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.
5 Tips You Can Use To Keep Mosquitoes Out Of Your Yard
When the sun is out, you want to be out enjoying your backyard. Well, mosquitoes feel the same way, but before they go turning your family into their next meal, here are five tips you can use to keep mosquitoes out of your yard.
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.
Making the Food Grade: A Guide for IPM Success in Food Manufacturing
When it comes to pest management, you can never know too much. At Orkin Canada, we’ve seen it all: from facilities fastidiously documenting every fly to those letting rodents relax in the break room. That’s why we’re sharing the ultimate study guide of more than 50 facilities’ best practices with you.
Pest Prevention 101: Tips for Home and Business Protection
Pests are always on the lookout for three primary needs – food, water and shelter – and they’ll gladly enter your home or business to find them. Their pursuit is relentless, which is why it’s a good idea to stay protected against pests at all times. With health concerns at an all-time high worldwide, it is crucial to eliminate potential attractants and entry points in order to prevent pests and keep their populations low. They can compromise the areas where you live and work because they carry and transmit diseases, which means the more you can do to eliminate potential attractants, the better.