PEST LIBRARY

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are a major pest and can multiply very easily to cause extreme infestations in your kitchen, bathrooms. and throughout the rest of your home. They can carry diseases and contaminate surfaces and food products. One cockroach egg casing can hatch up to 48 nymphs and infestations can easily get out of control. They have resilient tendencies and there is a reason they have been around for millions of years. You can bring them in your home from food products, beer cases, boxes and packages, or Guests! If you live in a Townhouse, or building, Cockroaches can easily move unit to unit on plumbing stacks or electrical wires.

We use 4 different application methods to eliminate your cockroach infestation and it is possible to see 99% of the roach activity dead after 1st hour of the treatment.

Ants

Ants are fascinating creatures that are very distinct from other types of insects. They form closely knit colonies that communicate so efficiently they’re often referred to as superorganisms. Ants are so prevalent around the world that some estimates indicate the combined weight of all ants on earth might exceed that of humans. While ants are interesting creatures in an outdoor environment, they’re typically unwanted invaders in the home. If you’re looking for ant control solutions for ants in your home, it helps to start with ant identification. Examining the characteristics of ants will help you understand what you’re dealing with. Please contact us for more information.

Bed Bugs

Bedbugs are small, oval, brownish insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Adult bedbugs have flat bodies about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, their bodies swell and are a reddish color.

Bedbugs can move quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings. Female bedbugs may lay hundreds of eggs, each of which is about the size of a speck of dust, over a lifetime.

Immature bedbugs, called nymphs, shed their skins five times before reaching maturity and require a meal of blood before each shedding. Under favorable conditions the bugs can develop fully in as little as a month and produce three or more generations per year.

Beetles

Beetles are members of the order Coleoptera and are the most diverse group of insects on the planet. With over 300,000 species known and documented, most academics agree many more species remain undiscovered throughout the various ecosystems of the world. In Canada alone, scientists estimate more than 9,000 species of beetles either occur naturally or as invasive species introduced through various means. Beetles are identified by their hard outer wings known as elytra and a carapace. They all have chewing mouthparts with powerful jaws. Beetles are diverse in size and colouration ranging from bright colours to brown or black. They feed on variety of foods ranging from plant to animal materials.

Fleas

Fleas are small, wingless insects with a tough cuticle bearing many bristles and frequently combs (ctenidia) of broad, flattened spines. The adult flea varies from about 0.1 to 0.32 cm (0.039 to 0.13 inch) in length and feeds exclusively on the blood of mammals (including humans) and birds. With about 2,000 species and subspecies known, the order is still a small one compared with many other groups of insects. However, it is widely distributed with some—such as the rat flea and the mouse flea—having been carried all over the world by humans. Native species of fleas are found in polar, temperate, and tropical regions.

Flies

Although flies do not necessarily pose any direct danger they can present significant health risks indirectly. They feed on contaminated organic material and can transfer pathogens. Apart from the fact that they travel from one unhygienic surface to another without any hesitation whatsoever, their very feeding style contributes to the problem. The common house fly first vomits a fluid from its stomach onto the food it intends to suck through its feeding tube, then sucking up this fluid along with the dissolved food back into its stomach. As a result the fluid remains on the food it has just fed on, and with it, the fly also leaves behind a long list of diseases.

Moths

Moths belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, an order which is comprised of butterflies and moths. There are thousands of species of moths, of which some are important agricultural and stored product insect pests. Prevalent throughout Canada, pest moths are relatively destructive insects that cause various types of damage depending on the species. While some moths damage clothing, carpets, upholstered furniture, wall hangings, and even museum artifacts, other moth species are stored-food pests that infest pantries, granaries, and warehouses.

Wasps

Wasps belong to the insect order Hymenoptera, which is a general term for wasp-like insects and also includes ants and bees. More than 500 species of wasps inhabit Canada, of which a good number, are social creatures that live in colonies ranging from half a dozen to 15,000 members. The females have egg-laying structures called ovipositors, which also work as stingers and can inflict painful stings when provoked. The most common pest wasps associated with structures in Canada are hornets, yellow jackets, paper wasps, and mud daubers. The wasps are usually sighted during summer and early autumn. Depending on the species, wasps construct mud nests, papery nests from masticated plant matter, or nest in ground. When faced with wasp problems, homeowners should always consult pest control professionals, as pest wasps are often territorial, can be aggressive, and become very dangerous in large numbers.

Rodents

Rodents tend to enter homes during months when the temperature drops below 0. A spike in Mouse and Rat activity usually occurs between November and March. They pose a threat to your home as they may contain diseases as well as carry fleas and ticks. It is also common for them to chew through pipes and electrical wires, costing you a fortune!

Rats

Rats are generally slender with a pointed head, large eyes, and prominent, thinly furred ears. They have moderately long legs and long, sharp claws. The bald soles of their narrow hind feet possess fleshy pads of variable size, depending on species. The brown rat has a larger body than the house rat, and its tail is shorter relative to the body. Rats are scavengers. They have an excellent sense of taste and a good memory. An adult rat can squeeze into your home through a hole as small as the size of a quarter.

Rats can live for up to 18 months, but most die before they are one year old. They have strong teeth that allow them to chew through glass, cinderblock, wire, aluminum and lead. Smell, taste, touch and sound help direct them to their food sources. Just like mice, they can also carry fleas and ticks and pose a risk to your health.

Mice

A mouse (plural: mice) is a small rodent characteristically having a pointed snout, small rounded ears, a body-length scaly tail and a high breeding rate. The best known mouse species is the common house mouse, deer mouse and field mouse. They are known to invade homes for food and shelte, and can squeeze in through holes the size of a dime.  Mice, in certain contexts, can be considered vermin which are a major source of crop damage, causing structural damage and spreading diseases through their parasites and feces. In North America, breathing dust that has come in contact with mouse excrement has been linked to hantavirus, which may lead to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS).