Why are carpenter ants attracted to moisture?

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?

What disease do rats carry?

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?

Closing your cottage: How to keep pests away.

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.

Why are cockroaches so difficult to control.

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.