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Ontario's Top 25 "Rattiest" Cities 2021

Pest control leader Orkin Canada reminds home owners 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. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

How Much Knowledge Do You Have Stored Away on Stored Product Pests? Test Yourself

Stored product pests like beetles, moths and weevils are known to infest whole grains or processed foods kept in a pantry or food storage facility. These pests can penetrate packaging and cause major damage to stored goods, resulting in lost product and profits, and sometimes even allergic reactions from their food contamination. These pests can also breed rapidly, causing populations to spike quickly, so it’s important to know how to spot their presence and activity before a full-blown infestation occurs. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of stored product pests and learn more about how to prevent them.

5 Tips To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

To some, fruit flies are probably the most headache inducing pest to deal with. What these flies lack in stinging or biting power, they more than make up for in being a consistent nuisance in your home or business. Using our industry knowledge and expertise, we have put together five easy tips to keep fruit flies out of your kitchen. 

What You Need To Know About Rodents During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been immediate, and long lasting, with businesses having to adjust the way operations take place. While for you and I the impact has been quite easy to see; from wearing masks and carrying sanitizer wherever you go to avoiding contact with others. The one aspect that often is overlooked is the impact the pandemic has had on rodents, as these pesky pests are having to adapt like everyone else

How To Get Rid Of Cluster Flies

Though cluster flies (sometimes referred to as black eyed or lethargic flies) do not pose a significant health threat, they can be a nuisance. Named for their tendency to cluster together in groups while overwintering indoors, these insects can take over your home or business if not dealt with right away. Using over 65+ years of pest control experience, we’ve put together some of the most effective tips to get rid of cluster flies in your home or business.

Dine El Fresco (Without Pests) This Summer

The long, lazy nights of summer call for dinners with friends and family. It’s that time of year when it’s pleasant to be outside, and the best way to celebrate is with the soundtrack of clinking glasses, chitchat, and laughter; the vibe is easy and relaxed, and the hours drift away.

Patios: For People, Not Pests

Summer is the perfect season for entertaining. Longer days equal a more relaxed atmosphere, allowing customers and residents to head outside and enjoy warmer weather. But nothing ruins outdoor get-togethers like uninvited guests. Drawing guests out is one thing, but keeping them outside takes a bit of forethought regarding pest control.

Enjoying the Summer? Here’s 5 Tips on Staying Bug-Bite and Sting Free

Summer is here and the outdoors are calling, but pests can ruin your poolside, lakeside or backyard fun. What‘s burger flipping to you can look like an act of aggression to specific pests, causing them to bite or sting to defend themselves and their homes. The resulting welts can be itchy and uncomfortable—and sometimes, even dangerous.

Are You the Master of Mosquitoes? Test Yourself

Did you know that mosquitos are found everywhere in the world (except Antarctica)? Every year, these annoying and harmful insects take flight and make their way into your backyard. And nothing is worse than gathering friends and family in your beautiful outdoor space, only to get eaten up by these sneaky blood-suckers.

How To Get Rid Of Rats

Rats can be a nuisance for any homeowner to deal with. As these pests can transmit diseases and can even cause damage to your home and property, thereby compromising the structure and potentially even creating possible fire hazards. Don’t worry, as Orkin Canada is here to help. Using our extensive experience, we’ve put together a list of the six most effective ways to get rid of rats in your home.

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