Residential Pest Advice

Home / The Orkin Blog / Residential Pest Advice

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.

Mosquito 101

Do mosquitoes get under your skin? Not only are these bloodsuckers a nuisance to your home, but they have painful bites that can leave you and your guests itching for hours – or sometimes days – at a time. Eliminate the itch by knowing how to identify mosquito bites and get rid of mosquitoes from the source. 

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.

Practical Ways To Prevent Warm Weather Pests

Spring has arrived, and the pests are already starting to make their usual rounds. As they seek food, water and shelter, your home is like a bug and rodent oasis just waiting to be occupied. But nobody likes surprise invaders in their living space, which is why it’s crucial to recognize the most common threats and take action to prevent them.

What are Signs of a Mosquito Infestation

Mosquitoes are often viewed as pesky blood sucking annoyances. Not only are mosquitoes irritating to be around, but they can also be pretty dangerous. Since mosquitoes have the potential to carry a litany of diseases, such as the West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and malaria to name a few, it is important to control and prevent  infestations at the first sign.

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can be a pain to deal with. As what started as a fun and enjoyable day turns into a night full of itching and scratching all because of mosquito bites. So here is everything you need to know about mosquito bites in order to fight the bite.

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.

Boxing Day: Clutter and Pests

A pest infestation is something that no friend or family wants to receive this holiday season. Unfortunately for humans, wrapping paper, cardboard, glue and other clutter that gathers around the holidays make the ideal meal and hiding place for pests like cockroaches and rodents. This Boxing Day, don’t let a pest infestation chew into time spent shopping and enjoying time with loved ones.

Remove pests from your business, and stop them from coming back

We work hard to listen, understand and assess your unique situation. Request a free, no-obligation consultation today for a customized pest program that fits your needs.

Request a Free Business Consultation
Request a Free Home Estimate