Becoming A Smart Shopper: How To Avoid Buying A Pest Infestation When Shopping Second-Hand
For many homeowners, second-hand items are slowly becoming the norm. With thrift stores and online marketplace platforms becoming go-to options to acquire various items. Unfortunately, when purchasing products from these sellers, you may not be aware of the environment that these items came from or were stored in, and as a result could inadvertently be bringing a pest issue into your home. To ensure you can recognize the signs of a pest activity on items prior to introducing a new purchase into your home, we have put together a list of the most common pests to watch out for and the items they commonly infest.
Top Pests Expected To Trend In The Winter Of 2023
As the winter of 2023 approaches, it's time to prepare for a different kind of chill – one brought on by the annual influx of winter pests. These uninvited guests can turn your home or business into their winter wonderland. To help you stay ahead of the curve, we've compiled a list of the top pests expected to trend during the winter season of 2023.
Top Pests Expected To Trend In The Summer Of 2023
Warm weather is around the corner, which means pests that have been overwintering or hibernating will wake up as well as non-hibernating pests will start making an appearance outdoors. Being prepared for those spring and summer pests can have an impact on how enjoyable your time will be at home or at work. Using industry leading expertise, we have put together a comprehensive list on the top 8 pests expected to trend in the summer of 2023. This list will provide a deeper dive into the impact that pests can have on your property, along with prevention tips to keep your home or business pest-free.
Calling All Bookworms: Pests To Watch Out For During National Reading Month
While books and pests can sometimes go together, the pests that are attracted to books may not pose a significant health risk for humans, though a few pests can potentially cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Although these pests may not cause you physical harm, they will destroy your books and furniture, and become a visual nuisance in your home. This National Reading Month, Orkin Canada can help you prevent pests from spoiling your fun, so you don’t have to take the term “bookworm” so literally. In honour of National Reading Month, we’ve compiled a list of the top pests to watch out.
Top 4 Tips For A Pest-Free Halloween
You may have been tricked by the plastic bats and fake spider webs in your neighbourhood, but the pests trying to make your house their home can be the scariest trick during Halloween. From rodents trying to trick or treat inside your home to flies trying to enjoy your jack-o’-lanterns, pests are always looking for ways to get into the Halloween spirit (and your home). Don’t worry, you’re not alone in trying to pest proof your home, as your Orkin Canada Pro has put together a list of 4 quick tips that will help you keep pests out this Halloween.
How To Get Rid Of Flies
With warmer weather around the corner, Orkin Canada is prepared for the pests that come with the warmer weather and melting snow. Everyone is looking forward to flowers blooming, birds chirping, and flies coming in through the open door. Oh wait, not that last one! Flies are a nuisance that no one likes buzzing around inside their home or business. There are many different species of flies; however, they all can cause a threat to your peace of mind, while some are a threat to your health and wellbeing inside your home or business. Whether its cluster flies, house flies, or fruit flies, at Orkin Canada we have 70+ years of expert advice on how to get rid of these unwanted pests. These flies do not stand a chance up against the Orkin Canada technician.
Top 7 Pests Predicted To Trend In 2022
From mosquitoes and wildlife to ticks and flies, being prepared for spring and summer pests can have an impact on how enjoyable your time outdoors will be. Do not worry you are not alone, as the experienced team at Orkin Canada is there to help you prepare. After doing thorough research, we have put together a comprehensive list on the top 7 pests expected to trend in the summer of 2022. This list will provide an in-depth look at the impact that pests will have on your home or business, along with also providing easy to use preventative tips.
4 Easy Tips To Pest Proof Your Garden
Spring is the perfect time to get the garden tools out and start getting the garden box ready to grow some vegetables and your favourite flowers. You might do this every year, or this is your first attempt at gardening, regardless of your experience level, we're here to help you keep pests out. Our experienced Ph.d. entomologist Alice Sinia has put together a few easy and simple tips keep your garden pest free.
Spongy Moth 101: Everything You Need To Know About Spongy Moths (Formerly Gypsy Moths)
The Spongy moth (formerly the European Gypsy Moth) is a non-native defoliating insect that feeds on a variety of tree species found in the Greater Toronto Area. They are an invasive insect from Europe that were accidentally introduced in North America in the 1860s during an attempt to rear an alternative silk-producing insect. They feed on a wide range of hardwood trees, as well as evergreen trees, but show a preference to oak trees. Before you start running for the hills because these pests are invading your green spaces, we have put together a quick 101 on everything you need to know about Spongy Moths.
How To Prevent Pests From Invading Your Home During The Winter
Winter can be a time of good cheer and spending time with the people you love, but even though the weather may be colder, it does not mean that your home is immune to uninvited pests. With pests looking to escape the cold weather, your home can be the prime environment to nest and forage until the weather gets warmer again. Using over 65+ years of pest control experience, we have put together a list of expert tips to help prevent pests from invading your home during the winter.