Facts and Common Misconceptions About Bed Bugs

Facts and Common Misconceptions About Bed Bugs

You suspect you may have an infestation of bed bugs – uh-oh. Bed bugs belong to a unique family of insects that feed off the blood of humans, bats, and birds. The most well-known members are the Cimex lectularius which are the typical domestic bed bugs, and the Cimex...
Top 6 Cottage Pests

Top 6 Cottage Pests

Many people occasionally experience problems with household pests. As we enjoy our vacation, many of these unwanted guests appear in our cottage unexpectedly. While most are merely a nuisance, some creatures can bite, sting, damage our properties, and even transmit...
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...
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