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Average Lifespan Of A Squirrel

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 Of 2018

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.

The Top Venomous Snakes In Canada

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

The Average Lifespan Of A Raccoon

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.

What Do Cockroach Eggs Look Like?

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.

What Do Baby Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs lay their sticky eggs on the secluded parts of objects like mattresses, behind headboards, couches and other objects close to sleeping quarters. The eggs hatch into tiny sesame sized whitish baby bed bugs in about six to ten days.

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

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