Tent Caterpillars

Forest Tent Caterpillar

FOREST TENT CATERPILLARS

There are four species of tent caterpillars pitching camp across Canada, but the most notorious, the forest tent caterpillar, doesn’t really live in a tent. The others – the eastern, western and prairie tent caterpillar – true to their names, spin tent-like webs for protection during the larval stage. The forest tent caterpillar is by far the most prevalent and widely distributed of the four species, occurring from Nova Scotia to British Columbia.

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Spiders are one of the most annoying pests in our homes. In some cultures, spiders are even associated with evil spirits. In general, spiders can be useful as they serve as a natural deterrent to other insects due to their predator-prey relationship with them. However, some harmful spiders like the Black Widow or Brown Recluse…

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Hantavirus Guide: 10 Steps to Safely Clean-Up After Rodents

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Hantavirus Guide: Six Steps To Properly Fitting Your Respirator

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…

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