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 Newfoundland and Labrador
Pests Commonly Found in Newfoundland and Labrador
Mice infestations can be difficult to spot because they prefer to forage for food at night and will avoid detection. Common signs of an infestation include trails of waste along walls and large fixtures. If you begin to see or hear mice, you should contact your local Orkin Canada branch.
Drain Flies and houseflies are equally common. Drain flies require organic materials and lots of moisture to reproduce. That is why they are commonly found in bathrooms, kitchens, and basement walls. Houseflies can quickly travel from garbage and decaying materials to clean surfaces, creating contamination risks wherever they land. Houseflies are known to carry dozens of pathogens and bacteria, posing a greater threat in homes and to the hospitality industry.
Woodlice, also known as armadillo bugs or boat-builders, are common in areas of high humidity and moisture. Some species are able to roll up in to a spherical shape when threatened, using their exoskeleton as a protective shell. Woodlice are relatively harmless and considered a nuisance rather than a pest.
Recent Bed Bug Issues
Bed Bugs have been making the headlines in recent years and keeping residents up at night. Newfoundland’s businesses rely on 500,000 tourists each year to support the province’s economy and every part of their experience counts. Finding bed bugs in a room or furniture before they are able to negatively impact your customer’s experience and preventing large infestations is the smart way to eliminate this growing pest problem.
Our bed bug inspection teams use the best practices to accurately detect the presence of live bed bugs and to eliminate them completely. For more information, you can read our in-depth article about bed bugs here: K9 Bed Bug Detection
Climate and Geography
Labrador is the mainland portion of the province bordering Québec and has a similar climate to its neighbour, ranging from polar to sub-arctic. While it is twice the size of the island of Newfoundland, Labrador’s population comprises less than 10% of the entire province.
Newfoundland’s weather is influenced by the surrounding sea; no part of the island is more than 100km away from the coast. The maritime climate generally produces more clouds, precipitation, and variable weather. The ocean currents also give Newfoundland some of the mildest temperatures in Canada, averaging -1 °C in the winter and 20 °C in the summer around St. John’s.
About Newfoundland and Labrador
At the eastern tip of North America is Canada’s youngest province. The island of Newfoundland and mainland Labrador have a combined population of over 500,000. The province is nearly twice the size of Britain, but is sparsely populated and nearly one third of its residents live in and around the city of St. John.
Newfoundland is one of the best places in the world to view icebergs and several species of whales, and sea birds. Whale watchers come from around the world for a glimpse of the majestic creatures, including the world’s largest population of humpback whales, travelling near the eastern coastline.
About Orkin Canada
We are a leader in the development of advanced, environmentally responsible pest control techniques. Our St. John’s branch serves communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. For more information about the services we provide, please click one of the following links.
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