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Pest Control Tips

Tips for Bed Bugs & Bed Bug Detection, Flea Control, Raccoon Removal, Skunk Removal, Squirrel Removal, Possum Removal, Pest Exclusion Services, Termite Control, Ant Extermination & Control.

Ant Extermination & Ant Control Services In Toronto

Ant infestations are not easy to control and different strategies should be used depending on nest location and food preferences. They can be controlled with a combination of good sanitation, removing pheromone trails, caulking entry points and eliminating active nests. Insecticide sprays and baits can be used to kill foraging ants and destroy nests, but strategies designed to prevent further infestations should be used in conjunction with chemical treatment.

Petty Pest Control Services can provide households with ant extermination and ant control services in Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga and the Niagara region in Ontario.

Tips to remove wild animals without harming them

Wild animals can damage your property and can harm you, if proper caution is not taken. In order to protect your family and your home, here are a few tips: Put up a fence: Huge number of animals are attracted to garden plants and flowers.

Some Facts About Animal Control In Hamilton & Toronto

This blog post answers some of the questions about animal control in Hamilton and the same would apply for animal control in Toronto or in most areas of southern Ontario. Question #1 - Do you guarantee that you will capture the wild animal?

Possum Removal in Hamilton, Toronto & Niagara Region

Possum removal can be tricky and best left to the professionals. Petty Pest Control Services catches possums quickly and affordably, available 24/7.

Possum removal can be quite tricky and more often than not, families would call a professional to help get rid of the pests. Possums are native to Australia, New Guinea and Sulawesi not southern Ontario. However, they are here. Experts feel that they were introduced to the area in the 1960s. Possums tend to be roughly the size of a large house cat.

Like our other friends the skunk or raccoon, possums are opportunistic omnivores, eating any kind of vegetation or meat that’s available. So as with our other pests, you can find them looking in your garbage or your compost heap or even in your barbecue.

Flea Extermination Service and Flea Control in Toronto

Fleas can spread from your pet to your family. For reliable flea extermination service and flea control in the GTA, contact Petty Pest Control Services.

Ridding a home of fleas can be a frustrating and costly endeavor which is why many would often turn to a flea extermination service for help. Unlike some pests encountered around the home, fleas cause discomfort and irritation to both pets and people. They account for more than half of all dermatological conditions requiring veterinary assistance, and even a single flea bite to a hypersensitive animal or person may cause intense itching and irritation.

For successful flea control, the home, pet and oftentimes, the yard must be treated. Yet the manner in which these treatments are performed can greatly influence the results. The following information will help frustrated pet owners effectively rid their homes and pets of fleas.

Bed Bug Extermination in Hamilton, Kitchener, Guelph and Waterloo

Petty Pest Control Services is your go to bed bug exterminator in Kitchener, Guelph, Waterloo, Toronto, Hamilton, Mississauga, Burlington and St. Catharines areas for all your bed bug control and emergency pest control needs. There is a war on bed bugs all around the world!

Bed bug populations could increase exponentially if left to thrive in your property. A few bed bugs can turn into hundreds and hundreds and thousands more in just a short time and before you know it, your home or building is completely infested with bedbugs.

Petty Pest Control Services offers affordable bed bug extermination to help homes and businesses eliminate bed bugs from their property. We provide the most cost-effective solution to detect where bed bugs hide and then apply the safest treatments to remove the infestation completely.

Mice Exterminator and Rat Control Services in Southern Ontario

Petty Pest Control Services provides comprehensive mice exterminator and rat control services for residential and commercial properties in Southern Ontario, including Hamilton, Toronto, Mississauga, Oakville, Guelph, Kitchener- Waterloo, St. Catharines, Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Fort Erie, Simcoe and the surrounding areas. We also provide immediate pest control emergency services anytime 24-7. Call us now at (289) 439-4343

The Top Commercial Pest Control Company in Kitchener Guelph and Waterloo

Commercial pest control services in Kitchener, Guelph and Waterloo is a main focus at Petty Pest Control Services. We help business owners and property managers to remove and control unwanted pests. We understand that you have a business to run and tenants to keep happy and we are here to serve you 24/7. For emergencies or a free inspection call (289) 439-4343.

