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How To Pest Proof Your Pantry

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).

5 Easy Tips To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Attic

Mice can be the bane of the modern household. As these pests prefer to live in the attic of your house, making it hard for you to identify that you have uninvited guests. The attic is a perfect shelter for these pests - a  warm, safe, dry place in which to go and make a home. Mice infestations in attics have negative implications. From spreading pathogens to destroying your attic, which can cause havoc in your home. Well, fear no more, as here are 5 easy DIY (do it yourself) tips to help rid your home of a mouse infestation.

Calling All Bookworms: Pests To Watch Out For During National Reading Month

While books and pests can sometimes go together, the pests that are attracted to books may not pose a significant health risk for humans, though a few pests can potentially cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Although these pests may not cause you physical harm, they will destroy your books and furniture, and become a visual nuisance in your home. This National Reading Month, Orkin Canada can help you prevent pests from spoiling your fun, so you don’t have to take the term “bookworm” so literally.  In honour of National Reading Month, we’ve compiled a list of the top pests to watch out.

Bugs & Kisses: Tips To Keep Pests Out Of Your Valentine's Day

Valentine’s Day is a holiday that’s all about spreading love and kindness. Unfortunately, the sweetness of this tradition also makes it an opportunity to attract and harbour pests, which can lead to serious pest infestations. If love is in the air at your property this year, it is important to take precautions against the various pests that intend to intrude on your plans. Whether you’re celebrating love day with family, friends, or a significant other, the gathering and gift giving traditions that go hand-in-hand with Valentine’s Day increase the probability of pests reaching you or your home. To help you avoid insects spoiling your romance, we’ve provided you with some tips on how to have a pest-free Valentine’s Day.

Top 4 Tips For A Pest-Free Halloween

You may have been tricked by the plastic bats and fake spider webs in your neighbourhood, but the pests trying to make your house their home can be the scariest trick during Halloween. From rodents trying to trick or treat inside your home to flies trying to enjoy your jack-o’-lanterns, pests are always looking for ways to get into the Halloween spirit (and your home). Don’t worry, you’re not alone in trying to pest proof your home, as your Orkin Canada Pro has put together a list of 4 quick tips that will help you keep pests out this Halloween.

4 Easy Tips To Pest Proof Your Garden

Spring is the perfect time to get the garden tools out and start getting the garden box ready to grow some vegetables and your favourite flowers. You might do this every year, or this is your first attempt at gardening, regardless of your experience level, we're here to help you keep pests out. Our experienced Ph.d. entomologist Alice Sinia has put together a few easy and simple tips keep your garden pest free.

How To Prevent Pests From Invading Your Home During The Winter

Winter can be a time of good cheer and spending time with the people you love, but even though the weather may be colder, it does not mean that your home is immune to uninvited pests. With pests looking to escape the cold weather, your home can be the prime environment to nest and forage until the weather gets warmer again. Using over 65+ years of pest control experience, we have put together a list of expert tips to help prevent pests from invading your home during the winter.

How to Clean Rodent Droppings From Your Home 

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.

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