Inclusion inspires results. At Terminix, we are committed to fostering a culture where all teammates are treated with respect and given an opportunity to contribute to our success. Our teammates’ differences and uniqueness are an asset in identifying opportunities to grow and serve our customer base.
We're a company built on a vision that inspires us to create and deliver innovative solutions and services for homes and businesses around the world. Terminix believes in creating a culture where our teammates are empowered to give back to communities where they live and work. In fact, our teammates have a rich history of volunteer service intended to improve lives and build stronger communities.
We live and work in the same communities as our customers, who trust us with their homes and businesses tens of thousands of times every day. That trust depends on our responsibility to do no harm, and to protect and maintain the safety of our teammates, our customers, our communities, and the environment.
Each day, Terminix teammates and our partners serve more than 50,000 customers around the world. These customers have come to trust us because our frontline cares deeply about the quality of their work and the relationships they have built.
But this trust depends on our commitment to protect the health and safety of our teammates, customers and communities, and to promote a healthy and sustainable environment. We value that trust, and it’s our responsibility to live up to these commitments.
E. L. Bruce, owner of a hardwood flooring company in Memphis in the 1920s, was searching for a method of protecting his wood flooring from damage by termites. When his senior chemist Frank Lyons developed the first termiticide, an insecticide specifically designed to kill termites, he realized they had discovered the formula to "nix the termites." Hence the name Terminix, and the opening of the Bruce Terminix Research Laboratory in 1927.
In 1955, Terminix was the first company to offer a termite protection contract with annual inspections and a guarantee. Two years later, franchisees began offering residential and commercial pest control services.
Over the next 30 years, Bruce’s company would continue to expand nationally and internationally. In 1986, Terminix joined the ServiceMaster family of brands and by 1990, it was the largest pest control company in the world.
In 2007, Clayton, Dubilier and Rice acquired ServiceMaster Global Holdings and took the company private. And in June 2014, the company was again trading publicly on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: SERV).
In 2020, management of ServiceMaster Global Holdings, made the strategic decision to focus on the growing pure-play global pest control market and chose to sell the legacy ServiceMaster franchise businesses, adopting the powerful name Terminix for the parent company and for the first time the first name in termite and pest control, Terminix, was independently listed on the NYSE under the ticker TMX.