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What Are Boxelder Bugs & How To Prevent Them

By Writer Torrens

Gathering of Boxelder Bugs on a spring day
Wonder what those black and brown cockroach-looking bugs that swarmed the exterior of homes around Toronto this fall are? These are Boxelder Bugs, a nuisance pest that is native to Southwestern Ontario and commonly seen around homes in the late summer to fall when temperatures…

Stop Mice From Eating Your Foam Insulation

By Writer Torrens

Mice eating insulation in walls
One of the most common pests to invade Toronto homes are mice, especially during this time of year when they are looking for a warm place to pass the winter months. They can enter your home very easily through a hole as small as ¼…

How To Prevent Raccoons From Messing Up Your Property

By Writer Torrens

raccoon on property
Although they are cute and friendly looking animals, raccoons can be a nuisance to have around your property for several reasons. First of all, they can cause damage to your property as they rummage through garbage and dig up your lawn in search of food.…

Pests That Can Be Beneficial

By Writer Torrens

honey bee pollinating
Pests are almost always seen as a nuisance that nobody wants to see in or around their home. It is very rare for someone to regard pests as being beneficial to their home or life in any way. The reality is that there are some…

Why are Bees Dying?

By Writer Torrens

field of flowers
Honey Bee’s are essential to our survival on this planet. They are a key component for pollinating much of the food that we eat every day, responsible for the pollination of approximately one third of our food crops. Albert Einstein once said: “If the bee disappears…

Common Household Pests in Ontario

By Writer Torrens

cockroach extermination toronto
A common desire amongst homeowners and tenants is to live in a place free of pests. The reality is that there are many different types of pests that infest Canadian homes every day and they can be difficult to deal with. It is important to…

Odd and Deadly Pests

By Writer Torrens

All around the world people have to share their cities and homes with unwanted pests. Although most of these pests are no more than an annoyance to live with, some of them can be very dangerous to our livelihood. The dangers that some of the…

Physical vs Psychological dangers caused by bed bugs

By Writer Torrens

worried about bed bugs
Bed bugs were nearly eradicated from North America in the 1950’s with the use of DDT and other insecticides. Since the 1990’s, however, bed bugs have been making a strong come back into our cities due to several factors such as increased world travel and…

K9 Bed Bug Detection

By Luqman Butter

Bed bug infestations have increased dramatically during the last couple of years, and more people are living with bed bugs now than ever before. Inspecting for bed bugs could prove to be a far more challenging task for a person to handle, mainly because bed…

Why Mice are a Serious Issue in Canada?

By Luqman Butter

It’s been years since rodents were making headlines in Canada. A few years back, everyone was shocked when they heard about a $1M Winnipeg house that turned out to be a huge mice nest. Then recently, an East Vancouver community garden was found to be…
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