Have you ever had to deal with a persistent squirrel who believed that your home attic is their new home? If not, consider yourself lucky. While squirrels could look like the most cuddly and cute creatures generally, getting rid of squirrels from an attic can be a pretty herculean task.
Cold weather attracts an army of rodents too. Expect your home to be invaded by rats, mice, squirrels and more, looking for a warm place to snuggle. It’s hard to tackle them all on your own. Here, let the experts at Gilpins Pest Control give you a hand.
Rats and mice are two animals which harbour pathogens that can significantly affect a persons health. This is why rats and mice are seen as pests that need to be gotten rid of if they have invaded your home.
Silverfish are slimy little bugs that are often found crawling on kitchen and bathroom floors. In accordance with the name, their bodies are silver in colour and range from a half inch to one inch in length. Three bristles extend from their abdomen.
Just because you can’t see any ants in the winter does not mean that they have all died off. They are alive and well, having found hideaways to hole up in for the winter. Carpenter ants are amazingly resilient creatures and are great at surviving harsh conditions.
Mice can be one of the more difficult pests for people to handle. These little critters can get inside everything, chew through your bedding and anything boxed up, and will leave feces throughout your home.
Cockroaches get a pretty bad wrap on the big bad bug scale. There are around 30 species of cockroaches, four of which are considered to be pests. These tough little guys are also an incredibly old species, their origins dating back around 320 million years ago to the Carboniferous period!
When the warmer weather arrives, nothing beats a fresh piece of fruit to cool down and refresh after a long day in the sun. However, you are not the only one that loves the warmer weather and the seasonal produce it brings with it.
Of the approximately 890 species of spiders found in BC, only one is medically significant, the Western Black Widow. Did you know? As with all beneficial insects, spiders occupy a key role in the food chain as both prey and predator.
As the autumn comes to an end and the winter starts to bring it’s cold, snowy weather, many people let their guard down when it comes to pests. Here are some myths we have about pests during the winter months.
When winter comes around, you might be thinking of snuggling with a warm blanket and a nice cup of hot cocoa. But be warned that you’re not alone in that. Pests, like humans, are searching for warm places to spend the winter months and they can be enjoying the warmth and coziness of your home.