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AVOID MOSQUITO BITES WITH PROPER PREVENTION !

05/06/2024

Summer has finally arrived, bringing with it outdoor evenings, barbecues with friends, and relaxing moments on the terrace. Unfortunately, this period is also marked by the return of mosquitoes, those small nuisance insects that can quickly interrupt a peaceful evening. For many, the solution lies in regularly purchasing anti-mosquito products: sprays, creams, insect repellent lamps, […]

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GRANDMOTHER’S RECIPE TO SCARE AWAY PIGEONS NO LONGER WORKS ?

05/06/2024

Pigeons, although often perceived as harmless urban birds, can become a real nuisance when they decide to settle on your property. Grandmother’s recipes, once effective in keeping them away, seem to lose their effectiveness against increasingly urbanized pigeons. In this article, we will explore why these traditional methods no longer work and why it is […]

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HOW TO GET RID OF A MARMOT IN YOUR GARDEN ?

03/06/2024

Marmots can be unwanted visitors in your gardens and yards in Quebec. Although these animals are generally harmless, they can cause considerable damage to plants and structures. Effective marmot management can protect your green spaces and maintain the harmony of your environment.       Identifying marmots   Marmots, also known as whistle-pigs, are medium-sized […]

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ARE COCKROACHES BROWN OR BLACK, LEARN TO IDENTIFY THEM!

13/05/2024

When it comes to cockroaches, many instinctively assume that these insects are black. However, this common perception is a misunderstanding. In reality, most of the cockroaches we encounter in our environments are various shades of brown. This color distinction is not just a matter of aesthetics: it is essential for accurate species identification and the […]

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KEEP RACCOONS AWAY AND PREVENT RISKS TO YOUR FAMILY AND PETS

10/05/2024

In Quebec, raccoons are increasingly common, not only in wooded areas but also in urban and suburban environments. Attracted by easy sources of food and the shelter provided by our homes, these curious omnivores often get too comfortably close to our living spaces. Although they may seem cute and harmless, it is crucial to understand […]

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CAN A MOUSE PROBLEM BE SOLVED IN ONE VISIT?

21/04/2024

The idea that a mouse problem can be solved in a single visit by a pest management professional is appealing, but reality is often more complex. While it is possible to implement effective measures quickly, several factors can influence the longevity of the solution.     Types of Treatments and Their Durability   Immediate Treatments […]

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THE BENEFITS OF A RESIDENTIAL PROTECTION PLAN AGAINST PESTS

18/04/2024

Usually, a recurring and preventive approach to pest management is more common in the commercial sector than in the residential one. However, subscribing to a residential protection plan offers numerous benefits, particularly against some common pests in Quebec.   Anticipation vs Reaction Pests like carpenter ants, mice, and rats can cause significant and costly damage […]

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UNDERSTANDING FUMIGATION IN PEST MANAGEMENT

11/04/2024

Fumigation is a pest control method that involves using toxic gases to eliminate infestations in various environments. This practice, particularly effective in specific situations, requires special expertise and certification due to the nature of the substances used and the potential risks involved.     What is Fumigation?   Fumigation involves enclosing a space, often a […]

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ATTIC DECONTAMINATION FOLLOWING A RODENT INFESTATION

08/04/2024

Attics are attractive spaces for voles and mice, especially during the cold seasons in Quebec. These rodents find refuge there to build their nests, reproduce, and survive the winter. However, their presence can lead to major problems for homeowners, not only in terms of structural damage but also regarding the health of the house’s occupants. […]

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FIGHT AGAINST HUMIDITY INSECTS IN YOUR HOME

06/04/2024

Moisture bugs, or humidity insects, are frequent visitors in Quebec homes, especially where humidity is high. These small organisms prefer moist environments and can indicate more significant water infiltration problems in your home. Identifying these insects and understanding their role in your home’s ecosystem is crucial for maintaining a healthy and comfortable environment.     […]

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IDENTIFICATION AND ROLES OF CARPENTER ANTS

05/04/2024

Carpenter ants play crucial roles in the ecosystem, but when they decide to settle in our homes, it becomes essential to recognize them and understand their functioning. This article guides you through the different species of carpenter ants, their distinct appearances, and their roles within the colony, with a little help from photographs to facilitate […]

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CARPENTER ANTS OR BLACK ANTS?

04/04/2024

The confusion between carpenter ants and black ants is a common challenge for many homeowners in Quebec. Although they may seem similar at first glance, these two species of ants have very distinct characteristics and behaviors, with different implications for your home. This article aims to clarify these differences and explain why it is essential […]

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UNDERSTANDING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PEST MANAGEMENT AND EXTERMINATION

02/04/2024

In the collective imagination, the term “extermination” evokes strong images, often associated with radical and indiscriminate destruction. However, in Quebec, the industry has evolved towards a more nuanced and professional approach: pest management. This article explores the fundamental difference between these two concepts, highlighting the industry’s commitment to respectful and effective methods.     The […]

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EVERYTHING TO KNOW ABOUT EARWIGS

02/04/2024

Earwigs, with their characteristic pincers at the back of their bodies, are among those creatures that spark both curiosity and a bit of apprehension. Yet, behind their intimidating appearance lies insects with intriguing behaviors and important ecological roles. This article invites you to discover everything there is to know about earwigs, separating myths from realities. […]

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INSECTS TO WATCH FOR IN SPRING IN QUEBEC

30/03/2024

Spring in Quebec is synonymous with renewal: the snow melts, flowers bloom, and wildlife awakens. This includes various insects that, after spending the winter in dormancy, become particularly active. Some of these insects can negatively affect our homes, gardens, or even our health. Here is a guide to insects to watch out for in spring […]

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THE CHALLENGES OF PEST CONTROL IN SCHOOLS

15/03/2024

Pest management in schools represents a particular challenge, requiring a balanced approach between effectiveness and safety. Educational institutions are sensitive environments where children’s safety is paramount. This article expertly addresses the specific challenges of pest control in these settings, highlighting essential practices and considerations for successful management.     Child Safety, the Absolute Priority   […]

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WINTER BEHAVIOR OF CARPENTER ANTS

13/03/2024

As winter wraps our habitats in its cold mantle, many animals enter survival mode. Carpenter ants, those well-known wood artisans, are no exception. This article dives into the fascinating world of these social insects, exploring how they adapt and survive during the winter months.     Winter in the Carpenter Ant World, a Vital Slowdown […]

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CONTROL AND PREVENTION SOLUTIONS AGAINST DROSOPHILES

05/03/2024

Fruit flies, commonly known as drosophila, are small insects that can become a major nuisance in our homes and workplaces. Attracted to ripe fruits and fermenting materials, they can quickly infest an area. Fortunately, with the right prevention practices and suitable control solutions, it’s possible to minimize their presence.     Prevention, the Key to […]

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