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Practical Ways To Prevent Warm Weather Pests

Spring has arrived, and the pests are already starting to make their usual rounds. As they seek food, water and shelter, your home is like a bug and rodent oasis just waiting to be occupied. But nobody likes surprise invaders in their living space, which is why it’s crucial to recognize the most common threats and take action to prevent them.

The Life Cycle of a Mosquito

The lifespan of adult mosquitoes is dependent on the species; under natural conditions, they can live from a few days to several months. However, in their life cycle , they undergo a complete metamorphosis, comprised of four different stages: the egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

What are Signs of a Mosquito Infestation

Mosquitoes are often viewed as pesky blood sucking annoyances. Not only are mosquitoes irritating to be around, but they can also be pretty dangerous. Since mosquitoes have the potential to carry a litany of diseases, such as the West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and malaria to name a few, it is important to control and prevent  infestations at the first sign.

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can be a pain to deal with. As what started as a fun and enjoyable day turns into a night full of itching and scratching all because of mosquito bites. So here is everything you need to know about mosquito bites in order to fight the bite.

Orkin® VitalClean Frequently Asked Questions

If you’re like most businesses, COVID-19 has taken a major toll on your ability to serve your customers. One of the most important things we can do is keep the places where people shop, eat and work as safe as possible. Orkin® VitalClean™ can help.

Landscaping Tips To Protect Your Facility

When it comes to managing your facility, you have to take every detail into account – including potential pest problems. But where does pest prevention actually start? On the outside, of course. Your landscaping choices can contribute to pest activity, which is why it’s important to keep vegetation properly maintained and positioned.

5 Easy Tips To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Attic

Mice can be the bane of the modern household. As these pests prefer to live in the attic of your house, making it hard for you to identify that you have uninvited guests. The attic is a perfect shelter for these pests - a  warm, safe, dry place in which to go and make a home. Mice infestations in attics have negative implications. From spreading pathogens to destroying your attic, which can cause havoc in your home. Well, fear no more, as here are 5 easy DIY (do it yourself) tips to help rid your home of a mouse infestation.

Should I Be Concerned About the Spiders in My House?

They may give you the creeps, but spiders are really just more of a nuisance than a health hazard. Having one or two spiders in your home isn’t a big deal or cause for concern, but what happens when you start spotting spiders on a regular basis? If cleaning doesn’t improve your situation, you’ll need the help of a pest control professional to remove the pests from your home and stop them from coming back.

Structural Deficiencies Invite Pests

What’s one thing that can ruin an otherwise spectacular guest experience? A single pest sighting. No guest wants to run across pests on your property, and just seeing a rodent or bug may be enough to drive them away from your business for good. What’s more, these unwanted visitors can cause massive amounts of structural damage around your facility—and once they’re in, pests can be tough to get out. If you’re experiencing any of these pitfalls, it’s crucial to address them quickly in order to preserve your facility’s safety (and profitability).

Can You Maintain Your Position Against Pests?

Make sure your facility is equipped to fight off pests. No matter what type of product goes through your property, every facility has three zones of pest protection: green, yellow and red. These zones indicate how much pest pressure an area is likely to experience and how frequently the area will need maintenance. An effective facility maintenance schedule can provide each zone with the hardware it needs to help keep pests at bay all year long

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