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Keep Santa Safe From Chimney Pests

Keep Santa Safe From Chimney Pests Tonight is Christmas Eve. That jolly old elf named Santa Clause will be making his way from rooftop to rooftop, down chimneys, delivering toys to all of those good girls and boys. Are your chimneys free of pests so Santa can safely make his deliveries? Imagine poor Santa getting stung by swarms of bees, bitten by rabid raccoons, or attacked by nesting squirrels! The truth is chimneys are a favorite hiding place for pests like rodents, bees, wasps, birds, and bats. Here’s everything you need to know about chimney pests; so you and Santa can have a safe, pest free Christmas.   Common Chimney… Read More

Weekly Pest Control Round-Up

Pest Of The Week: The Eastern Gray Squirrel   In most of North America, the most common variety of squirrel encountered in urban areas, is the Eastern Gray squirrel; or Grey squirrel (Canada). These rodent pests have spread across the United States, and are often discovered in parks, backyards (urban) and farmlands (rural). In fact, in many areas the Eastern Grey squirrel has largely displaced the native Red squirrel. As the name suggests, the Eastern Gray squirrel is characteristically covered in gray fur, but it can also display a reddish color. This rodent pest has a white underside, and a large bushy tail. The head and body length ranges from… Read More

Weekly Pest Control News

Pest of the Week: Emerald Cockroach Wasp The Emerald Cockroach wasp has a metallic blue-green body, with the thighs of the second and third pair of legs being red. The female is approximately 22 mm long. The male of this species is smaller, and does not have a stinger. Also known as a jewel wasp, the Emerald Cockroach wasp is best known for its unusual reproductive behavior, which involves stinging the cockroach; and then using the body as a living-host for its larvae. The female Emerald Cockroach wasp will sting the cockroach twice, paralyze the front legs of the victim; and disable the escape reflex. Then the wasp leads the… Read More