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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 […]

Mississauga Homeowner Throws Out A Garbage bag FULL of Dead Roaches

…..the German cockroach….one of the most persistent and hard to kill insects….. “Blattella” germanica or the German roach is the main cockroach of concern for homeowners and landlords in Ontario. They travel deep inside walls and move very quickly and are compulsive breeders.  They carry their eggs in a capsule attached to their body called […]

Hey Hamilton….Cockroaches Have a Bad Rep

I saw this cartoon recently and thought it was hilarious! I mean, lets face it…how many of us really want to find a roach roaming around on the counter?  I’m sure not to many hands are in the air right now.  That got me thinking about the ‘positive’ aspects of roaches.  I’m sure that there […]

What's the Deal With Cockroaches?

Cockroaches are one of those insects that you sometimes can’t avoid.  They’re everywhere and let’s face it, they are annoying!  Over the many years I’ve been doing pest control, I’ve seen horrible infestations.  There isn’t much difference in the number of roaches in Hamilton or Toronto.  The fact is that they exist and Action Pest […]

The Life of a Carpenter Ant

Carpenter ants, which are commonly seen in and near dwellings are typically the wingless, non-productive worker adults.  Carpenter ants live in large groups or colonies consisting of hundreds of worker ants, a few reproductive males and female as well as one queen. At first the colony is small, however, in later years the population can […]

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