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
17-Sep-2019 – Couple Finds Hundreds of Walnuts Hidden Under Their Car Bonnet By Squirrels
Now that winter is approaching, and just around the corner, rodents everywhere are stacking up their food supply, which means that they are more likely to be active than usual. A couple from Pittsburgh, USA, experienced this first hand. When they were driving, they noticed a strange sound and a burning smell coming from under their car hood. When they opened it, they were shocked to find a huge stash of hundreds of walnuts with grass, which was collected by squirrels preparing for the winter. According to the couple, the walnuts were everywhere, including near the radiator fan and under the battery. If you are facing rodent or pest issues, the best way to get rid of them is with the help from professional pest exterminators. Make sure to call Pestend Mississauga to have rodents and pests removed as soon as possible.
14-Aug-2019 – Seniors Struggling With Health Problems Caused by Rodents in Building
Several seniors who are residing in an apartment building in Cape Breton are saying that their building is experiencing a rodent infestation, which has caused many problems for them. Some of the problems they have to endure as a result include finding rodent droppings in their sinks, beds, countertops and even their toasters, foul odours in their carpets, and many more such inconveniences. Some residents have even started sleeping on their couches and chairs because they are afraid that the mice will crawl over them in their beds. This has led to many health problems for the senior residents. If you are dealing with a similar pest problem, make sure to call Pestend Mississauga for professional pest control!
17-July-2019 – The EU Will Stop Importing Certain Fruits from Canada Over New Pest-Related Import Requirements
The European Union has decided to stop importing several Canadian fruits, including cherries, apples, cranberries, blueberries, pears, peppers, tomatoes and potatoes, as the region is enforcing new pest-related import requirements. In other words, the EU is tightening its requirements for imported fruits from Canada as the country no longer meets its pest-related standards. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) said that they are working with the industry on pest mitigation measures so that exports can resume again. This shows just how rampant the pest problem in Canada has become and how urgently we need to take measures to control the issue. It’s not just on the larger scale that Canadians are affected; homeowners everywhere are reporting pest problems in their property too. If you face this issue as well, make sure to call Pestend Mississauga today.
12-June-2019 – Memorial University Students Struggle with Rodent Problem
One of Canada’s most well-known and reputed universities, Memorial University, has a rodent problem. Rodents, bugs, and pests are everywhere, and sometimes, even taking precautionary measures are not enough. Be it a home, commercial space, or any other institution, every place can be at risk of facing such unwanted problems. According to reports, the university’s Faculty of Nursing in St. John’s has a rodent problem, besides being very cramped, which led to students calling for a new building. The panel of external reviewers reported that the school, indeed, has a “disturbing” rodent problem.
The management said that they had placed rodent traps in different places, but looking at the reports, this seemed to have no effect on the problem. At such times, the smartest, most effective way to get rid of rodents is to seek help from Pestend Mississauga, who will provide you with professional exterminators that are trained and have years of experience.
15-May-2019 – Centipedes and Rodents on the Rise this Spring
Now that the warmer weather is upon us, there is an increase in the number of centipedes and rodents you may find in and around your homes as well as commercial spaces. A local pest expert said that these two creatures like moist environments and could usually be found thriving in areas such as your basement or even bathrooms, as well as around the house. Especially if you have moisture issues in these areas, you need to be extra careful of centipedes and rodents this season.
While centipedes do not usually bite humans, except when they are being handled, rodents seem to be more of a problem because of their dropping, which can spread harmful diseases. It’s important to dehumidify your house as much as you can to stay safe. In case you spot these creatures in your space, make sure that you get professional help to have them exterminated by calling the pest exterminators at Pestend Mississauga.
17-April-2019 – Rising Temperature Often Brings About a Rise in the Number of Rats in Scarborough
Residents of Scarborough are worried that as the weather shifts away from the wintry, icy cold to a warmer one, it may lead to a resurgence in rodents, as was often the case in previous years. Especially because these rats are usually about nine inches in length, the residents are right to worry. Even though they keep their properties clean, the rats still somehow manage to make a comeback every year. This could be because of two things – construction and a stable food source. There are several construction projects going on in the area, which could explain why the rats are found in Scarborough. If you notice any rat making an appearance in your property, it is your responsibility as the owner to get rid of it. And the best way to do so is by calling the professional exterminators at Pestend Mississauga.
18-Mar-2019 – Scientists Spot New Species of Bug for the First Time in Canada
Scientists have recently discovered a new kind of wasp species known as the “samurai wasp” in Chilliwack, Fraser Valley. As this kind of bug is native to Asia, this was the first time it was ever spotted in Canada, and scientists have already started learning more about the wasp and how it came to be in Canada. Since the wasp appears to have naturally arrived from Asia to Canada, scientists believe that more may come and the species will spread across the country. From the looks of it, it appears that the invasive bug species will likely make the country its home. As spring is upon us, residents should be prepared to face all kinds of pests, bugs, and insects. However, this time, it appears there is a newcomer. If you and your family are facing problems with pests, bugs, insects, and rodents, make sure you have the problem handled by professional pest exterminators.