Insects are fascinating creatures, but nobody wants them at home! It is important to intervene at the first sign of an infestation.
There are several types of cockroaches in this region. The most common is the German cockroach. Cockroaches prefer places where there is food, such as in the kitchen and they sneak into damp places (behind the stove, fridge and microwave). There are several solutions to exterminate them such as blocking access to food and adopting good hygiene - common first steps in controlling an infestation.
The most common species of ants, carpenter ants are active day and night, summer and winter. These are large ants that can measure between 6 mm and 25 mm. They dig tunnels but don't digest wood.
Present in this region, pharaoh ants are very small, tiny and brown. They are one of the most difficult ant species to control given the large number of reproductive females.
Fleas are most commonly found in homes with domestic pets. They are also found in places where wildlife resides, such as raccoons, squirrels and skunks. Their bites, generally around the calf and ankle, resemble those inflicted by mosquitoes.
Bedbugs have the ability to adapt to many types of environments. They feed on blood and sneak into their hiding places where they raise vast colonies of white larvae. Each case varies and accurate assessment requires an audit of your home or infested environment. In the adult stage, a bed bug can live up to 10 months, or even more if it has access to food.
Easy to identify, you can spot wasp nests perched in a tree branch, under a soffit, or on the frame of a house.