3 ways to kill cockroaches in your home

If you’ve seen a cockroach scurry across your floor, you know the urgent need to get rid of it immediately. A pest management professional can provide a targeted solution. But there are some roach solutions you can use on your own. Here are three of them, plus some tips for preventing their return. Commercial roach … Read more

How to get rid of fruit flies in your house

Are you troubled by pesky fruit flies swarming your kitchen counter? Here’s a handy guide to clearing them out for good. Find the sources First, find and eliminate any potential source of your infestation. Decaying fruit is the fruit fly’s ideal breeding ground, but it’s not the only one. These clever critters can breed in … Read more

How to prevent cluster flies

Of the many flies you encounter in your home, you may be unaware of cluster flies as distinct species. They’re more nuisance than hazardous. If you treat them inside your house with long-lasting pesticides, their dead bodies can attract larder beetles and other scavengers, which may create more troublesome issues in your home. They also … Read more

How to get rid of sowbugs in your house

Sowbugs, also known as woodlice, are isopod crustaceans, a relative to shrimp, krill and even barnacles.  Sowbugs are often slate grey (but can be other colours) and have an oval body with ridges across their backs. They have seven pairs of legs, a couple of antennae and a pair of tails at the abdomen. They’re … Read more

Gophers, voles and ground squirrels: when and how to get rid of burrowing rodents

Wondering what furry little critter has been digging through your garden or fields? To help you bring that damage under control, you need to figure out which burrowing rodent is responsible. Here’s a guide to help you determine which pest you’re dealing with and some effective commercial solutions. Gophers Canada has at least two different … Read more

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