Rodent Risks

How to Deal With Rodent Risks in the Wake of COVID-19

Many businesses adapted to unusual circumstances during the global COVID-19 pandemic, including altered operating hours, unpredictable customer traffic and general uncertainty about the future. Even as things change all around us, pest threats remain a constant—which means your business is sti …

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Restart Your Pest Management Service with Confidence

As you reopen your business, there are several things you will want to consider when it comes to pest control—especially if you paused your pest management service during the pandemic. With lighter human foot traffic and, as a result, less access to food and water, certain pests may …

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Top Pests Threatening Businesses During COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic forcing your business and customers to adapt to shelter-in-place and social distancing orders, pest control may be tough for you to manage right now, alongside all your other concerns. But with the reduction of human activity at your business, a larger number of pests are …

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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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Treatment 101: How Orkin’s Options Help You Stay Pest-Free

Along with bugging you, nuisance pests like rodents, cockroaches and flying and stinging pests have the potential to grow into a more serious problem. For some businesses, it only takes a sighting by the wrong person—an auditor, an inspector, a customer or even a patient—to have a financial impact o …

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Rodent Round Up: Rats vs. Mice

Fall is the start to rodent season. With their quick reproductive habits, rodent sightings at your business can bring unwelcome consequences if not dealt with quickly. The first step in evicting these pests once they infiltrate your business is to identify them accurately. Rats and mice are diffe …

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Do’s and Don’ts of Rodent Control

Rats and mice are experts at sniffing out food and shelter. So, how do you keep these dirty and destructive pests from squeezing through the door? Instead of playing the same game of cat and mouse, it’s time to build a better mouse trap. (To find out why you should avoid rodents, download our free r …

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Got a Mouse in Your Business? Five Most Common Rodents

We’re not the only ones that cozy up indoors when cold weather looms. Rats and mice also shack up inside during the winter months. By the time spring flowers bloom, these speedy breeders may have already taken over your business. Before you begin preparations for the fall and winter months, you n …

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Six Facts to Help Prepare Your Rodent Defense

Rodents are some of the most disgusting and destructive pests, and they have a pretty impressive rap sheet to prove it. Extremely adaptable and quick to reproduce, rodents can be difficult to control, making them a nightmare for your business. (To learn why the Orkin Man recommends avoiding rodents, …

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Chew Over These Questions with Your Pest Management Provider

Rodents don’t waste any time when it comes to making your business their home. So, you shouldn’t waste any time when it comes to helping stop them. The best approach is a proactive one, and your pest management provider can help you create a plan that is customized to your business and property. (Th …

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Do You Know the Rodent Red Flags?

Do you smell a rat? Don’t let these sneaky pests fool you. From stock rooms and break rooms to suspended ceilings and wall voids, rodents have no trouble finding sources of food, water and shelter at your business. And they know how to stay out of sight. To help catch the problem early, it’s importa …

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Three Rodent Threats That Bite into Business

Rodents can scurry, climb, squeeze – and even swim! – into your business. Unlike Mickey Mouse, these pests aren’t here to cheer you up. From structural damage and product contamination to a ruined reputation, these dirty and resilient vermin can really take a bite into your bottom line. (To learn wh …

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5 Ways to Prepare for Pest Intruders This Fall and Winter

With the days getting shorter and temperatures dropping, you’ve probably noticed increased pest activity. That’s right, we aren’t the only ones looking for relief from the cold! Pests like rodents, cockroaches and spiders are looking for a warm place with a ready food source to spend the winter. Fol …

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4 Pest Problems You May Not Expect at the Big Football Game

Getting ready for the big game? No matter where you’re watching the game, the last thing you’re likely to think about is who is tackling pests and pest control at the stadium. Well, the reality is that stadiums all around the country have their fair share of pest issues. In fact, stadiums present un …

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Keep Office Space Off-Limits to Rodents

In 2014, Orkin and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) found that out of all pests, office tenants hate rodents the most. This is according to a commercial pest control survey of office, building and facility managers across the United States, which also uncovered that 50 percent of …