Pest Control In Schools, Universities And Education Facilities

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Professional School Pest Control and Other Services For Your Educational Institution

From the large-scale universities to the local elementary schools, educational institutions provide pests with an environment that has easily available food, water, and shelter. Bed bugs, cockroaches, rats, and other rodents are also common problems for the education sector.

How Orkin Canada Provides Professional Pest Control For Schools

The Orkin Canada approach is both industry leading and effective. Our expert Orkin Canada technicians create a customised plan tailored to meet the needs of your school facilities.

Step 1: Assess

Your Orkin Canada technician will thoroughly inspect all areas of your institution. These areas can include break room areas, cafeterias/food service areas, classrooms, kitchens and storage areas.

When your school pest control specialist has completed the inspection, you will receive a thorough report that outlines any potential pest hotspots, as well as a personalized treatment plan.

Step 2: Implement

Once your Orkin Canada technician finds a pest infestation in your school/educational institution, they will implement treatment solutions designed to efficiently control the pest population.

Once these treatment methods are implemented, your Orkin Canada technician ensures that expert care is taken. This additional care focuses on targeting the specific pest population within your institution, while also preventing/avoiding any contamination to any food products or environments where staff and student may be present.

Step 3: Monitor

Once your school pest control specialist has implemented the treatment plan, they will monitor the situation and make any adjustments to the pest control program to ensure that the pest population in your educational facility has been effectively controlled.

Common Pests That May Infest Schools & Other Educational Institutions

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs attracted to the carbon dioxide and warmth that humans emit, which makes a classroom or lecture hall a great place to hitch a ride to your home. Although bed bugs may cause itchy, irritating bites, they are not known to spread diseases. The presence of bed bugs can mean a major financial investment to properly implement extermination measures.


Cockroaches are most likely to infest cafeteria kitchens, restaurants, and trash cans in search of any food they can find. Since these insects are very unsanitary, their presence can lead to widespread contamination of food that is otherwise meant for human consumption. Once infestations are established, cockroaches can be responsible for causing and aggravating a whole host of issues from asthma and allergies to spreading diseases like salmonella, typhoid fever, and dysentery.


Rodents like rats and mice looking for food and a warm place to nest cause widespread destruction and risk the health of faculty and students. As rodents gnaw through walls, wires and insulation, this makes your institution a fire risk. Rodents also contaminate entire stores of food in cafeteria kitchens with their urine and feces, along with also transmitting dangerous pathogens like salmonella, hantavirus, leptospirosis, tularemia and hemorrhagic fever.

Common Educational Facilities That May Be Susceptible To Pest Infestations

  • Post Secondary Institutions (Colleges & Universities)
  • Primary & Secondary Schools (High Schools, Middle Schools & Elementary Schools)
  • Early Learning and Childcare Education Centres (Preschools, Daycares, Montessoris, Child Care Centres)
  • Tutoring and Learning Centres

Professional Pest Control For Schools You Can Trust

When looking to stop a pest issue, Orkin Canada is there for you. Orkin Canada has more than 70 years of experience in the industry, which is why your expert technician will get to the heart of the issue and create a customized plan tailored to your institution. To ensure your team feels at ease, all Orkin Canada pest control technicians have passed a security screening and background check.

For expert school pest control near you, contact Orkin Canada today!

Accredited Expertise You Can Trust

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Integrated Pest Management (IPM)

Orkin Canada will provide you with the industry's best integrated commercial pest management service, combining all available methods of preventing pests.

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Orkin Canada technicians will carry out a comprehensive check of all your commercial facilities, to identify pest-activity zones.

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Your Orkin Canada technicians will conduct a facility layout analysis, noting all current and potential problem areas.

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You, your employees, and your customers should submit pest reports to Orkin Canada, giving the location and time of any sighting.

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Your Orkin Canada technicians will create an integrated pest management program tailored specifically to your facilities.

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Your integrated pest management program will be centred around a daily sanitation schedule, focused on reducing specific risk factors.

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Your Orkin Canada technicians will expertly, safely, and humanely treat any pest infestations, using eco-friendly products wherever possible.

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Orkin Canada will provide your business with ongoing pest control monitoring and maintenance, to make sure your pest problem has been eliminated.

Remove pests from your business, and stop them from coming back

We work hard to listen, understand and assess your unique situation. Request a free, no-obligation consultation today for a customized pest program that fits your needs.

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Looking for a National Approach?

When you work with Orkin Canada, you can expect that you are working with the best. Our national accounts program offers the consistent, convenient support and quality service you’ve come to expect with Orkin. You will also gain unmatched transparency and reporting that ensures you’re in the know every step of the way.

