Mice: Steps to keep them out of your home!

Homeowners beware–sighting mice or rodents in your home can incite an uncomfortable situation. Whether in your basement, kitchen, bathroom or attic, rodents squirming around can cause feelings of uneasiness and fear. Mice are notorious for seeking shelter indoors during the cooler seasons, and once they build a shelter inside, they can cause more than just […]

Raccoons: How to keep these pests out of your home!

You’re finding yourself getting woken up in the morning to a trail of tiny footprints scattered around your yard. The trash can is tipped over. Garden is destroyed. And leftover food particles left a mess everywhere. These clues are not subtle. Your home was probably invaded by a racoon. Racoons are ingenious and potentially harmful […]

Carpenter Bees

Woodpeckers, termites, and carpenter bees – what do these species have in common? They all make an impact on wood! Whether it’s a tree trunk, wood pile, or your home’s beautiful sturdy deck, these species are accustomed to digging into wood surfaces. For woodpeckers and termites, however, the main purpose is for sustenance; finding bugs […]

Carpet Beetles

Take yourself back to your grandparents’ living room, where the carpet was made of a nice shaggy wool. When this was the primary material used to make carpeting, the carpet beetle was aptly named. Carpet beetles feed on natural fibres as well as plant and animal materials including dead skin, hair, feathers, and more. Fabrics […]

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 […]