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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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Checklist: What to Do After Extreme Weather Events

From tornadoes and tropical storms to floods and droughts, all of these extreme weather events could have a lasting impact once they hit your property. And it can be hard for any facility to battle the potential destruction that could follow. While most facility managers are more worried about how t …

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3 Pest Hiding Places Around Manufacturing Equipment

“Out of sight, out of mind.” While this may be your favorite way to approach decluttering your living room at home, it definitely isn’t the way to address Integrated Pest Management (IPM) at your facility. While some pest hot spots may seem obvious, there are several lesser-known hiding places that …

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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 or even a social media influencer – to have a financial …

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What Does Exclusion Include?

Got pests? It’s likely you could, since they don’t exactly ask your permission before they encroach on your business. Keeping them out requires exclusion tactics that help limit pest access into your building. Effective pest management starts with identifying signs of a pest infestation, monitoring …

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LEED and IPM: Stay on Track with Orkin’s USGBC Course

Location isn’t the only thing that matters in real estate. Discerning tenants search for space with an ever-growing list of amenities in mind. One of those sought-after qualities is the environmental sustainability of a building and its operations. This consumer expectation has resulted in more buil …

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Should You Outsource Your Pest Control Program?

Given the specialized knowledge Integrated Pest Management (IPM) requires and the potential risks for any pest-related downfalls, many businesses outsource their pest control programs. While in-house pest control programs may appear to be more cost-effective on the surface, they often cost more t …

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5 Ways to Lose Points on Your Audit

With vast amounts of product coming in and out of your facility daily, food safety is a top concern - and you don’t want pests breaking and entering to threaten that safety. Pest invaders are not only a nuisance, but can cause product loss, reputation damage for your business and deductions during a …

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A Joint Commission Checklist for Pest Control

Improving the quality of patient services is a priority for all healthcare facilities. Part of this ongoing improvement includes striving to meet the standards set by the Joint Commission. Along with setting standards for the quality of training, infrastructure and operations, many healthcare facili …

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Rate Your IPM Program’s Quality with This Self-Assessment

It doesn’t matter what industry you work in – pests do not discriminate when it comes to finding a new home. As long as your business offers food, water and shelter, they’ll happily take up residence. Once inside, they can spread diseases, cause structural damage, ruin products or supplies, and, ult …

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Sustainable Shortcuts to Green Pest Management

Expected to meet the highest level of cleanliness, healthcare facilities must follow strict standards when it comes to sanitation and maintenance. And when abiding by the The Joint Commission standards, it’s important not to forget that sustainable pest management is just as effective for your facil …

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3 Ways Ants Endeavor to Outsmart You

Ants can seem like a relatively small problem when it comes to operating your business, but don’t underestimate them due to their size. From transmitting pathogens to compromising structural integrity by building massive colonies within your facility, their tiny size is no indication of the great ha …

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3 Devices to Help Keep Pests Out of Your Manufacturing Facility

Flying and crawling pests have no trouble using the same doors or openings that you and your shipments go through each day. But being equipped with the proper tools to help fight off pests can make it easier for a facility to manage who—or what—gets inside. Consider installing the devices below t …

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3 Tactics for Protecting Your Property from Spring Pests

Pests are always better out than in. And as spring sets in, so does your potential for pest problems ; these months bring pests out of dormancy, and they’ll soon try to wiggle their way into your building, stored products and supply chain. How can you help stop spring pests from paying your property …

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Checklist: Working the Bugs Out of the Supply Chain

As the orchestrator of how goods get from point A to point B, the logistics industry faces unique challenges coordinating inbound and outbound materials from dozens of different sources. All of those sources can be a source of supply chain hitchhikers. Because large inventories a …

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The Weak Link in Your Supply Chain

The transportation leg of the supply chain can be one of the most susceptible to pest activity because transportation vehicles offer prime pest conditions – an abundant supply of food and warm, dark shelter. With supply chains spanning the globe, knowing the signs of pest activit …

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3 Steps to Integrated Pest Management in Healthcare Environments

Need a quick refresher on the crucial elements of an ideal pest control program for your healthcare environment? Orkin's three-part video series, brought to you by Orkin's Dr. Ron Harrison and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), is your guide to the basics of Integrated Pest Ma …

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Documentation: A Critical Step to Successful Pest Management

In integrated pest management (IPM) programs, success depends on your ability to adjust and optimize the performance of the program. And knowing how it’s preforming is really only possible with thorough documentation. Orkin’s three-part video series, brought to you by Orkin’s Dr. Ron Harrison an …

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Which Pest Control Methods are Right for Your Facility?

Controlling pests in a sensitive environment requires a full range of treatment approaches that suit the specific situation. Orkin’s three-part video series, brought to you by Orkin’s Dr. Ron Harrison and the Association for the Healthcare Environment (AHE), is your guide to Integrated Pest Mana …

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LEED Your Pest Management Program By Example

“It’s not easy being green.” While Jim Henson’s lovable Muppet character may be right, it is possible to earn Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) credits using “green” pest management practices. But earning this nationally accepted benchmark for sustainable building practices req …