There are plenty of winter stereotypes. Long walks in crisp, cold sunshine. Christmas sweaters for those that celebrate the holiday, and lots of time spent indoors by a cozy fire. But ants crawling along your floor? Taking over your kitchen counters and pantry? That doesn’t sound like winter at all. Despite it being a common … Continue reading Keeping Ants Out of the Kitchen This Winter
Wasps are some of the most feared insects in every garden, home, and park. Their stings can be incredibly painful and when one attacks, unfortunately there’s probably going to be more. But they are also incredibly fast. Which makes you wonder, can you run away from wasps? What happens if you try to? We share … Continue reading Can You Run Away from a Wasp?
Pests can be pretty clever when they want to be. They use ingenious methods to survive, feed and breed – even in winter. They’ll hitchhike, crawl, jump and transport themselves around the country using a variety of techniques. One of the safest places for them, believe it or not, is that healthy pile of firewood … Continue reading Are Pests Hiding in Your Firewood?
If you’ve been reading some of our previous posts, you’ll notice how frequently we mention rat intelligence. It’s true that they’re super-smart and very careful creatures. Rats will make the most of every tiny opportunity that you present them with. Chimney stack? Perfect for a nest. Trash overflowing from the waste container? A meal for … Continue reading Keeping Rats from Nesting in Your Vehicle
They’re a constant nuisance all summer long. There’s rarely a barbeque, camping trip or garden party which isn’t affected by mosquitoes. They seem to last the whole summer then quickly vanish when winter arrives. And yet, as soon as there’s a hint of spring sunshine, they’re back with a vengeance. How do they do it? … Continue reading How Do Mosquitoes Survive the Winter?
The cold temperatures are arriving and we are beginning to settle into the coziness and warmth of our homes. Unfortunately, we’re not alone. All sorts of pests that would perish in the harsh temperatures outside are desperate to share some of your shelter and warmth. Fruit flies are among the most irritating ones. But aren’t … Continue reading Why Do You See Fruit Flies in Your Home This Winter?
If you’ve been reading our Truly Nolen blog posts then you’ll know that we regularly provide you with information about dangerous pests and how to remove them. Sometimes we share details about residential pest control warning signs and in other articles, we discuss pest proofing. Would you be surprised if we told you that your … Continue reading Can Your Home Ever Be Completely Pest Free?
Bed bugs are pretty difficult to spot, right? That’s one of the reasons they’re so good at what they do. Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers and transport themselves to just about everywhere in the world by traveling alongside you undetected. Similarly, cockroaches will spend the majority of their lives trying not to be seen. But … Continue reading Do Spiders Eat Cockroaches and Bed Bugs?
Mice are incredibly intelligent animals and you would be foolish to underestimate them. In today’s article, we’re going to look at some of the tell-tale signs of a mice infestation in your attic. We’ll share the details you should be looking out for and explain a little about why professional rodent control is almost always … Continue reading Rodent Pest Control: Are Those Mice in My Attic?
How much do you really know about bed bugs? Yes, everybody knows that they’re a pest control nightmare and that their bites can be incredibly itchy. But beyond their blood-thirsty diet and the obvious source of their name, how much do you really know about these fascinating insects? Some people are just plain grossed out … Continue reading Did You Know This About Bed Bugs?