Household rats and mice are pretty high on the list of public enemies, and with good reason: for hundreds of years, these mangy, disease-ridden rodents have instilled fear in disgust in humans by causing illness and discomfort in all parts of the world. If you’ve never had a first-hand encounter with one of these creatures … Continue reading [INFOGRAPHIC] Top 5 Rat & Mouse Moments in History
They’re back with a vengeance. All but eradicated in the 1950’s, the modern bed bug has been plotting a comeback of epic proportions. Since the early 1990’s, bed bug infestations have increased dramatically, leaving homeowners chewed-up and looking for professional pest control. Bed Bug Stats A single bed bug can lay up to 5 eggs … Continue reading [INFOGRAPHIC] Meet the Bed Bug
Of all the pest problems a homeowner could potentially face, ants seem like the least threatening. In fact, the average human has seen so many ants in their lifetime that they’ve just become a fact of life. Canada’s ants may come in many shapes and sizes (mostly tiny), but you shouldn’t disregard them for their … Continue reading [INFOGRAPHIC] Homeowner’s Handbook: Ants of Canada
Ideally, Canadian residents would prefer to never have to deal with any pests – it’s just better that way. Unfortunately, pests are pretty much everywhere, so dealing with them at some point in time is a reality. But if you had the opportunity to pick a pest to have inside or near your home, spiders … Continue reading The Correct Way to Handle Canadian Spiders
Citronella ants are now swarming! These pics and videos were taken yesterday in a basement in Hamilton, Ontario. The homeowner poured what looks like a bucket full of insecticidal dust on the floor of his furnace room, attempting to solve the issue himself. This species of ant, however, simply cannot be controlled with this product, … Continue reading Look Out for Citronella Ants in Hamilton, ON!
In Canada we have many different species of carpenter ants that vary in colour and size. Sometimes it can take the well-trained eye of a professional to identify a particular species. What’s the big deal? Carpenter ants are known for their destructive nature. They burrow into wooden structures to build their nests, not to eat … Continue reading Carpenter Ants at a Glance
Most of us are aware of the minimal space needed for a mouse to enter into a home. They are able to enter through gaps the size of a dime, weeping vents, piping and other vulnerable spots on the exterior of a home. However, once a mouse has entered your home (and made it their … Continue reading Mice in Your Mississauga Home?
Snow can be a real nuisance. It’s slippery, it’s cold and depending on how much you get it can cause non-stop shoveling! But snow can also be our friend, especially when it comes to tracking wildlife across our property. A dusting of snow can reveal the path that wildlife takes, for example, a mouse. This … Continue reading Unhappy Mouse Trails in Hamilton, Ontario!
The picture above was taken by one of our technicians during a Truly Nolen visit to a commercial facility in Oakville, Ontario. It shows the inside of a rat bait station that was placed on the building’s exterior by the previous pest control company responsible for the property. These locked boxes are filled with poison … Continue reading “Ah, rats!” a Common Cry from Oakville, ON Residents
Now that the holidays are over and 2014 has kicked off, the temperatures across Canada should be rising soon. In just a few short weeks, temperatures will once again rise into the double digits, heralding the beginning of spring and increased activity for all inhabitants of Canada. The temperature change also inspires Canadian homeowners to … Continue reading Spring Cleaning 2014: Getting Rid of Bed Bugs