Three common rodents that you may find around your home or business are the deer mouse, the house mouse, and the Norway rat. DEER MOUSE The deer mouse has a bi-coloured appearance: the upper portion of the body and tail is medium to dark-brown, while the underside of the tail, feet and stomach area is … Read more Three Rodents Around Your Home
The Centre for Disease Control and National Institute of Occupational Safety and Health recommend the use of HEPA (P100) quality filters for respiratory protection against the Hantavirus. Respirators come in various sizes and it is important to use a respirator that has been fitted to your face. It is very important that workers are aware … Read more Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator
To celebrate 2020 being the Chinese year of the rat, we will be posting one blog per month dedicated to rats! Here is March’s blog post, ‘What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean’. There is a long-standing Wikipedia war that went viral on social media not too long ago. It featured the Province of Alberta … Read more What Does “Rat Free” Alberta Actually Mean?
Scientific Name: rattus Common Names: Sewer Rat, Roof Rat, Brown Rat, Norway Rat, Black Rat Color: Colors vary, generally grey, brown, or black in color Size: The length and weight of rats depend on which species we are talking about and young vs adult sizes. Sizes range from approximately 10 to 40 cm in length. … Read more Pest Spotlight: Rats
Proper cleaning procedures and equipment are important when dealing with the aftermath of a rodent infestation in your home or business. Rats and mice spread over 35 diseases which can be spread to humans through contact with not only their feces but also their urine and saliva. Therefore, it’s important to take precautions before and … Read more How to Properly Clean Up After Rodents
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