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Scientific Name: Marmota monax Common Names:  Groundhog, Woodchuck, Whistlepig, Marmot Color: Brown/Grey Weight:  Approx. 10lbs. Length: 16 – 20 inches FACT: Groundhog Day is a common tradition in Canada and the USA, people gather around to watch the rodent predict … Continue reading

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At this time of year in Canada, the prevalence of Indian Meal Moth seems to increase as this pest is present in stored grains, dried fruits, nuts, cereals and various processed foods. The larvae can be seen inside packaging that … Continue reading

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At this time of year, ants are working hard at setting up for winter – but they also have to deal with those thoughts of lust that start to occur.  Ants are social creatures that communicate with each other, it’s … Continue reading

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Scientific Name: Columbidae Common Names: Pigeon, Dove, Rock Pigeon, Feral Pigeon, Rock Dove Color: Varies Weight: 9 – 16 ounces Length: Between 12 – 15 inches Wingspan: 20 – 26 inches FACT: Pigeons have color vision, a hearing range very close to … Continue reading

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Scientific Name: Siphonaptera Common Names: Flea Color: Reddish Brown Weight: Average approx. .19mg – .34mg Length: Adults range from 1.5mm – 3mm long FUN FACT: Flea circuses were extremely popular in the nineteenth century. These circuses featured fleas dressed as … Continue reading

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