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Spring Cleaning Tips To Protect Your Home From Pests

With warm weather around the corner, there’s no better time to spruce up your home than the spring. From reorganizing your closet to decluttering your garage, there’s a lot to be done to make sure your home sparks joy. With a few extra steps, you can easily add “protected against pests” to your list of accomplishments.

Spring Cleaning Tips To Protect Your Business From Pests

Spring cleaning may seem like a household chore, but you need to make sure things are tidied up around your workplace, too. If this crucial step is overlooked, you could end up with a pest problem when summer arrives. Just like at home, insects can overwinter in wall voids, storage areas and the nooks and crannies around the property you manage. And at the end of the winter, you’ll be left with one of two unpleasant scenarios: pests emerging en masse from hibernation or piles of dead insects that can create foul smells and attract new pests.

British Columbia's Top 20 'Rattiest' Cities 2019

As spring approaches, pest control leader Orkin Canada reminds homeowners 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.

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.

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