How to Find a Wasp or Hornet Nest
Summary: What’s the difference between wasps, hornets and bees? Hornets – A hornet is a large type of wasp known for its size and aggressive nature. Wasps – Wasps have sleek and smooth bodies with flashy black and yellow stripes. The most common Canadian wasps include hornets, yellow jackets, mud daubers and paper wasps. Bees […]
Are spiders attracted to light?
Canadian spiders are mostly harmless and generally don’t pose a risk to our health, despite this, these creepy crawlies still make many people uncomfortable. One common misconception is that spiders are attracted to light in the same way that insects are, likely because spider webs are often seen illuminated by lamposts or porch lights at […]
How do you get a skunk to leave?
Have you ever wondered “Why are skunks attracted to my property?” or “How do I get skunks to leave my yard?” – if you have you’re not alone! Despite their timid nature, skunks are considered one of the most dreaded yard pests in Canada due to the powerful odour they produce. They resort to this […]
How to get rid of raccoons
Raccoons can be entertaining to watch from a distance, but quickly become a nuisance when they invade your property. These animals are known for digging through trash, ruining gardens, damaging homes and even spreading diseases. They can also be quite aggressive, especially if they have young ones around. Read on to learn how to quickly […]
How to Prevent and Get Rid of Cockroaches in Canada
Cockroaches are common pests that are incredibly hard to get rid of. They are famous for their intense survival skills, so it’s no surprise that there are over 3,500 species of roaches worldwide. Here in Canada however, we have 3 major species that homeowners have to contend with: the German cockroach, the brown-banded cockroach, and […]
Which Bug is in My Cupboard? Identifying Canadian Pantry Pests
There are many different types of insects that can get into your pantry and feed on your dry foods. The most common pantry insects in Canada are moths, beetles and weevils and they are more of a nuisance than a hazard.
How to safely clean up mouse poop
It’s very important to follow proper safety precautions whenever you may be in close contact with mice, their nests, their droppings or urine as mice are known to carry and transmit disease – read on to learn how.
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