During the spring and summer in Vancouver BC, pests are everywhere! One of the most dangerous ones to be aware of this time of year is the tick. These parasitic insects may be tiny, but they pose a huge threat with their ability to transmit diseases, including Lyme disease. While getting Lyme disease is rare, . . . read more.
Bed bugs. We all dread the very thought of them, the thought of getting an infestation in your own home even more. Bed bugs incite a lot of fear in people and, in turn, lead to a lot of false information spread. Because there are so many bed bug myths out there, it’s important to . . . read more.
Coming across a bee or wasp of any kind can be concerning for those who don’t know how to differentiate them. Wasps, such as yellowjackets, are more likely to sting you than bees are. Carpenter bees in particular are reluctant to sting someone unless directly threatened or provoked. These wood-boring bees are most known for . . . read more.
Termites are infamous for damaging wood when they infest a home. This has led to a myth that termites only infest buildings made out of wood. Like it or not, termites are capable of infesting all types of homes. Whether you live in a brick or wooden home, there are many factors at play when . . . read more.
Here in British Columbia, ants are one of the biggest household pest problems. Most types of ants are primarily a nuisance rather than a threat. Unfortunately, that’s not the case for carpenter ants, which are wood-boring insects that are capable of causing a lot of damage to your property. These ants are known to burrow . . . read more.
Pest season is around the corner, making it the best time of year to learn how to protect your property against potential infestations. One of the easiest and most effective ways to pest-proof your property is to literally seal your home off from pests using caulking. Caulk is a cost-effective and long-lasting method to close . . . read more.
Did you know that cockroaches can live for weeks without food and water? As excellent hiders, this fact makes roaches a dreaded household pest here in Vancouver BC. Roaches are infamous for being able to withstand any environment, and an infestation can be a real nightmare for any home or business owner. Even worse, getting . . . read more.
Entomologists from OnSite’s parent company, Rentokil Provide their Pest Predictions for 2021 READING, Penn. (Jan. 4, 2021) — As if 2020 didn’t present enough challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, 2021 could be a banner year for pests around the country. To help residents prepare for 2021, entomologists from Rentokil used field knowledge and data to . . . read more.
Overwintering pests are exactly what their name suggests: pests that get into your home for the winter months. However, these pests aren’t hibernating. They are very much active and could be causing a raucous in your attic. With our cold winter weather, homeowners commonly deal with overwintering pests. Thankfully, there are many things you can . . . read more.
If you have dealt with a rodent infestation before, you know how frustrating a rat or mouse problem can be. Both of these pest rodents can be troublesome for similar reasons, but rats and mice are different in many ways as well. Because both of these rodents can cause such destruction, it’s important to know . . . read more.