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Probably the most common pest infesting food service institutions, houses as well as other establishments are cockroaches. Roaches are repulsive and objectionable to the majority of folks just by their own existence. They’re also able to mechanically transmit disease microorganisms like the microorganisms which cause food-poisoning. Lately, roaches have been found to essential generators of allergic reactions to people. Roaches commonly become established in houses after being launched in food bags, with washing or, in certain instances, wandering in from outside. Once roaches become established they’re prolific breeders effective at creating thousands of offspring within a year.
Ant infestations if left unchecked can become extremely bothersome and may cause structural damages to your property. We provide professional and ant extermination services. We offer solutions for carpenter, pharaoh and pavement ant infestations. Our exterminators are well trained and have extensive experience in dealing with ant infestations.
Bedbugs were once a common public health pest worldwide, which declined in incidence through the mid 20th century. Recently however, bed bugs have undergone a dramatic resurgence and worldwide there are reports of increasing numbers of infestations. Bed bugs are one of the great travelers of the world and are readily transported via luggage, clothing, bedding and furniture. As such, they have a worldwide distribution.
Beetles are members of the order Coleoptera and are the most diverse group of insects on the planet. With over 300,000 species known and documented, most academics agree many more species remain undiscovered throughout the various ecosystems of the world. In Canada alone, scientists estimate more than 9,000 species of beetles either occur naturally or as invasive species introduced through various means. Beetles are identified by their hard outer wings known as elytra and a carapace. They all have chewing mouthparts with powerful jaws. Beetles are diverse in size and colouration ranging from bright colours to brown or black. They feed on variety of foods ranging from plant to animal materials.
Fleas are one of the most important insect pests because they inflict painful bites, are nuisances to pet owners, and are capable of transmitting disease-causing pathogens to both humans and pets. They are ectoparasites that survive by feeding on bird and mammalian blood. The most common species of fleas encountered by people are the cat flea (Ctenocephalides felis), dog flea (Ctenocephalides canis), and human flea (Pulex irritans).
Although flies do not necessarily pose any direct danger they can present significant health risks indirectly. They feed on contaminated organic material and can transfer pathogens. Apart from the fact that they travel from one unhygienic surface to another without any hesitation whatsoever, their very feeding style contributes to the problem. The common house fly first vomits a fluid from its stomach onto the food it intends to suck through its feeding tube, then sucking up this fluid along with the dissolved food back into its stomach. As a result the fluid remains on the food it has just fed on, and with it, the fly also leaves behind a long list of diseases.
Moths belong to the insect order Lepidoptera, an order which is comprised of butterflies and moths. There are thousands of species of moths, of which some are important agricultural and stored product insect pests. Prevalent throughout Canada, pest moths are relatively destructive insects that cause various types of damage depending on the species. While some moths damage clothing, carpets, upholstered furniture, wall hangings, and even museum artifacts, other moth species are stored-food pests that infest pantries, granaries, and warehouses.
Wasps belong to the insect order Hymenoptera, which is a general term for wasp-like insects and also includes ants and bees. More than 500 species of wasps inhabit Canada, of which a good number, are social creatures that live in colonies ranging from half a dozen to 15,000 members. The females have egg-laying structures called ovipositors, which also work as stingers and can inflict painful stings when provoked. The most common pest wasps associated with structures in Canada are hornets, yellow jackets, paper wasps, and mud daubers. The wasps are usually sighted during summer and early autumn. Depending on the species, wasps construct mud nests, papery nests from masticated plant matter, or nest in ground. When faced with wasp problems, homeowners should always consult pest control professionals, as pest wasps are often territorial, can be aggressive, and become very dangerous in large numbers.
Rodents’ instincts make them difficult to control, and they present a serious menace to your home. If you’re in need of rodent control services, here’s what you should know about these pests:
Rats Instincts: Rats are instinctively wary of rat control measures such as traps and bait, and colonize in attics, burrows, under concrete and porches, in wall voids and other hard to reach places.
Disease: Rats can harbor and transmit a number of serious diseases. They can also introduce disease-carrying parasites such as fleas, lice and ticks into your home.
MiceAccess: They invade your home seeking food, water and warmth. Without mouse control intervention, one pair of mice may produce 200 offspring in four months.
Contamination: Each mouse can contaminate much more food than it eats.
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