The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis

Winnipeg Poulins

Pest control is considered an essential service as pests don’t stop entering and breeding when locations are closed or shut down. We understand that you will still have unwelcome pest visitors in your home or business which may cause you to feel frustrated, alone, or even scared with all the closures and not know where … Read more The Importance of Pest Control During a Shut Down or Crisis

How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches

German Cockroach - Top and underside view

Contrary to popular belief, the German cockroach did not originate from Germany, as a matter of fact entomologists theorize that these cockroaches originated in Southeast Asia. They also believe that German cockroaches hitchhiked their way to North America hundreds of years ago. Today, German cockroaches can now be found on every continent, except Antarctica! How’s … Read more How to Get Rid of German Cockroaches

Where Do Cockroaches Hide?

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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 more Where Do Cockroaches Hide?

Top Pest Peeves of 2017

Honey Ants

10) FLIES Coming in at number 10 is the fly. House flies, Drain flies, Fruit flies, Phorid flies… Some jobs are too big for a fly swatter! In 2017 we did just over 1,500 fly jobs. 9) WASPS Number 9 is one of the most feared pests out there, the wasp! Many people have an … Read more Top Pest Peeves of 2017

Tales From The Tech: The Cockroach Hammock

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This is a story that happened when I was in training. At the time, I had yet to get a properly fitting uniform, so my options were pretty much limited to flood pant level short or much too long. I opted for the latter usually, because when I was wearing my work boots the bottom … Read more Tales From The Tech: The Cockroach Hammock

Your Restaurant Is Never Open For Cockroach Reservations

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One of the most difficult issues to address with any type of restaurant operation is…cockroaches!In cities such as Calgary, Regina, and Edmonton cockroaches can thrive in restaurant environments and are difficult to control. No matter what species of cockroach has entered, proper identification is key to remove this public health issue in your restaurant. You … Read more Your Restaurant Is Never Open For Cockroach Reservations

5 Thing You Didnt Know About Cockroaches

American Cockroach

Cockroaches have been on this planet for hundreds of millions of years and are expected to be here way after the human race has left. Fossil evidence shows early forms of cockroach present in the record from approximately 280-320 million years ago! Here are five interesting facts that you didn’t know about the cockroach. Cockroaches … Read more 5 Thing You Didnt Know About Cockroaches

Pest Spotlight: German Cockroach

German Cockroach

Scientific Name: Blattella germanica Common Names: German cockroach Color: Varies from light brown to tan Size: 13 to 16 mm long FACT: German cockroaches have wings but do not use them to fly! HABITS German cockroaches are becoming the most common household insect within the United States and Canada. This pest typically infests kitchens and … Read more Pest Spotlight: German Cockroach

Cockroaches: Infestations That Can Run You Right Out Of Your Home

Cockroach

Cockroaches have been around since the dawn of time and throughout the ages, they are present almost everywhere humans are and are a public health issue. Cockroaches are a difficult foe to control and are a very interesting insect for Ethnoentomologists, those who study the relationship between humans and insects. As the old saying goes, … Read more Cockroaches: Infestations That Can Run You Right Out Of Your Home