What are Wasp Nests Made of

What are Wasp Nests Made of?

There are several species of wasps out there, each with their own set of behaviours and nesting techniques. The following lists how yellow jackets, mud daubers, paper wasps, and hornets build their nests. Yellow Jackets There are many wasps and Hornets, which is a colloquial saying to describe a larger more aggressive wasp, which is…

The Best Pest Control for Earwigs

The Best Pest Control for Earwigs

Earwigs are common in gardens throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Despite their large pincers, these are harmless little insects that feed mostly on decaying plants. Infestations indoors are rare, and they can be kept under control with regular maintenance. There are a variety of pest control products available to target earwigs and many strategies that…

Do Fake Wasp Nests WOrk

Do Fake Wasp Nests Work?

Wasps are very intelligent insects. As a result wasp control needs to involve several tactics to be effective. The yellow jacket evolved beside bees as their direct predators and paper wasps make nests that are very small and open like a piece of honeycomb attached to a wall. The nest is made of wood fibres…

Case Study: Downtown Guelph Rat Exclusion 2021

The following article analyzes and recounts a rat extermination in Guelph, Ontario. Each step in the exclusion process that technicians took to eradicate the presence of rats completely will be detailed. The infestation, in this case, was beyond severe and required multiple visits to solve. The residential property sits at a bustling intersection between a…

Mice and Exclusion Old Toronto

The initial call to the property was for a severe mouse infestation that turned out to be rats. Rats and mice are similar in that they are both rodents. However, rats are far more dangerous both to your home and to human health. They are capable of damaging your house in ways mice never could.…

What Happens When an Earwig Goes in Your Ear

What Happens When an Earwig Goes in Your Ear?

Earwigs have a creepy name and a scary set of pincers, but they do not crawl into people’s ears. This is a centuries-old misconception. Earwigs are omnivorous little insects that feed mostly on decaying plants, hiding under moist piles of leaves and within the mulch of garden beds. They mostly keep to themselves and have…

Mice, Exclusion And Thermal Inspection In Old Toronto

The initial call to the property was for a mouse control service. It was about a severe mouse infestation in a two-unit, three-story house that is extremely old. The mice were being seen frequently in many of the rooms of the home and on all floors during the daytime proving it to be a severe…

How Do You Get Rid of Silverfish in Your Bathroom

How Do You Get Rid of Silverfish in Your Bathroom?

Silverfish are creepy little bugs that are commonly found in bathrooms across North America. Also known as carpet sharks, these insects feed on sweet and starchy foods like pastas, oats, and vegetables. They also enjoy the inanimate objects in your bathroom, such as carpet fibers and magazines. Though they are mostly harmless, silverfish can cause…

How to Get Rid of Silverfish Naturally

How Do I Get Rid of Silverfish Naturally?

Silverfish, also known as fish moths or carpet sharks, are scaly little insects that measure 12 to 19mm in length. They appear silver and grey, with teardrop-shaped bodies and long antennae at the fronts of their heads. Unlike centipedes and other household insects, silverfish feed mostly on inanimate objects like carpets, furniture glue, and cardboard…

How to Get Rid of Earwigs Naturally

How to Get Rid of Earwigs Naturally

Earwig infestations are rare, but they can be difficult to manage. Earwigs are semi-social creatures that will signal to each other when an area is safe, so if you have spotted one earwig on your property, it is likely that there are several more nearby. These are troublesome pests, but there are some natural methods…