Watch for the top pests in your prov­ince

The Prince George Citizen - The Citizen - Real Estate Weekly - - Real Estate Weekly -

Flies are one of the na­tion’s top pest is­sues, fol­lowed by spi­ders, moths, bee­tles and sow­bugs, ac­cord­ing to re­cent data from Orkin Canada. While all pests are con­stantly in search of their three sur­vival el­e­ments – food, wa­ter and shel­ter – dif­fer­ences in phys­i­cal en­vi­ron­ments can im­pact which pests are the most preva­lent. If you’re cu­ri­ous about th­ese is­sues where you live, here’s a list by prov­ince, the top five pests is­sues across Canada:

Al­berta: Mice, flies, bee­tles, spi­ders and moths.

Bri­tish Columbia: Flies, spi­ders, mice, sil­ver­fish and moths.

Man­i­toba: Mice, flies, sow­bugs, spi­ders and bee­tles.

NewBrunswick: Flies, mice, spi­ders, bee­tles and moths.

New­found­land & Labrador: Flies, mice, sow­bugs, spi­ders and shrews.

Nova Sco­tia: Flies, mice, spi­ders, sow­bugs and bee­tles.

On­tario: Flies, mice, moths, ants and spi­ders.

Prince Ed­ward Is­land: Spi­ders, bee­tles, flies, sow­bugs and sil­ver­fish.

Que­bec: Flies, mice, mos­qui­toes, spi­ders and moths.

Saskatchewan: Mice, flies, spi­ders, sow­bugs and bee­tles.

“This is sim­ply a snap­shot of the pests we en­counter from coast to coast,” says Alice Sinia, a res­i­dent en­to­mol­o­gist with Orkin Canada.“It is im­por­tant to re­mem­ber that some pests, like ants, may not be a con­stant threat the way flies and ro­dents can be. In fact, ants are a ma­jor con­cern across all prov­inces.”

Ex­perts sug­gest work­ing with your pest con­trol provider to take proac­tive steps, in­clud­ing main­te­nance and san­i­ta­tion mea­sures, to pro­tect your home from th­ese and other pests year-round.

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