Pest Control News Archive

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Oct 2020
Trudeau’s Government Offers Over $68 Million in Fight Against Mountain Pine Beetle
The federal government has decided to spend a massive $68.4 million to fight one of the most invasive beetles in Canada – the mountain pine beetle. This beetle made its first appearance in the country about 15 years ago in B.C., and since then, has killed millions of trees in the province. They have also made their way to Alberta and Saskatchewan, damaging huge acres of forests. According to Natural Resources Minister Seamus O’Regan, the mountain pine beetle has caused massive destruction in Canada, including damaging its forests and economy, while also increasing risk to wildlife. Pests of all kinds are rampant across the country. If your property shows any signs of infestation, make sure to call the professional exterminators at Pestend in Toronto to help you get rid of any kind of pest that is invading your home!
15
Sep 2020
Look Out For These Common Pests This Fall
As we enter fall, Canadians everywhere need to be on the lookout for several pests that are likely to be found in the homes. While the season ushers in beautiful sceneries and fresh, crisp mornings, the pests it also brings along can cause immense nuisances. This fall, you are likely to see plenty of cluster flies, Asian lady beetles and mice scurrying around in and around your property. Cluster flies may look like common house flies at first glance, but they are bigger and darker in colour. Their presence often attracts other insects, which is why it’s crucial that they don’t invade your home. Asian lady beetles often come in large numbers, and their bite, although not harmful, can easily irritate the skin. They also have an unpleasant odour. You don’t need any warnings about the damage a rat infestation can cause! To protect your property from these pests, call the professional exterminators at Pestend in Toronto.
15
Aug 2020
Ottawa City Committee Considers New Rules for Handling Pest Problems
In an attempt to improve rental living conditions in the city of Ottawa, a new Rental Housing Property Management bylaw is being considered. This would require building owners or landlords with ten or more units or three or more floors to create a capital maintenance plan. This plan outlines the schedule for the regular inspection and repair of elevators, roofs, plumbing, electrical systems and plumbing. Another important impact of the considered regulations would be the introduction of new standards for pest control. Considering Ottawa’s huge pest problem, this is much needed. This law would require preventive pest inspections to be carried out by the landlords. They would also have to provide clear instructions to the renters on how to treat infestations and how to properly prepare their apartments for pest treatments. Pest issues are the most common rental housing issues, so if you need professional assistance, call Pestend in Toronto for trained and experienced exterminators.
24
Jul 2020
COVID-19 and the Rising Rat Menace
14-Jul-2020 – The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought wide-spread challenges across all aspects of life. In Toronto, an unexpected silver lining of the lockdown has been in terms of reduction in cockroach and bed bug infestation. However, residents of Toronto are faced with another type of pest menace related to rats. There has been a 20 to 25% increase in calls for rats since the advent of COVID-19 in areas that have never faced rat problems before, including residential areas. According to rodentologists, rats are on the lookout for new food sources as bars and restaurants closed down in lieu of COVID-19. With these closures, there is less garbage on the streets, which has led to rats scrounging for food elsewhere, including homes. If you are facing rodent menace in your home or locality, call Pestend in Toronto for the efficient and safe removal of rats.
16
Jul 2020
COVID-19 and the Rising Rat Menace
16 July 2020 – The outbreak of COVID-19 has brought wide-spread challenges across all aspects of life. In Toronto, an unexpected silver lining of the lockdown has been in terms of reduction in cockroach and bed bug infestation. However, residents of Toronto are faced with another type of pest menace related to rats. There has been a 20 to 25% increase in calls for rats since the advent of COVID-19 in areas that have never faced rat problems before, including residential areas. According to rodentologists, rats are on the lookout for new food sources as bars and restaurants closed down in lieu of COVID-19. With these closures, there is less garbage on the streets, which has led to rats scrounging for food elsewhere, including homes. If you are facing rodent menace in your home or locality, call Pestend in Toronto for efficient and safe removal of rats and rodents.
15
Jun 2020
Rodents Problem Causing Car Troubles
15-Jun-2020 – The coronavirus pandemic has brought on a huge rodent problem all over the North American region. Many car owners have reportedly taken their vehicles for repair after finding out that their wires and fuel injection system have been chewed on by all kinds of rodents. According to a New York Times report on April 30, one dealership saw as many as five people calling to complain about rats making a home for themselves under the hood of their car, causing significant damage. Service manager of a dealership in Detroit, Larry Sirgany, said that usually, by spring, this rodent problem goes away, but this year, because of the pandemic, that is not the case. If you too have rodents running around your home and garage, call Pestend in Toronto today before the same damage is done to your property.
13
May 2020
Murder Hornets Arrive in Canada
13-May-2020 – You have probably heard the news that murder hornets have landed in America for the first time earlier in May. It appears that now, these Asian giant hornets have found their way to Canada as well. In the last week of May, a woman in Langley, British Colombia, found a huge hornet and stomped on it. The dead pest was then sent to B.C.’s provincial apiculturist, who then confirmed that it was indeed the famed murder hornet. Asian giant hornets are apex predators in the world of insects, and they usually target honey bees, completely damaging their nest often. They can grow up to 2 inches and have a huge venomous stinger. They are also extremely aggressive and often target humans too. If you happen to come across murder hornets or any other kind of pest in your house or office, make sure to call Pestend in Toronto for professional exterminator services.
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