The Orkin Blog

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How To Identify Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are nocturnal and so small, detecting them can be very difficult. They are small, flat and have oval-shaped bodies. They have six legs and two antennae. Bed bugs cannot fly and have short, golden coloured body hair that can make their bodies appear to be striped

How Dogs Are Helping the Fight Against Bed Bugs

Every day man’s best friend is hard at work helping us in the battle against bed bugs!

Why Do Some Ants Fly?

Most ant species found in Canada form new colonies by producing winged ants and swarming during the warmer weather of spring and early summer.

How To Control Carpenter Ants In The House

Black carpenter ants are common structure infesting ants found throughout Canada. The tiny insect primarily lives outdoors but gains access to homes when looking for food sources and sites to establish satellite nests.

What Do Carpet Beetles Look Like?

To understand what an American Carpet Beetle looks like, review these images.

How To Prevent Bed Bugs While Travelling

Everyone knows the saying, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It has never been more true than it is now.

What Diseases Can Squirrels Transmit To Humans?

Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases, though only a few are dangerous to humans.

Are Rabbit Droppings Harmful To Humans?

Rabbits produce two different types of solid waste, but only one is commonly seen outside of a nest.

What Does A Baby House Centipede Look Like?

Baby centipedes look like smaller adults and hatch with four sets of legs. As the baby centipedes mature, they molt six times. Each time they do, they grow one or two new pairs of legs until they reach 15 total.

Do Cockroaches Make Noises?

Common cockroaches, such as the American and German species, are not known for making noise.

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