Search common household pests in Ontario. Learn about bats, ants, raccoons, bed bugs, small pests, cluster flies, insects and wildlife.
When removing raccoons from your home, we ensure to take all the steps necessary to remove all raccoons from the property and prevent any future return.
There are about 100 species of ants in Canada, so it is not unusual for them to become a pest around the home.
There are more than 1,000 bat species in the world, making them one of the most prevalent orders of mammals. Bat species are divided into two suborders: Megachiroptera (also called flying foxes or fruit bats) and Michrochiroptera. The most common type of bats that are found in North America are Microchiroptera bats, which are mainly characterized by their pushed-in snouts, like a pug dog. These bats are typically carnivores, feeding primarily on insects.
Cimex lectularius is the species of bed bug most commonly found in the home. Bed bugs are extreme disturbances because they are known for feeding on human blood. They tend to bite at night, and will bite all over a human body, especially around the face, neck, upper torso, arms and hands. Bloodstains from feeding and fecal matter on the sheets are telltale signs in addition to the embarrassing, unsightly, itchy red welts that form on the arms, legs, chest and backside.
There are some thirty species of cockroaches associated with humans. They feed on human and pet food and can leave an offensive odor. Cockroaches are also linked with allergic reactions in humans.
For many people, signs of spring are crocus plants peeking out from underneath a thin layer of snow, robins singing in budding trees, or big, bumbling flies buzzing and banging up against windows.
The common name "earwig" is derived from a European superstition of ancient origin that these insects enter the ears of sleeping persons.
It is a common fallacy that all cats and dogs have fleas. Most of these animals can be kept free of fleas if basic hygienic practices are followed.
The house mouse (Mus musculus) is considered one of the most troublesome and economically important pests in the United States.
Dave’s Quality Pest Control is properly equipped to control mosquito disturbances for events where they are especially unwanted.
Pigeons will breed throughout the year. The female will lay her eggs 8 to 12 days after mating and it takes 18 days for the clutch of one or two eggs to hatch.
The fur is coarse and usually brown or dark grey, the underparts are lighter grey or brown. The length can be up to 25 cm (10 in.), with the tail a further 25 cm (the same as the body length).
The size of this noxious odoured creature is similar to that of a housecat. The striped skunk has a small, black head with a white stripe between the eyes and two broad white stripes which meet at the shoulders of its black back.
The groundhog, or woodchuck, is one of 14 species of marmots. These rodents live a feast-or-famine lifestyle and gorge themselves all summer to build up plentiful reserves of fat.
Like other rodents, squirrels have four front teeth that never stop growing so they don't wear down from the constant gnawing.