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Thursday, 3 October 2013

Pests that require Control!

Pest (organism)

Carpet beetle larvae damaging a specimen of Sceliphron destillatorius in an entomological collection
pest is "a plant or animal detrimental to humans or human concerns (as agriculture or livestock production)";[1] alternative meanings include organisms that cause nuisance and epidemic disease associated with high mortality (specifically: plague). In its broadest sense, a pest is a competitor of humanity.[2] In the past, the term might have been used for detrimental animals only, thus for example, causing confusion where the generic term 'pesticide' meant 'insecticide' to some people. It is any living organism which is invasive or prolific, detrimental, troublesome, noxious, destructive, a nuisance to either plants or animals, human or human concerns, livestock, human structures, wild ecosystems, etc. It is a loosely defined term, often overlapping with the related terms vermin, weed, plant and animal parasites and pathogens. It is possible for an organism to be a pest in one setting but beneficial, domesticated or acceptable in another.[edit]

Pests often occur in high densities, making the damage they do even more detrimental
Often animals are derided as pests as they cause damage to agriculture by feeding on crops or parasitising livestock, such as codling moth on apples, orboll weevil on cotton. An animal could also be a pest when it causes damage to a wild ecosystem or carries germs within human habitats. Examples of these include those organisms which vector human disease, such as rats and fleas which carry the plague disease, mosquitoes which vector malaria, and ticks which carry Lyme disease.
The term pest may be used to refer specifically to harmful animals but is also often taken to mean all harmful organisms including weeds, plant pathogenic fungi and virusesPesticides are chemicals and other agents (e.g. beneficial micro-organisms) that are used to control or protect other organisms from pests. The related term vermin has much overlap with pest, but generally only includes those creatures that are seen to be vectors of diseases.
It is possible for an animal to be a pest in one setting but beneficial or domesticated in another (for example, European rabbits introduced to Australiacaused ecological damage beyond the scale they inflicted in their natural habitat). Many weeds (plant pests) are also seen as useful under certain conditions, for instance Patterson's curse is often valued as food for honeybees and as a wildflower, even though it can poison livestock.
The term "plant pest" has a very specific definition in terms of the International Plant Protection Convention and phytosanitary measures worldwide. A pest is any species, strain or biotype of plant, animal, or pathogenic agent injurious to plants or plant products.[3]
Plants may be considered pests if an invasive species. Any prolific animal or plant may be considered pests.
The greatest importance as pests (in the order of economic importance) are insectsmitesnematodes and gastropods.[4]

Invertebrate pests


Caterpillars cause crop damage

Termites cause structural damage




Some slugs are pests in both agriculture and gardens. Their significance is increasing drastically.[4] Deroceras reticulatum is a worldwide distributed slug pest.[4] Local importance slug pests include: Deroceras spp.,[4] Milax spp.,[4] Tandonia sp.,[4] Limax spp.,[4] Arion spp.[4] and some species ofVeronicellidae:[4] Veronicella sloanei.[5]
Land snail pests include:
Freshwater snail pests include:

Plant pathogens

Plant pests

Seagulls steal human food



Thursday, 8 August 2013

Protecting Your Health & Investment

Sawyer Pest Management Inc. has over 14 years of experience providing guaranteed, environmentally-friendly pest management services for residential and commercial clients in Southern Ontario.
Prior to completing a service, our highly-trained, licensed technician will complete a thorough inspection of the interior and exterior of your home or business. The completion of a detailed inspection will allow our technician to identify conditions contributing to pest activity and make recommendations on what can be done to prevent future re-occurrences. Implementation of a targeted control program will quickly eliminate the pest activity while reducing or eliminating pest control materials in or around your home or business.
Every home and business is different. That’s why we offer customized Home Protection Plus ProgramsHome Protection Programs and One Time Services to residential properties andWeeklyMonthly and Quarterly services to commercial and agricultural clients. Whether you’re looking for a preventative maintenance program or require the elimination of an active pest problem, Sawyer has the solution for you.
Sawyer Pest Management Inc. is proud to provide pest control solutions for the following pests: Ants, Bees, Bed Bugs, Box Elder Bugs, Carpet Beetles, Clothes Moths, Cluster flies, Cockroaches, Crickets, Earwigs, Fleas, Flies, Hornets, Mice, Powder Post Beetles, Spiders, Silverfish, Rats, Yellow Jackets, Wasps etc. in the surrounding areas and communities of Ailsa Craig, Appin, Aylmer, Bayfield, Beachville, Belmont, Clinton, Dashwood, Dorchester, Dutton, Exeter, Glencoe, Goderich, Grand Bend, Hensall, Ilderton, Ingersoll, Kirkton, Komoka, London, Lucan, Melbourne, Mitchell, mount Brydges, Nairn, Parkhill, Port Franks, Port Stanley, St. Marys, St. Thomas, Seaforth, Springfield, Starthroy, Tillsonburg, Watford, Woodstock, Zurich.
For additional information on the services we offer or to book an appointment please call our office at 519-661-6886 or email us at