Terminix was founded 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, its team of skilled entomologists has studied all types of insects to ensure that its pest and bug exterminators can give customers the most complete protection from infestation. In 1986, Terminix joined ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc., one of the country’s largest and most successful service companies. ServiceMaster introduced Terminix to its diverse Quality Service Network, a group that includes such partners as Furniture Medic, Merry Maids, American Home Shield, AmeriSpec and ServiceMaster Clean. Each company is a leader in its industry and contributes to system-wide revenue for ServiceMaster Global Holdings Inc. Terminix is now the leading provider of termite and pest control services in the United States, with a network of 864 service centers worldwide.