Cockroach Biology and Management

Cockroaches in Alberta have made a serious come- back in recent years. Cockroaches are a health hazard and thrive once introduced, where humans live and work such as apartment buildings, residential homes, and food establishments. This article will provide a brief overview on the biology of cockroaches and pro- vide some practical tips on how to control cockroach infestations.

Ecopest – Featured Article (pages 10-12) in the Rental Gazette 

the Rental Gazette – Issue 4 | Volume 25 | Winter 2020

Cockroach Biology and Management

Goodbye lily beetle? Olds College releases wasp predator as part of study

Good news gardeners: Ken Fry with Olds College wants to get rid of the lily beetle. 

The non-native red beetle is a plague to those who grow lilies and fritillaria.

That’s where Fry comes in. The entomologist….Continue Reading…

‘Cannibal’ rats: CDC warns against hungry, aggressive city vermin

The tiny city dwellers, often spotted eating discarded pizza slices and man-made garbage, are starving because of the lack of commuter litter as people hunker down thanks to COVID-19.

The situation is so dire for our long-tailed nemeses that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning that people may see “unusual or aggressive rodent behaviour.”….Continue Reading…

Invasive ‘Murder hornets’ have been spotted in the U.S

Just when you thought 2020 could not get any worse. Now we have giant hornets with freakish eyes and a venomous sting to add to this year’s list of worries.

For the first time, Asian giant hornets have been spotted in the United States, specifically in Washington state, scientists say. Beekeepers have reported piles of dead bees with their heads ripped off, an alarming sight in a country with a rapidly declining bee population.

At more than two inches long, they’re the world’s largest hornets with a sting that can kill humans if bitten multiple times, according to experts at the Washington State University. Researches have nicknamed them “murder hornets.”… Continue Reading…

10 Signs of Bed Bugs to Never Ignore

We always think that bed bugs live on beds only. That is what the name suggests but we are wrong. Bed bugs can live anywhere. You can find bedbugs on your office chair, sofa and bus.

You can pick up a bedbug from sitting down on the public transport vehicle or your car. They hide in bedding in your home, hotels, or pet bedding. And, they are so tiny they can hide almost anywhere. Indeed, finding bedbugs early may ensure you don’t transmit them to your home–or prevent you from a growing infestation.

You are aware of how dangerous Bedbugs are, and you are planning to avoid them by all means. Here are a few signs of bedbug Infestation; any of these experiences is a red flag, be careful…Continue Reading…

6 Pest Control Myths Exposed

If you are on the internet looking for pest control tips and techniques, it is wise to first acquaint yourself with some of the top myths in the industry.

These myths can cause a lot of harm by either making you think you don’t really have a problem, when you do, or that you can handle it on your own, when you (sometimes) cannot.

Thanks to the internet and social media, there’s even more harmful pest control advice than ever before. To help put some of these misconceptions to rest, here are the 6 most common pest control Fort McMurray and Grande Prairie myths. Continue Reading…

Is Your City on the Bed Bug List?

Are you wondering if bed bugs are a real problem in the city you live in? There is, in fact, a list that shows where the biggest number of such incidents occur.

The Top 10 cities are:

  1. Toronto
  2. Winnipeg
  3. Vancouver

To protect your home and avoid becoming part of this growing statistic, here are tips to ensure your home does not require pest treatment in Edmonton. Continue Reading…

How to Get Rid of Wasps the Safe Way

There is no doubt that wasps can be a nuisance and disturbance to home occupants. Getting rid of a nest, however, can be dangerous and even deadly if things go wrong.  Getting rid of them in a safe way is essential as one homeowner in Thunder Bay, Ontario learned recently.  “Fire crews were called to a home on Rockwood Avenue after a man poured gasoline on a nest and set it on fire, only to ignite his own home,” reported CBC news.

Obviously attempting to burn a nest is not the best way to remove it!  Here are some tips for wasp control in Edmonton in the safe way. Continue Reading…

Cooler temperatures push Edmonton’s mice indoors

Pest control officials warn thatas temperatures begin to cool with autumn’s approach, vermin naturally begin to look for a warmer place to spend the night.  Pests that come for the warmth could end up staying longer and become a serious issue once they establish a home.

Fall is the time of year where this tends to happen. Mice can stay warm and insulated under the snow in the winter, but before the snow falls they prefer to come indoors to avoid the cooler night-time temperatures.  This year, cooler evening temperatures as well as a significant amount of new construction in Edmonton and surrounding areas has led to an increase in incidents of pest activity. Continue Reading…

Top Pigeon Prevention & Deterrent Tips

We all love the iconic image of feeding pigeons in the park, but the same swarming scenario becomes a serious pest problem when these birds invade the space of a home.  Homeowners who have lived in areas where they are prevalent know all too well the mess and property damage these birds can cause when they usea home as a place to congregate or dwell.

Damage includes bird droppings on every inch of surface,damage to gardens, bird feeders, birdbaths, outdoor fountains, statues or yard displays. Damage to the structure of a home can include the roof, soffits, gables, and eaves.

This article complies the top pigeon control tips, including pigeon control spikes and pigeon netting, to help you put a stop to damage. Continue Reading…

Tips to Keep Bed Bugs out of your Home this Summer

Summer travelling can mean inadvertently coming into contact with unwanted pest such as bedbugs.  Where is that most likely to occur you might ask?  Infact, places where a large number of people come and go that are most likely to be where these exist.  Therefore it’s no surprise that hotels and public transportation are among the most common places to come into contact with these pests.

It’s a myth that bugs are only found in dirty places!  Since they feed on the blood of their hosts, they can live anywhere that people do – upscale or not!The good news is that you don’t have to forgo your travels this summer to avoid facing the need of bed bug treatment in your home, just be vigilant and follow these essential tips. Continue Reading…

Ecopest Story On Edmonton Journal- Effect of Temperature on Mice

When the temperature starts to dip and autumn approaches, The people of Edmonton will be overseeing, with a few more seriousness, to the refreshing heat of centrally burnt houses.

Now you will see more mouse activities and this situation Bait disease as the climate goes cooler.

Whenever Construction activity starts around the city it could also be driving the furry critters into the open area, because their homes are interrupted by the work. Continue Reading…

Pest-Proofing Tips from Professionals

Spotting an unwanted pest in your home can ruin your day and cause unneeded stress in your life.  Is it time to call in a professional at the sight of a spider or cockroach?  It could be, but at a minimum it means you need to do some further inspection.

Depending on what you find, it is either time to call in a pro or for your to pest-proof your home.  The following are the top Edmonton pest control tips from professionals to get you started! Continue Reading…

5 Genius Tips to Keep Ants Out of Your Home

Ants are persistent and have an uncanny ability to detect smells, even micro-smells from a distance.  Leaving behind powerful pheromone trails, they mark a trail for others to pick up on and follow.

It’s difficult to avoid them altogether as they are always around and looking for an opportunity to seize food sources. In desperation, some consumers resort to chemical pesticides that keep ants away, but these methods pose a health risk, especially to children and pets. Continue Reading…

5 Pest Control Myths

If you have recently become aware of a potential pest control Edmonton problem in your home or business, you do not have time to waste with repellents or trap ideas that don’t work!  Taking quick action to deal with the problem and guarding your home or business from further invasion is essential in preventing a larger infestation.

Unfortunately there are many old wives tales and ineffective DIY methods spread across the internet and social media. To help put some of these misconceptions to rest, here are top five pest control myths that tend to mislead consumers. Continue Reading…

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