Killing Rats Outdoors – What is Legal in Ontario

Do Ultrasonic Rodent Repellents Actually Work?

There are mixed opinions on whether ultrasonic rodent repellents actually work but if you are looking for an expert opinion; no serious licensed exterminator would use, let alone recommend these gadgets. Ultrasonic rodent repellents are plugged into electric outlets near areas with high rodent activity. The device emits ultrasound (exceeding 20,000 Hz) which is virtually…

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Can Bed Bugs Survive Outside?

Bed bugs, despite what the name may imply, hide in many places besides beds. You can find them in clothing, inside books, in cracks in the walls and ceilings, inside dressers and night stands and many other locations. Bed bugs prefer to live with humans inside houses in Canada if they can find their way in.…

Rat Holes in the Ground

Why Rats Are Attracted to Your Home

It may seem that yours is the only home in Ontario that rats prefer and this is partially true. Rats are primarily attracted to three things; steady supply of food, safe hiding spots and good living environment namely the presence of humidity, warmth and moisture. It is worth noting that a female rat has a…

Can Bed Bugs Live In Wood Furniture

Can Bed Bugs Live In Wood Furniture and How to Remove Them

Bed bugs are synonymous with mattresses but they will infest any furniture that is close to the host’s bed. This includes wooden furniture and even metal pieces. As long as there are cracks where they can hide, and these are in plenty on any type of furniture, bed bugs can live there and you need…

Bed Bugs and Alcohol – Does It Work?

No one wants to discover an infestation of bed bugs in their home. The discovery of bed bugs is a common issue, particularly throughout areas in Canada. Many Toronto residents deal with bed bugs or need a professional bed bug control help. In the past few years, the number of bed bugs has steadily risen.…

How to Identify Household Ants

How Do Ants Find Their Way into Houses?

Although they are an annoying pest to deal with, ants are complex and rather interesting. Their ability to navigate, for instance, is an impressive feat. Surprisingly, ants have the intelligence to use visual clues to travel around. Ants can find their way using the position of the sun and landmarks they identify. Understanding just how…

Can Mice Get in Through Your Air Conditioner?

Air conditioning is a basic household need for most homeowners and especially during the warmer months of the year. Having a nice cool home is pleasant respite the harsh temperatures and humidity outside. Your home AC is built to last, but just like any other household appliance is prone to fail, and it’s worse when…

Can Mice Climb Brick Walls?

Seeing a mouse scurry across your floor is not a welcoming sight, but what about seeing one climbing the side of your brick home? If you stop to think about it, the thought is frightening. How exactly are they climbing the brick and is that even possible? What can you do to keep them out…

Killing Rats Outdoors – What is Legal in Ontario

How to Get Rid of Rats in Walls

The presence of rats in the walls is a nightmare for homeowners largely because of how inaccessible these areas tend to be. If you hear scurrying, scratching and/or running noises in the walls at night, there is a good chance you have some sort of rodent in your residence and need to call rat control…

Home Remedies and Carpenter Ants, Do They Really Work?

Carpenter Ants and Their Life Cycle

Ants are common household pests. Throughout many areas of Canada, you will find several species of ants, some of which invade homes. One such species of ant is the carpenter ant. Carpenter ants can cause structural damages to homes since they chew through wood to build their nests. Understanding the life cycle of a carpenter…