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How to Clean Rodent Droppings 

Rodents are disease-carrying machines that spread viruses and bacteria everywhere they go. If there are rodents making your home their own, you are likely to come across rodent droppings. But don’t reach for the paper towels just yet – these droppings can spread harmful airborne particles that could get you and your family sick. To protect the health of your household, learn how to properly remove rodent remnants from your home.

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.

6 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home

If you see one mouse, odds are that there is a family of them hiding close by on your property. This is why you need to take action immediately when you see any possible signs of mice. This is due to the fact that if one mouse can find a way in your home, others will definitely follow. Plus, as mice breed very quickly, it is imperative to stop them in their tracks before a full blown infestation occurs. Here are 6 quick and easy ways to get rid of mice in your home.

How To Pest Proof Your Pantry For The Winter (& The Rest Of The Year)

As the weather gets colder and winter approaches, some pests start looking for warm spaces to escape the cold. This often means that these pests are likely to try and come into your home, specifically your pantry, in search of an easily accessible food source. Putting pests in their place is what we do at Orkin Canada, so here are a few tips to ensure your pantry is pest proofed for the winter (and the rest of the year as well).

6 Termite Tips From Your Orkin Canada Technician

If you haven't done a home inspection recently, you could have a ticking time bomb underneath your feet, termites. You don't have to know which wire to cut in order to diffuse an explosive situation. Here are a few simple tips to conduct a home inspection that will help keep any potential termites at bay.

Wasps 101: What Homeowners Need To Know

Wasps can be a real nuisance around your home—especially during the warm months. While these pests are actually rather beneficial for their contributions to agriculture and controlling insect populations, they’re probably not a welcome sight in your backyard. Wasps can ruin outdoor activities and even make their way inside the home to cause even more trouble.

5 Tips You Can Use To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Yard

When the sun is out, you want to be out enjoying your backyard. Well, mosquitoes feel the same way, but before they go turning your family into their next meal, here are five tips you can use to keep mosquitoes out of your yard.

Pest Prevention 101: Tips for Home and Business Protection

Pests are always on the lookout for three primary needs – food, water and shelter – and they’ll gladly enter your home or business to find them. Their pursuit is relentless, which is why it’s a good idea to stay protected against pests at all times. With health concerns at an all-time high worldwide, it is crucial to eliminate potential attractants and entry points in order to prevent pests and keep their populations low. They can compromise the areas where you live and work because they carry and transmit diseases, which means the more you can do to eliminate potential attractants, the better.

Insect Proofing Your Outdoor Lighting

With summer finally here, insects are active again. Which means that you need to take the necessary steps to prevent your property from being invaded by these pests. That all starts with the outdoor lighting you are using. So here is everything you need to know to ensure your outdoor lights are properly insect proofed.

Pest-Proofing Your Home For Spring

When the weather heats up, so does pest activity. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure that your home is protected against unwanted invaders. Here’s a quick rundown of where to look—and what to do — to keep crawling critters away from your living space.

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