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Case Study: Mice Enter Through Foundational Gap in Toronto

The following case study will analyze and recount a mouse infestation in a residential house located in Toronto. The homeowner complained about mouse activity where after a technician was dispatched on-site to conduct an exterior and interior inspection. Exterior Inspection The exterior and interior inspection are one of the most important parts during an exclusion…

How Far do Cockroaches Travel

How Far do German Cockroaches Travel?

Cockroaches are unsightly pests that should be avoided at all costs. These are filthy insects that can make you sick with food poisoning and airborne allergens. If you’ve spotted a cockroach within a shared space, such as a laundry room, be careful that you do not bring one to your home. Cockroaches breed very rapidly,…

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The Importance of Sealing Soffit and Fascia Gaps with Caulking

Sealing the soffit and fascia gaps are important because it prevents rodents and wildlife animals from taking advantage of these spaces. The way they can access the interior of the building is by force or by squeezing through these gaps or even chewing through the soffit. Some of the most common household pests and wildlife…

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 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…

Are Earwigs Poisonous

Are Earwigs Poisonous?

Earwigs are not poisonous, nor do they get into people’s ears. The pincers that earwigs have on their abdomens make them look intimidating, but these are harmless bugs. Earwigs keep to themselves and may only pinch the skin when they are handled closely and feel threatened. If there is an alarming amount of earwig activity…

How to Get Rid of Earwigs in Your House

How to Get Rid of Earwigs in Your House

Earwigs are usually spotted outdoors, which makes them all the more disturbing inside the house. They are harmless to humans, but their pincers and creepy demeanour are terrifying to most people. These are pesky little bugs that can be difficult to get rid of. However, they can be removed with the right approach and kept…

Why Do I Have Earwigs

Why Do I Have Earwigs?

Spotting an earwig in the home can be quite unsettling. This is a creepy, unusual bug that does not belong indoors. In many cases, earwigs have accidentally found their way indoors and require professional removal. These are hardy insects that will attract more earwigs into the home and multiply if conditions are correct. Thankfully, you…

How to Get Rid of Spiders Completely

How to Get Rid of Spiders Completely

So, you want to get rid of spiders for good? The key is to make your home unattractive to spiders and physically block them out. Spiders feed solely on other bugs, so it is important that you remove whatever is attracting those other insects. Then, find every hole they could be using to get inside…

How to Get Rid of Spiders in the Basement

How to Get Rid of Spiders in the Basement

Basements are known to house spiders and other pests because they are often humid, quiet, and cluttered with storage. There are plenty of dark corners for a spider to build its web in a typical Canadian basement. And while spiders are effective at keeping other pests under control, they can still make anyone uncomfortable. The…