The Orkin Blog

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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.

Groundhogs vs Beavers

Without a clear view of their tails, it can be difficult to distinguish whether a pest is a groundhog or a beaver.

How To Prevent Baby Earwigs At Home

Depending on their numbers and location, earwigs can be helpful. However, large populations of adult and baby earwigs can be problematic.

Types of Snakes In Canada

About 26 different types of snakes call Canada home. Most inhabit the southern part of the country, where temperatures are warm.

What Attracts Wasps?

The typical diets of wasps largely include other insects and arachnids. Wasps also feed on sweet liquids like nectars.

Bed Bug Rash

When feeding at night, bed bugs attack exposed areas like arms and legs resulting in mild to serious itching.

Cockroach Traps and Sprays

Home remedies for trapping and eliminating roaches have been around for years and may include sticky traps and jar traps.

Tick Bites

Tick bites frequently produce blisters or rashes on the skin of the victim.

Tips on How to Treat Bug Bites

Mosquitoes and other biting and stinging insects know how to turn a lovely day outdoors into a pestering situation.

How To Avoid Bed Bugs During Holiday Travels

Check for bed bugs when you get to your holiday destination and return home Atlanta-based pest control leader Orkin reminds holiday travelers to look out for bed bugs because they can be a threat to you and your home, whether you are staying at a five-star hotel, visiting relatives or have friends and family visiting you.

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