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Top 7 Pests Predicted To Trend In 2022

From mosquitoes and wildlife to ticks and flies, being prepared for spring and summer pests can have an impact on how enjoyable your time outdoors will be. Do not worry you are not alone, as the experienced team at Orkin Canada is there to help you prepare. After doing thorough research, we have put together a comprehensive list on the top 7 pests expected to trend in the summer of 2022. This list will provide an in-depth look at the impact that pests will have on your home or business, along with also providing easy to use preventative tips.

100 Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are peculiar. It’s not surprising these creepy creatures sparked panic among their human hosts, who found themselves fed upon in the dark of the night while seemingly safe in their beds. For a time, people felt like they could escape the pests by the light of day. That’s until bed bugs started showing up in offices. And in retail centers. And theaters. And libraries. Though it sounds like a Hitchcockian horror movie, it’s just a typical day’s work for your Orkin Canada technician. From our learnings, we rounded up 100 facts about bed bugs! To give you a little preview of some of these bed bug facts, we've listed 10 interesting facts from our top 100.

4 Easy Tips To Pest Proof Your Garden

Spring is the perfect time to get the garden tools out and start getting the garden box ready to grow some vegetables and your favourite flowers. You might do this every year, or this is your first attempt at gardening, regardless of your experience level, we're here to help you keep pests out. Our experienced Ph.d. entomologist Alice Sinia has put together a few easy and simple tips keep your garden pest free.

Spongy Moth 101: Everything You Need To Know About Spongy Moths (Formerly Gypsy Moths)

The Spongy moth (formerly the European Gypsy Moth) is a non-native defoliating insect that feeds on a variety of tree species found in the Greater Toronto Area. They are an invasive insect from Europe that were accidentally introduced in North America in the 1860s during an attempt to rear an alternative silk-producing insect. They feed on a wide range of hardwood trees, as well as evergreen trees, but show a preference to oak trees. Before you start running for the hills because these pests are invading your green spaces, we have put together a quick 101 on everything you need to know about Spongy Moths.

Canada's Top 25 Bed Bug Cities Of 2021

Bed bugs are extremely efficient hitch hikers. They can move easily across a room and climb onto luggage or anything left on a bed in just one night.

How To Prevent Pests From Invading Your Home During The Winter

Winter can be a time of good cheer and spending time with the people you love, but even though the weather may be colder, it does not mean that your home is immune to uninvited pests. With pests looking to escape the cold weather, your home can be the prime environment to nest and forage until the weather gets warmer again. Using over 65+ years of pest control experience, we have put together a list of expert tips to help prevent pests from invading your home during the winter.

How To Keep Winter Pests Out Of Your Business

In the winter months, competing end-of-year priorities may make pest control more of an afterthought. Probably because pests don’t come around during the colder months, right? Wrong. Pests are opportunistic — when they see your employees enjoying the warmth inside (and possibly some holiday treats in the break room), you can trust they want in on the festivities.

Atlantic Canada's Top 15 'Rattiest' Cities

As winter approaches, pest control leader Orkin Canada reminds homeowners and business owners to take precautions to help keep rodents out. Cities are ranked by the number of rodent (rat & mice) treatments the company performed from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

British Columbia's Top 20 'Rattiest' Cities

As winter approaches, pest control leader Orkin Canada reminds homeowners and business owners to take precautions to help keep rodents out. Cities are ranked by the number of rodent (rat & mice) treatments the company performed from August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021.

Rodent Health Risks in the Workplace

A rodent infestation is risky business in any work environment. In addition to ruining reputations, rodents are known for spreading diseases, bacteria and viruses everywhere they go. Protect your workforce – and your customers – from these health risks by maintaining a clean facility and keeping an eye out for rodent activity.  

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