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Identifying and Preventing Rats

No matter how adorable Disney’s animated film ‘Ratatouille’ was, the negative reputation rats have universally is well justified; and no, it would not be wise to prepare meals with a rat in your kitchen – no matter how cute and talented! Rats, in many cases, are considered to be vermin meaning they carry disease. If […]

The Assassin Bug

Although commonly found in the Southern States and warmer regions, the assassin bug is no stranger to Canada due to recent climate changes. As such, it’s important to know how to identify assassin bugs, and also understand the dangers they pose as well as the methods used to keep them out of your home. There […]

Bees VS Wasps

While bees and wasps are both responsible for pollination and are often mistaken as they zoom by due to their similar black and yellow colouring, they have some significant differences to help tell them apart. Characteristics & Habits Bees and wasps have very specific physical characteristics which make them distinguishable. For example, since bees feed […]

Spring has Sprung - Warm Weather Pests

Now that the winter has come and gone, nature is on the move once again. As much of the Animal Kingdom awakes from its hibernation and temperatures begin to increase, creatures and critters will be rustling about seeking shelter in new spaces as they carry on with their life cycles. There are multiple ways for […]

Who Let The Bugs Out? Pests vs. Rental Properties

When it comes to pests like rats, mice, roaches, and bed bugs infiltrating your living space, immediate action is ideal. But effective removal treatments cost money, and when you live in a rental property, you may not necessarily be responsible for this expense. On the flip side, if you own a rental property, you’ll want […]

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

When it comes to pests like bed bugs in your home, you want to ensure both safe and effective measures are used to get rid of them. Perhaps the two most common options are thermal heat treatments and chemical sprays. Detection Before discussing treatments, we want to ensure you know the tell-tale signs of bed […]

The Myths About Mice

Whether it’s Tom’s counterpart, Jerry, or perhaps the most iconic Disney caricature, Mickey Mouse, mice have often been characterized in popular culture as cute creatures with adorable traits. As a result, certain stereotypes come to mind instantly when thinking of mice. Action Pest is here to debunk some of the myths about mice for you. […]

Fall & Winter Wildlife Pests

The fall and winter weather may attract more house guests than you invited to your Thanksgiving dinner or holiday mixer. As outdoor temperatures begin to drop, pests including raccoons and squirrels will search for warm, dry places for comfort and protection. Due to both the climbing abilities of these pests and openings in your home […]

Health Risks of Rodents

With fall weather arriving you might find the change of season brings with it more than just cooler temperatures. The mice and rats that may have gone unnoticed over the summer months are now coming inside to escape the cooler weather and might be looking to make a cozy home out of your house. Once […]

Diatomaceous Earth and Bed Bug Treatment

You may have heard of Diatomaceous earth as a homeowner’s remedy for bed bugs. Though, while some claim Diatomaceous earth gives people an eco-friendly, do-it-yourself option for treating these persistent pests with reduced risk, how effective is it really? What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous earth is a mineral that is mined from the beds of […]

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