Orkin University: Free Pest Management Resources, White Papers

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Below are links to industry-specific resources you can use to train your staff on important pest control, sanitation and infection control issues.

Health Care

Joint Commission Checklist

Use this Joint Commission Pest Control Checklist to understand the standards your facility must meet to comply with Joint Commission requirements.

H2E 10-Step Guide to Implementing an Integrated Pest Management Program

A true IPM program creates a safe environment for patients and staff, and helps you comply with Joint Commission Environment of Care Standards. Follow this 10-step guide to help implement an IPM program in your facility.

Bed Bugs: The Issues, Challenges and Facts

Bed bugs have resurged in the last decade, damaging providers’ reputations and bottom lines. Take control with a smart action plan — before the bed bugs bite.

Pulling Back the Sheets on the Bed Bug Controversy

Orkin entomologists Ron Harrison, Ph.D., and Bill Lawrence, Ph.D., examine the bed bug issues associated with health care environments and share key research and essential monitoring tips for hospitals and long-term care facilities.

Business Case for Environmental Services

In this business case for environmental services, Orkin and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE) present comprehensive planning and implementation guidelines for an Integrated Pest Management program in a health care setting.

Bed Bugs 101: A Long-Term Care Professional’s Guide to Recognition and Prevention Spanish

Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat infestations early. Check out these tips on how to spot evidence of a budding bed bug problem in the long-term care setting and what you can do to help stop it.

HealthCarePestControl.com

Co-sponsored by Orkin and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), this website serves as an online IPM handbook for health care professionals. Visitors to the site can request a free copy of the AHE Recommended Practice Series: Integrated Pest Management, a complete “how to” guide to hospital pest control.

CDC Recommended Guidelines

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Healthcare Infection Control Practices Advisory Committee (HICPAC) wrote these recommended guidelines for pest control in health care facilities (see section V. under “Recommendation – Environmental Services”).

Guide to IPM in Long-Term Care Facilities

Written for Long-Term Living magazine by Orkin Director of Quality Systems Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., and International Technical and Training Director Frank Meek, this article offers practical advice for keeping out unwelcome “visitors.”

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Food Processing

We’ll provide you with pest control reminders ahead of your audits when you sign up at www.myauditprep.com , so you can be prepared for your auditor’s visit.

5 Common Ways to Lose Points on Your Pest Control Audit – White Paper

Know the five common ways to lose points on your pest control audit with insight from Orkin Director of Quality Systems Zia Siddiqi, Ph.D., and Jim Bail, director of technical services for NSF’s Food Processors Program.

Plant Manager’s Pre Audit Checklist

Does your plant undergo third-party food-safety audits? This checklist, developed by Orkin and NSF International, will show you how to improve your pest management score on your next audit.

IPM Food Processing

Do you know where your facility stands when it comes to Integrated Pest Management? Take this self-assessment, which was developed by Orkin and the American Society for Quality, to pinpoint areas of improvement for your pest management program.

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Foodservice

Fly Control: Understanding the Threats to Your Business — White Paper

Capable of carrying billions of germs, flies are more than just a nuisance — they’re a threat to businesses. But, armed with education and employee training, businesses can implement best practices for fly prevention and remediation.

Avoid a Health Inspection Headline — White Paper

Orkin entomologist and Director of Technical Services Ron Harrison, Ph.D., and NSF Director of Technical Services Jim Bail walk restaurateurs through pest “hot spots” within a foodservice environment, sharing ways to prevent pests and score big on health inspections.

Orkin Actizyme Floor & Drain Cleaner — Video
Are you looking for a low-impact answer to grease and grime? Watch now to learn more about Orkin Actizyme™ Floor and Drain Cleaner, a professional cleaning solution that uses a unique blend of naturally occurring enzymes and beneficial bacteria to help break down even the toughest grease and grime in professional foodservice operations.

Sanitation and Storage Quiz

Sanitation and proper storage techniques are critical to effective pest management. Orkin and NSF have created a fun learning quiz to help your staff identify potential trouble spots.

