Many people think homemade traps are just as good as the service a professional pest control service provides. However, trapping animals requires skill and training so that no one gets hurt in the process. Expert animal removal companies exist for a reason, and their technicians can cage an animal safely and humanely, without harm to nearby humans or pets. Continue reading
When you see a sudden swarm of ants on the pavement near your home and business, is it cause for alarm? Read on to learn about ant behaviour and when it’s time to call a professional pest removal company. Continue reading
Ants are helpful to farms and serve a purpose; they’re natural predators and often feed on insects that can cause damage to the roots of plants. They also help pollinate flowers and distribute seeds. But when ants take over your indoor living space, it’s time to eradicate them. Ants can be destructive to property. Expert pest control companies will eliminate the ant nest, remove their food sources, and recommend barriers to prevent new ant infestations. Continue reading
Bed bugs are tiny and freakishly flat. They can easily hide and nest in the vicinity of resting areas — beds and sofas are among their favorite haunts. These give them easy access to an idle and unwitting host they can feast on for hours. They can also travel unnoticed, often hitching a ride on belongings like luggage or used furniture acquired from a local garage sale.
As simple as a bed bug’s means of transportation might be, there are also a few simple and hard-to-miss signs they’ve chosen your mattress as a permanent bed and breakfast. Continue reading
Many homes with chimneys have an open top, but this can create a problem for homeowners. An open chimney allows birds, squirrels, and raccoons to enter your house. If they fall into the opening, get trapped, and die inside, you’ll have to deal with pest control and suffer other costly difficulties. Also, when it rains or snows, moisture can damage your chimney, including its stainless steel liners, dampers, and mortars, welcoming the growth of mould and mildew. Continue reading
When it comes to food processing facilities and restaurants, it is very important to have a pest control plan in order. First, the facility should hire a professional pest control company that is fully bonded and insured. This will protect the food processing facility against liability. The technician who comes out to assess the pest problem should be able to provide identification, certification, and a license prior to touring the facility and searching for pests of any kind. Continue reading
Sometime in the beginning of the industrial age, pest control took a big turn. Chemical byproducts with suspicious origins began to be used against fleas, ticks, flies, cockroaches, etc. While these mass-marketed sprays and insecticides seemed effective, few people understood the poor side effects for humans. Today we’re more aware that pesticides made from artificial substances are poisonous to humans and animals. There’s now a surge in popularity for natural or eco-friendly products. Continue reading
Dealing with pest or wildlife infestation is challenging, especially if you don’t know the first place to start. The benefits of hiring a pest control expert for your home will save time (and probably money) in the long run. Feel comfortable in your home, knowing that pests are gone (and humanely removed, when possible). Continue reading
If you are seeing Carpenter Ants walking around your home in early spring, it’s because they have been living in your home from the year before, or for many years. As it gets warmer the ants are seen less and less, to the point that it seems the ants are gone. The reality is they will live with you until you take a course of action to get rid of them. We at Pro Pest will come out to inspect your property, identify the extent of your problem and find a solution. Call us today!
Every spring, all wildlife prepares for their young. That means they are looking for nesting areas, like in your attic, in walls, stove vents, in garages etc.
Do some prevention before this happens to you. We can do an inspection of your property to determine if there are weak points or current issues.
Call now for an inspection.