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Professional Pest Control For Your Pharmaceutical Facility

Pests can have an enormous impact within the pharmaceutical industry. Whether that is through economic losses associated with sterilizing the facility, or through contamination of raw materials, packaging and finished products. The standards required in maintaining a pharmaceutical facility are extremely high, and the consequences of a pest infestation can be severe. From damage to a brand and loss of trust for a company to the financial and even legal implications associated with possible contaminated products. Orkin Canada takes an integrated pest management approach to help you comply with all major manufacturing processes and audit requirements including CFIA and BRC.

How Orkin Canada Provides Professional Pest Control For The Pharmaceutical Industry

The Orkin Canada approach is both industry leading and effective. Our expert Orkin Canada technicians create a customised treatment plan tailored for your pharmaceutical facility.

Step 1: Assess

Your Orkin Canada technician will perform a thorough examination of your facility, checking common pest hotspots. These areas can include break room areas and ingredient processing and storage areas.

When your pharmaceutical pest control specialist is finished inspecting the property, you will receive a thorough report that outlines problem areas, as well as a recommended plan to protect your facility against pests.

Step 2: Implement

Once your Orkin Canada technician finds a pest infestation in your pharmaceutical facility, they will implement treatment solutions designed to efficiently control the pest population.

When 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 on your property, while also preventing/avoiding any further contamination of ingredients or other disruptions to operations.

Step 3: Monitor

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

Common Pests That May Infest Your Pharmaceutical Facility


Ants are one of the most common crawling insects that may infest pharmaceutical facilities. This can cause problems because of their size, varied diet, fast breeding cycle and their ability to fit through small cracks and crevices

Ants are primarily nocturnal, which makes it hard for facility operators to even know that a colony has been established. Depending on the species of ant, your employees might be at risk of being bitten, which might trigger an allergic reaction if the individual is allergic to ant bites.


Flies pose a serious threat to pharmaceutical manufacturing facilities, as they breed and feed on fecal matter, garbage and rotting organic materials. As they fly throughout the facility, they can transmit pathogen loaded remnants of their previous food source into clean and even sterile environments. This can contaminate machinery, utensils and even finished products in the process

Rats & Mice

Rats and mice may pose a serious risk to pharmaceutical facilities. From the damage caused to buildings, machinery, and products to the risks of contamination and pathogen transmission associated with their body hairs, droppings and urine. Rats and mice can also be responsible for creating fire hazards, as rodents are known to gnaw on electrical wires.


The buildings of a pharmaceutical manufacturing facility provide safe refuge for pest birds to nest and roost. The most common pest birds are pigeons, house sparrows and starlings. Pest birds can cause structural damage and can transmit pathogens, along with introducing ectoparasites such as ticks or bird mites into your facility. Pest bird droppings can also be a slipping hazard as well as health hazard since they can be rife with viral and bacterial organisms.


Wasps are often attracted by sweet/sugary scents often created during pharmaceutical production process. As pharmaceuticals facilities are usually well landscaped, this provides an ideal nesting site for wasps. Many species of wasps might also cause damage to your facility, as they establish a nest on your commercial property, under eaves and entrance and exit pathways.

Let Orkin Canada Help You Keep Your Pharmaceutical Facility Pest Free

With over 70 years of pest control experience and a team of certified Orkin technicians across Canada, you trust us to professionally control pests within your pharmaceutical facility. 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.

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 protected against needles, blades and other SHARPS materials that may not be properly disposed of within laboratory/testing areas. 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.

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.

Request a Free Business Consultation
Request a Free Home Estimate