tend at times to be rude and impatient. They finally scheduled the tenting after multiple persistent phone calls from me and my insistence that they do so. I was told it would be done on a Friday. When mid day rolled around and still no tent, I was lied to by the office staff and told it would be up by 6:00 PM. The tent was NEVER PUT UP. Multiple calls to the 'emergency' number were never returned. Finally through some ingenuity of my own I managed to find out that it had been rescheduled for the following day. NO ONE EVER BOTHERED TO TELL ME!

    I will give credit where it is due. The gentleman in charge who actually managed the procedure was polite and professional. But the lack of communication and the stress the whole experience caused me, along with the complete lack of concern for the customer are inexcusable. My impression is that, since we had been paying yearly for a guarantee, they had our money and were in no hurry to take care of us, as we were not new business. From beginning to end, very unprofessional and terrible customer service.

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    9 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 26, 2018

    After two and a half years of paying Orkin for pest control we STILL HAVE BUGS. Just sat down after dinner right on the arm of my couch is the biggest cockroach I had ever seen. I jumped up off the couch killed the cockroach. They NEVER quite go away even after paying Orkin for 2.5 years! Orkin DIDN'T get the job done. IF YOU WANT TO "THROW YOUR MONEY AWAY AND HAVE BUGS" get Orkin!

    12 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 13, 2018

    My family had worked with Orkin previously for years, but we recently had a bed bug problem and called them in and had a TERRIBLE experience. Based on the inspection alone which you had to pay for ($95) I never want to use Orkin again. Upon entering the home he told us what bed bugs were (...I called and told them we knew we had bed bugs because we have had previous experience, but you must pay for the inspection, and it seems that there was no communication on our specific situation between person I talked to on the phone and the guy that came to our house).

    The guy wouldn't tell us how bad the infestation was at all, and basically used fear tactics to try to get us to buy the heat treatment on the spot ("by now they're under all the carpets, and in every crevice, you want to get the treatment as soon as possible"). When I asked questions about a chemical treatment on the one room we personally had seen them in, he wouldn't answer me on if they even did chemical treatments, and changed the subject. He was extremely condescending in explaining what bed bugs were and how to get them fixed.

    We called Terminix the next day and they have FREE inspections, the guy that came to our house was extremely knowledgeable about the subject and talked us through the problem for an hour versus the Orkin guy staying for 30 minutes avoiding questions. Terminix is more expensive for a heat treatment but I think it's extremely worth it if you can afford a few extra hundred dollars.

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    7 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
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    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: July 12, 2018

    I called Orkin last year to get rid of roaches. I had fought them for years and even though I had thought I had won the battle, I then got neighbors from hell. Once the people moved and their water was shut off, I noticed the hoard of bugs showing up in my house. I was just tired of fighting them. Orkin came within the week. He looked around and started to work. No chemical smells and no stains. Every cabinet, drawer, crack and crevice was sprayed. He put down sticky traps and small bait thing.

    He then sprayed outside all the way around my house. He explained that it would be about 2 weeks before I seen a big difference. He was so right. I did sign for 1 year so he comes every 2 months. I only pay $77 a visit. Haven't had any bugs since a month after the first visit but would recommend this company every time. I don't remember the man's name but he is always the same guy. He is elderly and probably the smartest person I know when it comes to extermination.

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    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 21, 2018

    Nathan is my technician, and he is always a joy. He texts me the day before to confirm my appointment, changing his schedule to match mine as needed. He treats my home and me with respect, always telling me what he's doing and what he found during his inspections. He frequently goes above and beyond - he brought in a UPS package on my last visit without me asking him to! Great job, Nathan!

    6 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 18, 2018

    I chose Orkin for a pest issue at my house we just bought. Orkin beat the price a competitor offered so of course I went with them as I knew this would be an ongoing issue requiring Orkin to come out often. First appointment was great, the technician was on time and thorough. After 10 days we still had an issue and asked for them to come out and spray again which you get free during the monthly spray time period. I called our local office, made the appointment for as soon as possible, the day of the appointment no one shows up. I never received a call when they decided to cancel that appointment and they reschedule to whatever date they chose. I only found out when checking my online account and I saw the date was changed.

