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Protecting People and Properties with Essential Summer Services

Kimberly Khoury | April 20, 2020 | General, Landscaping Services

Landscape Services

Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services continues to uphold industry-leading health and safety standards in Commercial Property Maintenance.

As summer approaches, our certified technicians and managers are committed to delivering safe and essential property maintenance for our customers. 

From specialized turf maintenance protocols to preventative parking lot maintenance and litter clean-up – our technicians are prepared to deliver the quality, consistency and peace of mind you, your employees and your customers deserve.

Mosquitoes & Ticks: Preventing Vector-Borne Diseases

Outdoor environments play a large role in the health and safety of our communities.

As mismanaged turf and water drainage can have negative impacts on virus and disease control, it is important to understand the risks and responsibilities that go along with every commercial property.

For example, vector-borne diseases are diseases that spread to humans and other animals by means of an insect. In Canada, these vectors are most commonly mosquitoes and ticks.

While West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease are two of the most common vector-borne diseases that affect humans, it is important that essential businesses like Hospitals, Senior Living Centres, Grocery Stores and Critical Supply Chain Companies play their part in ensuring a safe and reliable environment.

West Nile

West Nile Virus: 

West Nile Virus (WNv) is a virus carried by mosquitoes that have fed on infected birds and/or animals. If bitten, the virus can put humans at risk of developing West Nile Non-Neurological Syndrome, or West Nile Neurological Syndrome (which causes permanent brain damage).

Lyme Disease

Lyme Disease:

Lyme Disease is a bacterial illness that is spread to humans and animals through tick bites. While the most common signs of infection are flu-like symptoms and an expanding area of redness on the skin, these symptoms can become much more serious if left untreated.

Other Health & Safety Concerns for Commercial Properties:

Cracked Parking Lots

Cracked/Unsafe Parking Lots:

Over time, the accumulation of debris, waste, deterioration and potholes can compromise the safety of your staff, clients and communities. A neglected parking lot is not only unsafe for pedestrians and drivers, but it can also have a negative impact on business success and reputation.

Litter Clean Up

Litter Clean Up:

From litter and debris to hazardous materials such as disposable gloves and/or face masks, our WHMIS-trained professionals are committed to keeping your properties safe from harm. Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and specialized procedures, our experienced teams remove the risk of hazardous materials to ensure a safe and secure environment.

Invasive Species

Noxious Weed & Invasive Species Control:

Licensed by the Ministry of the Environment, our extermination professionals are well-equipped to protect commercial properties from noxious weeds, poison ivy, invasive phragmites and other predatory species. With sustainable industrial vegetation control services, we strive to protect the health, safety and reputation of our clients by reducing the damage cause by unwanted insects and uncontrolled weeds. Our employees have gone through the Pesticide Training Program, and are trained to get the job done without putting our clients’ people at risk.

Unkempt Turf

Unkempt Turf:

Neglected turf and landscaped areas make great hiding places for mice and other potentially disease carrying vermin. Mosquitoes will also seek shelter from the elements wherever they can find it – and unkempt turf is no exception. Without routine lawn care, it’s not uncommon to witness these infected pests.

Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management:

Our specialists provide an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on the long-term prevention of pests and invasive species. Through a combination of techniques such as biological control, habitat manipulation, property maintenance and use of resistant varieties, we are able to play our part in reducing the risk of viruses and diseases.

Dead Trees

Rotting/Dead Trees:

Rotting, dead and/or damaged trees present the risk of falling on a person, building or vehicle. With routine maintenance and care, trees can be protected from harmful infestations and diseases that cause the tree to die and/or threaten the safety of the property.

Poor Water Drainage

Water Drainage Issues:

Stagnant water is a major breeding source for mosquitoes. Another threat to disease and virus control (such as West Nile Virus), they also present the risks of slipping hazards, erosion and/or hardscape damage. As drainage issues often continue to get worse over time, it is important to address these issues as quickly and effectively as possible.


Poor Irrigation System:

From leaks and tripping hazards to underwatering and flooding – a malfunctioning irrigation system can present a variety of problems. To maintain the safety and integrity of your commercial property, it is important to schedule routine irrigation inspections.

Protecting Our Communities

Clintar continues to remain focused on the health and safety of our employees, clients and communities.  We understand that it is much more than just cutting turf and maintaining your grounds – it is a commitment to fully protecting your properties with the essential services that keep infectious viruses, invasive species and other safety hazards at bay.

At Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services, we support the operation, inspection and maintenance of essential public works facilities, such as:

-Food distribution centres
-Government institutions
-Senior living facilities
-Grocery and Pharmacy
-Critical supply chain companies

With the safety of our businesses, employees, clients and communities in mind, we are here to play our part in ensuring a safe and reliable environment for everyone.

As a team, we can help protect our planet.

If you would like to learn more about our safe summer services, please feel free to contact us for more details.


If you have any questions or require more information please contact:

Kimberly Khoury
Chief Commercial Officer, VP of Sustainability