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Kitchener Pest Control & Extermination Services

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ontario province image Homeowners in Kitchener can experience several types of pests during the course of a year. In springtime, Kitchener homeowners often see carpenter ants. These large ants forage at night and in shady areas. They enter homes to find food or water. In many cases the ants make a nest inside the home near the new food source. Carpenter ants do not actually eat wood but cause structural damage when they tunnel into windowsills, doorways, railings, and decks to build their nests.

In the summer time, homeowners may find mosquitoes as well as wasps and other stinging pests in the yard. Mosquitoes are known carriers of various harmful diseases, while wasp stings can cause moderate to severe allergic reactions. The family pet may bring fleas indoors where they can multiply rapidly. Homeowners may also discover pests in the garage or store room. Silverfish and earwigs often invade the boxes of stored items. Spiders may also move into the store room to eat the insects that have invaded. In late summer, homeowners might find cluster flies gathering on the exterior of the home. These pests try to get into the home before winter comes. Cluster flies become nuisances when they get into the living space of the home. They cluster around windows and they leave a stain if they are smashed.

Cool weather also brings mice and rats to the home. These furry pests can enter through very small openings. Once inside, they can travel throughout the home – usually in areas where people are not active. Rats and mice can contaminate food stores, cause structural damage to buildings, and spread a number of unpleasant illnesses. map of Kitchener, ON

Q&A with Waterloo Branch Manager

What are some of the most common pest or wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?

Rats, bed bugs, ants, mice, silverfish, spiders, wasps, and bees.

How do the seasons affect pest or wildlife activity in your area?

Spring brings increased activity from rodents and ants. In summer, we see more crawling insects. In the fall, wasps, bees, and spiders all see increased activity. And in winter, rodents become much more prevalent.

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?

Properly store food, garbage, and recycling. Repair any damages/holes to the home that allow access inside.

When should homeowners call Orkin Canada?

Proactive homeowners should call now. Everyone else should call at the first signs of activity.

Any specific unique pest problems in your area you are seeing or expecting? Anything out of the ordinary?

Increased rat and bed bug activity.

Q&A with Elmira Branch Manager

What are some of the most common pest or wildlife issues that homeowners face in your area?

Carpenter ants, termites, pigeons, raccoons, and skunks.

How do the seasons affect pest or wildlife activity in your area?

As the seasons turn colder, many of the above pests are less active or hibernate.

Any prevention tips for residents in your area?

Keep mulch and other wood from contacting soil. Keep compost and available food sources to a minimum.

When should homeowners call Orkin Canada?

Potential customers should contact Orkin as soon as they notice any activity, rather than wait for issues to spread or damage to occur.

Any specific unique pest problems in your area you are seeing or expecting? Anything out of the ordinary?

Carpenter ants and termites are busy in the Elmira/Kitchener-Waterloo area in the spring, summer, and fall.