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South San Francisco, CA, USA


More than 85 years ago, E.L. Bruce was faced with a dilemma – termites in his hardwood flooring products. Realizing that he was not alone in his fight against termites, he founded the company that would become Terminix® in 1927 and earned the first U.S. patent for a termite control procedure.

From a small start-up company, Terminix grew to be the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, safeguarding millions of homes and businesses against all types of pests in 47 states and in 11 countries internationally.


In 1969, Terminix expanded to offer general pest control as well as termite control to residential, commercial and industrial establishments. For decades, our team of skilled entomologists has studied all types of insects to ensure that our pest and bug exterminators can give our customers the most complete protection from infestation.



Terminix believes in exceeding expectations. From ensuring customer satisfaction to developing strong relationships with our Terminix teammates, we are committed to delivering more than what is required of us, with the distinction expected of a true leader.

Even though Terminix is now the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, with a network of 864 service centers worldwide, our mission has remained unchanged.

By continuing to find ways to better serve our customers and contribute to the professional and personal development of every individual at our company, we reinforce our reputation as a valuable and trusted leader.