Control for all provinces: British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick. Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland
How to control, get rid of, eliminate, kill, exterminate,
eradicate or manage bed bugs, sow bugs, spiders, wasps, ants, rats,
mice and other pests. Bug identification.
The presence of ants with wings inside or
around your home is definite indicator you have
Carpenter ants. When carpenter ants
establish a satellite nest in a home they will eventually will
produce reproductive ants with wings. When these ants
are mature (usually 3 to 5 years after the nest is established) workers
will force the reproductives to leave. The males with wings are smaller
than the females which can be 3/4 to 1 inch long. Neither can fly very
well. They will mate, the males will die and the females will try
to get outside. They are often found dying near windows.
Flying ants outside will not try to get into a building. All
fertilized females (future queens) will seek wet wood to burrow into and
start laying eggs to establish a new nest. These reproductives
with wings will do no harm to a building, but the worker ants in the
nest they have left, could be doing serious damage as they chew tunnels
in the wood structure. Do not assume the your ant problem is gone when
the swarm (flying ants) are gone. Finding and treating the nests in your
home can be difficult. Most entomologists will suggest leaving the
task to experts.
For more information see:
rid of Carpenter Ants
New Restrictions for Rodenticides in
CANADA - As of January 1, 2013, use
restrictions for several commercial class rodenticides
registered for the control of Norway rats, roof rats and
house mice will come into effect on product labels. The
intent is to prevent the accidental exposure of children and
These restrictions apply to products
registered for use in and around buildings or structures.
Use of rodenticides in areas such as fields, crop land,
orchards, landfills (garbage dumps) and nurseries is
unchanged unless these areas are open to the public, or bait
is accessible to pets or livestock.
The major new requirements are as follows:
Bait must either be placed in
tamper-resistant bait stations or in locations not
accessible to children, pets, livestock and non-target
Outdoor, above-ground placement of
rodenticides must be contained in tamper-resistant bait
Residential and/or outdoor uses of
rodenticides containing certain active ingredients and
concentrate products (diluted by the user into solid or
liquid bait) are now prohibited
How Safe Are The Pesticides Available in Canada?
Pesticides are regulated by Health Canada under
This bug was found in Rosedale, Chilliwack, BC. Angela..
is a giant water bug (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae), a.k.a. toe biter or
electric light bug. They are voracious predators on aquatic invertebrates as
well as the occasional tadpole or small fish, and can deliver quite a
painful ‘bite’ if mishandled. See nos. 1498, 1457, and 1378 for other
examples.Ed Saugstad, retired
entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.