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Baiting for Ants

If ants are plaguing you, consider using baits If ants are plaguing you, an alternative to using an insecticide spray or powder is to use a bait. Baits are available as a plastic or metal ant trap or as a sticky syrup like substance that comes in a small plastic squeeze bottle. The objective of … Continue reading Baiting for Ants

Ants and Weeper Holes

And Blow your House Down Brick houses are good at keeping out the big bad wolf, but weeper holes are an Achilles heel when it comes to smaller pests. Weeper holes are gaps that are left between bricks to allow moisture that may accumulate in the air space behind the brick to escape. Most newer … Continue reading Ants and Weeper Holes

Honey Bee Swarming

A honey bee swarm may contain more than 20,000 bees including the workers and queen. April through June is the time you are most likely to encounter a swarming by honey bees. The swarm looks like a large irregular shaped ball flying through the air. They will sometimes land on trees or shrubs in the … Continue reading Honey Bee Swarming

Critters in the Hot Tub

Happy hot tubbing but remember, you may not be alone The next time you are relaxing in the hot tub, remember you may not be alone. Hot tubs provide an ideal environment for a number of unwanted guests and I don’t mean those who come with their own towel. The area inside a hot tub … Continue reading Critters in the Hot Tub

Lady Bug Allergies

Ladybugs, nothing to sneeze at! Along with the nuisance factor of having large numbers of ladybugs, (multi-coloured Asian lady beetles), in your home, the odd bite here and there and stain marks, it seems that they may also be a source of allergens. And if that is not enough, they are implicated in feeding on … Continue reading Lady Bug Allergies

Ticks and Lyme Disease

The tick was first identified on a human in Ontario in 1904 The blacklegged tick is the primary vector of Lyme disease in Ontario. This tick was first identified on a human in Ontario in 1904. They are widely distributed, having been found in over 600 locations throughout the province. Blacklegged ticks feed on both … Continue reading Ticks and Lyme Disease