Pest Control News Archive
Below you can check out some of our interesting pest control news updates from the past. We cover a broad range of topics from the obvious pest control, to bed bugs, cockroaches, ants, mice, rodents, bees, wasps, various bugs, and wildlife to name a few. Fee free to explore our website for more great pest control content.
Pest Control News Archive
The Saskatchewan Health Authority’s Brief and Social Detox Unit located in Saskatoon was recently closed down temporarily, due to pest control issues. With summer just passing, and fall approaching, many establishments and households are facing an increasing number of pest and rodent issues. The detox unit, which offers shelter for people who are trying to get off their drug and alcohol, was closed earlier this month. A spokesperson announced that the unit was taking steps to resolve the pest control issue as quickly as possible so that it will not be a health and safety concern any longer. The building was fumigated and also underwent heat treatment to get rid of all the pests. In cases of bug control issues, it is always best to call the best professional pest exterminators Canada has to offer.
It can be confusing to differentiate between bees and wasps. Canadians most often encounter bumble bees, honey bees, and carpenter bees. While honey bees measure between 10 to 20 mm, they have a distinct golden brown color. Bumblebees measure anywhere between 2.5 cm to 4 cm in length which is about twice the size of a honeybee. Carpenter bees measure 3 to 12 mm and have black and shiny bodies that give out a green or metallic blue sheen. Yellow jackets, paper wasps and hornets are the most common wasp species. As opposed to bees, they have a narrow waist, bands of white or black and yellow on the stomach and a pointed lower abdomen. Larger smooth bodies, lesser hair and brighter yellow stripes characterize wasps.
Professional pest control service providers in Toronto are facing five times as many calls this summer thanks to thirsty mice.Experts are exploring the sudden spike in mice sightings this year. Some experts think the excessively dry weather could be responsible as these dry conditions combined with the heat push mice towards cooler places like the basement. Associate professor at a Mississauga University and director of the Centre for Urban Environments Marc Johnson, however, is not certain it is the weather or the heat. He believes a full-scale investigation would be needed to find out the exact cause of increased mice sightings in Mississauga this summer. Until then, contacting our professional mice exterminators in Mississauga is the best way to stay safe.
Rats were involved in a heist of a different kind recently at an ATM in north-eastern India where they chewed up $19,000 worth of currency! With an estimated seven billion population, rats are the most populous of pests across the globe. In some countries like the U.K., rats equal humans in terms of population, but in some cities such as Paris, there are 4 rats for one human! There are at least 64 different types of rats. The speed with which these pests can multiply is said to be one of the major reasons why such high population of rats persists. While the female rat matures at 4 weeks from the time it is born, it needs just 21 days to give birth. Annually a rat can give birth 6 times with up to eight pups being born each time. It is always advisable to call a pest exterminator for your pest problems in Mississauga.
Yonge street is not only a major arterial route but also known for happening places such as Yonge-Dundas Square and Eaton Center among others. While the long street is equated with the multiple eating joints, not everyone would like to remember it for rodents! A recent post on Facebook by a customer of Mandarin Restaurant reminds people that no place is immune to these creatures. The guest spotted a mouse on the seat at Mandarin Restaurant at Yonge Street and posted the photos promptly on social media. Recently, the pastries displayed at a downtown pastry shop in Toronto attracted more mice than human customers. While management needs to have a stringent schedule for pest control, consulting professional pest control companies is the best way to address the problem.
Mountain pine beetles and Asian Long-Horned Beetles are no strangers to Mississauga. In 2014, a combination of a raging ice storm and beetle infestation resulted in the axing of five thousand trees from Malton’s Wildwood Park; a total of seven thousand trees were totally removed in that year. Being an invasive species, the larvae of the Asian Long-Horned Beetle go into the trees and chew the branches, ultimately destroying the tree’s health. The Mountain pine beetles are native to North America and have destroyed half of the pine trees in British Columbia. Warmer climates and their ability to quickly move over to other trees to start colonies make it difficult to manage their population.
Our professional pest control service play a major role in controlling beetle infestation in Mississauga.
A recent study from the University of Toronto focused on how humans are contributing to the evolution of pests including bedbugs, cockroaches, insects, and birds. The researchers reviewed 192 studies and concluded that almost 134 species of birds, reptiles, and other bugs across the world have been impacted by human action and are becoming increasingly resistant to chemicals used to control them. The old methods of controlling bedbugs with insecticides do not work anymore, according to the review study by co-author Marc Johnson who is a biology professor at the University of Toronto. They also uncovered that different breeds of mosquitoes evolved when people took shelter in London underground during World War II, which were totally unlike the above-ground mosquitoes.