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  • Mice in the house.

    This TV viewer sounded very unhappy. So I sent my staff and camera out to find out more about getting rid of mice, and we discovered some very interesting things.Mice can live several years, and make up to 65+ babies. Does that make you more comfortable?You can kill them in a snap catch, you ca...
  • Animal-Proofing Your Home

    Brad Gates from AAA Wildlife in Toronto talked about the hazards wild animals can present to the health of your home and yourself and he showed how he traps or exits the animals.One critical and poorly known health item is that Raccoon feces often contains worms that can be fatal to humans! T...
  • Pest Control

    Pest control companies generally divide into two categories: insects and small pests that one wants to exterminate; rodents and larger animals that should be captured and released.When store bought remedies fail to work, you need the help of a professional. They will have different chemicals...
  • Removing Squirrels from your attic

    This photo shows a one way door, installed right where the squirrels go into the attic. After the squirrels have left, the door will be removed but the solid wire left to keep them from getting right back into this very thin roof vent. You should not install such a one way door in the spring whe...
  • Dealing with insect invasions: Cluster Flys, Lady Bugs & Boxelder Beetles

      A viewer on my HGTV program asked: "Does the type of siding make a difference in attracting Cluster flies?" I always wanted to learn more about those flies that cluster on the side of houses (usually in the country) and mass in the windows in the early spring and late summer. They are larger ...
  • How do you stop mice from coming into the house?

      Susan from Calgary, Alberta has mice that just keep coming into her house. She knows where they get in and would like to block the entrance. She wonders if the foam in a can would stop them.               No. They will eat right through it. But if you mix the foam in a can, or caul...
  • Identifying and Controlling Insects

    When faced with an invasion of insects, the first thing to do is to determine if this is a variety of insects that are easy to deal with yourself or do they require a professional. For instance it is important to distinguish between insects that migrate in and out of the house and hence can often...
  • Carpenter Ants & Identifying ants in general

    Carpenter Ants are probably one of the most home damaging insects in Canada and one of the most difficult to control. They don't eat the lumber in the walls of your house; they just dig tunnels through it to make a comfortable living space, but that tunnelling can destroy the structural integrity...
  • Eliminating termites requires a neighbourhood wide approach

    Termites, native to more tropical climates, are relatively rare in Canada. Click here if you are not sure it is really termites you have in your house.   Dr. Tim Myles works with the Entomology program at the University of Toronto. He studies bugs. He has done a study on how to cultivate and ha...
  • Protecting your house from termites.

    Termites and carpenter ants are the two most destructive insects for homes constructed with wood. Termites eat the wood in a home while carpenter ants simply burrow living quarters in the structure.   Both remain connected to colonies outside the house and it is this necessary traveling between y...