In the words of Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn, “there’s always a bigger fish.” Nature is filled with natural predators and prey, and that fact is the core theory behind one of the most creative forms of pest control: biological pest control.
We hear it every time we arrive on a job and explain our process, “what is integrated pest management?” While the phrase might sound daunting, it’s one of the most simple, yet effective, pest control strategies out there.
Think raiding your trash can on garbage day is the worst thing raccoons can do on your property? Then you’ve never been the proud owner of raccoon latrines.
Despite the lessons Tom & Jerry tried to impart on generations of youngsters, many people suffer from the delusion that it’s easy to get rid of mice “the old-fashioned way.” Take it from Toronto’s top pest control company, proper rodent control takes a lot more than a couple of mouse traps and bits of cheese.
Scabies and bed bug bites: neither are pleasant to think about, but knowing the difference between the two is key to getting rid of bed bugs or scabies.
Nothing craters a business’s credibility faster than a pest problem. Even if you aren’t in the food or hospitality industries, pest infestations in offices can seriously affect employee morale and productivity. After all, who can focus on TPS reports when they’re worried about mice weaving between their feet!
For many with bad childhood memories of bee stings, the dwindling number of bees in the summer has been a godsend. However, the importance of bees to the ecosystem cannot be understated, and their role is being put at risk by a disease called Colony Collapse Disorder.
While cockroaches are a year-round nuisance, you have to be particularly vigilant about cockroach prevention in the summer, which is their mating season.
Who hasn’t spent weeks planting and watering seeds, tending them carefully, excitedly watching them sprout from the earth…only to witness garden pests nibble away the fruits (and vegetables) of your labour.
Termites are at their most populous in the summer when they emerge from their underground colonies and feed on wood sources they couldn’t get at during the winter.