Pest Control & Animal Removal in Newcastle ON

From free initial inspections to regularly scheduled service visits, Zolo Pest Control works tirelessly to keep your home pest-free, guaranteed! From restaurants to hotels, and property management to healthcare facilities, our customizable pest control plans are uniquely suited to solve and prevent pest problems for local businesses in Newcastle.

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Commercial Pest Control
We understand that your business is unique and has unique pest control needs. That’s why we offer completely customizable service plans to solve your pest problems. We begin with an appointment to determine your current needs and pest pressures, and to discuss our unique and proprietary options for treatments, as we develop a customized program for your property needs and budget.

Residential Pest Control
A pest infestation in your home can be dangerous to your family’s health and cause costly damage. Whether you already have an infestation or would like to take preventative measures, Zolo can help. We offer customizable treatments to meet your individual needs. Offering more service plan options than any other pest control company in Newcastle, ON, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with Zolo Pest Control Inc.

Pest Control & Animal Removal in Newcastle, ON

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8 Tips to Keep Insects Away 

Wear light-coloured clothing

While wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and closed footwear is not always possible, it will provide great protection against mosquitos. You should also try to wear light-coloured clothing, as mosquitoes are more attracted to dark colours. Some say it is because dark colours are easier to spot and some say because mosquitos associate dark colours with bears or other animals with dark fur. Either way, keep to the light colours when choosing your clothes.

Switch to LED Lights

Most people have noticed that bugs swarm around lights at night. Recent research suggests that the type of light that is used will impact the number of insects attracted to it. The results show that a warm LED light bulb is the least attractive to bugs, so change your regular bulbs for LEDs. Not only are they environmentally-friendly LEDs but know we know it can help keep mosquitos away as well.

Bathe Regularly

While wearing long-sleeved shirts, long pants, and sweaty skin attracts insects to your body. Mosquitos in particular are attracted by the scent of our sweat. Yeah, it can be difficult to work in the heat and not sweat but anything that can reduce the amount of sweat can help keep mosquitos away. Try to shower more often during the summer months and wear cool clothing. If all else fails, drinking apple cider vinegar can actually have an effect on the smell of our sweat, making it less interesting for mosquitoes.

Vinegar is reliable

As mentioned above, drinking cider vinegar can keep mosquitos away from you. Another easy way to keep bugs away when you are outdoors is to spray the outside of your tent or lodging with vinegar. Many insects find this smell overpowering. So, before leaving home for a remote drill site, simply fill a couple of empty spray bottles with vinegar and you'll have a all-natural, effective insect repellent. When using this method of keeping mosquitos away, make a point of not spraying too much vinegar if your co-workers have a strong sense of smell or just hate the smell of vinegar.

Garlic works

Taking a garlic capsule daily is another great away to avoid insects while working outdoors. By ingesting a garlic capsule, the scent of garlic will be secreted through your pores, which will act as a natural repellent for many insects. You can also eat a lot of garlic instead of taking a capsule, but this may not be a good idea if you don’t want to annoy others on the drill site.

Onions are effective

Like garlic, mosquitos don’t like the smell of onions, making onion juice another fantastic insect repellent. There is an old wife's tale about placing a chopped onion in water to repel mosquitos. It says to place a bowl nearby your outdoor seating area, and swish the water around to release the scent. You can rub a small amount of onion juice onto any exposed areas of your body to repel insects as long as you can handle the smell yourself. Like garlic, the downside to this idea is that a lot of people can't stand the smell of onions, so be cautious.

Mint plants help

So what are you supposed to do if garlic and onions really bother you? There are other better-smelling options like mint- a plant that also keeps bugs away. Of course, you can’t plant them at your worksite but you make a quick mosquito repellent from mint-flavoured mouthwash. Pour it into a bottle and spray all over to prevent mosquito bites.

Use Mosquito-Less for mosquitoes

Mosquito barrier or Mosquito Less are all-natural, liquid garlic-based products that you can buy and spray on grass, hedges, decks, etc. to keep mosquitos away for up to a month. Many municipalities are using them for parks, golf courses and school grounds. When mixed with oil and liquid soap, it will adhere to trees, shrubs and grass. If you want to spray it on fabric, simply mix with water alone to avoid staining.

Rodent Control Tips

Rodents seek shelter indoors, especially during the cooler fall and winter months, and once inside can cause more than just an unpleasant infestation. Rodents put homes at risk for electrical fires by gnawing through wires. If you spot evidence of a rodent infestation, do not hesitate to act to handle the problem. More frequently, though, rodents serve as vectors, carrying bacteria, such as salmonella, on their bodies and contaminating food sources, kitchen surfaces and equipment. The common white-footed deer mouse is also known to transmit the potentially fatal Hantavirus.

Rodents are known to reproduce quickly, and a small problem can turn into a big issue overnight if left untreated. Rodent control and management are important for health and safety reasons. If you suspect a rodent infestation, call us ASAP!

Fortunately, there are many ways homeowners can proactively prevent and get rid of rodent infestations in their homes. Read the 10 tips that helps with rodent control on your property.

  • Install door sweeps on exterior doors and repair damaged screens.
  • Screen vents and openings to chimneys.
  • Seal cracks and holes on the outside of the home, including areas where utilities and pipes enter the home, using caulk, steel wool or a combination of both.
  • Store food in airtight containers and dispose of garbage regularly.
  • Keep attics, basements and crawl spaces well ventilated and dry.
  • Replace loose mortar and weather stripping around the basement foundation and windows.
  • Eliminate all moisture sites, including leaking pipes and clogged drains that provide the perfect breeding site for pests.
  • Inspect items such as boxes, grocery bags and other packages brought into the home.
  • Store firewood at least 20 feet away from the house and keep shrubbery trimmed and cut back from the house.
  • If you suspect a pest infestation in your home, contact a licensed pest professional like Zolo to inspect and treat the pest problem.
Why Hire ZOLO

Hiring a professional pest control company from the beginning will save you so much time and stress, rather than going through trial and error by doing it yourself. Leave the hard work to the professionals with the know-how to quickly eliminate your pest problem once and for all. Save yourself time, energy, and frustration by hiring our reputable pest control company. Our trained and licensed pest technicians will be able to solve your problem quickly and effectively because they are knowledgeable about pests and effective treatments. After all, it is what they do every day. Stop throwing away your time and hard-earned money only to have to call a professional anyway. Get professional help and get it done right the first time.

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