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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.

Ants Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What attracts ants into my home? How do I get rid of ants and prevent their colony from growing? Get the answers to the most frequently asked questions on ants, all answered by the experts at Orkin Canada.

Bed Bugs - Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

How do I know if I've been bitten by a bed bug? How do I identify a bed bug when I see one? Get the answers to the most frequently asked questions on bed bugs, all answered by the experts at Orkin Canada.

4 Questions to Ask Before Buying a New Home

Whether you are buying an old Victorian or a new, custom-built home, you could be sharing a roof with unwanted visitors—pests. Just like you never know what’s lurking behind the walls, it’s hard to tell what underlying pest problems a home might be hiding.

Turning Out Unwanted Tenants From Your Multi-Residential Property

Leaky toilets. Clogged pipes. Broken A/C units. The type of maintenance requests property managers receive depends on the size, age and condition of the building. But whether managing brand-new high-rises or condos that are full of character, there’s one complaint every multi-residential property manager will deal with eventually — pests.

How To Keep The Cockroaches Out

We’ve all seen them before. They scamper across the floor and the walls, causing panic as they appear around corners or amongst stored food items. But don’t be fooled by the fact that cockroaches are so common—they’re still some of the filthiest pests imaginable.

How to Keep Pests Away from the Kitchen

Chances are, you’ve seen it before. A resident lets dirty dishes or smelly trash pile up for way too long, and suddenly, there’s a pest crisis on the premises.

What the Buzz is All About: A Breakdown of Common Bees

It’s easy to think of bees as aggressive or harmful, but the truth is, they’re quite beneficial. Bees are pollinators, which means they help plant populations bloom and thrive. So, while they may annoy you at a backyard cookout—or potentially cause an allergic reaction when they sting—bees are also essential stewards of the environment.

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