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Not Digging It: How to Keep Pests Out of the Garden

Whether it’s vibrant flowers, towering trees or rows of vegetables, adding greenery can enhance the atmosphere and overall appearance of your home. But maintaining a garden isn’t easy—especially when there are thousands of hungry, destructive pests waiting to tear it apart.

How to Remove a Tick

After a day full of adventuring, playing or relaxing outdoors, the last thing you want to find is a tick sucking up your blood. While these pests don’t present much of a threat to well-built homes with maintained exclusionary measures, they can be found feeding on humans or pets after spending time outdoors in wooded areas. If you find a tick on yourself or your furry friend, it is important to remove it as quickly and safely as possible.

The Buzz on Small Flies

Nobody wants flies buzzing around their business – or their meal. Small flies are not only a nuisance, but they can also risk the health of your employees and customers alike.

Identifying Bee and Wasp Nests

While bees and wasps have many physical similarities, their impact on your health, yard and ecosystem varies by species. The nests of these pests can help identify which of these flying fiends are buzzing around your home and allow for proper removal of nests in your yard.

Bed Bug Travel Tips

Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers and aren’t picky about who they choose to travel with. These tiny pests can infest any space – including your hotel or cottage – and are not a sign of poor sanitation. Bed bugs are sneaky and can make their way into your belongings easily without being detected.

Avoid Painful Pests This Canada Day

Barbeques, fireworks, parades and…bug bites? While each of these activities are perfect for summer celebrations like Canada Day, summertime is also the ideal season for biting and stinging pests to come out in full force. Identifying which of these pests might make an appearance in your backyard can help you take the steps necessary to protect your home – and potential party guests – from their painful bites.

Defending the Cottage

Summer isn’t just the perfect time for you to visit your cottage. It’s also the perfect time for pests to come out of hiding and into your summer home.

How to Ace Your Audit

When it comes to staying on top of your responsibilities, there is one thing you never want to worry about – a failed pest control audit. But don’t bug out: with help from your Orkin Canada pest specialist, you are sure to pass your next audit with flying colors – and fewer flying critters.

Stomach Bugs and Other Foodborne Illnesses

Dangers of Pests in the Food Manufacturing Industry Not only do pests leave you with a bad feeling in your stomach, but they are also notorious for transmitting pathogens that actually get us sick. From E. coli and Salmonella to Listeria and Staphyloccus, pests can spread harmful microorganisms that lead to illnesses with unpleasant symptoms like gastrointestinal pain, fever and nausea.

Rats Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Where do rats nest? What diseases do rats carry that could affect humans? Get the answers to the most frequently asked questions, answered by the experts at Orkin Canada.

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