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Don’t Bring Back Bed Bugs As A Souvenir

By Luqman Butter

A man packing clothes while examining for bed bugs
Bed bug infestations in Toronto have steadily been on the rise over the past two decades. Although they were almost completely eradicated from North America in the 1950’s due to the introduction of DEET, bed bugs have become more prevalent over recent years and now they are proving to be even more difficult to get rid of. The new bed bug resurgence problem in North America is due to a combination of several factors. Most prevalent of all, however, is…

Can Bed Bugs Harm Me?

By Luqman Butter

Man suffering from sleeplessness due to a bed bug infestation
Ever since the early days of human civilization when people still lived in caves bed bugs have been invading human habitats to feed on our blood as we sleep. As early civilizations began moving out of caves and forming communities, bed bugs quickly followed. Historically bed bugs were not considered a major threat to our health and thus no serious efforts were made to eradicate them until the mid 1900’s. During this time they were nearly eradicated from North America…

Eco Friendly Bed Bug Treatments

By Luqman Butter

eco friendly tag for bed bug control
As we are quickly becoming aware of the damage humans are doing to the planet, more and more people are trying to live as environmentally friendly of a lifestyle as possible. Exterminating bed bugs is one area that, for a long time, did not have many eco-friendly alternatives to the pesticide intensive treatments which nearly eradicated them from all of North America in the mid 1940's. Although most bed bug exterminators still use a combination of chemical treatments to exterminate bed bugs…

Bed Bug Exterminator Checklist

By Luqman Butter

Bed bug extermination is not something that should be taken lightly, and I am sure that anyone who has had to deal with a bed bug infestation in the past would agree. Too many people make the mistake of trying to get rid of bed bugs on their own, or hire the cheapest exterminator out there to save a few bucks. Although you may save a bit of money up front by doing this, you will almost surely pay for…

How To Prevent A Bed Bug Problem

By Luqman Butter

Over the past 15 to 20 years, bed bugs have been entering our cities at alarming rates. These pests are great at hitching rides into your home unnoticed and hiding in hard to reach places, so once they are in your home they can be very difficult and costly to get rid of. Since they can be such a nuisance to deal with it is best to avoid them as much as possible.   To prevent bed bugs from entering…

Bed Bug Myths Debunked

By Luqman Butter

Bed bugs are making a strong comeback in Toronto in recent years so it is important to get your facts straight about these pests to handle them accordingly. If you come in contact with bed bugs it can be very difficult to get rid of them as they are great at hiding and reproduce at enormous rates. There are many myths circulating about bed bugs and if you fall into the trap of believing in these it could potentially worsen…

Tips to Avoid Bed Bugs While Travelling

By Luqman Butter

bed bugs easily spotted
Travelling is always meant to be a fun and exciting experience as you see new places and meet new people. Sometimes, however, travelling may present some problems, one of them being a higher exposure to bed bugs. While you’re travelling, chances are that you will be staying in Hotels, Hostels or other short term shared accommodations. With so many people visiting these dwellings every year, they can easily become infested with bed bugs who are just waiting to attach themselves…

Have a Bed Bug Infestation? Here are your rights and responsibilities as a tenant

By Luqman Butter

Finding out that your house has been infested by bed bugs can be devastating. Not only do they feed on your blood while you’re most vulnerable in your sleep, but they can also be very difficult and costly to get rid of. In recent years, the City of Toronto has seen a large increase in bed bug reports. This number has been steadily increasing as bed bugs easily spread from house to house.   Bed bugs may be a nuisance…

Bed Bug Resurgence in North America

By Luqman Butter

Toronto Skyline North America
Bed bugs were introduced into North America with the arrival of early European settlers. As people began migrating to North America they brought these awful pests with them on boats. With the introduction of railways and faster travel across the continent, bed bugs spread at alarming rates. After many failed attempts to eradicate the bed bug problem, a Swiss chemist by the name of Paul Hermann Muller discovered the powerful effects of DDT to combat them in 1939. This, along…

Bed Bug Origins

By Luqman Butter

bat in cave
All over the world bed bugs have become a reality of everyday life terrorizing people in their most vulnerable state, while they sleep. They are tiny pests that hide in or near your bed during the day, and come out at night to feed on your blood. Bed bugs are parasitic insects from the cimicid family, known more accurately as cimex lectularius, and they are an evolved species that feed exclusively on human blood. There are a large variety of…
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