While pest control can be very effective, especially when it is proactive pest control, sometimes we are left with no choice but to resort to extermination. What’s the difference? When does it matter? Continue reading
Although many of our furry neighbours can be pests on our property, and sometimes in our homes, they can be pretty clever; especially when they choose to sleep through the darkest, coldest, recently turned polar-vortex time of the year here in Ontario. Continue reading
When we think about house hold pests, we think about the creepy crawling ones, and the furry clawed ones, but have you ever experienced the flying feathered ones?
Although birds may be beautiful as they sing the songs of spring or fly overhead, migrating to warmer weather, birds can be pests! The most common birds found invading Hamilton households are sparrows, starlings and pigeons. Continue reading
Mice may look cute in the pet store, but when you see one scurrying across your attic or kitchen floor, you have a problem that needs fixing. They are light brownish grey in color, 3 inches in length, has long large ears, and a tail that is as long as its body. They prefer living indoors and seek out any small hidden spaces inside walls and clutters for shelter. Continue reading
Squirrels are cute and fuzzy animals that are fun to watch as they play outside. Unfortunately, many people don’t share the same sentiments and the relationship quickly turns into a love/hate one. Many people especially hate it when they start raiding our birdfeeders and their attics and deck furniture. Continue reading
Are you finding rat droppings in the basement or in the attic of your home? If so, then you may have a rodent problem. Rats can be a nuisance when they come in close proximity to humans. In addition to spreading disease to both humans and pets, they can cause property damage and contaminate food as well. Continue reading
Fall is here, and this brings new problems to your home and yard as animals prepare for winter. Remember, all these pests are trying to do is survive, and it’s your job to make sure you don’t make your house look appealing. Like a house guest that never leaves, if you keep food, shelter and water readily available, you’ll have pests staying forever. Continue reading
Just like a number of other creatures that roam the earth, spiders have been around for at least 400 million years. Over the ages, they have evolved and changed and become tougher and more resilient. There are thousands of species of spiders, but the ones that we most commonly see are the more “homely” ones, like the ones that are around our houses. But even to this day, certain spider myths continue to do the rounds. We would like to do a little bit of myth-busting: Continue reading
Many homeowners are familiar with the practice of swatting flies in the kitchen during the summer months. However, many people aren’t aware that there is another kind of fly flying around their homes – the cluster flies.
Cluster flies come to life in the fall when they fly to the warm-temperature homes in search of protection in Continue reading