Ants: It’s Your Home, Not Theirs
Because ant species behave differently, it’s important to properly identify the type of ant on your property. Some ants, like carpenter ants, are most likely to cause structural damage around your home by chewing through wood to make their nests. Other ants, like pavement ants and European fire ants, can be aggressive and are more likely to sting humans. From the sidewalk to the laundry room, these innovative insects are able to build nests in all sorts of places. Potential hot spots for ant activity include the kitchen or pantry, protected places like wall voids or spaces under appliances and warm or humid places near drains, pipes and wiring.
How To Get Rid of Earwigs
Earwigs are attracted to lights and can become a nuisance on porches and patios, cause damage to plants in gardens and flower beds, and even inside your home. Earwigs also prefer cool, damp areas and being excellent climbers, may enter your home during extended dry periods.
How to Get Rid of Stink Bugs
Did you know there are over 260 different species of stink bugs in North America? Like any insect, these can find their way indoors from time to time. While most of us aren’t appreciative of any insects in our home, stink bugs can be a nuisance, especially if they choose to visit your home in large numbers.
Top 5 Facts You Need To Know About Mosquitoes
As the weather warms up and mosquitoes start becoming more active, you can expect to see these little blood suckers on your property. As mosquitoes are best known for their itchy bites and ability to spread disease, it is important to get the facts about mosquitoes. Here are the top 5 facts you need to know about mosquitoes.
Don't Let Pests Go On Spring Break: A Reference Guide To Spring Pests
Spring has sprung and the arrival of warmer temperatures means an increase in pest activity across the country. Thousands of insects are emerging from dormant states and are looking for places to spend the mild spring and summer months.
What You Need To Know About Rodents During The COVID-19 Pandemic
The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been immediate, and long lasting, with businesses having to adjust the way operations take place. While for you and I the impact has been quite easy to see; from wearing masks and carrying sanitizer wherever you go to avoiding contact with others. The one aspect that often is overlooked is the impact the pandemic has had on rodents, as these pesky pests are having to adapt like everyone else
6 Easy Ways To Get Rid Of Mice In Your Home
If you see one mouse, odds are that there is a family of them hiding close by on your property. This is why you need to take action immediately when you see any possible signs of mice. This is due to the fact that if one mouse can find a way in your home, others will definitely follow. Plus, as mice breed very quickly, it is imperative to stop them in their tracks before a full blown infestation occurs. Here are 6 quick and easy ways to get rid of mice in your home.
How To Pest Proof Your Pantry For The Winter (& The Rest Of The Year)
As the weather gets colder and winter approaches, some pests start looking for warm spaces to escape the cold. This often means that these pests are likely to try and come into your home, specifically your pantry, in search of an easily accessible food source. Putting pests in their place is what we do at Orkin Canada, so here are a few tips to ensure your pantry is pest proofed for the winter (and the rest of the year as well).
All Buzz And No Bite: The Top 5 Pest Control Myths
When it comes to pest control, we’ve all heard our fair share of rumors about what works best. And let’s be honest—amateur pest fighters love telling others about their latest makeshift solutions. Chances are, you’ve heard a friend or family member boast about how they conquered a rat problem in their own abode. Maybe you’ve traveled deep into the online video abyss and listened to vloggers describe their “proven” ways to keep flies off your property. Or perhaps you’re still holding on to pest control advice you heard decades ago and mistakenly took for fact. No matter where you’ve picked up your pest knowledge, it’s crucial to separate fact from fiction so you can effectively combat these unwanted invaders. Let’s break down a few of the most common (but false) beliefs about pests
Get Ready For Guests, Not Pests: How To Protect Your Home During Renovations
Renovating your home is a rewarding but challenging undertaking. Whether you’re updating a single room or your entire living space, it’s gratifying to see the finished product and share it with friends and family. Unfortunately, pests are always waiting to revel in the celebration with you. The renovation process can leave your home vulnerable to insects, rodents and other unwanted invaders looking for shelter. That’s why it’s important to factor pest exclusion and prevention into your home renovation plans.