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How To Prioritize Safety During A Pest Problem

Living in Toronto, Ontario – or any large city, for that matter – means that you are more than likely to encounter a number of situations in which unwanted pests in and around your home will have to be attended to swiftly and efficiently. Pests are not only annoying and frustrating, but also pose significant health hazards to members of your household, as well as your guests and, in more severe cases, neighbors. Depending on the type of pest – mouse or hornet, amongst so many others – the level of danger will vary. It is a particularly poignant situation if you’re the owner of a commercial property that houses a business, like a restaurant or market.

High-risk pests include – but are certainly not limited to – ants, bedbugs, bees, centipedes, cockroaches, fruit flies, hornets, rodents, spiders, and wasps. Handling them on your own can be very dangerous, and therefore, it is important to seek professional help if you’re hoping to get rid of them once and for all.

In the province of Ontario, any decent professional working in the pest removal industry must carry a license from the Ministry of Environment; they are also required to present an Ontario extermination license at the client's request. This ensures that only trustworthy companies are in business and it also makes sure that those who are in business are backed up in their service delivery by genuine and fair warranties, as well as extermination chemicals that are safe for pregnant women, the elderly, children, and pets – so, if you’re looking for a mice control expert in your city or you’ve found yourself in need of a way to or banish bedbugs from your boudoir for good, a professional is, by far, the only advisable method for doing so.


Yellow jackets and bald-faced hornets are the most common wasp species in Ontario and they will, no doubt, be hanging around until the cold weather completely takes hold of the environment in mid-to-late fall; both are well known for their aggressive tendencies. They become attracted to your home area because they feed on insects, fruits and sugary items in the environment; this is also true of mice, oddly enough. Indeed, rodents prefer foods high in protein, fat, and sugar, even when grain and seed (their typical diet) are readily available.

Be it a mouse or rat’s nest– or even a wasp’s nest – it is dangerous, as well as difficult, to both locate and remove or destroy it on one’s own; it is therefore prudent for one to seek professional help, which will more than likely implement the following safety measures, so as to avoid encountering pests, particularly wasps, and sustaining injuries as a consequence:

1. When working in your wasp-infested garden, it is advisable to wear red clothing, as opposed to white or yellow. This is because while insects cannot see the color red, they are more attracted to brighter tones of yellow. It is also important to note that you should not apply any sweet-smelling fragrances because they will also attract pests of any kind.

2. To prevent nest reoccupation after winter, block the hole with soil. This will eliminate the possibility of another queen from nesting in that space.

3. Be sure to turn off your lawn lights when not in use because the light will attract insects and the wasps that feed on them.

4. Do not squash a wasp because it will release a chemical signal that stimulates other wasps into action.

5. Seal off any open-ended pipes that may act as a potential nesting place or hiding spot for wasps.

It is important to keep these safety measures in mind so as to protect your family and yourself during professional wasp nest removal. Ensure that the company you work with is well-equipped to handle this task, both in terms of the experience and techniques employed.
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