Purity Pest Control offers other pests exterminator Toronto solutions to common pest problems such as fleas, silverfish, houseflies, earwigs, and ladybugs.
A Purity Pest Control professional will inspect and treat your home or business for these and other pests. Call 905-761-9388 or 877-507-0642 to schedule an appointment or submit an Inspection Request Form today!
Earwigs measure about 1 inch long and can most easily be recognized by their forcep-like cerci, which extend from the rear of their abdomen.
Earwigs are omnivores that will catch and eat other insects for food. Long-term relief from these pests can be provided by your Purity Pest Control professional, where treatment is done on the outside of an infected dwelling.
Fleas are found throughout the world. Of most concern to humans and pets is the “cat” flea. Adult cat fleas are about 1/8 inch long and range in colour from brownish-black to black.
Fleas have been linked to the transmission of several diseases, most notable of which are the historic “plague” and murine typhus.
To prevent infestation, regularly clean pet resting areas and wash pet bedding.
Frequently vacuum rooms that pets visit to remove flea eggs, larvae and adult fleas that may be lingering in carpet. Keep pets well groomed. Consider the use of long-lasting flea collars. Long-term relief from these pests can be provided by your Purity Pest Control professional where treatment is done on the outside of an infested dwelling.
The typical housefly is dark gray with thin, transparent wings and is about 1/8 to 1/4-inch long. Houseflies are attracted to a variety of warm, moist substances from animal feces to human food and garbage. They always stay near their food supply.
Each time a housefly lands, whether on a kitchen counter or on food at picnics or backyard barbecues, it excretes and regurgitates its food for nourishment. Diseases known to be spread by flies include typhoid fever, diarrhea, tuberculosis, salmonella and cholera.
To prevent possible infestation, step up sanitation practices to eliminate fly breeding areas. Pay particular attention to trash collection areas and garbage cans. Keep all entrances (such as windows, doors and vent holes) tightly sealed and screened.
Adult ladybugs usually measure 1/4 inch in length and are round in shape. These insects are attracted to warm dwellings for winter survival where they hide in cracks and crevices. Ladybugs eat aphids and other plant pests and may be found on a variety of outdoor plants. The best way to control these pests is through exclusion. In Canada there are no pest control products registered to treat for ladybugs so treatment is not an option. Seal all crack and crevices and make sure screens are in good repair.
Silverfish can be found in homes and buildings throughout Canada.
These small, silver-scaled insects are shaped more like a carrot than a fish, and average about a 1/2 inch long. Two long antennae project from the front of the insect while three bristly antenna-like appendages project from the rear.
Silverfish prefer dark, warm, moist areas such as attics, closets, baseboards, and around bathroom fixtures. They are mostly active at night, and feed on the carbohydrates and proteins contained in flour, starch, cereal, paper, drywall and natural fiber clothing (cotton, linen). They will even feed on the glue from wall paper.
To help prevent these pests, reduce moisture levels and increase available lighting in known silverfish hideouts. Vacuum regularly and use a crevice attachment, and clean up food or clutter on which silverfish feed. Keep organic materials, such as grass clippings, away from a structure. Make sure spaces around doors, windows and vents are sealed.
There are a variety of spiders common in Canada that can become household pests. From jumping spiders to domestic house spiders, these pests are often controllable when the adult is captured and killed. Where numerous spiders are seen, a professional from Purity Pest Control should be consulted.
Critter Control, a well-established wildlife control company employs humane techniques for capturing and relocating the critters that may be in your home such as raccoons, birds, and squirrels. Contact a Critter Control professional today at 416-201-3300.