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Ants in Victoria

Ants in Victoria BC When Are Ants Active in Victoria We know in Ants in Victoria are a common occurrence in the summer months. Heat can typically awaken colonies and make them active from their …
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Ants

Ants in Victoria There are many kinds of problem pests in Victoria ants being one of biggest frustration amongst home owners and businesses. Listed below are a few different kinds of ants that you may …
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Bees & Wasps

 Bees & Wasps Wasps are important scavengers and insect predators. Bees are extremely valuable pollinators. The threat of their sting is what makes them unwelcome when they nest on, in or near peoples’ homes. KEY …
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Bed Bugs

Introduction Don’t let the bed bugs bite! A few years ago this used to be an almost meaningless phrase. Not so much today. Bed bugs have made a big come back. These ‘nasty’ little pests …
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Birds

Birds Pigeons, Starlings, Gulls and English Sparrows can become serious pests. These birds cause problems when they nest, rest or flock together in large numbers on, in or near houses. Their droppings are corrosive to …
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Rats

Rats Rats will commonly enter homes in search of food or shelter. They are most often problems in homes during the winter months but can enter at any time of the year. Usually a house …
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Odours

Odours Rodent control produces results by killing rodents. We prefer to use snap traps to control rodents for three reasons:     Proper use of traps will eliminate rat infestations; Rodenticides, a poisonous material, need not …
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Mice

Mice Mice will commonly enter homes in search of food or shelter. They are most often problems in homes during the winter months but can enter at any time of the year. Usually a house …
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Hantavirus

Hantavirus New concerns accompany the mice that invade homes and businesses. Local deer mice have been found to carry and transmit a severe, potentially lethal, disease known as HPS (Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome). The disease has …
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Deer Mouse

Deer Mouse The deer mouse is a common household pest in the Victoria area. Many people consider it to be quite cute with its large black eyes, reddish-brown back and white chest and legs. The …
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Gray Squirrel

Gray Squirrel There are many types of squirrels but it is the gray squirrel that gets into buildings in the Victoria area. Gray squirrels can be either gray or black. They are most active during …
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Racoons

Racoons Raccoons will quite happily live in the attics and crawl spaces of structures. They sometimes cause a great deal of damage when they enlarge openings to get into buildings and pull down and trample …
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Bats

Bats When bats live in the walls or attics of buildings, their noises, odour and parasites create problems for people. Bats, however, are beneficial mammals that feed on night-flying insects such as moths, mosquitoes and …
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Springtails

Springtails Springtails are very small, grayish-coloured, wingless insects about 1 to 2 mm long. They have special “tails” attached under their bodies, called a furculum, which they can “spring” causing them to jump. Springtails are …
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Powder Post Beetles

Powder Post Beetles Powderpost beetle-damaged wood is common in Victoria. Wood damaged by powderpost beetles has small, round holes 1/6″ to 1/8″ in diameter. These are the exit holes of the adult beetles. Inside the …
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Outdoor Pests

Outdoor Pests There are many outdoor pests which accidentally invade structures. Sowbugs, Pillbugs, European Earwigs, Centipedes, Millipedes and Clover Mites are some of the many pests normally found outside that can become nuisances inside too. …
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Integrated Pest Management

Integrated Pest Management,  Some Things We Are Doing. Unwanted insects, rodents, birds and animals that get into homes, offices, restaurants and other structures are known as structural pests. Our company, PES Professional Ecological Services Ltd., …
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Food Pests

Food Pests There are many types of insect pests that infest foods. They may be found inside food and its packaging, in cupboards, or on counters. Although control can be difficult, prevention is relatively simple. …
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Flies

Flies Whatever the size, flies can be serious problems. Flies are frequent indoor pest problems. They contaminate food, transmit diseases and generally annoy people. Many health experts consider filth-breeding flies like the common house fly …
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Fleas

Fleas There are hundreds of different kinds of fleas but the cat flea is the one that causes the most problems for pet owners in the Victoria area. Adult fleas are tiny, black, wingless insects …
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Silverfish and Firebrats

Silverfish and Firebrats Silverfish and firebrats are carrot-shaped, slender insects about 13 mm (1/2 inch) long when fully grown. They have 2 long antennae (feelers) on their heads and 3 long “tail” bristles. Silverfish are …
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Cockroaches

Cockroaches Cockroaches can infest any building. They are common in apartment buildings and in restaurants. Because they are nocturnal and not normally seen during the day, large populations can develop before they are noticed. Cockroach …
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Cluster Flies

Cluster Flies Cluster Flies gather into a group of individuals, or clusters, to hibernate in the winter. They gather in attics, upper rooms and window frames. The young are parasites of earthworms. Eggs are laid …
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Clothes Moths

Clothes Moths Clothes Moths larvae can feed on and damage cotton, linen, woolens, furs and silk. They can also damage synthetics and paper when they feed on sweat, food or drinks that may be on …
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Carpet Beetles

Carpet Beetles Adult Carpet Beetles feed on the pollen of flowers. When they get indoors, however, the young (larvae) of these insects can be serious pests. Larvae are carrot-shaped with tufts of bristles at their …
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National Building Code

Excerpts from the National Building Code, 1985 9.8.9.1. Exterior wood steps shall not be in direct contact with the ground unless suitability treated with a wood preserver. 9.12.1.1. In localities where termites are known to …
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Booklice

Booklice Psocids (also called booklice) are very common insects. The types of psocids that infest buildings are usually light-coloured and very small (about 1 – 2 mm long). They do not jump or fly. Psocids …
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Pharoah Ants

Pharaoh Ants Pharaoh ants are very, very small yellowish ants that can be a major nuisance inside a building. There are usually several Pharaoh ants’ nests in an infested building and each nest usually contains …
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Moisture Ants

Moisture Ants Moisture ants (sometimes called Cornfield Ants or Lasius Ants are often seen during reproductive swarming in late summer and early autumn. Swarming occurs for about 2 to 7 days. Winged females, winged males, …
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Carpenter Ants

Carpenter Ants There are many different kinds of carpenter ants. The two that most commonly nest inside houses are large, heavy-bodied ants. Worker ants are wingless and range in size from about 6 mm to …
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Mice

Introduction Mice will commonly enter homes in search of food or shelter. They are most often problems in homes during the winter months but can enter at any time of the year. Usually a house …
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