Bed Bug News Archive

We help our visitors stay current with bed bug related information in Toronto and around Canada. Whether you are suffering from a bed bug infestation in Toronto or if you are simply interested in learning more about these creepy crawlers, our bed bug news section has interesting information for you.

News Archive

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Apr 2021
Laval bans toxic pesticides
Laval became the first suburb in Montreal to ban toxic pesticides and herbicides. In April 2021, the city announced the ban on ‘neonicotinoids’ and glyphosate, two common ingredients in pesticides and herbicides. Neonicotinoids-based insecticides are popular and their wide use has led to their ubiquitous presence in the environment, food, and drinking water. While initially, scientists believed the chemical had no harmful effect on humans, recent research shows it can cause numerous health effects. These include birth defects to lung and heart problems. With the spotlight on environmental and human safety, it is important to ensure the pesticides or herbicides you use are non-toxic. Bed Bug Exterminator Pro is a reputed pest control company in Toronto committed to using eco-friendly bed bug treatments that are not harmful to humans while being highly effective on bed bugs.
25
Mar 2021
Why use eco-friendly pest control?
More and more people are becoming environmentally conscious and are trying to lead an eco-friendly lifestyle. Eco-cleaning is a growing trend, and many people are adopting eco-friendly pest control methods to get rid of pests in their homes. Whether they bite, sting, or scurry across your floor, the biggest problem with pests is that they bring with them a slew of health risks. However, eco-friendly pest control methods can help you get rid of bugs, insects, and rodents while ensuring that no harm is done to your health or the environment. If you are considering eco-friendly pest control, contact Bed Bug Exterminator Pro today.
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Feb 2021
Bed Bug Bites Can Get Truly Awful
Most bed bug bites are an annoyance, but they can occasionally require medical attention. This is when the itching is severe or the bite causes an allergic reaction. An antihistamine tablet or a topical steroid may be required to alleviate the symptoms. If the skin around the bite becomes red, swollen and painful, it may indicate a bacterial infection, necessitating antibiotic treatment. You may have to visit your doctor for a consultation or request an online consultation. Bed bugs are the size of an apple seed, and visible to the naked eye. Reddish stains on mattresses from the bugs being crushed are another sign. Professional bed bug treatment can safeguard your skin’s health and your home’s overall hygiene.
19
Jan 2021
Your Upholstery May Be Bed Bugs’ Favorite Color
Research suggests that the bed bugs in your home may have color preferences too. A group of researchers from the University of Florida and Union College in Lincoln found that bed bugs prefer hiding in certain colors. They put bed bugs in a petri dish with different colored cards and studied the behavior of the parasites. They found that the bugs showed an affinity for red and black colors. The scientists say this could be because red is very similar to the color of the bugs themselves and make them feel familiar while black may relate to their natural habitats which are usually dark crevices. So, next time you call professionals for a bed bug treatment ask them to check the red sofa a little better.
15
Dec 2020
Bed Bugs Wreak Havoc in Lido Motel in Toronto
Lido Hotel, Toronto, is one of the many motels administered by the city’s Shelter, Support and Housing Administration (SSHA) to provide social housing and homeless shelters. Most people may think that guests there are living luxuriously, but the reality is indeed shocking. Tara, a guest living there with her autistic son, witnessed heavy infestations of bed bugs at the motel—something that can prove detrimental to the health of everyone there. The mattress and bed had several nests of bed bugs, along with urine and fecal stains. Tara reported the issue to Toronto Public Health (TPH). To get rid of bed bugs, a professional company like Bed Bug Exterminator Pro can help. Contact them today!
28
Nov 2020
Forest Ecosystems Under Threat From Increasing Pest Population Due to Global Warming
Research conducted by a consortium of Canadian and American scientists has measured the ill impact of global warming in the region spanning from the Great Lakes to New York. In the research zone’s western region, including southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario, it was found that in the last century, there’s been a decrease in the number of days with temperatures less than -30°C by five days and less than -18°C by 14 days each year. The warmer days resulting from higher temperatures pose a threat to forest ecosystems as well as the human population dependent on such systems because higher temperatures provide a favourable breeding ground for pests. At low temperatures like those between -17°C and -22°C, most invasive forest pests like pine beetles and others are killed, keeping pest populations in check and protecting forest ecosystems. Higher temperatures aren’t just bad news for forests. Bugs and other pests can pose greater health risks to you and your loved ones if they thrive under such favourable circumstances. Get in touch with Bed Bug Exterminator Pro today to enjoy bug-free living.
15
Oct 2020
Corner Brook Woman’s Backyard Infested With Rodents
It appears Canada has a rapidly rising rat and mice problem. In the past year, many residents across cities have complained of rodent infestation, and one of the latest residents to do so is Margaret Hicks, a woman from Corner Brook. She says that every single day, there are “countless” rodents, including rats, mice, and shrews, causing a ruckus in her backyard as well as the homes around hers. According to Hicks, the rodents first appeared earlier this year and have stayed throughout summer and fall. She added that they have been living on Concord Avenue, Corner Brooks for the past 52 years and have never had a rodent problem before, and that she is lucky none of the rodents have made their way inside her home. Keep your property and your family protected from rodents and all types of pests. Call professional exterminators from Bed Bug Exterminator Pro today!
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