Our residential pest programs are built to fit the needs of the individual customer in the most effective way possible. By using an Integrated Pest Management approach, we are identifying the problem, the cause of the issue, and using the least amount of chemical while maximizing the results. Our technicians take the time to get to know our customer, give recommendations, discuss prevention steps and explain the chosen method of treatment.
As the leading pest control company in the Northwestern Ontario region, we are consistently educating our staff on the most effective, current Pest Control practices available to satisfy our customers.
Bed Bugs are on the rise much to the dismay of the Accommodation Industry, Health Care Facilities, Researchers and the Pest Control Industry. These insects are very resilient, excellent hitchhikers, strong insects infesting rooms/bedrooms throughout. As the name indicates these insects feed on their hosts at night, mostly infesting the bedroom areas, insects may be noted at tufts of the mattress/box spring, under side of box spring and head board areas. Alleviating Bed Bugs once established is time consuming, labour intensive and must be approached properly or issues will be ongoing or spread further within structures. There is yet no magic fix to controlling Bed Bugs but early detection will minimize the extent of infestations.
– Adults are flat, oval, reddish brown and size of an apple seed.
– New hatched (nymph) bed bug light tan, transparent in color and size of a poppy seed.
– Go through 5 nymph stages, taking blood meal and casting a skin each time before becoming an adult.
– Females normally lay 5-7 eggs a week, 200-500 in her lifetime and live as long as a year.
– Eggs are minute, whitish in color and size of a speck of dust
– Travel five (5’) to twenty (20’) feet each way to feed.
– Young nymphs feed approximately 3 minutes, adult 10 to 15 minutes and can go for a year without a blood meal.
– Bed Bug bites may not be apparent, not affecting all and looking similar to mosquito, flea, spider or other insect bites.
– Bed Bugs are excellent hitchhikers. IE: Furniture, Equipment, Luggage, Boxes, Pack Sacks, Shoes…
– Bed Bugs are not proven to transmit disease.