Pest Control for Landfill Sites & Waste Management Facilities

Keeping Your Landfill Sites, Recycling Centres & Other Waste Management Facilities Pest-Free

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Professional Pest Control For Landfills, Recycling Centres & Other Waste Management Facilities

Facilities within the waste management industry often have one thing in common…pests. Because of the odours produced within these facilities, along with the plentiful supply of moisture and decaying organic matter, these are ideal environments for pests to thrive.

In order to ensure your waste management operations remain a pest-free zone, it is important to have the assistance of an industry-leading pest control provider.

How Orkin Canada Protects Your Waste Management Facilities Against Pests

Using over 70 + years of proven pest control expertise, Orkin Canada ensures that your business receives customized quality pest control services necessary to keep pests out. With our wealth of knowledge and experience, you can rest easy knowing that Orkin Canada will be there to help protect your business against pests.

Here is how your Orkin Canada waste management pest control specialist keeps your commercial property professionally protected:

Step 1: Assess

Your Orkin Canada Pro will start the pest control program by performing a thorough assessment of your waste management facility to identify pest pressure points and conditions that may be conducive to infections. These areas include the exterior perimeter of your facility/property, processing and sorting areas, storage areas, lunch rooms/cafeterias and other problem areas within the waste management facility.

When your waste management pest control specialist completes the assessment, you will receive a written report that outlines pest pressures/hotspots, potential pest types that pose risk to your facility and any specific problem areas. The assessment report will be used to develop a specific pest control program tailored to your facility.  It will include a protective and preventive plan of action, if an active infestation is found, it will include a corrective action plan to control it and protect your waste management facility against pest infestations.

Step 2: Implement

Once the assessment is completed and the customized program is developed, your Orkin Canada Pro will implement the program which will constitute a prevention and treatment plan designed to effectively control any on-site pests.

The program is developed based on the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM), where your Orkin Pro will use environmentally-friendly treatment methods and products that ensure your employees are safe and more importantly your waste management facility is protected against any potential contamination risks and pest related delays to your operations.

Step 3: Monitor

Monitoring is an important component of the pest control program to prevent infestations. Once your Orkin Canada Pro has implemented your pest control program and treatment plan, they will follow up and monitor the program’s effectiveness and the pest activity on-site on regular basis. Your Orkin Canada Pro will also provide you with useful resources and advice on how to prevent future pest infestations within your waste management facility.

Common Pests Within Landfills & Recycling Facilities


Birds are attracted to landfills and other open-air waste management sites because these spaces provide easy food sources and optimal conditions to roost. These pests can fly from near and far, roosting nearby. Birds of prey or scavengers are most commonly attracted to landfill and waste management locations.

Birds of prey will be attracted to these landfill sites by the access to food such as rodents or small vertebrate pests that may be infesting landfill sites. These areas also attract scavengers, who come to peck through the garbage in search of food.

Insect-feeding birds are also attracted to waste management properties because of the insects that are commonplace within the industry. These birds can be messy, as they leave droppings all over the place, resulting in potential damage to structures, equipment, machinery, and disease/slip risks for employees.

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Filth Flies

Filth flies such as houseflies, bottle/blow flies and flesh flies are prevalent throughout landfill and other waste management sites. These flies feed and breed in the decaying organic waste that can be commonly found within waste management properties.

With short life cycles and high reproductive potential, filth fly populations can reach alarming numbers in the warm months. These pests can create potential disease risks for your employees and be a nuisance that may result in delays to your operations.

Small Flies

Small flies like fruit flies, dark-eyed fruit flies, phorid flies, and sphaerocerid flies (also known as small dung flies) can be a nuisance for waste management operators. Because of the moist decaying organic matter found on waste management and landfill properties, these conditions provide ideal breeding sites for the small fly populations to thrive. The decaying organic matter also provides small fly populations with a steady food source.

