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How to Tell the Difference Between Wasps, Hornets and Bees

It’s that time of the summer when you’re likely to see more hornets and wasps flying around your property, or even worse, building nests. But with their striped bodies, dark and light markings and hovering flight, how do you tell the difference between wasps, hornets and bees? Here are some easy ways you can differentiate between these three types [...]

By |2017-09-06T15:01:05-05:00July 30th, 2017|Helpful Information, Pest Control|0 Comments

Don’t Let Unwanted Bugs Spoil Your Summer Vacation

Summer vacation is here, and for many lucky families that means summer vacations! Bringing unwanted bugs home is one of the main ways people get bed bug or cockroach infestations in their homes, so here are some tips to help keep unwelcome bugs from hitching a ride home with you from your summer vacation destination. . Check What Bugs You [...]

By |2017-09-06T14:26:46-05:00July 15th, 2017|Helpful Information, Pest Control|0 Comments

Understanding Lyme Disease & Tick Prevention Tips

Lyme disease has slowly made its way into the media spotlight over the past few years. Reported cases of Lyme disease are on the rise, and this serious illness got even more attention when Canadian singer Avril Lavigne revealed that she was dealing with Lyme disease in 2015. Here’s what you need to know about Lyme disease and some [...]

By |2017-07-07T09:37:50-05:00June 30th, 2017|Helpful Information, Pest Control|0 Comments

The Risks & Perils of Do-It-Yourself Pest Control

Have you ever thought doing your own pest control? Have you ever turned to Google for how to trap a raccoon or skunk, or the safest way to remove a hornets nest? Hardware stores make it easy to try and do some of these things yourself by selling you all the products you think you need. But beware: trapping and [...]

Should We Worry About Zika Virus in Ontario?

While it has been around for many decades, Zika virus gained worldwide notoriety leading up to the 2016 summer Olympic games. Originally discovered in the 1950’s, it was reported in parts of South America in 2015, right before the 2016 summer Olympic Games were held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Many Olympic athletes were concerned about contracting the virus [...]

By |2017-07-05T10:36:47-05:00June 10th, 2017|Helpful Information, Pest Control|0 Comments

How to Keep Hornets Away from Your Back Yard This Summer

Here we are at the end of May and there’s no question that summer is just around the corner! The temperatures are steadily climbing and it won’t be long before the smells and sounds of barbeques fill the air. If you’re looking to host parties and barbeques in your back yard this summer, here are some helpful tips for [...]

By |2017-06-05T16:10:41-05:00May 30th, 2017|Helpful Information, Pest Control|0 Comments

The Hidden Dangers of Pests, Part 2: How Pests Are Dangerous to Your Family

In our previous blog post, we described some of the damage that wildlife and insects can cause to your home. They can damage the exterior and interior of your home, and can even increase your risk of fire. But the danger of pests doesn’t stop there: these unwelcome animals and insects can also be dangerous to you, your family [...]

By |2017-05-22T16:21:20-05:00May 20th, 2017|Pest Control, Wildlife Control|0 Comments

The Hidden Dangers of Pests, Part 1: How Pests Can Damage Your Home

No matter where you live, you’ve probably experienced some sort of pest or wildlife issue. Just having them around is unpleasant to think about or deal with, but the dangers of pests and wildlife in and around your home go beyond the nuisance factor. In our next two blog posts, we’re going to explain some of the hidden dangers [...]

By |2017-05-22T16:23:51-05:00May 10th, 2017|Pest Control, Wildlife Control|0 Comments

Why Getting Rid of Ants Should Be Your Priority this Spring

With the longer days and the warmer weather, more pests are making the annual appearances this spring. Wildlife such as raccoons, squirrels and skunks have emerged from their winter hibernation and are having babies, but ants are making an unseasonably early appearance this year. These bugs aren’t just an inconvenience but can do serious damage to your home, so [...]

By |2017-05-10T13:36:50-05:00April 30th, 2017|Pest Control|0 Comments

Got Baby Raccoons in Your Attic? Here’s What They Look & Sound Like

Attics are one of the raccoon’s favourite spots to build a den. They’re warm, dry and provide plenty of protection. If you hear a scratching around above your ceiling and can sometimes hear a high-pitched crying, you might be dealing with a nursery of baby raccoons. Here’s what you need to know about what baby raccoons look and sound like. [...]

By |2017-05-01T15:54:20-05:00April 20th, 2017|Helpful Information, Wildlife Control|0 Comments
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