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Tom Bearss, President of the Delta Naturalists’ Society (DNS), leads a weekly outing of casual birders to various destinations, mostly to birding hotspots in the BC lower mainland. He, or another DNS member, writes a report on each outing of these Delta Nats Casual Birders (aka DNCBers) which you can see on this Optimist blog. You can also see past reports, photos and other information on the Delta Nats on their website at: www.dncb.wordpress.com. DNCB outings are free and open to anyone to participate. They are currently on Tuesday mornings, meeting at and leaving from Petra's by L'Aromas in Tsawwassen at 7:30 a.m. Future outing destinations and outing changes can be seen on the DNCB website.
Bearss is a retired Canadian Trade Commissioner/diplomat who has been a “casual birder” and naturalist for 30+ years. He was born in Niagara Falls, Ontario and has lived in and/or travelled to many parts of the world (e.g. New York, Western Australia, Trinidad & Tobago, South Africa, etc.), but chose to retire with his family in Ladner in 2006. He currently stays active with the DNS, leading bird outings, playing hockey and golf, and especially grand parenting his 2-year-old granddaughter. He lives with wife Sandra of 42 years, and their two children Scott (39) and Erica (36) also reside nearby in Delta.
As a long-time South Delta resident, Go Green Pest Control’s owner Randy Bilesky, a former forester, has always appreciated Delta’s abundant natural environment, the well-being of his neighbours and the healthy lifestyle of West Coast living. He also has experience in home renovation, so he knows where and what to look for when assessing a property for pests and pest damage. Trained and certified, Randy and his team at Go Green Pest Control have first-hand knowledge of the pest problems that local homeowners and business owner's encounter and can provide various solutions to solve and prevent pest problems of any kind. Environmentally-friendly and humane removal techniques are used when possible to control pests and minimize any impact to the surroundings.
Bugs and insects use toxins to hunt prey or help evade predators. So are they venomous and poisonous, we often use this interchangeably, but do they mean the same thing? Spiders are equipped with . . .
Cockroaches, next to rats, are the nastiest creatures in the pest control business. These eerie crawlies are flat, brown and their shells are greasy to touch. Yes, just writing this sends shivers . . .
A longer milder spring and a warmer winter so far has left us with more rats than usual this time of year. The warmer it is the more rodents survive. In Delta, with a substantial shipping industry . . .
So we are in mid January now and carpenter ants are popping up around your house, what is up with that? So you ask, are carpenter ants really active in the winter? Well it depends on were they are . . .
Your car is a warm, dry and undisturbed ideal shelter for feeding, nesting and breeding rodents. Rodents can cause significant damage to the car, damage that could end up costing you thousands of . . .
Twenty DNCBer’s broke in the New Year with our first chilly but dry Tuesday morning outing to White Rock and Blackie Spit Park. It was a particularly good birdy morning with lots of neat sightings . . .
A new study has discovered that leaf-cutter ant nests produce thousands of times more carbon dioxide than the adjacent soils do. In Costa Rica on the forest floor, leaf-cutter ant nests, that cover. . .
Chances are, there are toxins loitering around the corner in your home, often, when you don't even realize it. Here are four simple steps to make your house greener. Start slowly by replacing just. . .
Roof rats, also called black rats or ship rats, get their name from their need to be up high in trees and roofs. Roof rats rarely live longer than nine months, but females may give birth to as many. . .
New statistics released puts bed bugs as the 2018 Pest of the Year for the second consecutive year. Canadians searched for information about these pests an astounding 600,000 times during 2018. The. . .
I’m baaaaack! About 30 participants, including ten newbies, enjoyed a sunny Wednesday morning walk on our quarterly Birds on the Bay (BOTB) outing in Boundary Bay Regional Park (BBRP). Lots of neat. . .
Pests are often thought of as spring-summer weather issue, but homeowners need to know that old person winter brings with it a ton of likely pest issues. Once the thermometer starts to drop and the. . .
Some pests like rats and mice are in fact more active in the winter as they search for somewhere to stay - indoors. Rats and mice aren’t hibernators, so they must continuously feed throughout the . . .
Christmas is coming and if you decided to purchase a real (once live) Christmas tree you should expect to bring in a few unexpected guests into your home, in the form of insects. A rough estimate . . .
Here is an example of a real story I hear far too often. You’re going through your work week morning routine, getting dressed and leaving for work when you see a rat running from your car when you . . .
Just like the notorious saying by the members of House Stark in Game of Thrones, “winter is coming,” this is also a warning to homeowners because your house, townhouse, condo or apartment is likely. . .
You know that the holidays or Christmas season is almost upon us as the grease ants start coming out. These tiny ants can stay in the walls for months but when the furnaces in homes begin to run a . . .
