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About Terminix

Terminix is the world's largest pest control provider. Headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., Terminix services approximately 3 million residential and commercial customers in 47 states and 14 countries. Terminix provides pest control services and protection against termites, rodents and other pests threatening human health and/or safety. Terminix is a subsidiary of The ServiceMaster Company, one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks.

  • Terminix holds the first patent for termiticide, awarded in 1932 when senior chemist Frank H. Lyons created a unique insecticide.
  • Terminix was the first termite control company to franchise. The termite franchises were first marketed under the name Bruce-Terminix.
  • Terminix was the first company to provide a termite protection guarantee or contract in 1955.
  • Terminix began offering treatment for general residential and commercial pest control services in 1958.

ServiceMaster bought Terminix from Cook Industries in 1986 as one of its first steps in building a network of consumer services companies. Today that network fulfills a broad range of needs for business and residential customers.

About ServiceMaster:

With a global network of more than 6,900 company-owned, franchise and licensed locations, Memphis-based ServiceMaster is one of the world's largest residential and commercial service networks. The company's high-profile brands are Terminix, TruGreen, American Home Shield, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids, Furniture Medic and AmeriSpec. Through approximately 21,000 corporate associates and a franchise network that independently employs over 31,000 additional people, the ServiceMaster family of brands serves more than 8.2 million customers every year. Go to www.servicemaster.com for more information about ServiceMaster or follow us at twitter.com/ServiceMaster or facebook.com/TheServiceMasterCo.