Whether rodents, raccoons or flying insects have infiltrated your facility or your guests and tenants are being tormented by cockroaches (or bedbugs), our experts will quickly identify and solve the problem as discreetly as possible.

Types of Industries We Service
We offer commercial pest control services for a variety of industries including:

Schools and Training Centers
Apartment and condo buildings
Office Buildings
Retail and Restaurants
Factories and Distribution Facilities
Storage & Warehouses
Food & Beverage Companies
Government
Healthcare
Hospitality
Multi Family Units
If your company has engaged another pest control company for some time and your “Pests” still persist, it is likely that it is time to consider another pest control company. Ongoing problems is usually a result of using the incorrect materials or not focusing on the appropriate areas where critters get in and pests breed. Our technicians are up to date on the latest developments in pest control and products.

Termite Exterminator and Termite Control in Toronto

For your own home’s sake, termite control from a termite exterminator is crucial. As a pest, termites can be the most destructive of all the insects that can enter your home. If left unchecked, termites can literally eat the house from underneath you! Unless you carry special insurance, this can also leave you without a home!

What is a termite?
Termites are part of the same group of insects as cockroaches, and they feed on dead plant material, such as wood and soil. They are around the size of an ant although they move slower, and they are fatter and usually white in colour. And as small as they are, these insects have been known to build towers, hollow trees, move soil and destroy houses.

They generally inhabit dark nests and tunnels. Some have wings and are a darker colour, and they are the ones that leave the nests to harvest food and to eventually start new colonies, while the termites that stay in the shelter are wingless and paler. The flying termites can shed their wings when they find a new nest, and the wings grow back when it is time to hunt for food once again. They feed on the cellulose that is in plant fiber. This is a rich energy source but is difficult to digest.

Termites live in colonies that can have several hundred to several million termites living in the nest. A queen can lay as many as several thousand eggs in a day. They use swarm intelligence to gather their food, and within the colony there are several roles for the termites, including workers, soldiers, and breeders. The egg-laying queens are kept within the colony nest at all times. A female termite that has flown, mated and produced eggs is termed a ‘queen’, and there can be many queens within a colony. The male termite is usually the only one in the colony and mates with all of the queens to produce offspring. The termite workers are usually blind, as their eyes are undeveloped. They are responsible for creating the nest walls using soil, wood, and saliva. The soldier termites are used when ants attack, and they have an over-developed jaw to attack; yet this makes it difficult for them to eat, so the workers feed them.

What do termites do?
Termites can cause major structural damage to buildings, crops and plantation forests as they pick away at the wood fibers. They can go undetected for years, consuming the wood without people noticing until the structure is too severely damaged. These pests can also damage paper, cloth and carpets.

Termites feed on materials, such as wood and cloth, yet they do not digest it. Rather they use most of their intake to build their colony nests and to protect themselves from sunlight and rain. They usually build their nests in the walls of houses, as there is a large amount of food nearby for them, and they can go undetected for years.

What can you do to prevent termites?
Insure that all deadwood (piles of firewood, dead trees etc.) are as far away from the home as possible. Inspect any decks, sheds or parts of your home that are made of wood for signs of tunneling or wood rot. If you suspect termites, it is imperative to take a proactive approach to this situation, as they will move from fences and trees into your home. If any of these situations are detected, please contact us immediately!

How can PPC services help?
PPC service professionals will come in and evaluate your home and surrounding area for termite infestation. Once it has been determined that termites do exist in your home, PPC will exclude the termites from your home by inserting a chemical rod into the surrounding soil (including the basement), as well as spraying down the wooden structure of the house. If you suspect greater damage, it is possible that sections of drywall may have to be opened up to be examined, and if necessary, chemically sprayed.

If you think your home is infested by these pests, call us as soon as you can for termite control and termite extermination services to minimize any damage to your house structure.