Bed Bugs

How Do Bed Bugs Spread

If you have found bed bugs in your home recently, you are not alone. Over the past five years or so, there has been an increase in reported bed bugs in many homes, apartments buildings, hotels, hospitals, and offices. How to Tell If You Have Bed Bugs Bed bugs are insects that are about 5 mm long […]

Who Let The Bugs Out? Pests vs. Rental Properties

When it comes to pests like rats, mice, roaches, and bed bugs infiltrating your living space, immediate action is ideal. But effective removal treatments cost money, and when you live in a rental property, you may not necessarily be responsible for this expense. On the flip side, if you own a rental property, you’ll want […]

Don't Let the Bedbugs Bite

When it comes to pests like bed bugs in your home, you want to ensure both safe and effective measures are used to get rid of them. Perhaps the two most common options are thermal heat treatments and chemical sprays. Detection Before discussing treatments, we want to ensure you know the tell-tale signs of bed […]

Diatomaceous Earth and Bed Bug Treatment

You may have heard of Diatomaceous earth as a homeowner’s remedy for bed bugs. Though, while some claim Diatomaceous earth gives people an eco-friendly, do-it-yourself option for treating these persistent pests with reduced risk, how effective is it really? What is Diatomaceous Earth? Diatomaceous earth is a mineral that is mined from the beds of […]

Hamilton's Bedbug Outbreak

Bedbugs in Hamilton The bedbug problem in Hamilton has been getting worse the past few months, especially when it comes to rental apartment units being infested with bedbugs. A recent Hamilton Spectator article on the bedbug epidemic sheds some light on how many complaints were made in 2015 to both, The Public Health Services and CityHousing, which […]

Sniffing out Bedbugs with K9 Services

Action Pest Control Services Inc. is proud to be associated with using dogs at times to sniff out bed bugs. The dogs are fully trained and certified as bedbug detection dogs. All trainers have extensive training with dogs for the past 20 years attending seminars with world-class trainers in scent detection. The dogs can find […]

Bad Bedbug Infestation in Hamilton

Bedbugs in Hamilton During an inspection of an apartment downtown this week, it took me about 5 minutes to determine the source of bites that were causing a tenant a lot of grief. They were waking up with bites but saw no insects. The mattress seam is one of the first places we look for […]

Hamilton’s Bed Bug Pandemic

There exists a brownish, wingless insect about the size of an apple seed that is spreading pandemonium across the city of Hamilton. They bite humans at night to feed on their blood, hide along seams of mattresses and can cause any resident undue hardship. I’m talking about bed bugs, and they are causing chaos for […]

Help Put Bed Bugs to Bed

The world owes a debt of gratitude to Simon Fraser University biologist Regine Gries. Her arms have provided a blood meal for more than a thousand bedbugs each week for five years while she and her husband, biology professor Gerhard Gries searched for a way to conquer the global bedbug epidemic. Working with SFU chemist Robert […]

Beware of Bogus Claims in Hamilton for Bedbugs

The resurgence of bed bugs has caused more than the creepy little blood suckers to come out of the woodwork. Some self-proclaimed pest control professionals and marketers are trying to take a bit out of your wallet by peddling products that claim to prevent or remedy bed bug infestations. In fact, the U.S. Environmental Protection […]

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