Where Do Cockroaches Hide?

german cockroaches on sticky trap

Cockroaches are year round pests that hide 75-90% of their time. They are nocturnal; they come out at night and feed in the dark. A cockroach needs very little to live. A little warmth, a little shelter, and a little moisture, and a small amount of food are all that is required for a cockroach … Read moreWhere Do Cockroaches Hide?

Ask The Expert: How Do I Know I Have Voles?

vole trails in lawn

Voles are small rodents (6 inches in length or so) that are often mistaken for their rodent cousins, mice and moles. Voles have an ability to do significant damage to your lawn and garden, because they’re very resilient creatures that eat just about any plant material they come into contact with. They reproduce rapidly, and … Read moreAsk The Expert: How Do I Know I Have Voles?

Mothers of The Animal Kingdom: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Wolf Spider

Human mothers may invest a lot of time and money in raising their young, but that kind of devotion isn’t always echoed throughout the animal kingdom. In the animal world, some mothers go far above and beyond, giving up not just time but often their own food supplies in order to ensure that their child … Read moreMothers of The Animal Kingdom: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

Repairing Lawn Damage Caused by Voles

Vole trails with nest

Anyone who’s ever had a vole infestation knows that the voracious little critters are extremely damaging to just about any kind of plant material they come across. Here in Manitoba, the most common type of vole is the meadow vole, though you might sometimes encounter the prairie vole in the Western part of the province. … Read moreRepairing Lawn Damage Caused by Voles

How To Catch A Mouse

House Mouse in grass

Once house mice take up residence indoors, virtually any techniques used to control them are effective, including baited and un-baited snap-traps, windup multi-catch mouse traps, glueboards, and anticoagulant rodenticides. Their inquisitive nature makes them easy to catch. Often times, a rodent infestation is underestimated, so be sure to use a sufficient amount of devices for … Read moreHow To Catch A Mouse