Faced with the moderating impact of the Atlantic ocean, alongside regular fog and up to 100 cm of annual rainfall, Dartmouth and Halifax experience some of the most unique conditions in all of Canada. But those unique conditions can add up to to equally unique pest control problems. That’s why Orkin Canada has a team of local technicians on hand to help protect local homes and businesses from pests.
Providing service to Anapolis Royal, Barrington, Berwick, Bridgewater, Cape Breton, Digby, Halifax, Kentville, Middleton, Region of Queens, Sydney, Truro, Weymouth, Wolfville, and Yarmouth.
Orkin Canada’s pest control technicians can give you peace of mind by expertly helping you remove unwanted pests from your home or business – and making sure they don’t come back.
Common Pests in Halifax
Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, and surrounding areas consist of diverse habitats for people and pests, including urban centres, residential communities, farmland, forests, coastlands, lakes and rivers. At Orkin Canada, we know pests. We know how to identify them, how best treat an infestation, and how to prevent them from coming back.
What our customers have to say
Our technician is awesome. Thanks for making the transition easy. Love the metrics and transparency of the program.
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.
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.
I've been a customer for almost 7 years and Orkin have never been disappointed.
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.
I'm glad to see that you acquired dogs for bed bug solutions. Works very well!!!!!!
Our business requested additional services and the management visited our site to ensure the proper help was given, and was very helpful.
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.
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!
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.
Timely response time, courteousness, professionalism. Appointments easy to book and fit in with our schedule.
Your guys are very courteous, knowledgable and the rate is comparable to others. Service is fast, efficient.
Very respectful service. Will go the extra mile to ensure everything is handled. Thank you so much for all your help.
Our technician is attentive, kind, honest and hardworking. We are pleased to have Orkin to help us with pest control. Thanks!
The technician who did the inspection is very well qualified, friendly, approachable, and professional. Seeing him work is a pleasure. Thanks!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Pest control pressures in the Halifax area
Halifax, Dartmouth, Bedford, Sackville, and surrounding areas consist of diverse habitats for people and pests, including urban centres, residential communities, farmland, forests, coastlands, lakes and rivers.
Life near the harbour brings unique challenges for pest management in the Halifax and Dartmouth area. The abundance of food and shelter from human activities means that the city faces a particular threat from pests such as rodents who can cause problems for both homes and businesses. From year round food sources, widespread construction, and port activities, rodent habitats are well supported in the downtown urban cores of Halifax and Dartmouth. With tourism playing an increasingly important role in the Halifax, Nova Scotia region, keeping local service based businesses in the hospitality and accommodations free of pests such as bed bugs, ants, and rodents is more important than ever.
Bed bugs are excellent hitchhikers, which mean heavily frequented urban areas (due to large populations, tourism, University and housing complexes) can see a higher incidence of bed bug infestations. Around the vast number of lakes in suburban and rural areas, residents can expect to see an increase in and flying insects in summer, which in turn supports higher spider activity around building exteriors. With plentiful food sources, water and shelter, rodents will thrive in the surrounding vegetation, typically making their burrows underground.
Coastal communities, fishery, and even business parks are often faced with high Seagull activity, which can damage property, and pose a contamination risk due to the number of droppings and ectoparasites associated with them.
Many businesses and residential homes may experience a spike in ant activity during the warmer months when the hot sun causes insects to seek shelter and scavenge for food indoors. Ants will only flourish in locations with sufficient moisture, which can often come from landscaping around the foundations of structures.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to get rid of my furniture if I have bed bugs?
In most cases, all infested belongings can be treated, usually with a combination of heat, steaming, vacuuming, and/or targeted application. Special encasements can also be used for mattresses, box springs, pillows and other potentially infested furniture, so they can be used in the future.
If your mattress is heavily infested, it is better to safely dispose of it than trying to treat the issue. Proper steps must be followed if doing so, these include wrapping the infested mattress completely in plastic and attaching a label warning that the mattress is infested by bed bugs. This ensures that the risk of bed bugs spreading to another property is minimized.
Is pest management really necessary?
In many cases, such as potential health risks or instances of an infestation with overwhelming numbers, pest management services can save you a lot of stress and time. Some pests, such as bed bugs, require very specific treatment processes on more than one occasion to effectively manage the situation. Attempting to manage a pest infestation on your own may result in the issue becoming worse.
The best course of action is to call in a professional pest management company to do a thorough inspection of your property. This is followed by informed recommendations on what needs to be done next, and then the treatment and/or removal services themselves if you decide to let us proceed with them.
How do I get rid of rats permanently?
Due to many factors outside a property owner’s control, there’s never a guarantee that rats can be permanently removed from your home or business, but through the use of professional rodent control services you can significantly minimize the risk of a rat infestation on your property. Calling in experienced pest management professionals is usually the most proactive and efficient approach. They have the appropriate equipment, training, and expertise to help address the potential rat infestation on your property.
What do I do when there is a rat in the house?
Rats seek shelter indoors during the colder months, and they’re always looking for food and water. These pests may also be smart enough to avoid various traps and recognize bait. If your property enables them to return and supports their survival, rats may find their way back indoors.
Contacting a certified and experienced rodent control expert for your home can reduce the risk, by identifying factors that may make your home attractive to rats. In addition to the initial inspection, our rodent control services are thorough, ensuring that your rodent issue is professionally controlled the first time.