Small flies can be a serious contamination risk if these flies find their way indoors. This is because these flies may carry and transmit bacteria that may be found within the decaying material into employee break areas inside your waste management facility.

Subterranean Termites

Subterranean termites can be regular issues for waste management operators that have wood products on-site. These pests can invade landfills and recycling centres by being introduced to these sites through wood products that have already been infested.

 Once termites have established a colony with easy access to food sources, these pests can become difficult to contain. The biggest issue related to termites is if these pests infest vital wood structures, they can compromise the structure and potentially create a serious safety hazard for your staff.


Cockroaches can be commonly found in landfills and waste management sites. These pests feed on animal-related materials and other organic materials, such as animal skins and hides, carrions, feathers, droppings and the larvae/pupae of other insects. 

These pests can be very unhygienic and as a result, may present a contamination risk if these pests come into contact with food in employee break areas or even high numbers can be unsettling to employees.

Mice And Rats

Rodents like rats and mice can be commonly found on waste management properties. This is due to the fact that these sites contain easy access to organic food sources. The abundance of food in landfills and other waste management properties may result in less competition amongst rodent colonies. This can also create ideal conditions for rapid population growth. As rodent populations thrive on your commercial property, this may attract other predatory pests such as birds, which in turn can result in larger pest issues that may impact your operations.

Waste management facilities also provide harbourage areas that allow rodents to burrow in the waste and adjacent areas away from predators. During the cold months, the waste found on these sites can provide insulation and heat which can protect rodents from the harsh winter conditions in Canada. Besides transmitting diseases, indoor rodents can chew on structures, equipment wiring and structure, and electrical wires thereby creating a fire hazard. They also carry ectoparasites such as fleas, ticks and mites which will bite employees.


In waste management facilities where there is exposed garbage or other organic waste, wasps will also be commonplace. Wasps come to forage and feed on insects such as filth flies that may be breeding within garbage as well as scavenge on the open garbage.

Not only are wasps territorial and aggressive, but they can also put your employees at risk of being stung. If an employee has an allergic reaction to wasp venom, this can result in a potentially fatal situation.


Raccoons are well-known scavengers that thrive on consuming food sources that can be easily accessible. Waste management facilities with exposed garbage and organic matter can be ideal environments for raccoons to feed and breed. The abundant food source and lack of regular human intervention ensure that raccoon populations can thrive.

Raccoons can present a number of issues to your waste management operations. From damage to equipment and machinery to the introduction of ectoparasites (ticks, lice, fleas, etc.), which may have serious health implications for your employees. 

Mosquitos and Midges

For waste management facilities with uneven land surfaces or grounds that hold water, mosquito populations can thrive. Containers for recycling or other items that can hold water will provide a breeding ground for mosquitos and midges.  Mosquitos and midges commonly look for areas with standing water, as these are ideal breeding sites.

Mosquitos and midges can be a nightmare for waste management operators. Not only are these pests a nuisance for your employees to deal with, but certain species of mosquitos can carry and transmit dangerous pathogens, such as encephalitis, Zika virus and West Nile virus, that could put your team’s lives at risk.

Types of Waste Management Facilities That May Be Prone to Pest Infestations

  • Recycling Centres
  • Organic Waste Disposal Facilities
  • Landfill & Dump Areas
  • Hazardous Waste Disposal Facilities
  • Solid Waste Treatment Facilities

Let Orkin Canada Help You Keep Your Waste Management Facility A Pest-Free Zone

At Orkin Canada, we are committed to minimizing any pest-related interruptions within the waste management industry. Because this industry is so vital in our day-to-day lives, our pest control pros take every opportunity to ensure that only the most efficient solutions are implemented in order to avoid any pest-related interruptions to your daily operations.

For professional and reliable pest control for the waste management industry, contact your local Orkin Canada branch 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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At Orkin Canada, we know the power of a scent should not be underestimated, especially within a waste management facility. After all, if your waste management facility stinks (literally), employees are going to be less productive. 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 waste management facility. 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.

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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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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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