Is there anything worse than trying to enjoy your backyard and being swarmed with wasps? Besides being loud pests, these insects also have a painful sting that can leave you scrambling to get away from them. Fortunately, there are a few simple solutions to your wasp problem. Some of them can even be done with ingredients you probably have on hand.
If you’re ready to keep wasps away from you and your home this summer and autumn, you need to be sure to read this guide!
Are you worried about being stung this summer? Many homeowners see the presence of wasps in their yard and wonder whether they could inadvertently be housing a wasp nest somewhere on their property. Understandably, this can be quite concerning for those who may be allergic or are just averse to these flying insects.
If you think that you might have a wasp nest in or around your home, here are three telltale signs that you won’t want to miss! Continue reading
Did you know that cockroaches can carry bacteria that can lead to illness in humans? If you have a roach infestation in your home or business, it is imperative to get it treated right away. However, there is more to pest control than simply allowing the exterminators in the door. There are a few key steps you need to take before they arrive to ensure the success of your treatment. Continue reading
Ants belong in tiny hills in parks and forests, not inside your home. But if you suspect that tiny insects are lurking within your house, where should you look for them?
To understand where ants hide, it’s helpful to know what attracts them. You’ll often find ants near these locations:
- Food sources. Insects need to eat, too. Any crumbs you leave behind will lure them.
- Wood. If you’re dealing with carpenter ants, you’ll need to watch where you store your woodpiles. To a carpenter ant, a stack of wood is like an open invitation into your home. Store things like mulch, lumber, and firewood away from your home.
- Moisture. Like most bugs, ants are attracted to moist places. You’ll often find them hiding in cracks in your bathroom, basement, or near your water tank.
With these things in mind, here are a few places where you may find ants in your home: Continue reading
WINNIPEG, Canada – GL Pest Control, Winnipeg’s leading pest control company, is proud to announce that Gilles Lambert, owner and founder of the company, has recently been featured in a news story to discuss the increasing problem that homeowners and business owners are facing from cockroaches. Gilles was featured on CBC Manitoba and Radio-Canada OHdio. Continue reading
Ants are pretty impressive insects; they’re strong, social, and can form intelligent colonies that all work together. However, they aren’t so impressive when they’re making a mess in your home.
Not only are ants unpleasant, but they also damage the structure of your house. Of all the ant species that may invade your home, carpenter ants cause the most damage.
These red, black, or brown insects are bigger than most ants, and some even have wings. Their powerful jaws can chew through damp or decaying wood.
How do you deal with an ant infestation? We’re going to share a few tips about identifying carpenter ants and how to get rid of them:
People in Winnipeg breathe a collective sigh of relief when springtime arrives. Finally, we don’t have to pay high heating bills or wear huge jackets when we go outside!
But spring comes with problems of its own; for example, pests like mice and voles. These rodents can wreak havoc in your home or garden. How do you keep them under control? Continue reading
Pigeons can be admired from afar; they have bright feathers, interesting group behaviours, and their funny walk is hard to miss. But when they make your home their home, they aren’t so endearing.
You don’t want to harm the pigeons, but you do want them to pack their bags and head elsewhere. How do you get rid of them?
Pigeons Cause Problems
At first, you might not understand why pigeons are problematic—they’re like pet birds for your backyard! However, their presence comes with a few risks:
Discovering that you have bed bugs is never a pleasant realization. You may have felt bites in the night, noticed marks on your arms, or even seen one crawling on your furniture.
How will you sleep at night knowing that lurking bed bugs might snack on your skin? Yuck!
Your knee-jerk reaction might be to stuff that mattress into the dumpster and start spraying your home with a heavy-duty insecticide. But this probably won’t be as effective as you hope. Thankfully, you have a couple more options than tossing it in the trash.
Winter is a particularly rough time of year for business owners. They’ve got high heating bills to pay, snow to shovel, and their offices or storefronts may become the target of a rodent infestation. Mice seek shelter when temperatures drop, and they’ll look for any entrance they can find to get inside your property.
A mouse problem is more than just an annoyance—it’s also a health risk. These rodents carry viruses that can sometimes be deadly. It’s important to be aware of these issues to keep you and your staff safe.
Mice and rats aren’t as cute as their close rodent relatives, like hamsters or gerbils. Wild rodents carry viruses and diseases that can put your health in danger. Continue reading