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How To Keep Your Facility Exclusive

Pests don’t scan their key card on the way in the door, so you’ll never know when they show up at your facility — especially if they’re already inside. Crawling critters are always looking for a way to make themselves at home if your building offers any food, water or shelter. Chances are, it contains a bit of all three. That’s why it’s important to take preventive measures to keep pests where they belong: outside. Orkin Canada’s exclusion services do just that, using a variety of tools to help fortify your facility at its most vulnerable entry points.

Get Ready For Guests, Not Pests: How To Protect Your Home During Renovations

Renovating your home is a rewarding but challenging undertaking. Whether you’re updating a single room or your entire living space, it’s gratifying to see the finished product and share it with friends and family. Unfortunately, pests are always waiting to revel in the celebration with you. The renovation process can leave your home vulnerable to insects, rodents and other unwanted invaders looking for shelter. That’s why it’s important to factor pest exclusion and prevention into your home renovation plans.

Scrubbing Out Pests: How to Create Your Own Sanitation Schedule

In the foodservice industry, there’s little room for error when it comes to health and safety. As a manager, you’re responsible for ensuring sanitary conditions in both front-of-house and back-of-house areas of the building. Proper sanitation is key for passing third-party inspection and maintaining an exceptional customer experience, and pest management is a crucial part of that. Just one pest sighting can ruin a customer’s experience, and an infestation can cause significant issues for any restaurant.

Protecting the Patio: Tips For Pest-Free Dining

In an age of heightened health concerns, maintaining proper cleaning and sanitation procedures at your restaurant is more important than ever. As a manager, you know how important it is to create an outstanding guest experience, and that starts with ensuring a clean dining environment for your patrons. Perhaps nowhere is this more important than outdoor areas like patios, porches and decks. Unfortunately, they are also highly susceptible to pest issues. With little or no protective barriers between the outdoors and your customers, pests can more easily take up a seat at your tables—leaving dissatisfied diners in their wake.

Factors To Consider When Choosing A Disinfectant

When looking at the various disinfectants that are on the market currently, it is important to understand that not all disinfectants are made equal when trying to mitigate transmission of the SARS Coronavirus-2. Here are some factors you need to consider when choosing a disinfection.

Slow The Buzz: How To Keep Kitchens Free From Flies

Flies are an ever-present threat in the restaurant industry. As a manager, you’ve probably experienced how difficult it can be to keep these pests from disrupting your guest experience. That’s why it’s important to take steps to keep flies out of your building and away from your food, starting with the greatest food source of all: your kitchen. The best thing you can do to keep flies out of this food preparation area is to apply a proven fly management program comprised of monitoring, sanitation and exclusion techniques.

6 Termite Tips From Your Orkin Canada Technician

If you haven't done a home inspection recently, you could have a ticking time bomb underneath your feet, termites. You don't have to know which wire to cut in order to diffuse an explosive situation. Here are a few simple tips to conduct a home inspection that will help keep any potential termites at bay.

Mitigating Transmission: Understanding the Differences Between Clean, Sanitize, Disinfect & Sterilize

During these uncertain times, understanding the differences between a clean environment versus a disinfected one can be crucial. You may have presumed that words such as clean, sanitize, disinfect or sterilize were somewhat the same, or at least interchangeable. However, there are dramatic differences between a surface that is clean compared to a surface that is sterile. Here’s everything you need to know about the differences in cleanliness.

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.

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