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Pest Control

No Need to Build a Better Mousetrap
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Pest Control

House mice may infiltrate your home because they find that the ecosystem suits them, and they don’t care whether or not the exchange suits you. When they run out of resources in winter months, they usually find their way into Newmarket homes through holes no bigger than the size of a nickel. You may see a mouse on occasion, or note their presence from their droppings in the pantry, burrows, gnaw marks or even footprints. And that’s when it’s time to call GreenLeaf for pest control in Newmarket.

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Bed Bugs Can Have Psychological Ramifications
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Pest Control

Many people in Markham whose homes have become infested with bed bugs experience an entire life upheaval that can have extreme consequences. People may lose sleep at the thought of the creatures climbing up out of their hiding places in the folds of the mattress or the baseboard of the bed, crawling across one’s body unfelt as you sleep, inserting a beak into your flesh that contains a special bug saliva that makes it easier to draw blood, then inflating their tiny bodies for fifteen minutes or so until they are completely satiated with blood. Some have awakened in the morning to find the trademark bed bug insignia on their flesh, three red bite marks in a row – breakfast, lunch, and dinner for a bed bug. If you’re experiencing this scenario, call a pest control professional in Markham—stat!

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Birds: Vital to the Ecosystem But Damaging to Homes
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Pest Control

If you have nuisance birds that are trying to build nests in your eaves, gables, or soffit and fascia, it can be very tempting to want to do whatever is necessary to get rid of them because of the damage that they are doing to your home. In addition, if you walk out your door only to find bird droppings all over your porch, outdoor furniture, or your vehicle, that temptation can rise exponentially. In such instances, birds can seem no less of a pest than ants, cockroaches, silverfish, and the like. However, be advised that the use of pesticides for bird control is expressly prohibited by law in Toronto and throughout Canada, as is the inhumane killing of birds. And, although they are a pest to you and your home, birds are also essential to the harmony of the ecosystem, so eradicating them altogether is not really a good solution at all.

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Engage Pest Control Before There is a Problem
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Pest Control

Many homeowners in the Richmond Hill area wait until they have a problem before calling for pest control in Richmond Hill. The pest control team then comes out and can usually take care of the problem, but not before family members have been exposed to bites or stings. In addition, by waiting, pests that can carry germs and diseases have already infested the home. Often, too, when owners wait until there is a serious issue before calling the exterminators, it takes much longer to eradicate the problem. The best method of pest control is an ongoing approach that prevents any sort of pest problem.

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Negative Health Inspection Can Ruin Your Business
Posted By: Daniel Mackie
Category: Pest Control

If you own a commercial enterprise in the Toronto area, especially a restaurant or other dining facility, you are probably already aware of the serious consequences that a negative report from a Toronto Public Health Food Premises Inspection can have. And, if the reason for the poor report was a pest control issue, it can be a public relations nightmare. Even if you immediately get the problem with pests under control, it is very difficult to shake the public image that your establishment has a pest control problem. That is why the best line of defense against such difficulties is to stop a pest control problem before it ever arises.

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