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Insects

Insect extermination services

Insects such as carpenter ants, bedbugs, woodlice, centipedes, earwigs, spiders, wasps or cockroaches can cause quite some inconvenience when they get into your home or workplace in large numbers.

Our goal is therefore to take them out of these places and send them to their natural habitat so that they do not become a nuisance.

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Spiders

Although not really dangerous, spiders can cause disgust and phobia in some people. When inside homes, they weave webs almost everywhere. These gradually take up a lot of space.

How to recognize them?

There are no less than 600 different spider species in Quebec. They all look more or less similar with their unusual shape.

Inside homes, spiders tend to hide in places such as attics, basements or cellars.

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How to exterminate them?

Many products are available to keep spiders away. For example, you may use:

  • Tomato and mint leaves (to be spread on the spider's path).
  • Cedar pieces (to be placed in the nooks and crannies where the spiders are located).
  • Spider catcher: available in stores, these gadgets are used to catch spiders.
  • Smoke bombs and insecticides: they are generally efficient when sprayed near their targets.
  • Fix moisture problems in your home (leaking faucet, leaking If you are afraid of spiders, consider calling a professional. They are in a better position to find all the hiding places and to implement an efficient extermination plan.

Means of prevention

If you notice the presence of spiders in your home, it is probably because there are other living insects on which they feed. By preventing insects from proliferating in your home, you will avoid attracting spiders.

Centipedes

Belonging to the arthropod family, centipedes have 15 pairs of legs (they are therefore not insects).

Thanks to their long legs, centipedes can move quickly and sneak into all sorts of nooks and crannies.

How to recognize them?

Centipedes are about 2.5 cm long. Their body is greyish and yellowish with black lines. Their heads are equipped with very long antennas and their last pair of legs is also long, allowing them to retain their prey.

Centipedes enjoy humidity. You will find them under stones or bark in damp soils. In homes, they usually hide in bathrooms and damp closets.

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How to exterminate them?

It should be noted that although centipedes are not very pleasant to see, they are nevertheless useful since they feed on most pests. However, since centipedes can cause bites, make sure that at least the inside of your home is free of them.

This can be done by spraying a domestic pesticide in damp corners. If there are too many of them, it is better to hire the services of a professional exterminator who will apply eradication and prevention treatments to get rid of them.

Means of prevention

If you don't want centipedes in your home, be sure to:

  • Fix moisture problems (leaking faucet, leaking ceiling...)
  • Get rid of the insects they hunt (flies, silver fish, spiders, cockroaches, etc...)

Wood lice

Woodlice are invasive crustacea that do not tolerate light but love the humidity of houses. This is why they are often found in cellars and uninhabited houses. In the outdoors, they usually hide under damp vegetation, stones and dead wood.

How to recognize them?

Woodlice are 10 to 15 mm long and have a shell that can be yellowish, greyish and sometimes transparent. They have 7 pairs of legs, as well as 6 pairs of false legs located on the abdomen.

They are nocturnal insects that flee from light. You may therefore have some in your home without knowing it.

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How to exterminate them?

There are several types of insect oils on the market, which act as woodlice repellents. You can make them leave by spraying these oils in their hiding place. Since woodlice reproduce very quickly, you will have to treat all infested areas.

Call a professional exterminator if you are not sure of finding all the hiding places and removing them efficiently.

How to protect your home from them?

Moisture (water leak, presence of waste in nooks and crannies) is the main reason why your home is invaded with woodlice. Without humidity, wood lice will not survive for long. It is therefore important to dehumidify your house regularly.

Cockroaches

Cockroaches are by far the most common blattidae species found in homes, markets, food factories and restaurants. They can adapt to any type of environment and reproduce very quickly.

How to recognize them?

Cockroaches can measure between 1.3 and 1.6 cm. Their body has a brown colouring with two parallel dark lines from the head to the base of the wings.

They have a repulsive smell that penetrates everything that comes into contact with them (food, crockery, etc...). This type of blattidae is also responsible for dangerous diseases such as: infectious hepatitis, food poisoning, dysentery etc....

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How to exterminate them?

To get rid of them, you should consider having a professional nest treatment as well as implement and respect basic hygienic measures. If you hire a professional exterminator, he will identify all the hiding places of cockroaches and their eggs and destroy everything.

Means of prevention

To get rid of them, basic hygienic measures must be taken and respected while treating nests with insecticides.

