For nearly 10 years, Shuswap Pest Control has been helping maintain insect-free homes in Vernon, Salmon Arm, and Revelstoke. Depending on the species, insect infestations can run the gamut, from being a simple annoyance to a completely life-disrupting event. Our insect identification guide will help you determine what type of insect is tormenting your home or business.
Carpenter ants are the most common ants in the Vernon, Revelstoke, and Salmon Arm areas. These types of ants are not only an annoyance, but can cause significant destruction when they tunnel through the wooden structures of a home or building.
Some common signs of a carpenter ant invasion include:
Bed bugs are becoming more and more rampant throughout British Columbia. They can adapt to nearly any situation and reproduce rapidly. In fact, if your infestation starts off with only 40 bed bugs, that number could easily increase to 6,000 bed bugs in as little as six months. Since bed bugs feed on blood, they are most often found in areas where humans remain still for prolonged periods of time, typically beds, couches, and even seats in movie theatres.
Signs of a bed bug infestation may include:
Wasps are typically easy to identify as their nests may be found in an attic, tree branch, or within the structure of a home. Yet, would you really want to try to remove it yourself? Call in an expert!
Cockroaches and other types of roaches are a common sight throughout British Columbia due to the warm, moist climate. One of the most common species of roach is the German roach, which thrives on crumbs and whatever food is not secured. Roaches will most often choose warm places, such as behind fridges, microwaves, and stoves. Keeping a clean kitchen and preventing access to food sources are the two best ways to control an infestation.
Fleas are most often found in homes with cats and dogs, yet they can also feed on the blood of humans as well. Fleas are difficult to control since they can go weeks without feeding on a host.
Some of the most common signs of a flea infestation include:
Although pharaoh ants will eat just about any type of food, they especially love sweets. Pharaoh ants are very small and reddish brown in colour. Due to their rapid reproduction cycle and number of available females they can be difficult to eradicate without the help of a trained expert.
For help with your insect infestation, call Shuswap Pest Control today!