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
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
Insects are just like us. I mean, not exactly–there’s the whole six legs and antennae thing…
But, when it comes to feeling the effects of the changing seasons, insects and people have a lot in common. For instance, people like to cozy up in winter, seek shelter from the rain in the springtime, and party it up in the summer months.
The same goes for insects.
So, as a homeowner, what does this mean for you? Read on to get a bug’s eye view of the weather and find out what to be on the lookout for in terms of pests at different times of the year. Continue reading
Whether you are at home, school, or a place of business, the potential of any infestation is something you do not want in your daily life. Some pests and infestations can cause a great deal of stress and annoyance, especially if they are German cockroaches. But how exactly can you tell the difference between a regular cockroach and a German variant? How do you know if they are nesting in your home? What measures can be taken if they’ve already moved in? Rest assured, there are answers to these questions and concerns. Continue reading
Fall is here, and that means temperatures are dropping. All of us are making preparations for winter, from making sure our boots, scarves and jackets are primed and ready to go, to ensuring we do the last of our seasonal yard work.
We’re not alone in preparing for the coldest months of the year – animals are hoarding food and looking for shelter, readying themselves for hibernation or other winter activities. For many animals, that means finding a warm spot to stay. Preferably, one with an abundance of food.
Your home fits the description. Let’s take a look at three of the most common pests you’ll find overwintering in your home – and how to deal with them: 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
In Winnipeg, many of us shack up inside our homes during the winter and avoid venturing out into the cold whenever possible. But you may not be the only one who’s seeking warmth in your house. What’s that sound you hear in the attic? Who keeps leaving droppings in your sock drawer? If you notice these signs, you may have a mouse problem on your hands. Is that rodent looking for a place to sleep through the winter, or have they decided to move in with you?
Unfortunately, mice do not hibernate in the winter (but wouldn’t it be great if they did?). Any homeowner who’s dealt with a pest infestation knows that rodents tend to appear around this snowy season. Why? Because it’s cold outside, and they want to get inside your house to warm up and find food. Most pest problems crop up in the summer, but rodents are unique; once they’re inside your home, they are active during the winter, and they reproduce quickly.
Mice can fit inside spaces as small as the eraser of a pencil. They look for cracks in your foundation or external pipes and infiltrate through them. Once they’re in, it’s challenging to get them out. They are typically most active at night and only travel a small, safe radius. They like to hoard food, set up a den, and sit tight. It might be easy to squish an ant or crush a cockroach, but catching a mouse isn’t as simple. Left unchecked, two rodents can multiply rapidly, and then you’ll be dealing with a bigger problem.
What are the dangers of a mouse infestation?
Young children may find mice cute, but there’s nothing pretty about the havoc they wreak on your home. For one, they damage your property. From chewing insulation to spoiling it with their waste, they create a real mess in any home they inhabit. If they get inside your pantry, they can ruin hundreds of dollars worth of groceries by tearing through packages and eating the food inside.
Mice also spread diseases. There are up to 35 diseases that can be spread by rodents, including Hantavirus. Mice droppings are known to irritate allergies. The fur on a mouse can contain ticks or fleas that will be brought inside your home. They may even have internal parasites. In other words, mice are infectious creatures that can threaten the health of your household.
Finally, they stink! The smell of a mouse den is truly repugnant. If you notice a strange smell in your room, check behind furniture and inside cabinets. You might find a den of unwanted guests. Be careful to wear a mask when disturbing or cleaning these areas to protect yourself.
How do you get rid of mice?
The earlier you act against mice, the better; they reproduce quickly, and an infestation gets out of control in no time. Managing a mouse nest takes expertise. It involves plugging any outside holes, securing open food sources, and strategically placing traps. It’s a job for a professional.
The most efficient way to eliminate a rodent problem is by contacting a mouse exterminator in Winnipeg. If you suspect that there’s a mouse in your house, call Gilles Lambert Pest Control Services.
It’s another beautiful morning – until you notice the bite marks on your legs. These strange red dots are itchy and irritated, and they confirm your worst fear: bed bugs. If you’ve dealt with a bed bug infestation in the past, then you know how dreadful and drawn-out this process can be. Before you toss your mattress out the window, read on to learn about how you can confirm a bed bug infestation and how to effectively get rid of them: Continue reading
When summer rolls around, most people prepare their homes for the season by servicing their air conditioners or buffing up their insulation. But another important step that many forget is fortifying their houses against pests. Once an infestation begins, it can get out of hand quickly – bugs and rodents can multiply incredibly fast. Keep reading to find out how to defend your home against common summer pests: Continue reading