Ants and mice are moving inside and wildlife may be looking for potential harbourage areas. Spiders are constructing egg sacs and mosquito activity is increasing. House fly activity can be expected. Commercial accounts will need to be aware of increased small fly activity. Nuisance wildlife, such as squirrels and chipmunks, will be much more noticeable.
Pest, Bird and Wildlife Control in New Brunswick
Pests Commonly Found in New Brunswick
Black flies are particularly troublesome as their bites can leave painful, swollen lesions. The immature stages of black flies develop only in running water. Heavy snowfall in the winter months can act as insulation for the eggs which have been deposited in the previous year. Rising temperatures, melting snow and rainwater creates opportunities for eggs to hatch in small streams and rivers. They eventually emerge from the water ready to fly, the females ready to bite.
While black flies and other biting insects are common problems outdoors, many flies thrive in similar conditions, and find their way into home and businesses. Fly control should begin in the early Spring and last well into the Fall with preventative treatments that can reduce the potential for problems in the following year.
Adult cluster flies enter buildings in the late summer and early fall to hibernate, and can be difficult to remove as they find their way into walls and roofs.
Drain flies have short, hairy bodies which makes them seem like tiny moths. Drain flies can be found in bathrooms, kitchens, basement walls, and any place where moisture and organic material is available to lay their eggs.
Climate and Geography
Although a significant portion of the province is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, it is protected from many of the effects of ocean currents and has a more continental climate. Fredericton and the surrounding areas are less likely to experience blizzards and heavy storms than cities on or near the coast, such as Saint John.
Spring and Summer are typically delayed or tempered by the influence of sea ice from winter, or heat retained by the waters of the St. Lawrence river in northern areas. The lingering effects of tropical storms in the Atlantic ocean often find their way to New Brunswick before heading towards other maritime provinces. Large amounts of rain and snowfall can be the result of these storms bringing moisture back from the ocean.
About New Brunswick
New Brunswick is one of the four original provinces of Canada and the only province which is constitutionally bilingual. Although the most of the population speaks English, nearly one third is francophone or identifies French as their primary language. Predominantly French communities can be found along the northwestern regions bordering Québec and the northeastern coastline. There are an estimated 25,000 Acadian descendents living in New Brunswick.
The main sources of income in rural areas are forestry and paper products, farming, and fishing. Urban centers such as Fredericton and Saint John have a mix of modern services industries which employ the majority of residents.
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