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.
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.
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?
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?
We all know about bed bugs. They’re greatly feared. It can be a huge ordeal to remove large infestations. That’s why it’s important to try to discover any potential infestation. Early detection starts with bed bug moats. What are bed bug moats. These are commercial products designed to monitor bed bugs and help prevent infestation. … Continue reading How bed bug moats work.
Staying at a hotel can be scary enough. Especially if you are unsure if the place might have bed bugs. The small insects can easily transport back to your home on your luggage. One of the first signs of bedbugs is being bitten. First, you’ll have to be able to identify if it’s a bed … Continue reading Everything you need to know about bed bug bites.