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Pest Prevention 101: Tips for Home and Business Protection

Pests are always on the lookout for three primary needs – food, water and shelter – and they’ll gladly enter your home or business to find them. Their pursuit is relentless, which is why it’s a good idea to stay protected against pests at all times. With health concerns at an all-time high worldwide, it is crucial to eliminate potential attractants and entry points in order to prevent pests and keep their populations low. They can compromise the areas where you live and work because they carry and transmit diseases, which means the more you can do to eliminate potential attractants, the better.

Insect Proofing Your Outdoor Lighting

With summer finally here, insects are active again. Which means that you need to take the necessary steps to prevent your property from being invaded by these pests. That all starts with the outdoor lighting you are using. So here is everything you need to know to ensure your outdoor lights are properly insect proofed.

Food Safety Webinar: The State of Food, Retail and Safety during COVID-19

During the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s paramount to understand and implement best practices to operate retail food stores, restaurants and associated pick-up and delivery services to safeguard employees, customers and guests. In This free webinar, Orkin Canada partners with The Strategy Institute as part of their Food Safety Virtual Event Series to bring you perspective and insights from industry experts to help you adapt food safety procedures, maximize resources, navigate risks and avoid contamination.

Restaurant Re-opening: What You Need to Know

During the global COVID-19 pandemic, restaurant managers have been forced to respond to an unprecedented situation. Besides wondering how long the disruptions will last, professionals across the industry have also had to face concerns about health and safety for employees and customers. Ensuring peace of mind is crucial for returning to normal operations.

The Asian Giant Hornet (Murder Hornet) - What You Need To Know

There have been numerous news sources reporting about the appearance of the Asian Giant Hornet (Vespa mandarinia), commonly referred to as “Murder Hornets”. We wanted to quell any fears and educate you on this non-indigenous type of hornet.

Mosquito Madness

Move over, mosquitoes. Not only are these pests a nuisance, but they can leave painful bites on unsuspecting victims. Prevent these tiny vampires from feasting on your employees and customers by identifying their source and using preventive pest control to eliminate the itch left behind by mosquitoes.

Mosquito 101

Do mosquitoes get under your skin? Not only are these bloodsuckers a nuisance to your home, but they have painful bites that can leave you and your guests itching for hours – or sometimes days – at a time. Eliminate the itch by knowing how to identify mosquito bites and get rid of mosquitoes from the source. 

Extreme Weather & Pests: How to Protect Your Business When It’s Raining Rats and Moths

Extreme weather is just that—extreme. In a moment, it can change everything, leaving a trail of destruction that can take years and billions of dollars to clean up. So, before extreme conditions leave you high and dry (or low and wet, as the case may be), check what’s on the pest forecast. In this guide, you’ll learn which pests pop up most frequently after extreme weather events. You’ll also come away better prepared to help protect your business from Mother Nature before and after disaster strikes.

The 5 Most Interesting Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are increasingly common in residential settings, but that doesn’t make them any more comfortable to deal with. These crawling critters are out for blood (literally), and they’ll stop at nothing to get it from you. And let’s be real—no one wants to wake up with a bunch of painful bite marks. When dealing with bed bugs, it helps to be informed so you know what to expect. That’s why we’ve combed over Orkin’s massive bed bug knowledge database and picked out five key facts every homeowner should learn about these nighttime nuisances.

How To Identify And Address High-Risk Areas At Your Facility

Pests are incredibly resilient in their search for food, water and shelter. Unfortunately for food processing and handling managers, that often means your facility is a large, humming oasis for crawling critters of all kinds. That’s why it’s crucial to know where and how specific areas of your propertyare at risk – so you can take proper measures to address these “hot spots” and stop unwanted invaders before they arrive.

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