18 Jan

Mold in the Attic – What to Do

Mold in the attic is often not discovered until it has spread extensively, usually over months and even years of first starting. Mold isn’t just a health concern but also points to underlying issues some of which can undermine the structural integrity of your home. Common causes of mold include leaking roof, ice dams on the roof, poorly ventilated attic, improper venting into the attic and damaged or ill-installed insulation among other causes.

Aside from dealing with the actual mold in the attic in Toronto, you also need to fix the issue that brought it on in the first place. Read More

16 Jan

How to Keep Rats Out of Attic

It is easy to underestimate the dangers of having rats in your attic beyond the nightly disturbance of scurrying noises in the ceiling and your skin crawling at the thought of sharing your home with rodents.

Rats are dangerous and spread numerous diseases by contaminating food and water and by god-forbid, scratching or biting humans. They also carry fleas and mites which equally carry diseases. Lastly, rats gnaw and chew incessantly so you can expect exposed electrical wires, torn insulation and damaged water pipes which are a good combination for an electrical fire. Read More

14 Jan

How to Choose an Attic Cleaning Service

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There are many reasons to hire an attic cleaning service in Toronto. You might want to avoid the headache of doing it yourself or have special circumstances such as mold problems or toxic insulation.

It is important to know that an attic cleaning service isn’t only restricted to the cleaning part. The idea of a cleaning service can actually be misleading which is why you need to consider specifically the services that the company offers before signing the contract.

Below are a few pointers to help you choose the best insulation removal company in Toronto. Read More

12 Jan

How Dangerous is Asbestos?

Asbestos is technically a legal or commercial term referring to a number of minerals from the amphibole and serpentine families. There are 6 main types of asbestos including Chrysotile (white asbestos), Crocidolite (blue asbestos), Amosite (brown asbestos), Anthophyllite, Tremolite and Actinolite.

Chrysotile is the mineral that most people are familiar with and used in insulation, automobile brake linings, ceilings, walls, roofs, ducts, pipes and appliances.

Asbestos fibres are flexible and easy to work with and have strong fire resistant properties. The material is also resistant to electricity and corrosion and is a good insulator in its pure form making it a favourite and natural material to use in home insulation before the serious health risks were discovered. Asbestos can also be mixed into plastic, cement, paper or cloth to make it stronger. Read More

10 Jan

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Rats in Attic

Home Remedies to Get Rid of Rats in Attic

Rats are unsightly and cause havoc rummaging through garbage bins, pet food and stored foods. They are noisy while scampering in the attic at night, gnaw on electrical wires posing a fire hazard and carry numerous diseases including Salmonellosis, rat bite fever and leptospirosis among others.

Rat control Toronto is a difficult job even for professionals. If you have no intention of using rat traps or poisons then there are a few suggestions for homemade remedies that may help to take care of your rodent problem.   Read More

07 Jan

Common Causes of Mold in the Attic

Common Causes of Mold in the Attic

Most people assume that mold only occurs in the bathroom or basement until they head into the attic only to gasp at the state of mold in the space. Mold, especially if extensive is unsightly but this isn’t just an aesthetic issue.

Exposure to spores from the mold when inhaled can cause various health issues including headaches, coughing, respiratory problems, trigger allergic reactions or cause digestive issues among other problems. Health risks aside, it is important to point out that not all mold in the attic is toxic. Apart from the possible health issues (or lack thereof) mold indicates underlying issues that need to be resolved as soon as possible. Read More

09 Oct

Noises in the Attic Early Morning – Squirrels

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Hearing noises in the attic in the early morning rules out nocturnal animals such as raccoons, possums and rats. The most likely culprit, in this case, is squirrels although a little investigation into the type of noise and hours of activity can help confirm your suspicions. Determining what animal is in your attic is the first step to removing the animal. Squirrels are diurnal animals which mean they are active during the day and sleep through the night. Squirrels are most active early morning just after dawn. The activity may slow down during the day and peak again just before dusk or early evening. Squirrels leave their nest to forage for food and water and it is not uncommon for a squirrel to leave the nest and return multiple times a day. Call us if you need squirrel removal in Toronto, our animal removal experts know how to set a one-way door to find all entry points to remove squirrels completely.  Read More

20 Sep

Why Squirrels Pose Threat to Electric Grid

Why Squirrels Pose Threat to Electric Grid

The attack by hackers on Ukraine’s power grid brought into sharp focus the cybersecurity of power grids the world over. This is the only confirmed incident of hackers causing a blackout but squirrels have for a long time been responsible for power outages. In fact, experts agree that squirrels are far more dangerous in this regard than hackers.

Squirrels cause more trouble than other animals which threaten critical infrastructure. Squirrels have caused more blackouts than raccoons, snakes, birds and rats combined. Read More

18 Sep

Why You Should Not Poison Squirrels

Having a squirrel invade your home is a frustrating experience. Aside from the fact that it is annoying to hear them running around above your head, it is also dangerous. Squirrels can cause significant property damage. They can also pose a threat to your health because of the diseases they carry.

You might be tempted to take matters into your own hands, but you should think again. The idea of poisoning a squirrel to get rid of it once and for all may sound appealing, but it is a bad idea. Understanding why it is a bad idea can help you in making the right choice when it comes to handling squirrel invaders. Read More

16 Sep

Why You Should Not Trap Squirrels Yourself

Trapping wildlife is often hailed as a simple, effective and humane removal method but this is most times far from the truth. Most squirrel removal experts rely on alternatives such as humane evictions and very rarely trap animals. Trapping is typically a last resort when there is no alternative and even then, the expert institutes measures to do it safely and humanely. There are many reasons why you shouldn’t trap wildlife yourself including; Read More

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