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 »

Carpenter Ant Infestations

Carpenter ants are very useful creatures, responsible for looking after ecosystems by chewing through wood which produces saw dust which then becomes fertilizer for plants. However, while this is great in the great outdoors, when this starts to happen inside your home it constitutes far more of an issue. Let’s take a closer look at the damage a carpenter ant infestation can do to your home.  What are Carpenter Ants?Carpenter ants are one of the largest ant species, ranging in size from ¼ to ½ an inch in length, and are dark in color. The worker ants are wingless, but READ MORE »

Silverfish 101

We’ve all heard of silverfish as pests we need to keep our homes, residential properties and businesses free of, but what exactly are they? What locations are likely to be infested by them? How do you get rid of them? In this article we’ll be aiming to answer these questions and more. Silverfish Aren’t Fish!When hearing the name alone it can be understandable why some might think these pests are fish, but in fact they are insects. They got their confusing name for several reasons, the first being their appearance. They are silvery-blue in color and have a scale-like exterior, READ MORE »

Battling Summer Ants

It’s no secret that ants are hardworking bugs. They build state-of-the-art homes, carry food ten times their weight and work tirelessly to accomplish their goals for the day. While most of us are planning to relax by the pool or take some time off, the ants are preparing for a colder climate. They’ll stop at nothing to gather those last little crumbs or key pieces for their construction project.

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