Thanks to recent conservation efforts, the once-dwindling Canadian geese population has again soared throughout Canada and the United States. However, this sudden increase in their numbers brings new problems for homeowners and businesses, who are struggling to deal with their droppings, bacteria, noise, and aggressive behavior. To treat this growing problem and reduce the numbers of these otherwise harmless birds, many people have taken to lethal actions, not realizing that this solution is only temporary, since it has tremendous negative consequences for the ecosystem.
Fortunately, there are plenty of organic, eco-friendly, and humane solutions that can effectively remove geese from your property, while causing no harm to the environment and geese populations as a whole. If geese have taken over your property, utilize the following treatments and tips to effectively and humanely remove these nuisance birds for good.
The safest and most effective way to prevent geese is to make your yard unsuitable for a nesting site.
Woodpeckers may not be the most common of invasive pests, but when they choose your home as their nesting site, they can be quite a nuisance. Not only do these birds create incredibly loud pecking noises that can rattle your home, but their search for food in your wooden walls can cause severe and unsightly damage, as well as provide access points for other invasive pests.
In order to protect your home from damage and possible infestation and end that constant pecking noise, it helps to understand why these elusive birds choose to call your place ‘home’ and what treatments can successfully get them out.
Woodpeckers usually peck at dead wood or diseased trees, but they are also known to hammer on buildings, siding, metal, and even air conditioners. There are many reasons why these birds peck, including searching for food, excavating areas for nesting, and attracting potential mates in the area.
Although bee and wasp stings are considered dangerous to human health, a healthy person can withstand up to ten stings per pound of weight – that’s an average of 1,000 stings an adult can experience without being in danger. For children, 500 stings could be fatal.
Severe allergic reactions are the least common reactions to wasp stings: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that life-threatening severe allergic reactions occur in 3 out of 100 adults (2 million) and 1 in 150 children. Death from stings is even less common – in 2000, the World Health Organization reported only 54 cases of death attributed to bee and wasp stings – and are usually reported in older people, as a result of an anaphylactic reaction to the bee’s venom.
According to WebMD, the sting of a bee, wasp or hornet usually triggers three types of reactions:
If you have ever had someone tell you not to swat at wasps or bees if they should come near you, you know that however sage and sound such advice might be, it is easier said than done. The fact is that most of us have a healthy fear of wasps and bees because we fear their painful stings. If you have a wasp problem at your home or business, it will be best for everyone if you contact a professional pest control company that serves the Vaughan area to take care of the problem. This is especially essential if anyone might be allergic to wasp stings—a wasp does not have the same sort of barbed stinger that bees have, so a wasp can sting multiple times.
If you are experiencing problems with wasps at your residence or place of business, you may wonder whether or not it would be worth it to arrange for professional wasp control with a Toronto pest control company. The answer is an unqualified “yes” because in addition to their stings being dangerous, a wasp infestation can also cause damage to your physical structure. A pest control company will be able to eliminate your wasp problem, as well as help you control any other pest issues that you may be having.