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Dried Out: How To Prevent Pests After A Flood

The end of winter means the beginning of vivid, green summers. But it also means the arrival of something far less pleasant—severe flooding. When snow starts melting, it’s important to be prepared for the long-term consequences of floods, including increased pest activity.

Out Of Office: Keep Your Commercial Building Pest Free

While the variety of vermin may vary from season to season, as a whole, they’re a problem year-round for commercial office buildings — from the breakroom to the board room. But just who are these full-time menaces and what can you do to stop them?

New Home, Same Old Bugs

Not only are pests unsightly, but they can indicate underlying maintenance or structural issues. So before you open your home for a housewarming party, make sure you are checking off all the boxes when it comes to pest control.

How to Patch a Rodent Hole

Out of all pests, rats just might be the sneakiest. They have an uncanny ability to pop-up seemingly out of nowhere, much to the surprise and horror of all who encounter them. Just how do they pull off this magic act? Like tiny contortionists, rats are able to fit their bodies through impossibly small openings.

Ingredients of a Successful Restaurant IPM

Even a small pest incident can have a significant impact on the success of your restaurant. That’s why it’s so important to keep your restaurant free of those unsavory guests. So, if you want to make your reputation stays out of the frying pan, consider implementing these best practices.

Top Symptoms of a Pest Problem

Whether you work in a hospital, a clinic or a doctor’s office, here are a few of the telltale signs of an infestation you should be watching out for.

Ontario's Top 25 "Rattiest" Cities 2019

Pest control leader Orkin Canada reminds home owners and business owners to take precautions to help keep rodents out. Cities are ranked by the number of rodent (rat & mice) treatments the company performed from January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2018. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Most Common Household Beetles

25,000. That’s how many species of beetles entomologists have identified in North America. Needless to say, these insects can be found almost anywhere — some of their habitats more intrusive than others. And while you may never see most of them, here are a few species that call Canada home:

Where to Find Pests in Your Facility

As hard as you work to keep pests out, you never know when they will creep inside. Food processing facilities are a jackpot for pests - providing the shelter, food, and water they need to survive. That’s why we are here to help narrow down your search for these invaders and provide helpful tips to prevent the pesky intruders.

Odour Control Tips To Prevent Pests

Unpleasant scents can originate from many sources, some of which are outside your control. And eliminating the stench can be tough, as odours with an organic base are persistent and can linger long after the source is removed. In fact, 79% of cleaning professionals say removing odour is their biggest challenge!

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