Carpenter ants build nests inside wood. They construct galleries where the wood has been chewed out. Unlike termites, carpenter ants don’t eat wood. They remove it to make their colonies. Commonly carpenter ants are identifiable by the small piles of shavings found outside their nests. Carpenter ants prefer dead or damp wood, so places like … Continue reading The life cycle of a carpenter ant.
Downtown Halifax has a rat problem. There are multiple reasons this might be occurring. Maybe it’s the mild winter weather. Or the commotion caused by excessive downtown construction. Halifax is a port town so they have always had problems with rats. The tons of moving ships from all over the world carrying different materials and … Continue reading What is Halifax doing to combat rats?
Citronella ants look like ants, but the workers are yellow and 4 mm long. Queens are about 8 mm long. The ants have a strong lemon smell when crushed that gives them their name citronella ant. The nest under soil, in logs and rocks, and landscape timbers. As for your property they also nest beside … Continue reading What are citronella ants?
Have you seen a centipede? They’re creepier than you think. Check them out. There might even be some in your basement. Nobody wants the creepy crawler running out from under something. What is a centipede? Centipedes are long bugs with a pair of legs per body segment. They have a lot of legs, but no … Continue reading Why do centipedes live in basements?
Bed bugs are parasitic insect that feed only on blood. The bed bug is famous because it prefers to dine on human blood. The name bed bug comes from their preferred habitat in house especially near or inside beds and other sleeping areas. Bed bugs are not nocturnal, but do most of their activity at … Continue reading Top 4 signs of bed bugs.