Autumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

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Everyone is going to be packing it in for the season and taking refuge in the warmth and comfort of their cozy homes this coming autumn season – including pests from outdoors. Our appealing home environments are as alluring to them as they are to us. Most of these insects are relatively harmless to the … Read moreAutumn Pest Control: Common Basement Insects

Springtime Pests: What is Lurking in Your Leaf Litter

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A lot of people do not realize the pest problems that are associated with spring. While leaf litter can be beneficial for your soil, it is also harbouring a variety of springtime pests! Spring is a key time to address occasional invaders such as sow bugs, millipedes, and centipedes. These pests look for the leaf … Read moreSpringtime Pests: What is Lurking in Your Leaf Litter

What Are Sow Bugs, Anyway?

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What just moved out of the corner of your eye…? A small, flat, grey/black bug that maybe looks like a tiny armadillo? This is likely a sow bug! Sow bugs are actually crustaceans, which have segmented body plates, 7 pairs of legs and they can roll up into a ball when disturbed or touched. Sow … Read moreWhat Are Sow Bugs, Anyway?

5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Prevent Pests

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In Calgary, Edmonton, Saskatoon, or any other part of Canada, spring is the best time of the year! The snow is melting, the trees are budding, and the days are getting longer. However, with all the warm weather come the pests. Many people do not realize that the leaves left over from winter become breeding … Read more5 Spring Cleaning Tips to Prevent Pests