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
18-Feb-2019 – Freezing Weather in Nova Scotia Drives Rodents Towards Homes
As the temperature in northern Nova Scotia continues to drop, the freezing weather is forcing rats and mice to seek warmth and shelter inside people’s homes. Many people have reported seeing rodents crawl around their residential and commercial spaces. This has led to high demand for professional pest exterminators in the province. Since rats and mice need nothing more than a tiny hole the size of a dime to get inside, it’s important for residents to be cautious.
Having your garbage taken out regularly, keeping your house neat and clean, and getting rid of any standing water are some steps you can take to prevent rodents from entering your home. If you see any rats or mice infesting your home or commercial space, make sure to call Pestend Mississauga – the best pest exterminators in the GTA : )
7 Feb 2019 – #1 city in Canada for Bed Bugs
According to a new list released by pest control company, Orkin, Toronto is the city with the highest number of bed bug infestations. The rankings are based on the number of infestation treatments which were carried out in 2018.
Bed bugs are often the most common kinds of bugs found in urban cities today. No matter how clean you keep your home, there is still a chance that you may have bed bugs. This is because bed bugs can easily climb anywhere. Whether in a public place, your own home or fancy hotels, it’s not uncommon to find bed bugs in the most unexpected places.
Other Canadian cities such as Winnipeg, St. John’s and Vancouver are among the top cities infested with bed bugs. If you notice any red rashes and itchiness on your skin form bed bugs, make sure to call the top exterminators in Canada.
Apartment Residents Attacked By Rodents
Residents of Pine Creek Apartment Complex in Jacksonville have been living in unimaginable conditions due to the number of rodents and roaches that reside in their building. Even though the residents have complained time and again, they have received no solution to their rodent problem. The poor condition of the building has left many families no option but to severely compromise their living situation. From having their Christmas decorations chewed off by mice, to cracked doors and drawers being infested with roaches.
The poor foundation of the building does nothing but escalate the problem. In fact, the mice and roaches are able to crawl everywhere due to the poor structure.
If you are facing rodent and roach problems in your building, make sure to call Pestend Mississauga.
Pest Control Issue Forces Detox Unit to Close Temporarily
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.
Wasp and bees: How are they different?
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.
Mice Calls On the Rise as Temperatures Sore
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.
Exploding rat menace across the globe
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.