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 has the ability to spray a highly odorous fluid when threatened, which can be significantly difficult to eliminate. Below are a list of tips that can help you with your skunk problems. The best and most effective way for 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 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 +

Some Facts About Animal Control In Hamilton & Toronto

This blog post answers some of the questions about animal control in Hamilton and the same would apply for animal control in Toronto or in most areas of southern Ontario. Question #1 — Do you guarantee that you will capture the wild animal? Fact: When we set out traps for wild animals, they are exactly that — wild. What does this mean exactly? It means that wild animals come and go and we cannot guarantee that they are always going to hit a trap. Most Read More +

Eviction Versus Exclusion for Raccoon Removal in Toronto

During the year (especially during spring season), we tend to get a lot of calls for both squirrel removal and raccoon removal in Toronto, Hamilton and other parts of southern Ontario. What happens is that they have broken in to your attic or some other part of your home during the winter, but as the weather’s warmed up they tend to get more active and therefore the real homeowner starts to hear the unwanted guests. Eviction When dealing with raccoons that have babies (which are Read More +

Bed Bugs and what to do about them

Infestations of Bed Bugs are up 5000 percent as are the number of reported attacks! The nightmare begins when a Bed Bug finds its way into your clothing; it usually happens at a hotel but can start anywhere.Hospitals, businesses, homes, buses, apartments, and hotels are just a few places where Bed Bugs are being reported. It is said that Bed Bugs don’t transmit disease from feeding on your blood; however, an engorged Bed Bug can burst at the slightest bit of pressure exposing you to Read More +

Bees, wasps and hornets

What are bees, wasps and hornets? Bees are fuzzy, flying insects with yellow and black stripes. There are two types of bees common in Ontario: the honeybee and the bumblebee. Wasps and hornets have similar hairless bodies. The major difference between wasp and hornets is size and colour. Wasps are about one third inch (one centimeter) to one inch (two and one-half centimeters) long. Hornets are larger. Wasps have black and yellow rings, while hornets have black and white rings. Bees are beneficial to humans Read More +

Fleas — not just a nuisance to your dog or cat!

Lately we have been getting a lot of calls about flea infestations in homes. Fleas aren’t just a problem for man’s best friend. These pests, which commonly appear in warmer months, feed on the blood of any warm-blooded body. Typically biting human beings, fleas can cause itchy, unsightly marks as well as severe allergic reactions. Fleas tend to travel with mammals on the move, which can include not only you and your pet but also rodents. If you have a rodent problem in your home, Read More +

It’s time to get ready for raccoons and squirrels now!

Even though we are still in the summer months, raccoons and squirrels are already starting to look for winter nesting spots. One of their favorite places are attics, specifically your attic! Both raccoons and squirrels are attracted to the warmth than attic can provide. They can feel the warmth coming off the vents, as well as taking advantage of any damaged soffits or shingles. Either of these pests can chew a hole into your roof. They will particularly target damp wood that they can pull Read More +

Mice and rats, the forgotten pests

With a lot of the discussions in the pest control industry focusing on bed bugs extermination lately, attention has been removed from animals that can be far more harmful to humans in terms of both health and property damage, those being mice and rats. Mice and rats have followed humanity around since the earliest days. They found as man progressed, farming, building cozy shelters and traveling appealed to them. What has happened since the early days in is what is now Pakistan and Afghanistan, is Read More +