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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.

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.

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