Mosquitos are among the most annoying pests by far. Their buzzing around your ears is enough to completely distract you from whatever you’re doing. Sometimes, you won’t even notice when they’re sucking on your blood, causing you an endless itch that lasts all summer long. And if that wasn’t bad enough, mosquitos are carriers of countless diseases.
Dealing with one mosquito is annoying enough, but it’s even worse when there’s a swarm of them, particularly in the summertime when mosquito season is at it’s height. And so, here are five ways you can get rid of mosquitos in your home and yard this summer.
- Natural remedies
Simple, natural methods are always a good starting point when you want to keep mosquitos away. Some great examples of natural remedies that you can try are essential oils, with some notable mosquito-repelling ones being basil, citronella, peppermint and lemongrass (MosquitoSquad.com). Depending on which smell you prefer (and aren’t allergic to), you can apply these oils on your skin to keep mosquitos away. Additionally, some soaps leave you with a smell that repels these annoying pests away.
However, if you don’t want to be applying these remedies on your body, you also have the option of getting oil diffusers. Keeping them laid out around your home and yard helps to repel mosquitoes at all times of the day. You can add a fan for good measure as it constantly spreads essential oils further and makes it even harder for mosquitoes to fly around.
- Make sure to use screens/fix any holes
If you’re eager for a simpler method in keeping mosquitos out, your best option is to screen your home with mosquito netting. If you like to sleep with the windows open to let the cool breeze come in during the summer, all the windows must be covered up with window screens to serve as a mosquito barrier. Screen doors for your front and back doors are also a great investment for mosquito protection.
You may already have screened throughout your home, if you’re still finding mosquitos around, you should be regularly checking them for any holes or flaws around the edges. Even the smallest opening could allow countless mosquitos to enter your home.
- Maintain your lawn
Mowing the lawn is an annoying and tedious chore that can hurt your back. But it’s not only good for your grass — you are also providing a less favourable environment for mosquitoes. The insects favour cooler spots in the shade according to entomologist Jody Gangloff-Kaufmann.
Besides, a well-maintained and trimmed lawn allows for more sunlight which in turn dries up any wet or damp spots you may have missed. Any kind of dry environment makes it much harder for mosquitos to thrive. Which leads us to our next tip…
- Remove any standing or stagnant water
Did you know that standing or stagnant water is the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes? Even a small cup of water is enough space for thousands of mosquito eggs to be produced. So it’s all the more important that you make sure there’s no standing or stagnant water anywhere, whether it’s in a bird feeder, gutters, toys or tools left out in the yard. Be sure to mind any standing water sources in your kitchen, they can easily be a breeding ground for mosquitos as well.
Doing this will not only prevent mosquitoes from potentially breeding in your home, but will prevent many other water-reliant pests from growing in numbers as well. Not to mention, it will help keep your home nice and clean.
- Hire the professionals
Of course, if none of these work or you just prefer to have the professionals handle the situation, you can always call us here at Provincial Pest Control. Our team of experts will inspect your home, identify and eliminate breeding spots, set traps, help with overall mosquito prevention and deal with any other pests roaming around in your home.
Centipedes and Millipedes are tinier, often better hidden insects then your
average pest. But do not forget that these insects are still pests who can cause just as
much, if not more harm to you and your household then the likes of cockroaches or
Centipedes and millipedes, like many other pests, are most often drawn into
houses that provide a reliable food source, often when the winter begins. Their small
size (small even compared to most insects) mean they can’t hold in moisture the same
way as other pests. Damp areas of your home are most likely where you’ll often find
them. Both insects are largely nocturnal, meaning they are active in the nighttime. Their
nocturnal activities coupled with their small size means centipede and millipede
infestations commonly go unnoticed by homeowners for long periods of time.
Both types of insects are known to bite when threatened. Centipedes can bite
people in self-defense and inject their venom into the skin. More massive centipedes
may deliver more venom, causing intense pain. When alarmed, millipedes fold up in a
tight spiral frame and secrete toxic chemicals, which can result in a vicious burning
sensation in your skin. If millipedes come into contact with the eyes it could lead to
swelling, itching and redness of your cornea.
