Preparation: The key to successful pest control

I can’t stress it enough: the key to successful pest control is preparation!  In the last several weeks, I have come across several instances where I’ve gone to treat apartment units for either bedbugs or cockroaches. I supply the property managers and/or the landlords with preparation sheets for treatment. For example, I went to do a bedbug treatment where the tenant was complaining about bedbugs in the couch, chair and bed. When I went in the tenants big-screen TV was sitting in the middle of Read More +

Top 5 reasons to hire a professional exterminator in Kitchener, Guelph and Waterloo

Professional Exterminators in Kitchener, Guelph and Waterloo are the key to effective and lasting solutions to your pest infestations. If not treated properly, pest infestations can cause property damage, health related risks and an uncomfortable environment for your family to live in. Health Risks: Pests are known to carry harmful diseases and bacteria that can cause serious illnesses. Cockroaches are known to intensify allergies and asthma related problems as they carry E-coli and salmonella. Lyme disease is also an extreme illness that can be caused Read More +

Heat no deterrent for furry pests

Well folks, I hope you’ve been enjoying the lovely warm summer that we’ve been having! Especially considering how cool and wet the last two have been, I have certainly not been complaining about the hot weather compared to those summers and of course the last two brutal winters we’ve had. But of course it seems neither have our furry friends. Usually in July and August, if you’ve had squirrels or raccoons in your attic, they tend to vacate during these two hot months. However,  I Read More +

Bird problem? Bird removal might be your best solution

You may not think about bird removal being a necessity – most birds are mankind’s friend. We build birdhouses and baths to attract them around our property. Some may even be indoor pets, but depending on the birds and where they are gathering, they could become problematic. Bird droppings are unsightly and when they congregate on top of buildings, they become a nuisance. If you are experiencing a bird problem, there are several precautionary measures you can take to avoid birds gathering in unwanted areas. Read More +

Tips to remove wild animals without harming them

Wild animals can damage your property and can harm you, if proper caution is not taken. In order to protect your family and your home, here are a few tips: Put up a fence: Huge number of animals are attracted  to garden plants and flowers. In order to prevent damage from wild animals, consider constructing a fence. They can be relatively inexpensive and last for a long time. Use non-toxic chemical repellants: Non-toxic chemicals are usually more expensive than the other chemicals but they work well in a Read More +

Ants again? It may be time to consider ant extermination

If your house is overrun with ants, you may require ant extermination to get rid of the problem. Ants usually invade for food that may be sugary or greasy. The following are several tips to help remove ants and keep them out! Prevention: The best method to avoid an ant infestation is to have a clean house. The key is to keep places such as the kitchen tidy and free of any food that may be laying around. Barriers can also be created using salt Read More +

Termite control is best left to the professionals

Is termite control necessary? Termite control is necessary in order to avoid extensive damage to wood, paper, books, insulation, and filtration systems done by termites. The highest concern is for homes and thus buyer/sellers have termite inspections as part of sale agreements. Thousands of termites can cause a frustrating experience as they eat away at people’s most precious investment. Which treatment and products are most effective? The treatment of termites can seem like a long and dreadful process but by choosing the most effective option, it Read More +

Rat infestation in Hamilton is likely to grow

The rat infestation in Hamilton has become a growing problem in the area which is likely to get worse. Calls reporting rat problems to Hamilton Public Health have doubled compared to last year. In 2014, rat complaint calls had reached 121, whereas there were 58 in 2013 and 36 in 2012. Construction is one of the major sources of the increased rat infestation along with the weather. It’s a fact that when there is a dig, rats will try to seek shelter elsewhere, resulting in Read More +

Skunk removal and prevention tips

Almost anyone can recognize a skunk when they see one. This black and white mammal can spray a highly odorous fluid when threatened, which can be significantly difficult to eliminate. Below is a list of tips that can help you with your skunk problems. The best and most effective way to removing a skunk is to trap it and then release it elsewhere. There are a few things you should keep in mind when setting up a skunk trap. Set your traps in high-skunk activity Read More +

Tips for squirrel removal in Hamilton

Squirrels can cause extensive damage by chewing electrical wires and boards if they get into your home. This problem becomes worse when adult females build nests in the attic. Some signs that give away their existence in the attic include sound of scampering as they run in and out of the attic during the day. Also, consistent scratching noises can be heard if squirrels fall into wall cavities and are unable to climb out. The following general steps can be taken to avoid or possibly Read More +