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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.

Top 5 Mosquito FAQs

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

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.

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