My son brought this Youtube channel to my attention and I must say that I found it quite captivating! The Brave Wilderness Channel is a collection wild world of adventures and amazing up-close animal and insect encounters!
Watch here as Coyote Peterson allows himself to be stung by a wasp, describes to you how it feels and shows you how to deal with the aftermath. This is actually a rather mild introduction to this wild man’s antics – be forewarned that he has allowed himself to be bitten by scorpions, bullet ants, giant centipedes, gila monsters, alligators and many more I am sure! You may want to subscribe to his channel if you enjoy this video! Very dramatic, entertaining and educational!
They’re predicting a long hot summer for Southern Manitoba and, along with the province’s other flying six-legged nuisances, extended periods of high temperatures, tend to bring about an increase in the presence of yellow-jacket wasps, which can make it difficult to enjoy the outdoors.Continue reading
When the birds fly south and we bundle up inside with our blanket and hot chocolate, insects are also trying to keep warm; and full.Continue reading
West Nile Virus is a vector transmitted virus that is carried by mosquitoes. Living in Manitoba, we are never sure what our summers’ weather will consist of, therefor, it is important to always be prepared. The risk of the virus is dependant on the quantity of mosquitoes, which is determined by the amount of precipitation of the summer season.Continue reading
There are so many reasons why older homes are more prone to pest infestations. But the most common one is that most old houses were built with lower construction standards when compared to modern ones. It’s therefore critical to have quality pest control done as a pre-purchase requirement before buying an old house. Things become worse during autumn when leaves begin to drop and the air turns brisk. All of a sudden, mice shim up pipes and storm the garage while beady-eyed rats make your basement their new home. Termites have proven to be the most insidious pests; they come in through small openings such as cracks and eat their way through the wood. It is critical to talk to quality pest control professionals when you start noticing some of these pests. Continue reading
Have you ever wondered how that beautiful business premise you built slowly became a habitat for pests? You are not alone. Hundreds of schools, businesses, lodge facilities, restaurants, and processing plant owners face the same problem. Not only do pests destroy stock, but they can also spread bacteria. Also, the sight of little creepy rodents and bugs roaming your premise can really irk you and hurt your business reputation. Common commercial pests include but are not limited to rats, cockroaches, flies, ants, mice, beetles and weevils. There is always a solution; a reputable company that deals with industrial pest control Winnipeg.
When it comes to food, few cities serve up as much great fare as Winnipeg. Our dining scene is diverse and exciting, with fresh new restaurants popping up every month, serving food inspired by cultures from all around the world. There’s a lot that goes into running a restaurant, from finding the perfect location to paring down your menu to only the most delectable dishes, to getting your name out there and setting the right price. The enterprise is expensive, and costs are mitigated through only one avenue: people eating there, every night. That’s why having your restaurant closed for any amount of time can spell disaster. About 30 restaurants were closed due to health violations in Manitoba in 2018. Among the violations? Failure to prevent the presence of rodents. Continue reading
In a recent post, we talked about cankerworms and Winnipeg’s urban forest. We mentioned that while cankerworms can weaken a tree, they are not an immediate threat to the tree’s life. Today, we take a look at two bugs that are an important threat to Winnipeg’s beautiful trees; the elm bark beetle and the emerald ash borer. First, we’ll discuss the history of the pests; then, we’ll talk about how GL Pest Control can help you protect the trees on your property. Continue reading
When people think about pest control, a lot of the focus is on pest control for the home, or for commercial spaces. There’s no doubt that finding a mouse in your house can be a bit disconcerting, and that it’s even worse to find rodents in your kitchen; you be shut down for health violations! These concerns are valid, but there’s a third concern people don’t often think of – unless they work in goods-producing industries, like farming, fishing, forestry, or food and beverage manufacturing. That’s the post-harvest, post-manufacturing loss of goods as a result of pests in warehouses, especially relevant in Winnipeg and Manitoba, given our status as an agricultural hub. Continue reading
Winnipeg is a beautiful city. We have a mix of incredible architecture (if you’re as inclined to brutalism as I am), historic landmarks like the Forks and Upper Fort Garry, our incredible rivers, and, of course, our urban forest. Our forested areas provide a plethora of advantages to Winnipeggers. They increase the quality of our air, help regulate stormwater runoff, and increase our property values while keeping our city cooler in the summer. We’re also beginning to see potential psychological advantages to urban forestry; the Biophilia hypothesis says that we’ll love urban forests because humans have a natural love of life, while the Attention Restoration Theory says that people concentrate better after spending time in nature, or seeing nature. There are, however, a number of threats to our urban forests, most of them caused by insects. Today, we’ll look at an insect that, while not immediately threatening our urban forest, does cause pains and problems for Winnipeg homeowners: the cankerworm. Continue reading