How to Prevent & Treat Cockroach Infestations

How to Prevent & Treat Cockroach Infestations

One of the primary reasons people seek out pest control in Barrie is cockroach infestations. These creepy critters can be found in Southwestern Ontario houses, apartments, restaurants, and other commercial buildings. They go wherever they can find food and shelter....
Why Raccoons Are Not Family Pets

Why Raccoons Are Not Family Pets

Affectionately called “trash pandas,” raccoons are highly intelligent and curious creatures. In urban areas, their numbers are so plentiful that we’ve even started referring to them as raccoon nation. They are cute and playful, and some people might consider keeping...
How to Protect Your Pets from Pests

How to Protect Your Pets from Pests

For many households, pets are a beloved part of the family. Unfortunately, pests like fleas or ticks pose a risk to your furry friends—and to you. Read the following tips to keep everyone in your home safe. The first step in protecting your pets is to know what kinds...
How to Get Moths out of Your Home

How to Get Moths out of Your Home

While wintertime can provide a welcome relief from fruit fly friends buzzing around your kitchen, you may start to notice them being replaced by other winged companions flitting about your home: moths. While moths are harmless and quite easy to kill, it’s not so easy...
Problems Created by DIY Pest Control Approaches

Problems Created by DIY Pest Control Approaches

Many homeowners believe they can handle pest control on their own, with the logic being, “Why spend money on an exterminator when I can handle the problem myself?” Do-it-yourself pest control may seem like a no-brainer—put out traps for rodents or spray insects—but is...
Pest-proof Your Home This Winter

Pest-proof Your Home This Winter

Many homeowners feel that they can relax their pest control efforts during winter; but pests are a problem year-round, even if they aren’t an immediate, evident threat. Staying vigilant throughout the cold months will help you assess existing damage, and stave off...

Friend or Foe: Do I Want Birds on My Property?

A bird’s chirp outside your window can be a wonderful way to wake-up. However, giving your mornings that “melodic” touch does not mask the destruction that birds can bring into your household. Here are the advantages and disadvantages of having birds on your property:...

Common Pest Phobias and How to Deal with Them

A phobia is characterized as an intense fear that can be either concrete or abstract in nature. If you have a phobia, you may know that your fear could be irrational, but your anxiety surrounding it cannot be controlled. Thinking about the subject of your phobia alone...

What Attracts Spiders to Your House and Yard

There’s good reason why some people shriek when spotting a spider. Psychologists have discovered a significant link between the fear of spiders (arachnophobia) and the disgust sensitivity in people who have this phobia. Many people go to great lengths to avoid being...
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