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Rodent Health Risks in the Workplace

A rodent infestation is risky business in any work environment. In addition to ruining reputations, rodents are known for spreading diseases, bacteria and viruses everywhere they go. Protect your workforce – and your customers – from these health risks by maintaining a clean facility and keeping an eye out for rodent activity.  

How to Clean Rodent Droppings From Your Home 

Rodents are disease-carrying machines that spread viruses and bacteria everywhere they go. If there are rodents making your home their own, you are likely to come across rodent droppings. But don’t reach for the paper towels just yet – these droppings can spread harmful airborne particles that could get you and your family sick. To protect the health of your household, learn how to properly remove rodent remnants from your home.

Is Your Pest Control Program as Effective as It Could Be? Take This Assessment

Pests of all kinds are not just a nuisance, but they can have a devastating impact on your business--from the health of your employees, the structural integrity of your property, to your reputation and ultimately, your finances. No matter your work environment, pests do not discriminate, so it’s important for you and your staff to understand the elements of an effective Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program.

Ontario's Top 25 "Rattiest" Cities 2021

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 August 1, 2020 through July 31, 2021. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

How Much Knowledge Do You Have Stored Away on Stored Product Pests? Test Yourself

Stored product pests like beetles, moths and weevils are known to infest whole grains or processed foods kept in a pantry or food storage facility. These pests can penetrate packaging and cause major damage to stored goods, resulting in lost product and profits, and sometimes even allergic reactions from their food contamination. These pests can also breed rapidly, causing populations to spike quickly, so it’s important to know how to spot their presence and activity before a full-blown infestation occurs. Take this quiz to test your knowledge of stored product pests and learn more about how to prevent them.

5 Tips To Get Rid Of Fruit Flies

To some, fruit flies are probably the most headache inducing pest to deal with. What these flies lack in stinging or biting power, they more than make up for in being a consistent nuisance in your home or business. Using our industry knowledge and expertise, we have put together five easy tips to keep fruit flies out of your kitchen. 

What You Need To Know About Rodents During The COVID-19 Pandemic

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been immediate, and long lasting, with businesses having to adjust the way operations take place. While for you and I the impact has been quite easy to see; from wearing masks and carrying sanitizer wherever you go to avoiding contact with others. The one aspect that often is overlooked is the impact the pandemic has had on rodents, as these pesky pests are having to adapt like everyone else

How To Get Rid Of Cluster Flies

Though cluster flies (sometimes referred to as black eyed or lethargic flies) do not pose a significant health threat, they can be a nuisance. Named for their tendency to cluster together in groups while overwintering indoors, these insects can take over your home or business if not dealt with right away. Using over 65+ years of pest control experience, we’ve put together some of the most effective tips to get rid of cluster flies in your home or business.

Dine El Fresco (Without Pests) This Summer

The long, lazy nights of summer call for dinners with friends and family. It’s that time of year when it’s pleasant to be outside, and the best way to celebrate is with the soundtrack of clinking glasses, chitchat, and laughter; the vibe is easy and relaxed, and the hours drift away.

How To Protect Restaurant Patios Against Pests

Summer is the perfect season for entertaining. Longer days equal a more relaxed atmosphere, allowing customers and residents to head outside and enjoy warmer weather. But nothing ruins outdoor get-togethers like uninvited guests. Drawing guests out is one thing, but keeping them outside takes a bit of forethought regarding pest control.

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