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Factors To Consider When Choosing A Disinfectant

When looking at the various disinfectants that are on the market currently, it is important to understand that not all disinfectants are made equal when trying to mitigate transmission of the SARS Coronavirus-2. Here are some factors you need to consider when choosing a disinfection.

Slow The Buzz: How To Keep Kitchens Free From Flies

Flies are an ever-present threat in the restaurant industry. As a manager, you’ve probably experienced how difficult it can be to keep these pests from disrupting your guest experience. That’s why it’s important to take steps to keep flies out of your building and away from your food, starting with the greatest food source of all: your kitchen. The best thing you can do to keep flies out of this food preparation area is to apply a proven fly management program comprised of monitoring, sanitation and exclusion techniques.

6 Termite Tips From Your Orkin Canada Technician

If you haven't done a home inspection recently, you could have a ticking time bomb underneath your feet, termites. You don't have to know which wire to cut in order to diffuse an explosive situation. Here are a few simple tips to conduct a home inspection that will help keep any potential termites at bay.

Mitigating Transmission: Understanding the Differences Between Clean, Sanitize, Disinfect & Sterilize

During these uncertain times, understanding the differences between a clean environment versus a disinfected one can be crucial. You may have presumed that words such as clean, sanitize, disinfect or sterilize were somewhat the same, or at least interchangeable. However, there are dramatic differences between a surface that is clean compared to a surface that is sterile. Here’s everything you need to know about the differences in cleanliness.

Beyond Checking the Boxes: Expert Pest Control Tips For Passing a Health Inspection

For restaurant managers, there’s perhaps nothing more frightening than failing a health inspection—and with good reason. The reputational damage a failed health inspection brings can be difficult to overcome. Municipal health departments often post inspection scores online, so your latest inspection score (and the exact reasons for any deductions) are just a quick search away for your potential customers. That’s why it’s crucial to ensure your restaurant is always on the up-and-up.

Rats: Your Guide To Avoiding Rodents Like The Plague

Not all rodents will ravage your business (although we’d like to see a gerbil try). When it comes to business threats, there are five rodents most likely to sink their teeth into your operations.

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. 

Webinar: Long-Term Care, Viruses and the New Normal

Long-term care facilities have been hit particularly hard during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since the risk of complications from the disease increases with age and certain medical conditions, individuals at these facilities are in crucial need of staff and management who are well-equipped and informed to handle this unprecedented challenge. In this webinar, Orkin Canada brings long-term care professionals the expert advice they need to address sanitation concerns and maintain a healthy living environment for their residents.

Safety and Disinfection Tips for Food Processors During COVID-19

For food processors, the COVID-19 pandemic has created a rapidly changing industry landscape. From delays in shipping and payments to lowered production capacity, there have been a myriad of challenges to confront and address. Not least of these is the spread of the disease itself. That’s why every food processing company should have procedures and plans in place to ensure a healthy, clean environment. Just one sickened employee or customer could have significant ramifications for a company’s operations, not to mention its reputation and bottom line.

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.

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