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Clean Out Cluster Flies

Are cluster flies all the buzz around your home or business? With plenty of food, water and shelter, the places we live and work offer ideal habitats for these pests. To keep your property fly-free, you need to keep an eye out for potential points of entry and take preventive measures.

No Room for Pests in Thanksgiving Feasts

While you can’t prevent your relatives from embarrassing you this Thanksgiving, you can prevent pests from joining you at the table. With plenty of food and the opportunity for dropped crumbs and spilled drinks, Thanksgiving is any pest’s favourite holiday. But you can send pests packing this year by kicking them out the door before they even step inside

Ban Bats From Your Building

Worried about bats taking a bite out of the Halloween festivities this fall? Even though bats are often associated with this spooky season, you don’t want to see any live ones around your property. To fend off bats, the best course of action is to identify potential nursery locations and prevent these pests from roosting.

Shield Your Space From Spiders

While spiders and spider webs make the perfect Halloween accessories, you probably want to stick with store-bought decorations rather than allowing spiders to spin their webs around your property. These eight-legged pests can not only reduce your property’s curb appeal but can also scare off any guests or trick-or-treaters stopping by this fall.

Tips to Close Up the Cottage

With summer almost at an end, it’s time to pack up and head back home. But before you close up your cottage for winter, be sure to shield your summer home from cold weather – and the pests seeking shelter.

Protect Your Business from Rodents During Renovation

Rodents can throw a wrench in any renovation and cause costly damage to your business. Before planning any construction around your property, be sure you’ve considered your rodent control program.

The 411 on Wasps

Wasps can be territorial and aggressive and become dangerous in large numbers. To help prevent a painful sting, learn how to identify and prevent wasps from taking over your home

Working the Bugs Out: Your Guide to Supply Chain Pest Management

Pests like cockroaches, flies and rodents can contaminate products at any point in the supply chain. Whether they are introduced before, during or after product enters your facility, you don’t want your business to be blamed for a pest problem. That’s why we developed this comprehensive guide to identifying and addressing pest problems in the supply chain. Here are the key takeaways to keep in mind:

Top Flea Control Tips

While pets are beloved members of your family, fleas shouldn’t be. Your furry friends can unknowingly harbour pests into your home and turn a small flea problem into a full-blown infestation in no time. Before you let your pooch off the leash, learn how to identify fleas and prevent these tiny hitchhikers from sneaking into your home undetected.

Birds: Don’t Egg Them On

Birds may make nice additions to some landscapes, but when it comes to your property, these feathery fiends are a no-go. Not only can birds create extra noise, but they are also very unsanitary and can be a nuisance to anyone who walks by.

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