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Carpenter Ants in Hamilton

About. In many regions, carpenter ants (Camponotus) are the most important wood-infesting insects in the urban environment. They are called carpenter ants because nest galleries have a smooth surface, as if sanded by a carpenter. Carpenter ants DO NOT EAT WOOD! They are outdoor scavengers and usually feed on insects and aphid honeydew. However, workers […]

Cockroaches in High End Building

We just did a roach treatment in a high end condo building that was in the top three WORST infestations I have seen in 30 years. The people had been tenants who moved from a rental building only three months ago, and the poor condo owner had no idea. They told us they had moved out of the previous building because […]

Bedbugs in Hamilton schools

The majority of the schools that have had problems with bedbugs in Hamilton are in neighbourhoods with very high concentrations of social housing. As bedbugs travel easily in clothing and bags; they are not hard to transfer into the school system by unsuspecting students living in these areas. It isn’t the fault of the housing either, since […]

Tenants moving and taking bedbugs with them

We just finished treating an apartment unit which was badly infested with bedbugs. The tenant had refused to let us treat and actually just moved out. The landlord was pleased he was gone but unhappy at the mess he left behind; as well as the bedbugs. The problem however; is that wherever this person moved […]

Treating Bed Bug Infestations

Controlling bed bugs takes time and patience. There are a variety of non-chemical approaches that have been shown to be effective. In addition, pesticides are available to aid in the control process. Combining chemical and non-chemical treatments in a unified approach that often makes the most sense. The approach is called integrated pest management (IPM). […]

Bed Bug Pesticide Alert

Never use a pesticide indoors that is intended for outdoor use. It is very dangerous and won’t solve your bed bug promblem. Using the wrong pesticide or using it incorrectly to treat for bed bugs can make you sick, may not solve the problem, and could even make it worse by causing the bed bugs […]

6 Facts about Bedbugs you should know

1.   Most people find bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) a most disagreeable houseguest. These parasites are usually no more than a ¼ inch in length in their adult state and can engorge themselves with human blood in less than 15 minutes causing their bodies to fill to as much as three times its usual size. Fully […]

Number One Reason for Bedbug Explosion

I may be aging myself; but I have been in the pest control business for over 30 years and can still remember the problem we had dealing with bed bugs in the late 1970’s. However; back then, all pest control operators had a secret weapons. They were insecticides from the family of chemicals called Chlorinated Hydrocarbons. […]

6 facts you may not know about bedbugs

1. Bedbugs were once known as bat bugs as they mainly began feeding off bats.. 2. Females can lay well over 200 eggs in her lifetime…. 3. Other than humans the most common blood source is mice and birds 4. Case studies have shown some children became anemic after multiple feedings on them by a […]

5 steps to eliminating bedbugs

1. Vacuuming is very important. Do a thorough vacuum job of all affected mattress and box-springs and any carpeting and also the baseboards. 2. Remove bedding and clothing from the affected room and either wash and dry or just put them through a hot dryer cycle for 30 minutes. 3. Inspect mattress and box spring […]

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