There are more than 4,700 drain fly species worldwide. Drain flies are small true flies with short, hairy bodies and wings. They resemble small moths and even given the nickname moth flies. Most common in humid tropic countries the drain fly is also found around home drains and sewage systems. They’re not harmful, but … Continue reading How to get rid of drain flies.
Approaching winter it is important to begin thinking about wildlife looking to your home as a safe and warm place to build their nests. Make sure to properly prepare for rodents because the best deterrent is to prevent them from even entering your home. Clean the crawl space, basement, attic. These three areas are hotspots … Continue reading How to rodent proof your property.
Carpenter ants are a species of ant that can be very detrimental to the structure of your home. Commonly mistaken for termites, carpenter ants burrow into wood the build their nests. However, they do not eat the wood. Carpenter ants remove wood shavings constructing a safe place for their queen and colony. These nests can … Continue reading Why are carpenter ants attracted to moisture?
The fall weather can bring tons of bugs to your home. No more prominent than the orange and black striped boxelder bug. The pure amount of them is enough to annoy any home owner. They can result in an uncleanly home or environment. What is a boxelder bug? Boxelder bugs are named after the boxelder … Continue reading How to prevent boxelder bugs.
It’s common knowledge rats and other rodents carry many different diseases and viruses that can affect humans. Rats are blamed for the outbreak of the plague in London in the mid-1600s. Just because that’s centuries behind us and we’ve found different treatments for illnesses doesn’t mean we should ignore rats. They can be a greater … Continue reading What disease do rats carry?
Each insect has a different way of surviving the winter months. There are many variables and each species of bee has different outcomes when the temperature begins to drop. Bees will do things ranging from hibernation to dying and putting energy into future generations. Honeybees When the weather starts to get cold honeybees will stop … Continue reading Where do bees go in the winter?
There’s always multiple do-it-yourself strategies to prevent bed bugs. But, they can only kill small amounts of larger infestations. Bed bugs are most attracted to humans no matter the trap. They’re looking for an easy meal and mostly feast on our blood during the night. What are bed bugs. Bed bugs are parasitic insects of … Continue reading Bed bugs and carbon dioxide.
We see spiders in our houses all the time. Mostly, they’re not harmful or a nuisance to anyone. But, their populations can grow. Especially if you’re providing sufficient food for them. Getting rid of spiders can be difficult. It’s more important to stop pests from getting in your house. Keep spiders out in the first … Continue reading How to get rid of spiders.
It’s a sad time of year when we have to say goodbye to the cottage for the winter. But, it’s only a few months until next spring. Don’t worry. However, it’s important to properly close your cottage. Don’t allow any pests to get in and create a larger problem than you need. Clean up like … Continue reading Closing your cottage: How to keep pests away.
Cockroaches have quite the reputation. They’re gross and almost everyone hates them. Roaches are attracted to unclean environments. So, a good strategy to avoid cockroach infestation is to keep your home well maintained and clean. Because cockroaches are incredibly difficult to kill and get rid of you almost always have to call a professional. What … Continue reading Why are cockroaches so difficult to control.