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Can Your Pest Control Outlast the Storm?

The potential costs of just one extreme weather or climate event in the U.S. can exceed $1 billion. With nearly 13 of these extreme, costly events happening annually, many people—and businesses—are left to deal with the aftermath of Mother Nature’s damaging behavior. This threatening weather can bri …

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Scrub Out Small Flies

Some of the smallest flies can cause the biggest problems for your business. These pests love eating and breeding in those hard-to-reach places like drains where food, grease and other organic matter build up. If you have a fly infestation, you could risk lost business, food contamination and possib …

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How to Make Your Facility A “No Fly Zone”

Unlike aircrafts, there should be absolutely no areas in your facility that allow flies to fly— a no-fly zone at all times. Flies are some the nastiest pests in commercial environments, leaving potentially dangerous pathogens as they travel from surface to surface. They breed quickly …

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Top 4 Flies Found in Food Processing Facilities

Flies are no big deal, right? They’re only about 1/4 of an inch and you can just simply swat them away if they become a nuisance. But actually, a fly sighting in your facility usually means there’s a bigger problem—not something you can just swat away. They carry a wide variety dis …

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Mosquito 101

As the weather heats up, so do mosquitoes. Summer is peak season for these threatening pests, whose bites can do more than just itch. Mosquitoes also can transmit diseases like the Zika virus, Chikungunya virus and West Nile virus. The good news? Everyone can do something to help prevent these pe …

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The Buzz on Why Flies are Bad for Business

A couple of flies is no big deal, right? Unfortunately, these pests are more than just a nuisance, and you shouldn’t let them fly under your radar. In business environments, flies can quickly evolve from an annoyance to a serious threat to your bottom line. Read our free Comprehensive Guide t …

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What Can You Do to Fend Off Flies?

If you see flies in your facility, don’t turn a blind eye. These filthy pests not only disgust customers but can also contaminate food and other surfaces and cause illness. Our free Comprehensive Guide to Flies & Fly Control Strategy breaks down the top concerns for the flies that are the bigges …

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Got Flies? 5 Questions to Ask Your Pest Control Provider

There’s more to fly control than you think. Inspection, exclusion, sanitation and mechanical control should make up the full package to help keep your facility fly-free. That’s why it’s important to work with your pest management provider to come up with a comprehensive plan for helping manage – and …

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6 Most Common Flies: Do You Know the Difference?

When you’re seeing flies, you’re seeing the signs of an underlying problem – and it’s not one you can just swat away. Knowing the type of fly you’re dealing with is half the battle. Different flies have different preferences for food and breeding sites, so identifying the species is critical to help …

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Employees Only – Keep These Flies Out of the Workplace

One rotten banana in an employee locker is all it takes for your facility to develop a fly infestation. Flies are stubborn pests that can undermine your business’s image and cost you money if you end up losing customers because of their activity. Even if you don’t prepare, sell or package food, y …

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Fight the Fly

This time of year, flies are a frequent sight at commercial establishments. And like many other pests, flies are more than just a nuisance — they are a symptom of a greater problem. Left unchecked, they can damage your reputation and potentially threaten the health of your customers and guests, sinc …

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The Best in Pests: In Case You Missed It In 2015

We’ve seen a lot of things happen in commercial pest control over the past year. And while the Orkin Man is usually thinking several steps ahead of pests, sometimes it’s helpful to look back. Here are our top three pest management resources from 2015. Orkin delivered up to date information on whi …