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
If you think a bitterly cold winter will kill the bugs you hate most and reduce the damage they’ll do in the spring and summer, you’ll be disappointed. As far as the weather is concerned, temperature isn’t the most important factor with bugs, moisture is. In fact, very dry conditions will depress bug populations more than cold temperatures. Different bugs react differently to winter conditions, though. Continue reading
You flip the lights on and suddenly you see a bunch of cockroaches scattering – a very unpleasant sight to witness. Contrary to most people’s beliefs, roaches are not afraid of sunlight or any type of light for that matter. The shift of environment is what causes them to panic and run – their reaction is more from their fear of humans than any distaste for light.
These insects know that they are more likely to stay alive in dark places where humans can’t get to them. Their gravitation towards dark and narrow places also makes it simpler for them to store food and to breed. Some common areas roaches love to seek refuge include bathroom vanities, kitchen cabinets, the spaces behind and under the refrigerator, in your electronics, attics, and basements. Continue reading
Wondering why pests like hanging out in your basement? Well, there are a lot of different things that make basements a safe haven for creepy crawlies of all kinds. First off, pests are generally shy – it’s a survival mechanism for them. Pests will do whatever it takes to avoid exposure and your basement is usually an ideal environment. Most basements are dark and often the least busy parts of a house, meaning your uninvited guests can move around comfortably hunting for food, unnoticed. Continue reading
In Winnipeg, some pests will enter your home in the fall to stay over the winter. Then, in summer, as you lay out in your patio or the beach trying to soak up every ounce of sunshine, you may find yourself fighting off mosquitoes, if not wasps. In Winnipeg, different seasons attract different pests. These are the five most common pests you’ll find around: Continue reading
As nature would have it, bed bugs are one of the most difficult pests to control. You can blame this on their ability to multiply quickly, hide in extremely tiny spaces and go without their preferred meal (human blood), for a long period of time. In just one year, bed bugs can produce three to four generations. If you’re not a bed bug exterminator in Winnipeg, attempting to eliminate bed bugs could turn into an apparition hunting expedition that never comes to an end – as soon as you think you just got rid of them, they come back again. 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