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How To Identify Bed Bug Bites

Everyone reacts differently to bed bug bites but the typical reaction is small, red, raised, itchy bumps.

Tick Season

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

How Dogs Are Helping the Fight Against Bed Bugs

Every day man’s best friend is hard at work helping us in the battle against bed bugs!

Why Do Some Ants Fly?

Most ant species found in Canada form new colonies by producing winged ants and swarming during the warmer weather of spring and early summer.

How To Control Carpenter Ants In The House

Black carpenter ants are common structure infesting ants found throughout Canada. The tiny insect primarily lives outdoors but gains access to homes when looking for food sources and sites to establish satellite nests.

What Do Carpet Beetles Look Like?

To understand what an American Carpet Beetle looks like, review these images.

How To Prevent Bed Bugs While Travelling

Everyone knows the saying, “Good night, sleep tight, don’t let the bed bugs bite.” It has never been more true than it is now.

What Diseases Can Squirrels Transmit To Humans?

Squirrels are known to carry numerous diseases, though only a few are dangerous to humans.

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