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 residents of Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, and surrounding areas.

The city of Hamilton has recently agreed to devote $450,000 to a new anti-bedbug strategy that will help residents battle the insects. In 2014, City Housing Hamilton filled nearly 5,000 work orders for bedbug inspections and treatments, and 13,424 phone calls were fielded from residents with bedbug concerns. This is frightening, especially when social service agencies are resisting or delaying care to seniors because of their rampant bedbug infestations.

Bed bugs don’t seem to be the only issue, as landlords of apartment buildings seek no resolution for their buildings bed bug infestation. A recent serious case of landlord negligence at 150 Sanford Avenue in Hamilton has had half the residents of the building move out entirely. It has escalated to the point where city officials had to step in and command the building owners to fix the issues at hand – cockroach problems are also adding to the problem.

Bed bug removal is possible with effective treatment methods. At Action Pest Control, we strive to eliminate bed bug infestations using MOE approved, water-based, odorless insecticides that are registered for this procedure. As a proud business operating in Hamilton and the surrounding area, we are here to help in any way we can. Please contact us for more information.