While birds might bring a sense of vitality and calm to your garden, when they get inside the home, they can have a far more negative impact. If you have a birds’ nest on your property, it’s important that you understand the risks fully and respond to those risks adeptly. In this latest post, we’ll explore the full range of risks associated with birds nesting in the attic space. Structural Damage In your attic, there could be a significant amount of cabling connecting your ho
Preventing ants from building a nest in your home is preferable to ousting them once they have settled in, perhaps within a wall or in a dark corner of your attic, but exactly how do you discourage these expert tunnel builders from moving in? Should you Google “protect home from ants,” a flood of creative ideas will flow to your screen, from regularly peeling raw onions in your kitchen to spraying the oil of cinnamon to carefully placing a line of salt on your floor. Hmm. The
Small business owners are agile beings, continually wrestling with evolving regulations, the fluidity of the Canadian dollar, the quest for excellent staff – oh, and ants. If you have an infestation of ants in your place of business, it could pose several risks to the health of your business. Yelp, there is an ant in my soup Yelp, the online business where you can rant or rave about other businesses, has about 145 million visitors a month, and no business owner wants the nega
Seriously, just sprinkle baby powder on any spaces where ants have appeared – they will be gone in a day or two. Or just vacuum up the ants regularly, the rest will then leave. If you are in the kitchen at work, perhaps pouring yourself a cup of coffee, and you casually mention that you have ants living with you, your kind coworkers are likely to offer advice, though not all of it may be sound. Myths about how to control ants in your home have settled into our culture, with t
Scientists have discovered more than 10,000 species of ants on our planet and report that they have been around for 120 million years, which is astonishing when we consider that our ancestors showed up only 200,000 years ago. In Canada, there are thought to be only 186 species of these six-legged, large-headed insects, and there is even a Twitter account (@AntsCanada) dedicated to them, where you can watch a video of a queen ant giving birth or a live stream of an ant colony.
Ants fascinate us: The Canadian Museum of Nature publishes a blog titled Amazing Ants: Did you know, for example, that there are over 10 trillion ants living on our planet at any given moment – and that in the tropical forests of South America, ants build colonies that are as large as houses? Canada has over 200 species of ants, and one of these, the carpenter ant, is capable of damaging the structure of a house, should it decide to move in with several thousands of its frien