The warm spring and even hotter summer has resulted in a spike in at populations in Atlantic Canada. There’s been a dramatic increase from last year. Halifax Truly Nolen has been working hard to help residents prevent possible infestations. Truly Nolen’s Andrew Wheelock has calls coming in fast and furious for potential rat control. Typically … Continue reading Atlantic Canada rat population explosion.
Waking up with bites on your skin? This can be a preliminary sign of bed bugs. There first thing you’re going to discover are the painful and itchy markings of the bug. They look for blood and crawl in your bed while you sleep. Identifying bed bugs is crucial to not having the infestation get … Continue reading How to identify bed bugs.
A soft sigh greets the end of summer. It’s time for cooler evenings and earlier sunsets. These are signs to the wildlife population to start considering winter home locations. Make sure to walk around your property and keep an eye on possible entry points. 1. Repair and seal openings around your home. Holes can be … Continue reading Six fall pest prevention tips.
Sometimes do-it-yourself is the only option. Bed bugs can be gross and annoying. You probably want them out your house as soon as possible. But, bed bugs can quickly spread. Attaching themselves to luggage and clothing. It’s important to isolate the problem. Try not to track bugs through your home. First you must find the … Continue reading Do-it-yourself bed bug removal.
Flies are so annoying. They’re impossible to get out the house. They fly around your face at night. Buzzing and landing anywhere. Swiping at them is difficult because they’re so quick. Wait for them to land. And smash them. Even then it seems they’re still alive. Maybe some more cluster fly information can help remove … Continue reading What you need to know about cluster flies.
Ants look like ants. It’s hard to process that there’s many different species. They all seem to do and look the same. However, some can be destructive to your home. So, it’s beneficial to know different types of ants. Carpenter ant appearance. Carpenter ants are commonly black ranging in hues from red to yellow. … Continue reading Carpenter ant identification.
They’re running up the walls. As soon as you turn on the light they scatter. Trying to get back to their hiding spot. Why are they here? Dirty dishes, stinky garbage, unswept floor. Oh, that’s why. Cockroaches are attracted to the strong smell of rotting food. Any food we regard as garbage a cockroach … Continue reading What food attracts cockroaches?
Ew gross. And terrifying. Centipedes are one of the creepiest crawliest bugs around. It’s one of the last things we want to stumble across. Look out in the bathroom and kitchen. Centipedes are attracted to moisture. And many times they’ll wander in buildings searching for food. Keep things clean. They eat small insects. First, make … Continue reading Centipedes and moisture.
It may be obvious to contact pest control as early as possible. But, to some this isn’t always the case. They go through all the do-it-yourself steps before realizing they should’ve just called a professional to begin with. Realistically it’s simple to figure out when to call pest control. Any time you realize there’s lots … Continue reading When to call pest control.
Large carpenter ant nests actually look pretty cool. They have intricate tunnels and galleries smoothly cut into large segments of wood. It’s common to confuse carpenter ants with termites. However, termites actually eat wood. Carpenter ants don’t eat wood. They remove wood as they build galleries and tunnels for nesting. Carpenter ants find home … Continue reading Do carpenter ants eat wood?