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Protect Your Business from Rodents During Renovation

Rodents can throw a wrench in any renovation and cause costly damage to your business. Before planning any construction around your property, be sure you’ve considered your rodent control program.

The 411 on Wasps

Wasps can be territorial and aggressive and become dangerous in large numbers. To help prevent a painful sting, learn how to identify and prevent wasps from taking over your home

Working the Bugs Out: Your Guide to Supply Chain Pest Management

Pests like cockroaches, flies and rodents can contaminate products at any point in the supply chain. Whether they are introduced before, during or after product enters your facility, you don’t want your business to be blamed for a pest problem. That’s why we developed this comprehensive guide to identifying and addressing pest problems in the supply chain. Here are the key takeaways to keep in mind:

Top Flea Control Tips

While pets are beloved members of your family, fleas shouldn’t be. Your furry friends can unknowingly harbour pests into your home and turn a small flea problem into a full-blown infestation in no time. Before you let your pooch off the leash, learn how to identify fleas and prevent these tiny hitchhikers from sneaking into your home undetected.

Birds: Don’t Egg Them On

Birds may make nice additions to some landscapes, but when it comes to your property, these feathery fiends are a no-go. Not only can birds create extra noise, but they are also very unsanitary and can be a nuisance to anyone who walks by.

Not Digging It: How to Keep Pests Out of the Garden

Whether it’s vibrant flowers, towering trees or rows of vegetables, adding greenery can enhance the atmosphere and overall appearance of your home. But maintaining a garden isn’t easy—especially when there are thousands of hungry, destructive pests waiting to tear it apart.

How to Remove a Tick

After a day full of adventuring, playing or relaxing outdoors, the last thing you want to find is a tick sucking up your blood. While these pests don’t present much of a threat to well-built homes with maintained exclusionary measures, they can be found feeding on humans or pets after spending time outdoors in wooded areas. If you find a tick on yourself or your furry friend, it is important to remove it as quickly and safely as possible.

The Buzz on Small Flies

Nobody wants flies buzzing around their business – or their meal. Small flies are not only a nuisance, but they can also risk the health of your employees and customers alike.

Identifying Bee and Wasp Nests

While bees and wasps have many physical similarities, their impact on your health, yard and ecosystem varies by species. The nests of these pests can help identify which of these flying fiends are buzzing around your home and allow for proper removal of nests in your yard.

Bed Bug Travel Tips

Bed bugs are expert hitchhikers and aren’t picky about who they choose to travel with. These tiny pests can infest any space – including your hotel or cottage – and are not a sign of poor sanitation. Bed bugs are sneaky and can make their way into your belongings easily without being detected.

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