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The 5 Most Interesting Facts About Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are increasingly common in residential settings, but that doesn’t make them any more comfortable to deal with. These crawling critters are out for blood (literally), and they’ll stop at nothing to get it from you. And let’s be real—no one wants to wake up with a bunch of painful bite marks. When dealing with bed bugs, it helps to be informed so you know what to expect. That’s why we’ve combed over Orkin Canada’s massive bed bug knowledge database and picked out five key facts every homeowner should learn about these nighttime nuisances.

Common Mosquito-borne Diseases

Mosquitoes are the bane of the spring and summertime. The one aspect that is often not brought up when mentioning these pests is the danger that can be contained within a bite. Mosquitoes are the most important arthropods that affect human health. There are about 100 mosquito-borne diseases that affect humans globally. Here are a few of the most common diseases associated with mosquitoes.

The Life Cycle of a Mosquito

The lifespan of adult mosquitoes is dependent on the species; under natural conditions, they can live from a few days to several months. However, in their life cycle , they undergo a complete metamorphosis, comprised of four different stages: the egg, larva, pupa, and adult.

What are Signs of a Mosquito Infestation

Mosquitoes are often viewed as pesky blood sucking annoyances. Not only are mosquitoes irritating to be around, but they can also be pretty dangerous. Since mosquitoes have the potential to carry a litany of diseases, such as the West Nile Virus, Zika Virus, and malaria to name a few, it is important to control and prevent  infestations at the first sign.

Mosquito Bites

Mosquito bites can be a pain to deal with. As what started as a fun and enjoyable day turns into a night full of itching and scratching all because of mosquito bites. So here is everything you need to know about mosquito bites in order to fight the bite.

Should I Be Concerned About the Spiders in My House?

They may give you the creeps, but spiders are really just more of a nuisance than a health hazard. Having one or two spiders in your home isn’t a big deal or cause for concern, but what happens when you start spotting spiders on a regular basis? If cleaning doesn’t improve your situation, you’ll need the help of a pest control professional to remove the pests from your home and stop them from coming back.

Cockroach Chronicles

Cockroaches have been bugging businesses for the entirety of human existence. And whether they’re scurrying through the facility, snacking on crumbs in employee break rooms or swimming through the sewer, they are more than just a nuisance. These tiny pests can also contaminate products and cause expensive damage around your facility, so it’s important to handle a cockroach sighting as soon as possible to prevent these pests from making your property their next home.

Time for Your Business to Terminate Termites

Are termites eating away at your business? Not only do these pests show up to work unannounced, but they toil away at your building’s structure - often undetected until it is too late.

Everything You Need to Know About Ticks

Are ticks ticking you off? Ticks are not only a nuisance, but also can cause serious health issues with the pathogens they transmit. Knowing how to prevent and respond to tick bites is incredibly important to protect you and your family from these blood-sucking pests.

Boxing Day: Clutter and Pests

A pest infestation is something that no friend or family wants to receive this holiday season. Unfortunately for humans, wrapping paper, cardboard, glue and other clutter that gathers around the holidays make the ideal meal and hiding place for pests like cockroaches and rodents. This Boxing Day, don’t let a pest infestation chew into time spent shopping and enjoying time with loved ones.

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