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Know Your Enemy : Pestroy Eliminates Insects from Your Space in Montreal

Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ant, Camponotus vagus

Does not eat wood, but bites pieces and removes the wood to make nests. Colonies can be very large. Look for piles of saw dust near nest entrances.

  • They do not sting, but have a strong bite

  • Can remove enough wood to weaken a structure

Clothes Moth

clothes moth

The larvae of this moth are considered a serious pest, as they can derive nourishment from clothing, in particular wool, but many other natural fibers.

  • This moth prefers moist conditions

  • Clothes Moths seem to prefer dim or dark areas

Bed Bug

bed bug

A bloodsucking bug that is a parasite of birds and mammals.

Bed bugs:

  • are often difficult to find because they hide well

  • are similar to an apple seed in size and appearance

  • do not jump

  • spend most of their time hiding & are usually active at night



A social winged insect that has a narrow waist and a sting. It constructs a paper nest from wood pulp and raises the larvae on a diet of insect.

  • Nest in the ground or in cavernous areas such as eaves, attics, etc.

  • They feed on sweets and proteins and commonly invade outdoor activities

German Cockroach

german cockroach

Small light-brown cockroach brought to United States from Europe. Most common cockroaches found in apartments and

restaurants in Canada

  • Mostly active at night

  • Not very tolerant to cold

  • Have few natural predators inside a human habitat

  • Smaller than many other species so it can more easily hide and fit into very small cracks

Fruit Fly

fruit fly

Fruit flies are small pests that are commonly found in homes, restaurants and other facilities where food is processed. They are found on moist, decaying matter. Elimination of the breeding site is the most important step in the control of fruit flies.

  • Fruit flies feed on decaying matter, especially fruits and vegetables

  • Has a very short lifespan

Indian Meal Moth

indian meal moth

These moths like to feed on dried fruits, grains, seeds, nuts, chocolate, candies, bird seed, dog food, powdered milk, dried red peppers and candy.

  • Attracted to the light, these bugs are found worldwide in areas where food is stored, such as grocery stores.

  • Indian Meal Moths infest foods and can contaminate food products.

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