The Orkin Blog

Stay informed - check out the Orkin Blog for answers to common questions and general information about pests in Canada.

Tick Season

Ticks are blood-sucking parasites commonly found throughout Canada. Peak tick season for nymphs usually occurs during the spring and summer months, while adults are a threat in the late fall.

When do squirrels have babies?

Grey squirrels have two breeding periods per year, one in mid-summer and another in early spring.

Identifying Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are nocturnal and so small, detecting them can be very difficult. They are small, flat and have oval-shaped bodies. They have six legs and two antennae. Bed bugs cannot fly and have short, golden coloured body hair that can make their bodies appear to be striped

A Bed bug dog is the best detection tool in the fight against bed bugs

Every day man’s best friend is hard at work helping us in the battle against bed bugs!

Ants with wings

Most ant species found in Canada form new colonies by producing winged ants and swarming during the warmer weather of spring and early summer.

Carpenter ants in the house

Black carpenter ants are common structure infesting ants found throughout Canada. The tiny insect primarily lives outdoors but gains access to homes when looking for food sources and sites to establish satellite nests.

Carpet Beetles [Pictures]

To understand what an American Carpet Beetle looks like, review these images.

Preventing Bed Bugs while travelling

Everyone knows the saying, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It has never been more true than it is now.

Squirrel Diseases

Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases, though only a few are dangerous to humans.

Rabbit Poop

Rabbits produce two different types of solid waste, but only one is commonly seen outside of a nest.

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