Top tips for preventing pest infestation.

The best pest control method is prevention. Stopping the pests from even wanting to enter your home is the best way of reducing infestation. It’s important to keep pests in mind when looking around your house. Large infestations can be costly to fix. Take steps to secure your property and regularly check for points of … Continue reading Top tips for preventing pest infestation.

The life cycle of a carpenter ant.

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.

What is Halifax doing to combat rats?

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?

Why are cockroaches linked to asthma?

Asthma affects the airways of the lungs. It’s a long-term inflammatory disease characterized by recurrent symptoms such as reversible airflow obstruction and bronchospasm with episodes of wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath. It can be worse in different individuals and come out a couple times a day or week. Asthma is thought to … Continue reading Why are cockroaches linked to asthma?

What do roaches eat?

  Cockroaches are attracted to dirty environments. They like to hide in the dark corners of unfinished or unclean kitchens. Roaches wait for the lights to go out and swarm the floors looking fro grub. But, what exactly do roaches eat? The short answer is cockroaches eat about anything. Cockroaches are omnivorous scavengers. So, basically … Continue reading What do roaches eat?