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Pest-Proofing Your Business: The 3 Keys to a Successful IPM Program

When it comes to pest management for your business, you need a plan you can trust. Pests will do anything to find food, water and shelter. And they’re relentless about it. That means your business is always a prime target. With the constant threats of bugs, birds and rodents always looming, is there a reliable way to stay protected? Fortunately, there is. Orkin Canada uses a time-tested approach known as Integrated Pest Management (IPM). This comprehensive method focuses on proactive prevention while minimizing the use of chemical treatments. It’s a smart way to protect your business for the long-term while reducing environmental impacts.

Rodent Roundup: How To Deal With Rats And Mice

Rodents are some of the craftiest pests around. They’re always on the lookout for food, water and shelter. If you’re a homeowner or a business owner (or both), your property likely provides everything they’re looking for in one convenient place. And in an age of heightened health concerns due to COVID-19, a small rodent problem can quickly become a serious one. While rodents haven’t been shown to be carriers of the disease, they are known to carry other pathogens that can compromise the safety of your home or business. They thrive in filth and clutter, which means their presence is a sure signal that you need to take action. But where should you start? If you suspect there may be rodents around, you’ll want to identify the key markers of their presence.

How To Keep Your Facility Exclusive

Pests don’t scan their key card on the way in the door, so you’ll never know when they show up at your facility — especially if they’re already inside. Crawling critters are always looking for a way to make themselves at home if your building offers any food, water or shelter. Chances are, it contains a bit of all three. That’s why it’s important to take preventive measures to keep pests where they belong: outside. Orkin Canada’s exclusion services do just that, using a variety of tools to help fortify your facility at its most vulnerable entry points.

Scrubbing Out Pests: How to Create Your Own Sanitation Schedule

In the foodservice industry, there’s little room for error when it comes to health and safety. As a manager, you’re responsible for ensuring sanitary conditions in both front-of-house and back-of-house areas of the building. Proper sanitation is key for passing third-party inspection and maintaining an exceptional customer experience, and pest management is a crucial part of that. Just one pest sighting can ruin a customer’s experience, and an infestation can cause significant issues for any restaurant.

Protecting the Patio: Tips For Pest-Free Dining

In an age of heightened health concerns, maintaining proper cleaning and sanitation procedures at your restaurant is more important than ever. As a manager, you know how important it is to create an outstanding guest experience, and that starts with ensuring a clean dining environment for your patrons. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than outdoor areas like patios, porches and decks. Unfortunately, they are also highly susceptible to pest issues. With little or no protective barriers between the outdoors and your customers, pests can more easily take up a seat at your tables—leaving dissatisfied diners in their wake.

Slow The Buzz: How To Keep Kitchens Free From Flies

Flies are an ever-present threat in the restaurant industry. As a manager, you’ve probably experienced how difficult it can be to keep these pests from disrupting your guest experience. That’s why it’s important to take steps to keep flies out of your building and away from your food, starting with the greatest food source of all: your kitchen. The best thing you can do to keep flies out of this food preparation area is to apply a proven fly management program comprised of monitoring, sanitation and exclusion techniques.

Beyond Checking the Boxes: Expert Pest Control Tips For Passing a Health Inspection

For restaurant managers, there’s perhaps nothing more frightening than failing a health inspection—and with good reason. The reputational damage a failed health inspection brings can be difficult to overcome. Municipal health departments often post inspection scores online, so your latest inspection score (and the exact reasons for any deductions) are just a quick search away for your potential customers. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure your restaurant is always on the up-and-up.

7 Signs Of Termite Evidence You Need To Know

Termites are the bane of any home or business. As termites are responsible for millions of dollars in damage to homes across Canada. This is why recognizing evidence of a termite infestation early on can ensure that your property is treated before the structure is compromised. Here are seven signs of termite evidence you need to be aware of. 

How To Inspect For And Prevent Termites

Though they’re not the most visible pests, termites can cause extensive damage to your home or business if left unchecked. Hiding within the structure of the building, these pests are capable of chewing through foundational materials and leaving widespread—and expensive—destruction behind. Termites provide benefit to ecosystems because they break down waste into nutrients for soil, but unfortunately, they can also break down the man made places where you live and work. Stopping termites starts with knowing how to identify the problem. Let’s a take a quick look at the two most common types of termites and the signs that indicate their presence.

Making the Food Grade: A Guide for IPM Success in Food Manufacturing

When it comes to pest management, you can never know too much. At Orkin Canada, we’ve seen it all: from facilities fastidiously documenting every fly to those letting rodents relax in the break room. That’s why we’re sharing the ultimate study guide of more than 50 facilities’ best practices with you.

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