    I called the local office, and I’m told the tech is on vacation and she gives me a new date for scheduling. We had to wait three weeks from the first appointment to get an emergency appointment set up, by this point the second appointment falls into the new month as a regular visit. Today the tech was scheduled from 12-2 pm, it’s 3:30 pm and my husband has yet to see him. He called the local office and had to leave a message and has yet to hear back. The communication with customer service is not good, and to cancel a set appointment and reschedule without calling the customer from the start is so rude. People take time off work and rearrange their daily lives to be at home to meet the technician and then no one shows up. I should have paid more money and stayed with the competitor (Terminix), they were always on time, had thorough communication, and did many follow ups.

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    7 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 15, 2018

    When a pest control company came to my door and offered me a lower price for a better service I called Orkin while they were standing at my door. The lady I talked to offered to match their price and I told her no thanks as I decided to go with this other company. I told her I wanted to cancel and she said she took care of it. She insisted there was no further action required by me. Then I noticed almost a year later I’m still being charged quarterly for their service which means I’ve been paying for 2 services for almost a year when Orkin was supposed to be canceled! When I called to talk to a manager he was condescending and said that they keep record of everything and there was no record that I ever canceled, essentially calling me a liar.

    I told him it made no logical sense to have 2 services come for the same thing and pay double. Then he proceeded to tell me how much money it costs them to do the service as if I care since it was a mistake on their part. I made them send me an email confirmation for canceling my service today since the first lady failed to do it. I’m beyond livid at this point! $500 our of my pocket for a service they didn’t cancel and I didn’t need and didn’t even TRY to make it right. Pretty much just blamed me. I will never do business with them again.

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    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: June 10, 2018

    Terrible. The people on the phone were just plain stupid then the person they sent out here showed up with his zipper down. He was rude and did not understand english. This company and the people that work for this company should all be fired. They need someone to manage them. Horrible company. Horrible people.

    8 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 2 stars
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    Original review: May 30, 2018

    I originally called Orkin for a flea problem in my house about a year ago and I have to say they took care of it and I have not had a problem since, which is the only reason they get 2 stars. As far as their customer service staff and scheduling goes, they are terrible. Many times they get the appointment time wrong. When I am called to confirm my appointment and I ask to reschedule it, they huff and puff and are rude like it's hurting them to do their job. I don't appreciate the bad attitudes. I feel like the communication between the customer service staff and technicians is very poor which is probably why the techs show up at my house at the wrong time/day. The next time I have a pest problem I will not be calling Orkin Pest Control.

    11 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: May 25, 2018

    Called Orkin on Tuesday. They set appointment for Wednesday then called and changed it to Thursday morning then called and changed it to Thursday afternoon and didn’t show up until after appointment time after I left for work. I called them twice today and they promised to call back right away and 2 hours later (after the second call) I still haven’t heard from them!! NICE WAY TO DO BUSINESS!!

    14 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: May 6, 2018

    Been having an issue with water bugs. Orkin came out and sprayed on 4/16 and the tech did a rush job. I had problems again on 5/6, so their solution lasted all of 20 days before the problem resurfaced. I'm going back to Ehrlich because I would get at least 2.5 to 3 months of relief from their services.

    15 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: April 29, 2018

    I sign an original contract with Orkin on 2/3/2018 for 6 months. The cost was $298.32. I had 3 visits to control mice in my house. So far this was successful. My problem is that Orkin has used my credit information to bill me an additional $145.89 on March 5th 2018 without my authority. I am definitely not happy.

    22 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
    Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
    Original review: April 25, 2018

    Orkin came to my home two weeks ago last Friday to do a Spring maintenance treatment. The man who arrived was told what past issues that we had experienced with insects and where the problem areas in our house were located. I showed him our crawl space under the house and told him that the floor was unfinished concrete and he would probably need knee pads. He took one look inside the crawl and announced that he was too large to get in there, even though I am as large as he is and I have been in there numerous times in the past. He informed me that he would have another (smaller) tech stop out the following Monday to treat the crawl space. I waited all day Monday and no tech called or showed up at my home. I attempted to call the nearest Orkin dealer in Alsip, Illinois to find out why no one had shown up. I got a recording informing me to leave my name and phone number and they would contact me.

    I waited until Thursday and still no call. My wife finally contacted them on Friday of last week and they informed her that a tech would be at our home between 8am-10am on Tuesday (yesterday). I waited until 10:30am and no tech had yet arrived. I contacted Orkin's corporate office in Atlanta to complain. They advised that they had contacted the Orkin office in Alsip and that I would receive a phone call later that day.

