Blowtorches, Chestnuts and Other Myths about House Spiders

Spiders might make you scream or grab the nearest shoe or flyswatter, however, most people don’t automatically reach for their blowtorch to kill spiders. But apparently, that’s just what a California man did, and started a house fire in the process. The man, who was house-sitting for his parents at the time, was apparently trying … Continue reading Blowtorches, Chestnuts and Other Myths about House Spiders

Canadian Pest Control: Think You Know Termites? Think Again

Termites are the bane of homeowner’s lives, they chew through wood, destroy foundations and can cause untold damage to your property. The Formosan subterranean termite, otherwise known as the “super termite,” lives in large colonies that can consist of millions of members. These large numbers mean that termites can do massive damage in a very … Continue reading Canadian Pest Control: Think You Know Termites? Think Again

Do You Need to Throw Out Your Furniture After a Bed Bug Infestation?

Most people are very quick to get rid of their bedroom furniture, or at the very least, their bed, mattress, and all their bedding, as soon as they start getting bitten by bed bugs. But this is an expensive exercise, and worse still, it might not be effective. So do you need to get rid … Continue reading Do You Need to Throw Out Your Furniture After a Bed Bug Infestation?

Mouse Control: Is it a Mouse or a Rat? Knowing the Signs

Scratching in your ceiling, gnawing at your furniture, nests in your cupboards and droppings on your countertops are all signs of rodent infestations. But the question is, is it rats or mice? And why should you care? Surely a rodent is a rodent, and you treat them all the same. Unfortunately not. Mouse control and … Continue reading Mouse Control: Is it a Mouse or a Rat? Knowing the Signs