Spring bugs are jumping, even in Canada, today’s blog post is from Environmental Pest Control out of Toronto Canada. What pests are moving in Toronto this spring, try the carpenter ant and bed bug.
Tweet According to new research from the University of Sheffield in the UK, hairy skin can help prevent bed bugs from biting. In fact, the study helps explain why bed bugs and other parasites such as mosquitoes, ticks, and leeches, will seek out the less hairy areas of the body; such as wrists and ankles.… Read More
Tweet Back in the 1950s, American exterminators thought that the common bed bug, had been completely eliminated. However, over the past decade, these blood-sucking pests have made a huge comeback. In fact, in hotels, homes, and multi-unit housing complexes across the United States, the number of reported bed bug infestations have surpassed (up to 100x)… Read More
Tweet Bed bugs have a very unique method of reproduction, called traumatic insemination. Males simply stab females in the side with their reproductive organ and inject their sperm, which makes its way to her eggs. Females recover from one mating, but several matings increase the chance of infection and death. Female bed bugs may try… Read More
Tweet With the arrival DDT in the 1940s, bed bugs almost disappeared in western countries. However, bed bug infestations have resurged in recent years, for reasons which are not clear, but contributing factors may be complacency, increased resistance, bans on pesticides and increased international travel.
Tweet Hotels take bed bugs very seriously, and if they don’t, they should. An alarming number of 4 and 5 star hotels have had issues with bed bugs in recent decades, and the process of eradication is costly and extreme. A hotel must not only seal off the infected room, it must also place all… Read More
Tweet New York has been hit particularly hard with bed bug infestations over recent years. Not only have hotels and movie theatres been hit hard, also a number of prominent businesses and retailers have felt the affects. These include: Google’s New York Headquarters The Wall Street Journal Niketown Bloomingdales Hollister Victoria’s Secret The Empire State… Read More
Tweet What’s the Risk? What’s the Payout? Should you, a pest control operator, offer a warranty/ guarantee for Bed Bugs? Anyone that has done their research knows the difficulty in offering a Bed Bug elimination guarantee. Whether it be for single family homes, apartments, hotels, or furniture rental companies. Weather you are a large multi-million… Read More
Tweet The bite is painless. The salivary fluid injected by bed bugs typically causes the skin to become irritated and inflamed, although individuals can differ in their sensitivity. A small, hard, swollen, white welt may develop at the site of each bite. This is accompanied by severe itching that lasts for several hours to days.… Read More
Tweet Bed bugs feed solely on the blood of their hosts. The only time you’ll get bitten by a bed bug is while sitting quietly, or much more commonly while sleeping. Remember, you may not be the only host that a bed bug is feeding on – pets and local wildlife may also be in… Read More