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Boxing Day: Clutter and Pests

A pest infestation is something that no friend or family wants to receive this holiday season. Unfortunately for humans, wrapping paper, cardboard, glue and other clutter that gathers around the holidays make the ideal meal and hiding place for pests like cockroaches and rodents. This Boxing Day, don’t let a pest infestation chew into time spent shopping and enjoying time with loved ones.

Beating the Bite: Mosquito Prevention

Nothing screams mosquito season like the soft buzz in your ear that follows you around throughout your day. We get it – mosquitoes aren’t a friend to anyone. So, with summer well on its way, what can you do to keep these bugs at bay?

Winter Pest Management Preparation

All warehouses, office spaces and other properties experience wear and tear over time. As temperatures begin to drop, it’s important to inspect your facility for structural deficiencies that can let the cold air creep in – and allow unwanted visitors to settle in for free. Implement a routine maintenance schedule to protect your property from the cold this winter.

Prepping For Pests: 4 Common Hot Spots To Check Often

When it comes to running a restaurant, a pest problem is one thing you can’t afford. Unfortunately, pests are always looking for a way inside—and once they’ve made their way in, their stealth and population growth are unmatched. Infestations can occur before you realize bugs or rodents are present, ultimately causing major consequences for your employees, your customers and your next health inspection.

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Clean Out Cluster Flies

Are cluster flies all the buzz around your home or business? With plenty of food, water and shelter, the places we live and work offer ideal habitats for these pests. To keep your property fly-free, you need to keep an eye out for potential points of entry and take preventive measures.

No Room for Pests in Thanksgiving Feasts

While you can’t prevent your relatives from embarrassing you this Thanksgiving, you can prevent pests from joining you at the table. With plenty of food and the opportunity for dropped crumbs and spilled drinks, Thanksgiving is any pest’s favourite holiday. But you can send pests packing this year by kicking them out the door before they even step inside

Ban Bats From Your Building

Worried about bats taking a bite out of the Halloween festivities this fall? Even though bats are often associated with this spooky season, you don’t want to see any live ones around your property. To fend off bats, the best course of action is to identify potential nursery locations and prevent these pests from roosting.

Shield Your Space From Spiders

While spiders and spider webs make the perfect Halloween accessories, you probably want to stick with store-bought decorations rather than allowing spiders to spin their webs around your property. These eight-legged pests can not only reduce your property’s curb appeal but can also scare off any guests or trick-or-treaters stopping by this fall.

Tips to Close Up the Cottage

With summer almost at an end, it’s time to pack up and head back home. But before you close up your cottage for winter, be sure to shield your summer home from cold weather – and the pests seeking shelter.

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