FAQ
INSECTS RODENTS

Ants

Ants are social insects of the family Formicidae Ants form colonies that range in size from a few dozen predatory individuals living in small natural cavities to highly organized colonies which may occupy large territories and consist of millions of individuals.

Bedbugs

Bedbugs are a mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood meal. Flat and oval, 1/4-inch. As their name implies, bedbugs like to live and feed in beds. They can also live behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery and in furniture crevices.

Carpenter Ant

In this area of the province the carpenter ants (wood ants) is as destructive as the Termite in other parts of Canada.

Crazy Ant

These small, dark colored ants get their name from the habit of meandering around, not following trails as often as other ants.

Flies

Flies, insects in the order Diptera, from your basic house fly to mosquitoes and gnats, are defined by having two wings. With over one hundred and fifty thousand Diptera species, we will concentrate only of a few we encounter on a regular basis in this area of the world.

Ghost Ant

The ghost ant is sometimes called the black-headed ant.

Odorous House Ant

When crushed, the workers of this species give off an odor which resembles that of rotten coconut, giving them their odd name. There is only one size worker in their colonies; they are usually about 1/8 inch in length.

Pavement Ant

The pavement ant, Tetramorium caespitum, is a common household pest. Their name comes from the fact that they usually make their homes under pavement. They are distinguished by one spine on the back, two nodes on the petiole, and grooves on the head and thorax.

Pharaoh Ant

Pharaoh ant colonies can grow large enough to contain as many as 300,000 workers and many queens. The queens are very mobile and so are the colonies.

Small Flies

There are lots of small flies but around here only about a few become a pest in a structure.

Deer Mouse

The white-footed mouse or deer mouse is a native species with white feet, white or light-coloured undersides, and brownish upper surfaces. The tail is distinctly bi-coloured; the upper portions brown or gray, the underside white, with a well-defined line where the two colours meet.

Ground Squirrel

Richardson’s ground squirrel, or the flickertail, is a North American ground squirrel in the genus Urocitellus. Like a number of other ground squirrels, they are sometimes called “gophers”.

House Mouse

The house mouse (Mus musculus) is a small rodent, a mouse, one of the most numerous species of the genus Mus. As a wild animal the house mouse mainly lives associated with humans, causing damage to crops and stored food.

Pocket Gopher

Pocket gophers are common and destructive rodents found throughout the agricultural zones of the Prairies. Often a young Pocket Gopher looking for its own place to live will invade rural and residential areas.

Tree Squirrel

Squirrels are generally intelligent and persistent animals. In residential neighborhoods, they are notorious for discovering clever methods to circumvent obstacles in order to eat out of bird feeders.

Voles

A vole is a small rodent resembling a mouse but with a stouter body, a shorter hairy tail, a slightly rounder head, smaller ears and eyes. The Meadow Vole is an herbivore, feeding mainly on the grasses that are abundant in its environment.

BIRDS

Pigeons

Feral pigeons (Columba livia), also called city doves, city pigeons or street pigeons, are derived from domestic pigeons that have returned to the wild. The domestic pigeon was originally bred from the wild Rock Pigeon, which naturally inhabits sea-cliffs and mountains.