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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.

5 Tips To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

To some, fruit flies are probably the most headache inducing pest to deal with. What these flies lack in stinging or biting power, they more than make up for in being a consistent nuisance in your home or business. Using our industry knowledge and expertise, we have put together five easy tips to keep fruit flies out of your kitchen. 

How To Get Rid Of Cluster Flies

Though cluster flies (sometimes referred to as black eyed or lethargic flies) do not pose a significant health threat, they can be a nuisance. Named for their tendency to cluster together in groups while overwintering indoors, these insects can take over your home or business if not dealt with right away. Using over 65+ years of pest control experience, we’ve put together some of the most effective tips to get rid of cluster flies in your home or business.

Enjoying the Summer? Here’s 5 Tips on Staying Bug-Bite and Sting Free

Summer is here and the outdoors are calling, but pests can ruin your poolside, lakeside or backyard fun. What‘s burger flipping to you can look like an act of aggression to specific pests, causing them to bite or sting to defend themselves and their homes. The resulting welts can be itchy and uncomfortable—and sometimes, even dangerous.

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.

Ants: It’s Your Home, Not Theirs

Because ant species behave differently, it’s important to properly identify the type of ant on your property. Some ants, like carpenter ants, are most likely to cause structural damage around your home by chewing through wood to make their nests. Other ants, like pavement ants and European fire ants, can be aggressive and are more likely to sting humans. From the sidewalk to the laundry room, these innovative insects are able to build nests in all sorts of places. Potential hot spots for ant activity include the kitchen or pantry, protected places like wall voids or spaces under appliances and warm or humid places near drains, pipes and wiring.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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