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
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