It’s difficult to imagine, but some people don’t mind finding certain pests in their back yard. In fact, some keen gardeners will actively pursue certain pest populations on their plot. While some people might scream and flee the scene upon spotting a spider or bee, others will be delighted. So why are these people satisfied … Continue reading Love-Hate Relationship with Pests
How many different species of wasps do you think there are? You might only identify them as wasps whose stings hurt, and the other wasps whose stings hurt an awful lot more. Scientists believe there are around 30,000 different species of wasp – and that’s only the ones they’ve managed to identify so far. So … Continue reading What is a Predatory Wasp?
Just when you thought ants weren’t already hard enough to control, you might come across a swarm of flying ants. No, your eyes aren’t deceiving you – certain ants have wings and can fly. But they won’t fly at any old time. In fact, they’re flying for a very specific reason. If you know why … Continue reading Why Are You Seeing Flying Ants in Your Home?
When another summer barbeque in the yard’s been ruined by pests, you would be forgiven for vindictively thinking about how the colder temperatures are sure to kill them off. You might imagine blankets of snow, icicles hanging from your building and panicked pests, unable to survive in extremely cold conditions. However, like many people, you … Continue reading Does Cold and Snow Affect Pest Populations
In the peak of summer, their numbers are high and large swarms can be terrifying. It’s hard to believe that wasp season will ever end. They’re a constant frustration in the back yard and a nuisance at barbecues. When the temperatures start to drop though, wasps will become less common outdoors. They seek shelter for … Continue reading When Does Wasp Season End?
More than any other pest, the majority of people really, really don’t want to find rats inside their homes. Ants, flies, cockroaches and even stink bugs all bring their own problems, but rats are a different pest altogether. They carry disease and parasites, and some species spend much of their time in sewers. As well … Continue reading Keeping Rats Out the Humane Way
When the summer sun begins to disappear, a lot of animals and insects do too. As colder temperatures begin to arrive many animals will be busy building their food reserves in preparation for winter. Insects may not stockpile food, but their behaviour changes. They try to find shelter and warmth. If they manage to do … Continue reading Fall Doesn’t Mean Tick Season is Over
You probably don’t want to be reading this, but if you haven’t prepared your garage for the winter ahead, then you might find out about it the hard way. As well as keeping on top of your yard, your basement, your attic and all of the rooms actually inside your house, you need to make … Continue reading How to Keep Pests Out of Your Garage This Winter
Fall marks the end of summer, and we reluctantly ready our back yard for another cold winter. The leaves begin to change colour and it’s Halloween before we know it. Pumpkin spice lattes re-appear and we spend more of our time indoors. Most of these are the welcome stereotypes of fall. But there’s another common … Continue reading Are Stink Bugs Worse in the Fall?
Although pest control experts like Truly Nolen never underestimate rodents, for some reason many other people do. Mice are one common pest which many homeowners struggle to deal with alone. They underestimate mice intelligence and don’t expect these crafty pests to be such a talented opponent. Most traditional DIY pest control methods for mice fail … Continue reading Do Mice Have Good Eyesight?