Large carpenter ant nests actually look pretty cool. They have intricate tunnels and galleries smoothly cut into large segments of wood. It’s common to confuse carpenter ants with termites. However, termites actually eat wood. Carpenter ants don’t eat wood. They remove wood as they build galleries and tunnels for nesting. Carpenter ants find home … Continue reading Do carpenter ants eat wood?
When September starts to ease in we see less insects crawling about. A lot of species are eagerly looking for a place to hide-out for the winter. It’s a welcome change from the overpopulation of summer. Different bugs have alternate ways of seeing through the colder weather. Migration. Some insects go in search of warmer … Continue reading Where do insects go in fall?
Ontario has a huge variety of wood damaging insects. The first way to prevent any infestation is to identify species that might be a nuisance. Although some eat wood as part of their diet, others dig tunnels for nests. All have equal effects on the structural support of your home. If they get into the … Continue reading Wood damaging insects in Ontario.
Bed bugs are the two of the most cringe worthy words. It’s a huge fear to stumble across in your hotel room. Or wake up to constant itching and red bites. They can get into your luggage, on your clothes or skin and find their way back to your home. Bed bugs are a sign … Continue reading How to check your hotel room for bed bugs.
Bed Bugs They’re reddish brown with a flat oval shape. Short antennae and only about 5mm long. Dark eyes that stick out from the rest of the insect. Wing-like structures on either side of the head. Baby bed bugs look the same, but are only about the size of a poppy seed and are whiter … Continue reading What’s the difference between a bed bug and cockroach?
Ants are everywhere. We see them all the time. On the sidewalk. On the driveway. Never think much about it. But, in the winter they look for a warm place to nest. Your home or building is key to survival. Consistent temperature and food source can lead ants right to your kitchen. What is a … Continue reading Pavement ant damage.
Hornets are one of the downfalls of summer. It seems like everyone’s afraid. Picnics are an event for the brave. Getting stung is what most of us are concerned about. Here’s 10 ways to prevent hornet stings. Think about what you’re going to wear. If you’re spending time outside consider hornets are attracted to bright … Continue reading 10 ways to prevent hornet stings.
A buzz flutters passed your ear. Out the corner of your eye there’s a hovering black ball. It comes close and gets your attention. Your first reaction is to swat. Your day outside is dampened by the terrifying wasp. Eating outside has become a feat for the adrenaline junky. Although many people are terrified of … Continue reading When do wasps make their nests?
Wait. Is that a flying ant? I didn’t think ants flew here in Port Elgin. Usually I see them scurrying around the sidewalk. This one is flying. During the summer months it’s not uncommon to see flying ants. Also known as alates, flying ants are male and female ants who are looking to hook-up. Basically, … Continue reading Why do some ants have wings?
In 2014, CBC reported a noticeable rise in Halifax’s carpenter ant population. During warmer months the ants come out to drill into wood damaging homes. Carpenter ants are always a regular problem around the city. Neighbourhoods become infested with them as they move from house to house. There’s no reason the ant problem hasn’t continued … Continue reading Carpenter Ant Damage