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Pest Control For Non-Food Manufacturing And Processing Facilities

The commercial manufacturing and processing industry can be vulnerable to a variety of different pests. From lunch areas creating viable food sources to scents bringing pests into the building, no manufacturing facility is immune to a potential infestation.

The worst part is once these pests establish themselves inside your facility, they can have an immediate impact on your operations. Damaging equipment, contaminating products and creating health risks by transmitting pathogens in your facility are just some of the ways that pests could hinder your operations.

Areas of Non-Food Manufacturing And Processing That Are Prone To Pest Infestations

Not all product manufacturing and processing facilities are equal when it comes to pests. Here are the types of commercial manufacturing facilities that are more prone to a potential pest infestation:

  • Fabric Manufacturing
  • Hide or Leather Processing and Manufacturing
  • Paper Manufacturing

Common Pests To Watch Out For

Carpet Beetles

Carpet beetles are pests associated with fabrics hence they are common in leather or fabric manufacturing facilities. These pests like to lay their eggs in carpets, furs, wool, leather, and animal carcasses, all of which may be brought into your facility to be processed. This may make it more difficult for operations and facilities managers to recognize a potential infestation in the making.


Though silverfish may not pose a threat to your visitors or employees, these pests can damage finished products and packaging at your commercial manufacturing facility. This is because they feed on sugars and carbohydrates, so they will eat a variety of different sources from cereals or other food products in lunch areas to books, wallpaper, insulation, clothing, tissue, newspaper and even cardboard.

This varied diet can make it difficult to truly contain the issue within your manufacturing facility, and may require the assistance of a professional pest control company. Your local Orkin Canada branch would be happy to assist you with any pest related matters including silverfish, contact us today to learn more!

Cloth Moths

Cloth moths can be common in fabric manufacturing facilities that handles natural animal fiber or interwoven with plant fiber. This is because these pests derive nourishment from keratin protein found in animal fiber, especially in clothing made from, silk and wool fabrics as well as furs.

This diet can create serious implications for operations and facilities managers. Having your fabric manufacturing or hide processing facility invaded by these pests, may result in damage to both finished products and raw fabrics.


Mice and rats can be a threat year-round for any manufacturing facility, but activity indoors often increases when fall and winter weather start rolling in. Once inside, rodent populations can grow rapidly, contaminate raw materials and transmit potentially harmful diseases throughout your commercial manufacturing facility.

Rats and Mice can also damage walls and gnaw on wiring for equipment, creating a potentially safety risk for your employees in the process. This in turn can also create operational disruptions and delays that could result in lost revenue.


Some species of psocids are wingless and can be quite common inside paper and fabric manufacturing facilities. Though psocids rarely damage manufacturing facility property or harm employees, they can contaminate and consume raw materials and finished products.

Psocids usually feed on molds, fungi and other starchy material, including glue from bookbindings. Their diet could have an immediate impact on paper or fabric manufacturing facilities if an infestation is not caught early, as these pests can cost facility operators revenue when trying to replace contaminated materials.

With over 71 years of pest control experience, operations managers can rest easy knowing that their commercial manufacturing facility is professionally protected by Orkin Canada. If you would like to inquire further, don’t hesitate to contact Orkin Canada today!  


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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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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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Orkin Canada’s SHARPS removal service provides a safe option to keep your staff protected against needles, box cutters and other SHARPS materials that may not be properly disposed of within manufacturing facilities. If you are looking for an environment where your employees 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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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.

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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