Deer mice are tricky pests which can sometimes be identified incorrectly as chipmunks or Voles. Usually found in or around suburban areas backing onto woods, streams, surrounded by fields or with attached deck. Deer Mice prefer to live outside. However, are often found when they attempt to enter a home for food or water. Control measures change little between House and Field Mice. However, a quick exterior inspection sealing entry points and a bait station located along the foundation typically provides very successful results. When applying pesticides or rodenticides on exterior areas a professional is always recommended to ensure no negative environmental impact.
Commonly considered a household pest the House Mouse is actually more often found in urban businesses and areas with large human populations such as downtown, core areas and large office buildings. House Mice are more than happy to make their harborage inside of a building occupied by humans and tend to scavenge their foods from refuse and compactor areas. Breeding in large numbers the House Mouse can become a very serious threat if left unattended. House Mice can be effectively prevented utilizing the advisements and communications provided by a professional. In most cases nothing more than a strong monitoring and baiting program is required.
Often found in pantry storage areas. Early signs of intrusion are often overlooked as cob webbing, spider webbing, and ant intruders. Stored Product Pests in a pantry areas can be a sign of a much bigger problem. Stored product within the pantry may very well be the source of the issue and should be addressed immediately to ensure no further product contamination. Insects such as small beetles, moths and larval casings should be dealt with immediately. Removing all contaminated product, eliminating expired product and ensuring all product is sealed is critical in controlling a Stored Product Pest intrusion
Homes and businesses alike are victim to Stored Product Pest damage far too often. Understanding at which stage this occurs is critical to controlling the issue. Most product damage occurs during the larval stage when the larvae chew their way through the product. Webbing provides the platform for the larvae and is an early indicator of a Stored Product Pest issue. In most cases this can be controlled pro-actively by routine stock rotations, elimination of expired product and vacuuming stock and storage areas. Using pheromone based traps can likewise aid in control, and provide early monitoring tools.
Some issues reach deeper than the surface. When all other options have been exhausted the use of a professional to dig deeper into the issue is always the best option. In some cases the issue is not on site and requires proper identification techniques to establish how Stored Product Pests are actually being introduced to the environment. Strong monitoring and vacuuming regiments, and a detailed professional application are typically enough to eliminate a problem. However, maintaining that it does not occur again requires diligent attention to future detail.
Often identified incorrectly as the Dog Tick. Deer Ticks are loathsome and carnivorous intruders. Typically humans are not target prey for the Deer Tick. However, given the correct circumstances Deer Ticks will not pass up the opportunity to feed on humans. Deer ticks are found most dominantly in the Northeastern region of North America where large populations of their favourite meal (Deer) exist. Urban areas tend to be less of a vector for the spread of Deer Ticks. Cottages, unkept fields and forest trails provide a much more encouraging environment for Deer Ticks. In most cases trans-location occurs when the host brushes up against long grass, or overgrown leaves where brooding Deer Tick populations exist. With a (2) year life span and a very limited need for food or water the Deer Tick can present a very intimidating challenge for any home or business owner. However, with very little defense against pesticide applications an experienced professional can easily provide relief and peace of mind.