Dried Out: How To Prevent Pests After A Flood
The end of winter means the beginning of vivid, green summers. But it also means the arrival of something far less pleasant—severe flooding. When snow starts melting, it’s important to be prepared for the long-term consequences of floods, including increased pest activity.
New Home, Same Old Bugs
Not only are pests unsightly, but they can indicate underlying maintenance or structural issues. So before you open your home for a housewarming party, make sure you are checking off all the boxes when it comes to pest control.
How to Patch a Rodent Hole
Out of all pests, rats just might be the sneakiest. They have an uncanny ability to pop-up seemingly out of nowhere, much to the surprise and horror of all who encounter them. Just how do they pull off this magic act? Like tiny contortionists, rats are able to fit their bodies through impossibly small openings.
Most Common Household Beetles
25,000. That’s how many species of beetles entomologists have identified in North America. Needless to say, these insects can be found almost anywhere — some of their habitats more intrusive than others. And while you may never see most of them, here are a few species that call Canada home:
Signs And Symptoms of Bed Bugs
Knowing the signs of bed bugs is the first step in finding and removing these pests.
Bed Bug Treatment & Control
Bed bugs are mostly found in bedding, mattresses, on headboards and in bed frames and box springs.
How To Identify Bed Bug Bites
Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites but the typical reaction is small, red, raised, itchy bumps.
Ticks are blood-sucking parasites commonly found throughout Canada. Peak tick season for nymphs usually occurs during the spring and summer months, while adults are a threat in the late fall.
When Do Squirrels Have Babies?
Grey squirrels have two breeding periods per year, one in mid-summer and another in early spring.
How To Identify Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are nocturnal and so small, detecting them can be very difficult. They are small, flat and have oval-shaped bodies. They have six legs and two antennae. Bed bugs cannot fly and have short, golden coloured body hair that can make their bodies appear to be striped