“Before Your Next Health Inspection…” Checklist En Espanol

Restaurant owners – coach your employees with this handy checklist developed by Orkin and NSF to make sure your establishment is ready for the health inspector’s next visit.

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Hospitality

Bed Bugs 101: A Hospitality Professional’s Guide to Recognition and Prevention
Spanish /Russian /Hindi / Chinese

Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat infestations early. Check out these tips on how to spot evidence of a budding bed bug problem in the hospitality setting and what you can do to help stop it.

“8 Places to Check Out Before Pests Check In” Housekeeping Checklist Spanish/Russian

Where might pests be hiding in your hotel? Download Orkin’s “8 Places to Check Out Before Pests Check In” Housekeeping Checklist for tips on preventing pest infestations in the eight “hot spots” that pests frequent. Available in English, Spanish and Russian, the checklist is a great learning aide to share with your housekeeping staff.

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Property Management

Property Management Newsletter Content

Looking for content for your tenant or resident newsletters? Articles are available in text-only or rich text formats with photos. From green pest management to kitchen sanitation, these articles provide valuable information that applies to both office and apartment environments. Use this free content to educate your tenants or residents on important ways they can help prevent pests.

IPM and LEED Certification: A Property Manager’s Checklist

Increasingly, commercial properties are going green and obtaining LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council. Use this checklist to be sure your IPM policy is LEED-worthy.

Bed Bugs 101: A Multifamily Professional’s Guide to Recognition and Prevention Spanish

Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat infestations early. Check out these tips on how to spot evidence of a budding bed bug problem in a multifamily setting and what you can do to help stop it.

Bed Bugs 101 Tip Sheet: Office Property Managers Spanish

Bed bugs are making their way into commercial office properties. This tip sheet provides property managers with an overview of what to look for and steps to take in the event of an infestation.

Bed Bugs in the Office: Take ACTION!

Although many think the office is an unlikely place to find bed bugs, these pests are making their way to work. The ACTION resource provides property managers with important information about knowing the signs of bed bugs, communicating with tenants about the issue and remediation steps.

Evicting Unwanted Residents — White Paper

Orkin entomologist and Director of Technical Services Ron Harrison, Ph.D., and W. Michael Semko, Esq., in-house counsel for NAA and director of the NAA National Lease program, examine the challenges multifamily environments pose for bed bug detection, remediation and responsibility.

Bed Bugs: Don’t Let Them Bite Our Community Spanish

Presented by Orkin and the National Apartment Association Education Institute – bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it’s critical to detect and treat infestations early. Check out these tips on how to spot evidence of a budding bed bug problem in the apartment setting and what you can do to help stop it.

Multifamily Property Resident Education Tip Sheets

Residents are your most powerful weapon in the battle against pests. Even a little bit of improvement in their day-to-day behavior can go a long way toward helping to keep pests outside where they belong. Share these monthly tip sheets with your residents to get them thinking smarter about what they can do to help your pest management efforts.

Office Property Tenant Education Tip Sheet

Keeping pests out of the office is everyone’s responsibility. Share the following tips with your tenants about how they can help maintain a clean, pest-free office environment.

Green Pest Management: A Property Manager’s Checklist

How green is your building? If you haven’t thought about it, there’s no time like the present. Orkin and BOMA International teamed up to present this five-step checklist to be sure your pest management program is environmentally friendly.

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Schools

Orkin Junior Pest Investigators

Orkin is a proud presenter of Junior Pest Investigators, a series of free K-6 lesson plans that help kids and teachers discover environmentally friendly ways to prevent insects, bugs and rodents from entering our spaces and becoming pests. All materials meet national science standards.

School IPM 2015

Prepared by Thomas Green, Ph.D., of the IPM Institute of North America and Dawn Gouge, Ph.D., of the Department of Entomology at the University of Arizona, this online report outlines a strategic plan for implementing Integrated Pest Management in schools throughout the United States.

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