Check Your Firewood For Hidden Bugs

Check Your Firewood For Hidden Bugs - One Man and a Lady Bug - Pest Control Calgary

Our previous blog talked about bugs hitching a ride in to your home via a Christmas tree, only to be woken from hibernation with the surrounding warmth. Well it isn’t just Christmas trees that can transport unwanted pests in to a home or building – firewood also has a reputation for hiding certain bugs that
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What’s Hiding in Your Christmas Tree?

What’s Hiding in Your Christmas Tree? - One Man and a Lady Bug - Pest Control Calgary

Christmas can be a magical time of year – glistening lights, delicious food, and some welcome time off. And when it comes to decking the halls nothing says festive more than a beautifully decorated tree, dripping with lights, tinsel, ornaments – and bugs! Yes – your tree can be bringing more than festive cheer in
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Does a Cold Winter Mean Fewer Bugs Next Spring?

Does a Cold Winter Mean Fewer Bugs Next Spring? - One Man and a Lady Bug - Pest Control Calgary

If you’re a lover of long cold winters then this coming season may be right up your alley, at least if weather predictions for Calgary hold true. From local to national forecasts, it seems as though we’re going to be getting winter early, and it’s going to be a long cold one. So what do
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Preventing Mice From Entering Your Home This Fall

Preventing Mice From Entering Your Home This Fall - One Man and a Lady Bug - Pest Control Calgary

If cooler temperatures and slushy sidewalks have you scurrying indoors for warmth and security don’t be surprised if furry critters have the same idea in mind. Adjusting to the change of seasons isn’t just hard on humans. The sudden cold creates panic in the fluffy creatures that have just spent the past six months languishing
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Beetles – Eating Just About Everything

Beetles – Eating Just About Everything - One Man and a Lady Bug - Pest Control Experts Calgary

Beetles really do love to munch on just about everything. Now, not every variety of beetle takes a bite out of the same thing, but when you think about the destruction this common house and garden insect inflicts, it proves it really can eat its way in and around most objects. There are beetles that
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Box Elder Bugs – Why They Appear in the Fall

Box Elder Bugs – Why They Appear in the Fall - One Man and a Lady bug - Pest Control Experts in Calgary

Black with distinctive red markings and a flat-winged appearance when its wings are closed, the Box Elder Bug is a common sight around homes and buildings during fall months. Desperate to find warmth and shelter in preparation for approaching cooler months, this six-legged bug gravitates to hot spots on the outside of walls, and if
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Protecting Your Trees from Common Summer Insects

Protecting Your Trees from Common Summer Insects - One Man and a Lady Bug - Calgary Pest Control and Extermination

It’s not just humans and pets that have to deal with an increased presence of bugs and insects during warm summer months; trees and shrubs are also at the mercy of hungry insects that forage on leaves, damaging both the health and beauty of a yard. Calgary’s blooming canopies of trees give the city a
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Which Bugs Can You Expect to See This Summer?

From Ants and Wasps to Mosquitoes and Cockroaches, summer brings out all the big players. Bugs summertime-antics aren’t always appreciated by those inconvenienced by their presence, but many of these pests play a vital role in our ecosystem and contribute to the health and beauty of our yards. Having an appreciation for the role they
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Summer Weather Brings Bug Problems

It’s most people’s’ favourite time of year; we can feel grass beneath our feet, the sun on our face… and the bug bites on our body.  It’s a bit frustrating that summertime is our only chance to be outdoors and enjoy the warmth, but it also means dealing with a crazy bug season. It makes
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Wasp Removal in Calgary – Best Practices to Follow

Wasps – probably one of the most annoying summertime pests to deal with.  On a good day, they annoy the heck out of Calgarians who are trying to relax on their deck or complete some needed yard work.On a bad day, they can kill a person.  Every summer there are deaths caused by wasp stings
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