Category Archives: Blog

5 Of The Worlds Largest Insect Species

By Drazen D

butterfly in close-up called attacus atlas on a leaf
No doubt that we have a large variety insect species across Canada's vast natural landscapes. Fortunately a lot of these insect species are not very large and, for the most part, they are not considered a major threat to our health. In other parts of…

Pest Prevention Tips To Avoid An Infestation This Spring

By Drazen D

Family of squirrels nesting in house roof attic.
After a long and cold winter, spring has finally arrived and we can start enjoying the outdoors again. While we are all coming out of hiding in our warm homes, pests are also beginning to come out of hibernation and looking for easy places to…

What Are Boxelder Bugs & How To Prevent Them

By Drazen D

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 Drazen D

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 Drazen D

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 Drazen D

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 Drazen D

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 Drazen D

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 Drazen D

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 Drazen D

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…
Pestend Toronto Memberships