Pest Control For The Mining Industry

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Professional Pest Control For The Mining Industry

Canada is world renowned for the many minerals and precious metals minded across the country. Regardless of whether the resource being extracted is silver, gold, iron or even coal, all mine operators have one problem they regularly have to contend with…. having to deal with pests. Because of the remote nature of many mine sites, pests are known to invite themselves into these areas without permission. Pest infestations are not limited to creating work stoppages or delays, they can also create serious health and safety risks for your employees.

In order to ensure that your mining operations are protected against pests, it is important to know what a professional pest control company can do for you. Using over 70 + years of pest control expertise, we have outlined how professional pest control services can help you keep mining operations running without any pest related disruptions.

How Orkin Canada Provides Professional Pest Control For The Mining Industry

Orkin Canada’s expertise within the mining industry is unparalleled. We offer industry leading expertise that is both proven and effective to deal with any pest issue, anywhere in Canada. When dealing with pests at a mining sites, your Orkin Canada pest control professional will create a customised treatment plan that is tailored to meet your needs.

Step 1: Assess

Your Orkin Canada technician will start the pest control program by performing a thorough inspection of your site. These areas can include employee living quarters, lunch rooms/cafeterias, training rooms, health centres, washroom facilities and exterior properties around the mining site.

When your mining pest control specialist is finished inspecting the property, you will receive a thorough report that outlines problem areas, as well as a recommended plan of action to protect your work site against any pest invasion.

Step 2: Implement

If your Orkin Canada technician finds a pest infestation within your mining facilities, they will implement a treatment plan designed to effectively control any on-site pest populations. Environmentally conscious treatment methods are used based on the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to protect your work site.

Once the treatment methods have been implemented, your Orkin Canada technician ensures that expert care is taken to keep your facility free of pests.

Step 3: Monitor

Once your mining pest control professional has implemented the treatment options, they will monitor the program’s effectiveness by doing follow-ups, and adjusting the pest control program as necessary to ensure that new infestations do not occur. Monitoring helps in timely intervention therefore helping to prevent pest establishments at your facility.

Pests That Can Be Commonly Found In Mining Facilities

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be extremely difficult pests to control within mining camps. These pests can find their way into work camps through infested personal belongings that are brought in by staff.

Once inside, bed bugs can reproduce and spread across employee living quarters. These pests can also feed on and bite employees, which in turn could result in unproductive and distracted staff. Bed bugs can also infest mining equipment operated by staff, tight spaces in equipment provide suitable harbourage spots, and they will feed on staff operating equipment their population can build up very rapid.


Biting flies such as black flies and biting midges can make regular appearances at remote mining camps. Due to many mining sites being in remote areas, these flies can wreak havoc on your workforce, creating distracted employees.

Common house flies can also present a disease and contamination risk due to the fact that many species of flies feed and breed in waste, once they fly within food prep and handling areas, any contact with food can immediately contaminate the food products and transmit potentially harmful pathogens.


Due to the remote nature of many mining camps, mosquitoes can be a regular issue for employees to deal with. Though many people view these pests as a nuisance, mosquitoes can be far more dangerous, due to their ability to transmit a variety of pathogens with every infected bite. Female mosquitoes can also feed on the employees, creating an uncomfortable and inefficient working environment.

In order to keep your mine site protected against mosquitoes, it is necessary to reach out to a licensed mosquito control provider. To learn more about Orkin Canada’s mosquito control program for your mining facility, contact us today!


Heavy equipment and large structures needed during the extraction process can create ideal conditions for many species of birds to thrive within mining camps. This is because large structures and equipment needed during the extraction process, may mimic the trees, resulting in birds nesting and roosting within these areas.

Pest birds are not only work hazards but can also pose serious health and safety risk for your employees. Bird droppings may host a variety of different diseases and pathogens that may be transmittable to your staff and bird droppings can also be corrosive, eroding structures and equipment over time. Bird droppings can also be a slip and fall risk, if the droppings are fresh. Certain bird species may be aggressive or territorial when trying to protect nesting sites, creating a dangerous situation for employees working close by.

Orkin Canada’s professional bird control programs can ensure your mine sites are professionally protected. If you would like to learn more about our bird control program, click here.

Ectoparasites – Ticks, Fleas and Bird Mites

Ectoparasites such as ticks, bird mites and fleas are common on mining sites where wildlife and birds might be present. As these little pests can find their way into changing areas, living quarters and locker room areas, to feed on unsuspecting workers.

These pests can be a serious health risk to affected employees because they can carry and transmit various diseases such as Lyme disease, Rocky Mountain spotted fever and tularemia.


Given the remote nature of mining sites, wildlife and rodents commonly infest these areas. Wildlife such as squirrels and snakes can not only present a danger to your employees, but can also damage equipment and property on the work sites.

Certain wildlife species can also invade and nest within living quarters and equipment, making it more difficult for your employees to remain on-site. As many female wildlife species are often territorial, risks of being attacked might be possible as well.

Let Orkin Canada Protect Your Mining Operations Against Pests

With industry leading expertise and pest control strategies backed by science, you can rest easy knowing your mining facilities will be professionally protected by the experts Orkin Canada. Contact us today to get started.

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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.

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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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