Questions and Answers
What percentage of pest sightings in restaurants goes unreported?
In 2014, Orkin conducted a study with full-service restaurant diners, where it was reported that more than half saw a pest at an establishment in the past 12 months. 75% said they did not report their sighting because it was “just a fly” and “not a big deal.”
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People are coming in and out of my facility all the time. I do my best to keep the doors shut, but flies are still getting in. What can I do to prevent them?
Installing an air curtain at the building entrance can help prevent flying pests, such as mosquitoes and house flies, from getting inside. Make sure the blower fan in the air curtain is powerful enough to generate a jet of air that can reach from the floor to the edges.
What can I expect from my Orkin Man when he comes to treat my apartment for bed bugs?
To effectively treat for bed bugs, your Orkin Man will inspect your apartment to confirm the presence of bed bugs and then create a custom plan for you based on what he finds
I just saw a huge, football-sized bee swarm! What is this?
You probably saw honey bees dividing their colony. When a new queen is produced, she leaves the old colony and takes a portion of the worker bees with her to form her new colony.
The house next door to mine is foreclosed, and I’ve noticed more pests around my house lately. Could these two situations be related?
You should always pay attention to any changes in pest activity in and around your home because these changes can be signs of a bigger pest problem.
I have flies congregating around the drains in my facility’s restroom. How can I get rid of them?
Drains are actually designed with a trap, or “U” bend, to catch water and prevent odors — as well as pests — from coming up.
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Tips & Tricks
Thin vegetation around the home. Trimming bushes and trees around your home can help minimize areas where pests like mosquitoes, bees and wasps build nests.
According to a 2013 poll commissioned by Orkin, more than 80 percent of parents take precautions to safeguard their children against mosquito activity. Are you one of them?