Birds: Diseases

Today’s post is a follow up to yesterday’s post about Birds, however it will be about diseases that can be caused by birds and also HOW they can be transmitted to humans from birds.   There are over 60 known transmittable diseases that can be passed to humans from birds and their droppings.   These […]

Birds

Today’s post will be the first of many about birds-why they are problems, the diseases caused by birds, spotting a bird problem/damage and control methods.   Birds can be great to have around, because most species will eat insects and bugs that can be a nuisance to you and your home. However, birds can easily […]

Meal Moths

This pest is also known as Indian meal moth and mealy moth and they are found across Canada. There are three stages to the meal moth’s life cycle and they are the eggs, larvae, adults. The moth eggs are laid in clusters of 12-30 and are always in or near a suitable food source for […]

Lyme Disease

In today’s follow up to the post on Ticks from yesterday, today I’ll be telling you a bit of information about Lyme disease. More specifically, what it is, where Lyme disease is found, the stages of Lyme disease, symptoms and treatment.   Lyme disease is caused by the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi and is transmitted to […]

Ticks

Ticks are a pest that Integrated Pest Management is the best method when approaching how to handle them. If you are not familiar with IPM, then you can go back and read the previous post about what it is and how it works.   Ticks are closely related to spiders (ticks are part of the […]

Black Widow Spiders

Black widow spiders (Latrodectus mactans) is a highly venomous species of spider that is a native species to the United States. Canada and Mexico. The Northern Black Widow spider can be found in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Ontario. They are rare to find, but they generally like to hang out around trash piles, […]

Brown Recluse Spiders

The Brown Recluse Spider (Loxosceles reclusa) is also known as the violin spider or a fiddleback because of the violin-shaped markings they often have on their thorax. They are known to live in United States of America, Mexico and Canada. In Canada they are known to live southeast Ontario and southern parts of Quebec. They […]

Spiders & Spider Sprays

General Info Spiders that are commonly found in Canadian homes include house spiders, wolf spiders, cellar spiders, fishing spiders and, much more infrequently, black widow spiders. These spiders are usually found in corners of rooms, closets, boxes, dark crevices, basements, garages, and gardens. There are only a few species in Canada are that considered to […]

Integrated Pest Management

Integrated pest management is something that a lot of pest control companies use in their daily operations, however not everyone is aware of what it is, so I want to explain it a bit so you can get an understanding of it and how it can benefit you.   IPM is an effective and environmentally responsible […]

How can I tell if I have carpenter ants?

Carpenter ants are a big problem for a lot of people right now, but sometimes people may not know if what  they have are carpenter ants or just “regular” ants.   We’ve covered carpenter ants before and explained their characteristics, appearance, life cycle and treatment but today’s post will show you more than just explain. […]