The Orkin Blog

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Baby cockroaches

Just like the adults, baby cockroaches can carry bacteria on their bodies. They transfer these pathogens through contact with food and utensils.

Freezing bed bugs

These tough pests are able to breed quickly, hide well, and survive all but the most extreme conditions.

Squirrel lifespan

Due to diseases, human interaction, and predators, it is estimated that most wild squirrels do not live more than eighteen months.

Canada's top 25 bed bug cities

Bed bugs are extremely efficient hitch hikers. They can move easily across a room and climb onto luggage or anything left on a bed in just one night.

Venemous snakes in Canada

Of the 26 native species of snakes in the country, only four are venomous.

Raccoon lifespan

The average lifespan of a raccoon in the wild is about five years, but with abundant food and shelter they’re able to survive well past a decade.

Can you see bed bugs?

Despite adult bed bugs’ small size, at a length of 4 to 7 mm long, you can see bed bugs with the naked eye.

Do bats hibernate?

While bats in warmer climates may never hibernate, most local species wait out Canadian winters by either heading south or going dormant.

Cockroach eggs

Contrary to what some may believe, cockroach egg cases can be seen with the naked eye.

Do skunks climb?

Despite its curious nature, the striped skunk isn’t very good at climbing.

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