Centipede and Millipede infestations are very much bad news and likely require
professional assistance. Since both insects primarily feed on other insects, this means
your house likely has multiple pest infestations. Professional pest control companies
have the skills and equipment for effective house centipede extermination and control,
while also taking on any other type or level of pest infestation you may be dealing with.
There are countless pests that can invade and negatively affect your home. In this article, we will focus on a specific pest that can greatly harm your home and family, and how Pest Control can be the best pest exterminator for the job. Here, we talk about Beetles.
Beetles are a tiny and seemingly harmless creature, but they can reek havoc if they are left untreated and multiply into huge numbers. The small size of the pest makes it easy for them to hide in small areas and go undetected for long periods of time. They are a major threat to your home and your own wellbeing.
Most beetles find homes on plants, but others can burrow and tunnel underground or in trees. Quite often, beetles do not enter your homes in purpose, but rather are brought in through contaminated items such as firewood, packages, dirty clothing, potted plants or furniture. Beetles will often seek out your home on purpose in colder months, seeking warm shelter until the spring.
When bitten by a Carpet beetle, it can result in a bumpy, itchy rash. The cause is from coming into contact with the beetles’ hair fibers. Bites from beetles almost never cause any major diseases or infections but can cause pain in the affected area for several days.
The tiny, swift nature of beetles make them a difficult foe once they are in your home. Many homeowners try to rid their houses of beetles only to find them popping up again in a month because not all the insects were exterminated. Professional pest control services are the best course of action if you want every corner of your home to be covered. Be it carpet beetle, cucumber beetle, Japanese beetle, the effective and safe tactics of professional exterminators will make sure your infestation is under control and your pests are exterminated. Professional pest control will make sure beetles and any other pests in your home are gone the first time and gone for good.
If you have any signs of infestation or have any other issues, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us by calling us at 647-997-5080!
Toronto’s nature is abundant in water and rain and this contributes to reproduction and elevated levels of pest activities throughout different seasons of the year hence he need for pest control remains to be crucial in the Greater Toronto Area. Depend on your property’s structure and age, there might be more than one kind of pest types that needs to be controlled and treated.
Whether you are aware of your property’s pest problems or not, our experts at Provincial Pest Control have managed to treat hundreds of problems with long lasting results and will be happy to offer you a completely free in home investigation and inspect different areas. Depend on the kind of pest, we have proven techniques we use to eliminate those pests at an effective rate. There might be need for return visits and timely schedule to maintain the pest free environment so our promise to you is that you will get the best service and pricing available in the market today.
For every customer we provide an end-to-end investigation that includes checking for cockroaches, ants, other class of small bugs such as centipedes, flies, spiders and more. We also specialize in rodent and mice problems and will guide you on how to keep your environment pest free.
Our technologies are up-to-date and will assure your safety. We guarantee our work and we know once you have given us the chance to serve you, your happiness and satisfaction is automatic.
We take our work seriously and have earned a name in industry for being professional, on-time and on budget. Our FREE Pest Inspection is probably the best thing you will have done to your home as it will not only inspect existing problems but also will educate you about the solutions we can provide to eliminate your pest problem.
Call us today or email us so that one of our expert pest control technicians could explain to you how can we effectively eliminate your pest problems anywhere in Greater Toronto Area. We provide a completely FREE Pest Inspection and will provide you a list of solutions available to control related pest activities. Our solutions are affordable and safe. We are committed to provide you with a cleaner and much satisfaction after our work is done. Feel free to contact us today at 647-997-5080.
Best result in pest control activities does not only come with an investigation of different pest categories but also in providing you with the education on how to keep those away from your living/working environment.
Often it happens that abundance of food fallen on the floor in the kitchen or lack of cleanliness around compost area contributes to environments that are nourishing for the growth of many different kinds of residential pests. It comes with daily discipline and routine checks that you can maintain a pest-free surrounding.
Sometimes, the pest issue has been there for a while and have remained untreated, resulted in overwhelming amounts of pest activities in your residential or commercial place. Rest assured no matter how much or how little those pest problems are, we have proven history of treating different properties in the Greater Toronto Area as well as other cities of Ontario.
