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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Landscaping Tips To Protect Your Facility
When it comes to managing your facility, you have to take every detail into account – including potential pest problems. But where does pest prevention actually start? On the outside, of course. Your landscaping choices can contribute to pest activity, which is why it’s important to keep vegetation properly maintained and positioned.
Structural Deficiencies Invite Pests
What’s one thing that can ruin an otherwise spectacular guest experience? A single pest sighting. No guest wants to run across pests on your property, and just seeing a rodent or bug may be enough to drive them away from your business for good. What’s more, these unwanted visitors can cause massive amounts of structural damage around your facility—and once they’re in, pests can be tough to get out. If you’re experiencing any of these pitfalls, it’s crucial to address them quickly in order to preserve your facility’s safety (and profitability).
Can You Maintain Your Position Against Pests?
Make sure your facility is equipped to fight off pests. No matter what type of product goes through your property, every facility has three zones of pest protection: green, yellow and red. These zones indicate how much pest pressure an area is likely to experience and how frequently the area will need maintenance. An effective facility maintenance schedule can provide each zone with the hardware it needs to help keep pests at bay all year long
Cockroaches have been bugging businesses for the entirety of human existence. And whether they’re scurrying through the facility, snacking on crumbs in employee break rooms or swimming through the sewer, they are more than just a nuisance. These tiny pests can also contaminate products and cause expensive damage around your facility, so it’s important to handle a cockroach sighting as soon as possible to prevent these pests from making your property their next home.