Lucky Us! The Most Common Pests in the Toronto Area, and What to Do About Them

  Living in Toronto has many perks, from the nightlife to the fine dining. Not only do people love living here, but so do a whole posse of pests who can’t get enough of everything the city has to offer. Like any city, we have our share of house flies and run of the mill spiders, but we’re also the proud home to many special pests who also prefer Toronto weather and the picturesque...

Fall Pest Prep Dos and Don’ts

No matter where you are in the Toronto area, whether its Etobicoke, Scarborough, or North York, we all know that autumn temperatures drop quickly, so surely, you’d think that would eliminate the wasps, ants, and flies of the summer? Not only is this assumption wrong, but it can backfire by tricking people into letting their guard down when fall comes, leaving homes wide open for an infestation. Like humans, pests enjoy being indoors during...

Fright Night – Who’s Coming Out When You Turn Off the Lights?

The dog’s been out, the kids are in bed, and you’re crawling into bed for a good night’s sleep. The house seems still, but just as you’re tuning out the lights and snuggling under the covers, there are other creatures in your house who are just getting started. Waiting until you’re tucked in, these pests delight in the night, creeping out to haunt your house under the moonlight. Known for their nocturnal habits, these...

Crazy Places Rodents Can Live and What You Can Do About It

It’s no secret that mice love to camp out in kitchen cabinets, crawl spaces, and attics. We know that rats love nibbling on your leftover garbage from your cans in the back alley and are regulars on the sewer and subway scene. What’s even more interesting than frequenting the same hot spots are the other bizarre places that rodents can hang out around your home. These unsuspecting areas are prime real estate for rats...

They’re Just Not That Into You – How to Make Your Home Unattractive to Pests

 In romantic relationships, our behaviours either attract or repel others. While the parallels between matters of the heart and pest control are endless, let’s stick to this point: there are things that you can do to either entice pests to your home or turn them off. While you want to keep your love life going strong, when it comes to pests you’ll want to set off all your red flags and scare them as...

6 Signs You Need an Expert to Handle Your Pest Problem

DIY is all the rage these days, with people attempting everything from making their own soaps to learning how to make living room furniture out of recycled popsicle sticks. These people deserve a pat on the back and an A for effort for picking up new skills, but there are other pursuits, like body piercing, that are best left to the professionals. If you’ve got a pest problem in your home and you’re wondering...