Our extended pest control experience has made us continuously one of the most efficient companies and to assure you will get your best solution on-time, we work across the clock and offer a free pest inspection for the city of Toronto and surrounding areas.
We have dealt with really complicated matters and those made us just great at what we are now. We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee and promise you will be happy you took action with Provincial Pest Control for your pest problems.
If you aren’t completely satisfied, we will work with you until you are. If pests return between treatments, our team of technicians will return at no extra charge should you get back to us within 5 days. We are here to truly solve your pest problems.
We provide a completely FREE Pest Inspection and will provide you with a list of solutions available to control related pest activities. Our solutions are affordable and safe. We are committed to providing you with a cleaner and much satisfaction after our work is done. Feel free to contact us today at 647-997-5080.
What are bedbugs?
Just in case you’ve never heard about what a bedbug is, they are some small reddish-brown creatures, flat and oval shaped. They have a small size like an apple seed and feed on blood. They are usually active at night when you are asleep. The name of the “bed bug” is derived from the preferred habitat. Warm houses and especially nearby or inside of beds and bedding or other sleep areas, and they are also mostly associated with commercial properties that have low hygiene standards & poor housekeeping. If you find bed bugs in your commercial property, try to get rid of them fast!
Damage and Health Issues
Some of the consequences of having bed bugs could be:
1. Infection from scratches: Bed bug bites can be very itchy, leading to the strong urge to scratch it until the itch goes away. And because bed bugs often bite in the middle of the night when we’re asleep, we unconsciously scratch them, leading to flesh wounds in the morning.
Germs and bacteria can enter the wound and cause an infection if left untreated.
2. Allergic reaction to bites: even thought is not a usual thing to see, an allergic reaction to bed bug bites is one of the more serious health risks of having a bed bug infestation.
When someone is allergic to their bite. They can experience a severe allergic reaction. Which may lead to life-threatening situations. They could even suffer from anaphylactic shock that requires immediate medical attention.
3. Sleep deprivation: If a bed bug infestation within the house becomes too problematic, it can lead to sleep deprivation. The numerous bites, never-ending itch and thought of crawling bugs around is bound to keep us up all night, leaving them exhausted physically and mentally the following day.
Needless to say, sleep deprivation can lead to accidents, impaired thinking, heart diseases, and loss of appetite. In severe cases, this can cause poor work performance and irritability.
4. Stress: Overall, living in a bed bug infested household can be very stressful and frustrating. Due the quick spread of bed bugs around the home, recurring damage to bedsheets and curtains, and constant biting on the body. Living in a stressful environment for long periods of time can lead to a lot of emotional anxiety, which may then lead to health problems.
Emotional anxiety caused by stress can lead to unhealthy behavior and habits like drinking and smoking, may impact on our immune system and its ability to fight off antigens, making us more prone to all kinds of infections. Stress can also increase heart rate and blood pressure, as well as affect our digestive system. All this combined can increase the risk of catching harmful diseases.
When compared to mosquitos that bring deadly and life-threatening diseases like Zika and dengue, or rodents that can spread leptospirosis which can result in liver and kidney damage. Bed bugs are the least harmful and only do minor damage. But the little damages they cause accumulate over time, and eventually pose a health risk.
that’s why if you start to see clear and obvious signs of a bed bug infestation, you might be facing quite a serious bed bug infestation.
The Best way to get rid of them
If you try to do it yourself and search some ways online, you’ll find thousands and thousands of methods but the thing is that it is a fact that those “solutions” may not be really effective, sometimes it may be even dangerous for you and your family. They may be a momentary solution, but they will be back. The best way to get rid of them is with professional help and in PPC we have your back.
How do I prevent bed bugs?
-To stop bed bugs from entering your home, do not bring infested items into your home. Thoroughly inspect your clothing, backpacks and luggage.
-When traveling, check the place you are staying in for signs of bed bugs. Store your luggage off the floor and away from the bed, such as on a luggage stand.
-Clean your home regularly. This includes vacuuming your mattress and cleaning up clutter to reduce the number of places bed bugs can hide.
-If you buy furniture and bedding from second-hand stores or garage sales, check them for bed bugs. Do not rely on the word of the store owner or seller, who may not be up to date on bed bugs.
