Myths and truths about cockroaches

There’s a good reason many people are afflicted with katsaridaphobia, an extreme fear of cockroaches. They’ve been around for more than 100 million years, and they have a reputation for being indestructible. But how much of what you’ve heard about these skittering critters is true? Here’s a rundown of some common beliefs and some honest-to-goodness … Read more

Two Common Diseases Spread by Mosquitoes

Buzzing mosquitoes are a nuisance during the summer months. However, they can also carry potentially dangerous and sometimes fatal diseases. Here are some of the most common mosquito-borne illnesses in Western Canada. West Nile Virus (WNV) arrived in Canada about 20 years ago and is still one of the most prevalent diseases spread by mosquitoes. … Read more

Why Cockroaches Around Your Alberta House Are Worse Than You Think

Cockroaches aren’t just creepy — they’re potentially dangerous. According to the World Health Organization, cockroaches carry roughly 30 diseases that affect humans, some of which are severe. Here’s why having cockroaches around your house may have negative health consequences for you and your family. They carry diseases Among the 30 diseases carried by cockroaches, illnesses … Read more

How to Treat Your Box Spring for Bed Bugs

No bed bugs

Bed bugs are one of our most popular pest problems here in Canada. Anyone can find themselves with a bed bug infestation as they are great hitchhikers and can come home with you from public transportation, hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, air planes, and many other public places. Your first step if you suspect you have … Read more

Bed Bugs in Hotels

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Bed bugs are a worldwide epidemic and anyone can carry bed bugs into a hotel. Bed bugs do not discriminate and can be easily brought in to your hotel. Employees should not panic if a customer approaches them with a bed bug. Always stay calm when talking to a guest. Calmly get the sample or … Read more

Important Factors in Fly Control

House Fly

Use sodium vapor light bulbs not mercury vapor. Have the lights on the ground pointing at the building not on the building pointing at the ground If the lights are on the building do not have them directly above the door. Have them off to the side of the door. The further away from the … Read more

How To Use The Cluster Buster

cluster buster

The cluster buster is a fast-acting, long-lasting trap that uses the fly’s natural behavior and an eco-friendly powder made from egg shells to quickly capture these annoying flies. Place one trap in the lower corner of each window where you see flies. As the cluster fly buzzes around the interior of the window, the flies … Read more

Insect Light Traps – Do’s and Don’ts

Flyweb ILT

Flies that generally invade from outdoors – house flies and blow flies – respond strongly to light, but those that breed inside – moth flies and phorid flies – will not be very attracted to Insect Light Traps. Placement of an insect light trap will not have great benefit for infestations involving these small flies. … Read more