    That afternoon, I received a phone call from an Orkin tech who informed me that he had been scheduled to come to my home between 8am-10am that day but somehow forgot. He promised that he would come to my home today (Wednesday) between 8am-9am to finish the job that the first tech failed to do. Besides being undependable, Orkin, at least in The Alsip office, is virtually impossible to speak with a live person during normal business hours. I have always been met with a recorded message and then left to wonder if I will get a response to my concerns, such as this one. Orkin did, however, take the service charge out of our checking account without delay even though they didn't finish the job. I am very unhappy with their lack of service.

    Updated 06/22/2018: First of all, see the review that I posted on April 25th of this year for background on my experiences with Orkin. Last Monday, I had an appointment for an Orkin tech to come to our house for a Spring treatment both inside and outside our house. The appointment was set for between 9am-11am. I waited until 11:30 am and no tech called or showed up. I had a prior appointment on the previous Friday between 5pm-7pm that was cancelled by the tech when he called my home @ 4:45 pm on Friday, informing me that he was ill and made the new appointment for the following Monday.

    I contacted Orkin customer support to complain and a tech came out on Wednesday morning and did the treatment. I had been previously informed by the manager of Orkin in Alsip, Illinois that this treatment would be free because of the past scheduling issues. My wife informed me Wednesday afternoon that we were charged $20 for the service and Orkin e-mailed me a statement verifying this fact. I am beyond angry at this point. Orkin has proved themselves to be unreliable and untrustworthy and now I wonder if they did a good job in applying treatments to control our pest issues. My faith in them is rock bottom at this point and I certainly won't be recommending them.

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    13 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 1 star
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    Original review: April 2, 2018

    We called this company to eradicate our bedbug problem since Dec. 2017. 5 treatments $2K later it is now April 2nd 2018 and we are still finding bed bugs. We have laundered all the laundry in the house multiple times and have done everything the company has asked us to do to prevent spreading them throughout the house. I am very upset with them. I called them and demanded they come back and treat the house for free. They are agreeing to come back tomorrow. This better be the last time we have to have them come to the house. I feel like we've been scammed and I am not happy. Just be wary about calling these exterminator to your house. Remember pest control is a business not a hobby.

    23 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 29, 2018

    These fine people have been working in my home since Dec 2018 on a mouse invasion. They were here each time we called and made weekly trips to change traps and seal holes found. Today, we caught number 50. Yes, 50 of the little darlings who took up residence. I will forever be grateful to these wonderful folks at Augusta, GA Orkin. Only the best!

    10 people found this review helpful
    Rated with 5 stars
    Verified Reviewer
    Original review: March 27, 2018

    Joe came out for the first time 2 weeks ago. What an awesome person and customer service!!! Joe reassured us we were doing the right thing and that it wasn't as bad as we thought the cockroaches were. Did a follow up last week and advised things were looking better and we are headed in right direction!!! Thanks Joe. You are an awesome asset to Orkin. Wish all people had your customer skills.

    12 people found this review helpful
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    Orkin is one of the most popular and largest pest control companies in the world. The company serves businesses and residential property owners both across the country and internationally.

    • Company reputation: Orkin is known as one of the leading experts in pest control. The company is more than 113 years old.

    • Variety of services: Orkin offers a variety of pest control services, including termites, bed bugs, rodents, ants, roaches, spiders, scorpions, bees, ticks, mosquitoes, and more.

    • Location of company: Orkin has locations across the world, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, Central America, South America, the Middle East, Asia, the Mediterranean, Africa, the Caribbean, and Australia, so it’s a convenient option for customers across the world.

    • Service: Because Orkin exists across the world, it’s hard to depend on consistent customer service. Representatives from location to location may differ due to different regional challenges, different managers, etc.

    • Scheduling: Customers who need quick service from Orkin may experience delays and long wait times when trying to book an appointment.

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    Orkin Pest Control Company Information

    Company Name:
    Orkin
    Year Founded:
    1901
    Address:
    2170 Piedmont Rd. NE
    City:
    Atlanta
    State/Province:
    GA
    Postal Code:
    30324
    Country:
    United States
    Phone:
    (844) 513-0867
    Website:
    www.orkin.com
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