The Orkin Blog

Stay informed - check out the Orkin Blog for answers to common questions and general information about pests in Canada.

Baby bed bugs (nymphs)

Baby bed bugs are known as nymphs. Bed bugs undergo three stages of development.

Top 5 Mosquito FAQs

The Who, What, Where, When and Why of Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus

Groundhogs vs Gophers

Both gophers and groundhogs can be found throughout Canada. Pocket gophers grow to about 15cm in length and are typically smaller than groundhogs, which can be as long as 63cm.

Groundhogs vs Beavers

Without a clear view of their tails, it can be difficult to distinguish whether a pest is a groundhog or a beaver.

Baby Earwigs

Depending on their numbers and location, earwigs can be helpful. However, large populations of adult and baby earwigs can be problematic.

Types of snakes in Canada

About 26 different types of snakes call Canada home. Most inhabit the southern part of the country, where temperatures are warm.

What attracts Wasps?

The typical diets of wasps largely include other insects and arachnids. Wasps also feed on sweet liquids like nectars.

Bed Bug Rash

When feeding at night, bed bugs attack exposed areas like arms and legs resulting in mild to serious itching.

Cockroach Traps and Sprays

Home remedies for trapping and eliminating roaches have been around for years and may include sticky traps and jar traps.

Tick Bites

Tick bites frequently produce blisters or rashes on the skin of the victim.

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