How to Keep Carpenter Ants from Leveling Your Home

It’s every homeowner’s nightmare; you’re in your crawlspace checking a rat trap or checking on some pipe insulation and you notice what looks like sawdust over by the foundation. When you investigate, you find, to your horror, that a nest of carpenter ants have been feasting on the sill plate that supports your house. To [read more]

How to Winterize Your Home Against Pests

Though winter in Victoria may be mild when compared to the rest of Canada, it still sends pests such as rats, mice, raccoons and squirrels scurrying for shelter, usually in or around human residences. As winter sets in and you begin preparing for colder temperatures, you should make sure that your home is properly winterized [read more]

Beware Roof Rat Population is on the Rise

The sound of footsteps on the roof this winter season probably isn’t reindeer, but rather roof rats. Vancouver Island company’s are seeing a significant  increase in the pesky rodents. Communities from Victoria to Campbell River are seeing huge spikes in calls year to year. What do you get when a mild summer follows after a warm winter? Pest [read more]

Bed Bugs are Not Repelled by Commercial Ultrasonic Frequency Devices

Alternative means of controlling urban insect pests by using ultrasonic frequencies are available and marketed to the public. However, few of these devices have been demonstrated as being effective in repelling insect pests such as mosquitoes, cockroaches, or ants. Despite the lack of evidence for the efficacy of such devices, they continue to be sold [read more]