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Becoming A Smart Shopper: How To Avoid Buying A Pest Infestation When Shopping Second-Hand

For many homeowners, second-hand items are slowly becoming the norm. With thrift stores and online marketplace platforms becoming go-to options to acquire various items. Unfortunately, when purchasing products from these sellers, you may not be aware of the environment that these items came from or were stored in, and as a result could inadvertently be bringing a pest issue into your home. To ensure you can recognize the signs of a pest activity on items prior to introducing a new purchase into your home, we have put together a list of the most common pests to watch out for and the items they commonly infest.

Identifying a Rodent Infestation: What are the Signs to Look For

Discovering signs of a rodent infestation in unexpected places is a common experience for our Orkin Pros™, who regularly encounter rodents in various nooks and crannies throughout buildings and homes. Rats and mice are adept at exploring hidden areas for food, water, and shelter, often slipping through seemingly tiny openings. Despite their sneaky nature, rodents, are known for their lack of cleanliness and leave behind many noticeable indications of a potential rodent infestation.

Top Pests Expected To Trend In The Winter Of 2023

As the winter of 2023 approaches, it's time to prepare for a different kind of chill – one brought on by the annual influx of winter pests. These uninvited guests can turn your home or business into their winter wonderland. To help you stay ahead of the curve, we've compiled a list of the top pests expected to trend during the winter season of 2023.

British Columbia's Top 20 'Rattiest' Cities 2023

As winter 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 August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022.

Ontario's Top 25 "Rattiest" Cities 2023

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, 2022 through July 31, 2023. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Eastern Canada's Top 15 'Rattiest' Cities 2023

As winter 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 August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022.

Canada's Top 25 "Rattiest" Cities 2023

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, 2022 through July 31, 2023. This ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

What Are Earwigs a Sign Of? Unravelling the Mystery

As you dig into the damp soil of your garden, flip over rocks in your yard or rake leaves, you may unearth a few insects in the process, like earwigs. These pests are drawn to dark, cool conditions where they can thrive. While seemingly harmless, stumbling upon earwigs in your home can be off-putting or damaging to your precious plants. You may even wonder what earwigs are a sign of, curious about the ideal conditions that cause them to make their way inside. In this post, we’ll explore the details and facts about these pests, including common misconceptions.

Top Pests Expected To Trend In The Summer Of 2023

Warm weather is around the corner, which means pests that have been overwintering or hibernating will wake up as well as non-hibernating pests will start making an appearance outdoors. Being prepared for those spring and summer pests can have an impact on how enjoyable your time will be at home or at work. Using industry leading expertise, we have put together a comprehensive list on the top 8 pests expected to trend in the summer of 2023. This list will provide a deeper dive into the impact that pests can have on your property, along with prevention tips to keep your home or business pest-free.

Canada's Top 25 Bed Bug Cities Of 2022

Bed bugs are extremely efficient hitch hikers. They can move easily across a room and climb onto luggage or anything left on a bed in just one night. Learn which cities have made Canada’s top 25 bed buggiest cities.

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