Learn About Pests And How To Eliminate Them From Ontario's Extermination Experts

Terminix Canada stays current on all issues related to pest control and extermination. In addition to helping our customers eliminate pests, our Ontario pest control teams offer a wealth of industry resources to help you prevent pest infestations, minimize their damage, and otherwise ensure your home or business remains a safe & sanitary pest-free environment.

Browse through our collection of recent pest control blogs related to bed bugs, cockroaches, termites, and other common household pests. For more information on these household pests, visit the archives listed below.

Is Your Mom Better Than these Motherly Insects?

Can’t think of what to get your mom for Mother’s Day?

Flowers are too cliche. Breakfast in bed? It’s been done. A gift card? Do you even know your mom?

How about a classic, from-the-heart, original, hand-made card! Don’t worry, we have the perfect text you can use to really make your mom feel special and appreciated:

Dear Mom, you are the best. You’re even better than these fantastic, selfless insect moms!

Should Torontonians push for bed bug bylaws?

Pest problems are prevalent from coast-to-coast, becoming more severe and widespread, especially in urban rental stock. Regardless of how clean and mindful you are, they sometimes can’t be avoided.

In Toronto, the city is making moves to get pest problems under control. They’re about to implement a bylaw that proactively requires landlords to instill pest control programs, prohibiting them from renting out any units riddled with pests, like cockroaches, rodents, or bed bugs.

Are Bed Bugs Harder to Kill Now More than Ever?

If you’ve had the unfortunate experience of dealing with a bed bug infestation in your home, you know how difficult those buggers are to eradicate for good.

And according to a new study in the Journal of Economic Entomology, the bed bug battle isn’t going to get any easier.

When Mice Sing About Love

Before we start, let’s clarify one thing: we’re pest exterminators. We provide state-of-the-art pest control services aimed to remove unwanted visitors in your home.

What that means is rodents are our sworn enemies! But even so, we have to give it to them – although it’s our job to teach you how to get rid of mice, their commitment towards romance is worthy of our respect!

For one, while the average man’s idea of romance this Valentine’s was probably a generic brand box of chocolates, male mice were wooing their fair maidens with heart-throbbing serenades.

Terminix’s Bed Bug Do’s and Don’ts

This probably goes without saying, but the last thing you’d ever want to do in a zombie outbreak is to pretend like you know what you’re doing. Because the chances are, you’re not going to make things any better, regardless of what your intentions may be.

And if you had the chance to read the blog we posted on January, you’d understand how similar a bed bug and a zombie infestation can be.

There are many courses of action that may seem logical to you in the heat of the moment. You might even come to believe that you’re capable of single-handedly winning against the overwhelming horde of bed bugs living in your home. You might dream of valiantly driving them away from your abode, graciously winning your family’s praises for your cunning wit and valour. But we assure you, you’ll most likely be doing the very opposite.

Biological Control Gone Wrong

Ever heard the saying, don’t mess with Mother Nature?

Yeah, you probably have. In fact, as her proud, loving children, it’s probably safe to say that it’s an unwritten rule we’re all innately aware of, right from the moment of our birth.

Yet, we keep breaking that rule, time and time again. We always seem to think we know better, even though we usually don’t. Our tiny instances of success are the offspring of a very long history of failures.

What Makes Ants Great Navigators?

Let’s be honest: we should really be glad that ants are a little lacking in the size department, because there’s just not much else we humans are superior in.

Sure, we’ve done great things throughout history. We’ve built some pretty amazing buildings and established a countless number of civilizations. But ants have done all that, without relying on petty tools and machinery. In fact, they’ve built massive societies and underground megalopolises with their own two… mandibles.

So it’s not too far-fetched to say that anything we can do, ants can do better. Just look at our existence within a greater perspective, and you’ll start to get it. They’re more coordinated, hard working, and powerful than us. And to add insult to injury, latest research indicates that they also make better navigators, too.