The holiday season is a time filled with decorating, music, and spending time with family. It’s a time when we come together to give thanks and show our appreciation for the friends and family in our lives. However, it’s also a time when pests are looking to infest your home. During the holidays, our homes are filled with food, warmth, and Christmas trees, making them an ideal nesting place for invasive pests. The fastest way to ruin a holiday gathering is seeing rodents, insects, and mites scurry through your home as your family sits down for dinner or opens presents. In order to maintain the holiday spirit without inviting unwanted guests, follow these simple tips to keep invasive pests out this winter.
There are more than 20 types of insects that can come into your home with your Christmas tree, including aphids, bark beetles, mites, bark lice, and spiders.
Not all facilities that serve food make their meals in the same building. Nursing homes, hospitals, hotels, and even restaurants often prepare their food at a secondary location before serving it to their clients and customers. In order to ensure the food is kept warm and safe from outdoor contamination, these facilities will transport the meals using food carts, or metal rolling carts.
Although they are designed to keep food protected from the outside world, the warm interior and welcoming smell of food makes them a hotspot for invasive insects and rodents. Worse yet, they can also serve as a transportation device for pests like bed bugs which can quickly lead toinfestation. The good news is there are plenty of ways you can prevent and treat invasive pests in food carts before they turn a nice, calm meal into an infestation nightmare. Following are three eco-friendly ways you can keep your food carts safe from insects and rodents without resulting to insecticides or chemical treatments.
Birds have long been a fascinating creature to humans. Their unique colors and songs have people bird watching around the globe. However, although birds are beautiful and beneficial creatures, they can also be harmful to humans, especially when they invade our homes. Birds are known to carry more than 60 diseases in their bodies and droppings, most of which are airborne and easily transferable to humans. In fact, humans can contract these diseases just by being near their droppings, making birds especially worrisome when they nest in or around your home. In order to help you better understand the danger of having birds nest near your home, I have compiled a short list of the diseases they carry, as well as how you can prevent them from entering your home.
Bird droppings contain high levels of nitrogen and can grow fungus. This fungus releases spores into the air that can pass the disease to humans once inhaled.
However cute, wonderful, and necessary to the overall ecosystem a wild animal may be when in the wild, when it invades your home, it is no better or safer than a common pest, and prompt and safe removal by a professional company in Toronto that specializes in wildlife removal should be arranged as soon as possible. The fact is that a wild animal like a raccoon, skunk, or squirrel can actually cause much more significant damage than a pest like a mouse, and they are also likely carriers of disease.