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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.

Are Rabbit Droppings Harmful To Humans?

Rabbits produce two different types of solid waste, but only one is commonly seen outside of a nest.

What Does A Baby House Centipede Look Like?

Baby centipedes look like smaller adults and hatch with four sets of legs. As the baby centipedes mature, they molt six times. Each time they do, they grow one or two new pairs of legs until they reach 15 total.

Do Cockroaches Make Noises?

Common cockroaches, such as the American and German species, are not known for making noise.

What Do Groundhogs Eat?

Ever wonder “What do groundhogs eat?” Knowing what they eat can help with control and prevention. Read on to learn about common groundhog feeding habits.

What To Do When Bitten By A Fire Ant

Known and feared for being aggressive when disturbed, fire ants pose a relatively recent threat in several Canadian provinces.

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