General Pest Control, How to Identify, Infestation

Invasion of the Boxelder Bug

The Okanagan is getting seriously swarmed this spring by a common, although often mis-identified, pest. Boxelder bugs are found primarily on boxelder trees, as well as maple and ash trees. We get a lot of calls about these guys, and although they...

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Bug Infestation, General Pest Control, How to Indentify

Causing a Stink - Identifying and Eliminating Stink Bugs

Have you ever met someone and then solely known them by their nickname? And if asked their real name you shrug your shoulders with a confused look on your face? You’ve almost certainly heard of ‘stink bugs’, whose name is derived from their stinky...

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General Pest Control, How to Identify, Infestation, Infestation Recovery, Recovery, Termite, Termites

Hasta La Vista, Termite - How to Properly Identify and Terminate Termites

In case, you were wondering… Yes, we do have termites here in the Okanagan. TONS of them! And, unfortunately, right after ‘tis the season to be jolly, ‘tis now the termite season. So, be on the lookout for these sneaky and ravenous pests. Termite...

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Ants, Flying Ants, General Pest Control, How to Indentify, Infestation Recovery, Termites, Winged Termites

Not Your Usual Suspects – Termites vs. Flying Ants

You wouldn’t mistake a mouse for a rat, a spider for an ant, or a centipede for a cockroach; but you would be forgiven for mistaking a termite for a flying ant; especially if that termite was one of the winged variety. In fact, many people mistake...

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choosing pest control, General Pest Control, Okanagan Bug Exterminator, Uncategorized

Who You Gonna Call? – Choosing a Pest Control Company

Bugs are a nuisance. Period. You want them gone yesterday and you don’t want them coming back. But what’s even more of a nuisance is hiring a pest control company that doesn’t have the chops to handle the job properly. What if the pests aren’t all...

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General Pest Control, millipedes, Okanagan Bug Exterminator, Uncategorized

Get rid of Millipedes

Millipedes have been causing headaches for homeowners this year, big time. In a previous article we shared a Castanet News story featuring one of our technicians, George Forgie, talking about this very issue. People are being over run with...

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marmots, General Pest Control, millipedes, Okanagan, Uncategorized

Problem Pests: Millipedes to Marmots

Each season brings with it different pest problems and right now in the Okanagan we've been getting a lot of calls about millipedes. Common North American millipede species are brownish, one to 2.5 to 4 cm  long; segmented, with two pair of legs per...

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