Preventing Spring Pests

Some pests can survive or thrive in winter, but in general, the colder months is when pest activity is at its lowest. However, once the weather starts to warm up and spring comes, it can wake up hibernating or nesting menaces or kick start the hatching process for others. If homeowners are not prepared, the change in season can quickly bring an infestation that can rapidly get out of hand and require professional remediation. In this article, we will give you 5 pest control tips to help keep bugs at bay and ensure you can enjoy the warmer weather infestation-free. 

Bed Bug Breeding and Life Cycles

Bed bug infestation can happen fast, so if there’s any chance bed bugs have entered your home, you will need to act fast. To properly address the situation, you need an understanding of what you are facing. The most important things to know about bed bugs is how they breed, what they look like, their life stages, and the ways they can sneak into your home so you can prevent it from occurring. In this article, we will answer these questions and give you some tips to combat these nasty bugs.

Protect Your Closet from Moths

No one wants to stow away their favorite ugly-holiday sweater or expensive cashmere cardigan only to discover next winter that their clothing is riddled with holes from moths and now in need of costly replacements.

Check For Mice When Buying a Used Car

More affordable and often just as reliable as a brand new vehicle, a used car is the top option for many motorists. When looking for a new car, most of us worry about the vehicle’s mechanical soundness. However, when buying a used car in winter, did you know that you should be on the lookout for a mice infestation? In the cold months, rodents and other small animals will look for warmth and shelter where they can, including the plush sections of the vehicle’s interior and the engine compartment. This is most common in used cars kept outside, but can READ MORE »

Avoiding Holiday Pests

The end of the year brings Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas all in quick succession, meaning many households will be at their busiest. Also busy are pests such as roaches and spiders who are all actively looking for a warm space to shelter in the winter months. Due to the hectic schedules that come along with this time of year, it is easy for infestations to be overlooked until they have taken hold. In this article we’ll be exploring the types of creepy crawlies which may try to seek shelter in your home during the holidays, as well as how to READ MORE »

Dealing With Pest Complaints in Commercial Stores

In retail, customer satisfaction and loyalty can make or break even the largest chains, having an impact on sales as well as business growth. While there are many reasons why your brand perception might be impacted, one scenario which can have a noticeable negative result is poor pest control resulting in infestation. After all, no customer wants to find flies around the fresh produce, or roaches roaming the aisles. Worse still, in a clothing store for example, no customer wants to find they’ve brought home a product which causes a lice, earwig, or bedbug infestation that they then have to READ MORE »

Where do Insects Hide in Your Home?

Let’s be honest, if you were a bug and you had the choice of the outside, with harsh weather, unreliable food sources, and predators, or the warmth of a home, with an abundance of food and few risks, you’re going to settle down inside; it’s simply the best survival option. While this is great for bugs, it isn’t so great for homeowners having to deal with infestations. With this in mind, we’re looking at the six most common spots that bugs love to inhabit, which will help you prevent a full-blown infestation in your home. 

How are Some Bugs Able to Survive the Winter?

Many of us breathe a sigh of relief once summer turns into fall, looking forward to seasons without being plagued by pests. But did you know that many species of insects survive the cold months, ready to emerge once the weather becomes warmer? In this article we’ll look at which insects can survive the winter.

5 Signs You Have a Rodent Infestation

Rodents may be cute when kept as pets, but when they’re an unwelcome visitor to your home or business they become a challenging problem which can cause untrold damage and destruction. They are able to breed at an alarming rate, and often elusive and tricky to catch. Typically only noticeable by their droppings and the damage they leave behind, a rodent infestation is best dealt with as soon as the first signs are noticed, if not prevented altogether. 

Wasp Identification and Control

Let’s be honest: being stung by a bee or wasp is the worst! But now imagine you are severely allergic to these common insects; suddenly being stung can be a life or death event. Either way, we should all be thinking of ways we can reduce the risk of being stung, without hurting the local vespiform population of course. Two of the best ways you can do this is firstly by being clued up on the different types of bees, wasps, and hornets, and secondly, to learn how to rid them from your home or property.  Wasps and HornetsVespid wasps READ MORE »

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