Pest Control

How do I Get Rid of Centipedes in my House

How do I Get Rid of Centipedes in my House?

Centipedes are unsightly insects that will make anyone uncomfortable. While they are mostly harmless, centipedes can be quite frightening to residents and their guests. These are small, yellow-grey insects with up to 15 pairs of legs, giving them a hairy appearance. The average centipede is 10cm long and can live anywhere from 3 to 7…

Wildlife Removal in Bedford Park

Case Study: Mice, Rat Control and Wildlife Removal in Bedford Park

Old Toronto is a highly coveted area in terms of real estate. Homes in long-established neighbourhoods, such as Bedford Park, present an opportunity to live comfortably near the downtown core. These areas, however, are often infested with pests and wildlife. The following article describes a full-service wildlife removal job in Bedford Park. The infestation involved…

How To Thoroughly Clean Your Kitchen

How To Thoroughly Clean Your Kitchen

Thoroughly cleaning your kitchen is the most important task you should do as it has a direct impact on the pest and rodent presence of your house. Cockroaches especially love the kitchen as it gives them everything they need right in one spot. Cockroaches thrive on water, food, and moisture which is easily accessed by…

How To Reduce Clutter In Your Home

How To Reduce Clutter In Your Home

De-cluttering is the first step for dealing with any pest and rodents which include mice, rats, cockroaches and cannot be overlooked and ignored. They thrive in these places which causes them to breed rapidly.  It is often a task that nobody really looks forward to because of the sheer work it takes to organize in…

Is a Hornet Sting Lethal

Is a Hornet Sting Lethal?

Hornets use their stings to kill their prey and to defend their nests. These stings can actually be more painful to humans because of their quantity of acetylcholine which is about 5%. Hornets that are individually active have the capability to sting multiple times. In contrast to the honey bee which dies after delivering its…

How to Treat Carpenter Bee Holes-ib

How to Treat Carpenter Bee Holes

Carpenter bee holes can be very easily mistaken for a drill hole if you do not pay attention. Since these holes are often very circular in shape,  nearing perfection, it can be hard to distinguish between the two when an untrained eye is looking for them. Not to mention, that these holes can be quite…

Carpenter Bee Facts & Control

Carpenter Bee Facts & Control

Carpenter bees are normally known as solitary bees. Solitary species differ from social species. Solitary bees tend to be sociable and fond of  company and often have several nests of solitary bees that are near each other. In solitary nesting, the founding bee forages, builds cells, lays the eggs, and guards. Normally, only one generation…

Biology and Habits of Carpenter Bees

Biology and Habits of Carpenter Bees

Carpenter bees, like any other bee species, usually overwinter in wood before they emerge in the warmer months in spring and the summer. They usually emerge around April and May and start mating. The female lays its fertilized eggs in the drilled holes which are called cells or galleries by vibrating their bodies against the…

Are carpenter bees dangerous to humans in any way?

Are carpenter bees dangerous to humans in any way?

Carpenter bees look fairly innocent when you compare them to other wasp species. This is due to the fact that many people mistake them for bumblebees. They are solitary bee species mostly found in regions where there is an abundance of wood. The unique thing about them is that they create individual cells by making…