If you hire a professional exterminator, he will identify all the hiding places of cockroaches and their eggs and destroy everything.

Carpenter ants

Carpenter ants are a common insect in Canada. The two main species are: the Hercules ant (two-coloured) and the black carpenter ant. They are quite harmful visitors which can cause a lot of damage to your home.

How to recognize them?

The Hercules ant has a dark brownish black colour and a reddish brown thorax, while the black carpenter ant is uniformly black. Specimens belonging to these two species vary between 9 to 10 mm for males and 6 to 13 mm for females. They do not eat wood, but eject it in the form of sawdust. So, if you see traces of sawdust on your floor, you should be aware that they are not very far.

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How to exterminate them?

To exterminate them, you must find their nest and destroy it. Use boiling water for the nests which are on the facade and a vacuum cleaner for those which are inside.

Make sure you get rid of the bag afterwards. Do not hesitate to use insecticides containing borax. If necessary, contact an exterminator who will treat all nests and destroy them completely.

How can you protect your house from them?

  • Keep all wooden structures in your home dry.
  • Clear your house surroundings of rotten woods
  • Make sure to remove ants from the firewood you use.
  • Insulate cracks in the exterior cladding of your home.
  • Don't leave food lying around in your house.

Bedbugs

Bedbugs are highly invasive insects that reproduce very quickly in large urban areas. They especially enjoy hiding in baseboards, mattresses, and cause stings on the skin.

How to recognize them?

No larger than an apple seed (about 4 to 8 mm), bed bugs have an oval body and a brown colour. They are parasitic and feed on human blood at night and hide inside mattresses during the day.

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How to exterminate them?

  • Capture the eggs and insects with a vacuum cleaner and discard the content.Wash all contaminated clothing and fabrics above 55°C.
  • Steam clean infested nooks and crannies or upholstery at 120°C.
  • Seal cracks in all types of wooden furniture.

Do not hesitate to contact a specialist if you still notice the presence of bed bugs after doing all this.

How to protect your home from them?

  • Be careful not to bring bedbugs in your luggage when travelling.
  • Inspect and clean second-hand furniture that you take home, if necessary.
  • From time to time, inspect your mattresses, baseboards and nooks and crannies that may house bedbugs.

Wasps

When the good weather is back, so are the wasps. They are valuable for pollination but can cause quite some trouble when they get inside the house, especially if they sting you.

How to recognize them?

There are several wasp species in Quebec. The one found in homes is called social wasp. Wasps belonging to this species are very small and have little hair. They are sometimes 1 to 2 cm longer than their bee and bumblebee cousins. Their abdomen usually has yellow and black stripes.

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How to exterminate them?

If you notice a nest under construction in your home, here's how to get rid of it in just a few steps:

  • Avoid touching it directly as you might get stung
  • Protect yourself by wearing long-sleeved clothing, a head net and gloves.
  • Take a plastic bag to completely enclose the nest before gently tearing it off.
  • Get rid of the plastic bag by throwing it away

Pesticides are another solution, but they are only available to extermination professionals. If you believe you do not have enough dexterity to destroy the nest yourself, it will be much safer to leave the task to a specialist.

Means of prevention

Wasps are attracted to sweet foods. Therefore, avoid leaving them lying around your home.

Earwigs

Forficula auricularia, commonly known as earwigs are insects which are commonly found in gardens. However, they often enter home, inadvertently brought in from outside in newspapers, vegetables or clothes.

How to recognize them?

Earwigs are reddish brown in colour. They have an elongated shape with a pair of curved claws at the tip in males. The claws are smaller and almost straight in females.

Earwigs are more active at night. If you see them in your house in broad daylight, it is an indication that the infestation is severe. Earwigs are most often found in fences, cracks, on swimming pool edges, foundations, cords of wood, and all kinds of small openings.

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How to exterminate them?

If your home is infested with these insects, the best way to get rid of them is to hire the services of a professional exterminator. However, you may yourself apply a very efficient special treatment against earwigs, which is available at extermination companies.

How to protect your home from them?

To avoid having earwigs in your home, you will need to seal or block their different entry points. Also avoid bringing waste (plant or other origin) on which they can feed into your home.

3108 Rue Lévesque

Mascouche, QC J7K 1A3

Canada

450-474-5323 | (514) 992-2609