-Avoid picking up furniture left on the roadside.
-Install or repair screens to stop birds, bats or rodents from entering your home and becoming hosts for bed bugs.
If you think you may have a bedbug infection or if you have, don’t hesitate in get in touch with us, because in PPC we care about you.
To book a FREE INSPECTION for your home or business, e-mail us at [email protected], call us +1 (647)-997-5080 or book a free inspection on our website.
You know that we care for you and your loved ones. What you may not know is that we also care about your business. We can help you to create a safe and hygienic workplace.
Pests are everywhere especially if there is food around. Protecting your business reputation is our priority here. Unwanted guests such as rodents (rats & mice) cockroaches, ants, flies, stored product pests, termites, and any other pests can cause severe damage to you and your business reputation and clients.
If pests are not treated and managed on time. We suggest you the right plans and work with you to control them for the future and schedule It doesn’t matter whether you work in a private or public sector of the business world, you need an assistance of a reliable and proven pest control service.
We are even going to work with you to control them for the future and schedule whether your business is small or big, you need a reliable and proven pest control service.
Our commitment to you
We at Provincial Pest Control are committed to taking care of all your pest management problems including cockroaches, ants, spiders, fleas and many others. We make sure your workplace is a pest free and safe working environment.
We offer to you a wide range of pest control services and depending on the pest service offered, we at PPC offers a service warranty certificate and; we take pride in our service, and the ability to resolve all your pest problems, if we haven’t done, so we want to know from you that we can make sure you are satisfied and happy.
In some cases, it is not possible to take care of all pest problems at the first visit – so we need to work with you until you are satisfied.
Some of our services are
No matter if you have a Restaurant, a retail store or if you run a school or a hotel, whichever is your business, we got you covered.
We have services like one-off pest control treatments, ongoing pest management plans for now and the future, after business hours clean out and other services
Get in touch to book a FREE initial investigation with a no-obligation quote for your business.
E-mail us at [email protected], call us +1 (647)-997-5080 or book a free inspection on our website
When it comes to solving pest problems in your home, they can cause severe damage and huge health risks to you and your family. That’s why on PPC we want you to be confident that you and your loved ones are safe.
We at Provincial Pest Control thrive to serve our community. We are proud to serve you all over GTA and outskirts of Toronto, Scarborough, Newmarket, North York, Vaughan, Richmond Hill, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Niagara Falls and many other nearby neighborhoods.
Why you count on us?
Our approach is towards making your home safer, healthier and more hygienic. Our products and chemicals are very safe and environmentally friendly, which means that are also safe for you and your family.
Our technicians are fully licensed and insured. We also guarantee our pest control solutions that homeowners can enjoy the benefits of a service they can trust.
We care about you. Be confident that you and your loved ones are safe. You are in good hands with us, we are proudly Canada’s premier choice for pest control where you can choose services for ALL types of domestic and commercial pest control.
We understand your domestic pest problems and are always ready to provide safe and healthy services for Homes, Apartments, Condos and Retirement Homes to enjoy your living environment throughout the year.
That’s why when it comes to solving pest problems in your home, we want you to be confident that you and your loved ones are safe. Pests are active all year round, which leads to different diseases and illnesses. Our pest control service calls are an opportunity to provide additional advice on how to protect your home and family from future pest invasion.
Some services we can offer to you and your family
We have professionals who can deal with mice, wasps, bedbugs, ants, cockroaches, centipedes among other pests that could put you are your family in danger. We offer a 100% satisfaction guaranteed because in PPC we are not satisfied until you are satisfied, and we mean every single word of it.
If you also are a property manager or a building owner. We can offer you, three comprehensive commercial pest control packages, depending on your needs. These are: Enterprise, Premium and Starter packages. Which includes a Comprehensive Inspection, full written & verbal report, ongoing protection, 24/7 pest control service and emergency service including WEEKENDS because pests don’t wait for a weekday.
We are here to help you make the right choice – for your property and your budget!
Get in touch to book a FREE INSPECTION for your home or business, e-mail us at [email protected], call us +1 (647)-997-5080 or book a free inspection on our website.