Rodent females create extra offspring after smelling odours (chemo-olfactory cues) produced by scared males. Fear of being torn apart and eaten can influence the size of populations. A study showed. . .
Often the first thing people think when they get itchy bites on their legs, arms or torso is I’ve been bitten by bed bugs. If you're concerned about the potential of bedbugs, knowing what sorts of . . .
The bushy tailed woodrat is the only native rat found in B.C. and has been spotted here in Delta. It is a large squirrel-like rodent with long dense fur and a bushy tail. Like all our local rats - . . .
How do ants communicate? And why do they crawl in lines? Ants use pheromones (a chemical substance produced and released into the environment by an animal or an insect, affecting the behaviour or . . .
Those inquisitive petite mice that spent the summer scavenging outside are now looking for a warm home to hide, eat and nest in while the weather turns to rain and dark days. Mice are attracted to . . .
The average lifespan of silverfish is between three months and eight years. Their survival includes avoiding predators, surviving without food and producing a lot of little silverfish. These little. . .
In most ant colonies, the ratio of worker ants to soldier ants remains constant at 90 to 95 per cent worker ants to 5 to 10 per cent soldiers. Ant colonies maintain the balance between soldiers and. . .
Have you ever noticed that most insects that you find dead in your house are belly up, or more specifically cockroaches? In the wild, outside of your house, it is not to likely that you will ever . . .
So you hear noises in your attic... OK you have squirrels, rats or mice. But after it’s been checked out there are no rodents in the attic, then it's most likely bats. Bats don’t usually seek out . . .
So does having a cat reduce the incidence of rats on your property? Well, almost every homeowner that I talk to say it does and that they rarely see or hear rats, until they actually do. Studies of. . .
Yes it is fall now but those nasty wasps have not given up yet. We are potentially going to have them stinging around until late October. So, what do you do to take the itch and pain out of a wasp . . .
There were an extraordinary number of wasps' nests in Delta this summer. We had to deal with almost three times as many service calls as last year. Delta was buzzing this summer – but not always in. . .
Fall means ripe peaches, apples, pears, figs and other fruit in Delta. Regrettably, it also means exploding populations of fruit flies heading right for that ripe fruit. Also known as vinegar flies. . .
Twenty-five folk enjoyed another beautiful Wednesday morning wandering around Boundary Bay Regional Park (BBRP) on our quarterly Birds on the Bay (BOTB) outing. The tide was high, the weather was . . .
Powderpost beetles leave wood peppered with pinholes when the larvae produce fine wood powder as they tunnel through the wood. There are three beetles that chew through wood: lyctid, bostrichid and. . .
There is little to fear about spider beetles, they really are beetles that look very much like tiny spiders.They have six legs and a round body with a smooth outer shell, which makes them look like. . .
Just the sight of a cockroach in a TV show is enough to turn most people’s stomach, now imagine walking into your kitchen at lunch time and seeing a half a dozen skittering across your countertop -. . .
Ants work together to dig intricate tunnel systems underground. Traffic engineers study ant colonies as mock-ups for learning how thousands of ants avoid creating traffic gridlocks while working in. . .
Rodents are clever animals that love clutter, thrive in unkempt conditions (the more cluttered the better) and they are filthy - carrying many diseases. Mice and rats have great memory skills, if . . .
Fourteen DNCBers enjoyed a fantastic, well-organized, all-day outing to an exciting new destination, Sidney Spit, a Gulf Islands National Park off Vancouver Island. We saw lots of neat birds too; . . .
This summer we have seen twice the number of wasp call outs than in the previous four years. The dry spring and hot summer has led to a substantial rise in wasp (and hornet) nests and an increase . . .
With their pincers or abdomen forceps, earwigs are somewhat intimidating, yet they do not produce poison or spread disease. The pincers are actually for defense and fighting other earwigs. There is. . .
Your home is your fortress, except when it comes to rats and mice. These trespassers attack your roof, inhabit walls and attics, tunnel under foundations, loot all available food sources, and start. . .
Several lawsuits have been dismissed, alleging that the soybean-based coating causes rodents to gnaw through the wires and that rodent-inflicted damage to the soy wiring can debilitate the vehicles. . .
About 20 DNCBers enjoyed another beautiful Wednesday morning in Delta, walking along the Boundary Bay Regional Park (BBRP) trail from 104th St. to the Mansion. Check out the photo evidence on our . . .
AKA - bald hornet, white-faced hornet, white-tailed hornet, spruce wasp, blackjacket and bull wasp. Colonies can contain 400 to 1,000 workers and builds a characteristic large hanging paper nest up. . .