Cockroaches The topic of today’s blog is everyone’s favourite creepy-crawly: the cockroach. The English word “cockroach” comes from cucaracha, which is the Spanish word for the bug. They first evolved in the Carboniferous period, about 320 million years ago. Despite the millennia separating the first cockroaches from today’s, modern cockroaches still look extremely similar to […]

Wasp Season

Wasp Season Wasp season is upon us! This year’s summer has been warmer and dryer than the last, which means a booming population of wasps. Wasp queens find it difficult to establish new nests in cool, wet weather, so this summer’s high temperatures and relative dryness have given them the chance to found plenty of […]


Termites A termite infestation can be troublesome for property owners. It’s estimated that termites cause over $50 billion in damage globally, every single year! Termites feed on cellulose (a component of wood), meaning that they will eat the wooden internal structures of a building. This makes them difficult to detect, as you will not see […]

Pavement Ants

Pavement Ants

The pavement ant is one of the most common house-infesting ants in Toronto and the GTA. They were introduced to North America by hitching a ride in the holds of merchant ships arriving from Europe in the 18th century. Pavement ants have flourished in North America, having spread throughout the Atlantic Coast, Central Canada, the […]

Going Digital

Aetna is taking the next step in increasing our commitment to technology by fully integrating ServicePro into our business. ServicePro is a software program specifically designed for the pest control industry, and it provides a number of useful digital tools that will help both our customers and our pest control technicians. The largest benefit of […]

Winter Rat Prevention Tips

In the past five years, Aetna has seen a steady increase in rat calls. This pesky rodent has had much success in Toronto and the GTA for several reasons: increased construction disrupting their harborage sites milder winters, allowing them more time to find food and reproduce availability of food from compost bins and vegetable gardens […]