You never notice ants during the winter, do you? You wouldn’t – they would be covered under thick snow and frozen in ice. Ants, like many other animals, hibernate during the brutal winter months to avoid the cold. They’re usually buried deep under the snow and waiting for the warmer weather when they’ll become more … Continue reading Pest Control – Why are Ants a Big Issue in Summer?
Organizing your weekend getaway can be stressful. Once you’ve got everything packed, the directions all sorted, the food shopping done and the car loaded, you can normally relax on the drive there. And while there will always be a few hiccups when it comes summer rentals or your vacation home, pest problems can be among … Continue reading Pest Problems in Your Summer Rental? Here are some Helpful Tips
Everybody’s seen the classic cartoons. An unwelcome rodent causes mischief throughout the property before the owner decides enough is enough. A delicious-looking cube of cheese is spiked on to a rat trap and is hilariously unsuccessful in actually catching the rodent. Unfortunately, this scene isn’t really that far removed from reality. Rat traps are incredibly … Continue reading Rat Control – Why is it So Difficult to Trap Rats?
Rodents, bed bugs, fleas, garden pests, and even yellowjacket wasps. You’ve probably heard of all of the usual suspects which keep residential pest control experts busy, but what about stinkbugs? Stinkbugs, specifically the brown marmorated stink bug (BMSB) have been spreading across Ontario and Canada for several years now. They’re more common than you might … Continue reading Residential Pest Control – Finding Stinkbugs in Your Home
Rats are a highly adaptable species, they can survive in the harshest environments and easily make themselves at home in wall cavities, attics, yards, sheds, drains, and basements. In fact, there is not a single space that is not rat-friendly in your average urban home, making rat control extremely tricky. And while your home may … Continue reading St. Catharines Rebate Program for Rat Control a Success
Carpenter ants are a large ant species that can be black, red, yellow or brown in colour and can typically be found making their homes in trees, wood and underground. They are expert colonizers and many colonies can house tens of thousands of worker ants. The carpenter ants live in a complex society where each … Continue reading Residential Pest Control – How Carpenter Ant Queens Build Their Colonies
Centipedes are certainly not something you’ll be happy to find in your home. They terrorize people when they dash across the floor and can make quite a mess wherever they go: the very definition of a creepy-crawly. Some of them can even cause painful bites to humans. Using all of their legs they can be … Continue reading Residential Pest Control – Should You Kill the Centipedes in your Home?
Summer is a great time for outdoor enthusiasts; you can walk, hike and jog and just generally enjoy nature and all it has to offer. And while it is important to have a healthy outdoor lifestyle, dog owners and hikers need to be aware of the possible dangers of summer, including ticks. These bloodsucking ectoparasites … Continue reading Niagara Pest Control – Keeping Safe in Peak Tick Season
Your instinct when finding an insect crawling on one of your many plants could naturally be to try and, well, extinguish it. It’s a natural reaction, but is it based on an outdated preconception? The pest you’re about to crush is in fact doing you a favour, and asking for very little in return. Insects, … Continue reading Residential Pest Control – What Bugs Are in Your Garden?
Even though they might disrupt and frustrate precious ecosystems and homeowners, ants are a remarkable insect. They’re one of the most populated animals on the planet, and despite their slight stature, when they work together they can be one of the most efficient team-working systems that exist. Of course, having a huge number of teammates … Continue reading Discovering What Makes Ants So Strong