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Additional Services:

Orkin Canada’s SHARPS Waste Removal Service

*Service currently only available in Ontario & Newfoundland and Labrador

Orkin Canada’s SHARPS removal service provides a safe option to keep your staff and students protected against needles, blades and other SHARPS materials that may not be properly disposed of within schools, universities and other educational institutions. If you are looking for an environment where guests can safely dispose of needles (both diabetic needle disposal and syringe needle disposal) and blades, Orkin Canada’s SHARPS removal service is there to help.

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Scent Services

At Orkin Canada, we know the power of a scent should not be underestimated, especially within an educational environment. After all, if your educational institution stinks (literally), staff and students cannot may become distracted. But you can stop covering your nose. From odour neutralizers to fragrant scent marketing, Orkin Canada is sniffing out the best defenses for these offensive smells within your school. Harness the power of scent™️, contact us today!

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What our customers have to say

Jason Retail

Our technician is awesome. Thanks for making the transition easy. Love the metrics and transparency of the program.

Herb R. Hospitality

Our technician was very informative and took the time to explain the problem I was having with rodents and how they react to Orkin's product. His personal care made my situation so much easier.

Elaine C.

Our representative is very informative and quickly goes about his work. I am very pleased with his explanation for placing bait stations where he did and so on. Sometimes it is hot and he carries right on with what he has to do. It is a nasty job.

Franchise Manager Food Services

I've been a customer for almost 7 years and Orkin have never been disappointed.

Jag D. Arts

The service manager is great as he has pointed out lots of things I need to do to prevent mice from coming into the building. He is very knowledgeable and knows what he is talking about.

Matthew P. Hospitality

I'm glad to see that you acquired dogs for bed bug solutions. Works very well!!!!!!

Franchise Manager Food Services

Our business requested additional services and the management visited our site to ensure the proper help was given, and was very helpful.

Elizabeth S. Ontario

Our technician is professional and prompt. I appreciate that you seem to limit unnecessary use of pesticides and take precautions to limit my family's exposure.

Cathy F.

The service was great. Fast, friendly and efficient. After spraying my inside baseboards there was just a faint, pleasant smell when I returned after 4 hours. No ants in sight now. Thank you!

Rick M. New Brunswick

Our technician was awesome. He took his time and did a great job, and answered any questions we had. He was very professional and knowledgable.

John C.

Timely response time, courteousness, professionalism. Appointments easy to book and fit in with our schedule.

Arthur C. Ontario

Your guys are very courteous, knowledgable and the rate is comparable to others. Service is fast, efficient.

Karen H. Alberta

Very respectful service. Will go the extra mile to ensure everything is handled. Thank you so much for all your help.

Pat S. PEI

Our technician is attentive, kind, honest and hardworking. We are pleased to have Orkin to help us with pest control. Thanks!

Alejandro B. Newfoundland & Labrador

The technician who did the inspection is very well qualified, friendly, approachable, and professional. Seeing him work is a pleasure. Thanks!

Lois K.

Prompt, courteous, caring and highly professional services. We've been very pleased to take part in the Home Owner Protection Plan for more than 15 years.

Mary O. New Brunswick

I like that you come monthly and it is your scheduled visit. I don't have to remember to call! I appreciate getting the email after your visit, so I know what is going on on the outside of my place.

Lori and Dave D. New Brunswick

We have been loyal customers for over 20 years and couldn't imagine being without the great services offered by Orkin. Being severely allergic to stinging insect bites, I trust only Orkin with our home, and personal safety.

Bev S. British Columbia

My technician was careful, detailed with his work and very pleasant. He was not afraid to climb my difficult property and make extra effort to ensure he had found all of the bait stations. Excellent job, thank you.

Lan P.

Our technician was excellent. Courteous, on time, and thorough. He takes his job seriously and tackles the job as if our home were his own. I would recommend him to friends & neighbours without hesitation.

Bibi Budhram Customer Service Administrator, Mississauga, Ontario

Orkin Canada's passion for pest control shows in everything our team does. Every member of staff receives expert training to succeed in our roles and to deliver the best service to our clients.

Simon Bradley Service Manager, Burnaby, BC

Orkin has given me endless opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. I feel not just apart of a team but also a part of a family.

Dale Kurt Assistant Regional Manager, Toronto, ON

I have worked at Orkin Canada for almost 19 years and have never considered working anywhere else. There are substantial opportunities for advancement for anyone desiring to challenge themselves and both local and national support to complete a job.

Lori Mullins Customer Service Representative, Newfoundland

As a Customer Service Representative, I enjoy providing peace of mind for our customers and solving problems. Orkin also offers excellent training and advancement opportunities for all employees.

Rob Quinn President, Mississauga, Ontario

Orkin is a great place to start and grow your career. I have personally held positions, from technician to management positions, and have enjoyed every step of my journey.

Remove pests from your business, and stop them from coming back

We work hard to listen, understand and assess your unique situation. Request a free, no-obligation consultation today for a customized pest program that fits your needs.

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