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.
Be Aware of Tick Season and Lyme Disease This Year
Tick season has officially arrived, and in provinces like Alberta, these bugs are even more rampant. Ticks are mostly found in forests and wooded areas with plenty of trees and greenery, so remember to stay safe if you find yourself in such areas. This year, it’s even more important to be cautious of these tiny bugs since there is an increased risk for Lyme Disease. Ticks are known carriers of this illness, and according to research by the University of Alberta, one in every five people who are bit by ticks are at risk for developing Lyme Disease.
Spring and summer are when Lyme Disease-carrying ticks are most commonly found. Apart from ticks, many other bugs are carriers of all kinds of diseases. Stay safe and make sure your home is protected. Call Bed Bug Exterminator Pro to help you get rid of any unwanted bugs.
Should You Be Scared of Hantavirus?
Right when the world is dealing with the coronavirus pandemic, there is another virus that has taken the life of one man, stirring fear and unease among the residents of Yunnan province in China. The virus, known as hantavirus, is spread by rodents and can result in various disease syndromes.
According to experts, there are various types of hantaviruses, each of which has a specific rodent host species. The virus is spread through contact with the rodent’s feces, urine, saliva and bite. Common symptoms include fever, muscle pain and fatigue.
The good news is that hantavirus cannot be transferred from person to person. Despite this, it is still best to make sure your property is rodent-free since these creatures are the carrier of many diseases. For professional rodent extermination, call Bed Bug Exterminator Pro today.
Warning Issued on Spurious Pesticide Product
Health Canada issued a warning last week on a non-compliant pesticide that was found in the Canadian marketplace. The pest control product labelled as “Sure Killer Instant Pressurized Residual Insecticide Spray” resembles other registered pesticides but does not have the mandatory registration number under Pest Control Products Act. The spurious product also lacks contact information or the name of the company on its label.
Health Canada’s division, called the Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), regulates the sale and use of pesticides in Canada. Registered pesticides are those that have been subject to a stringent scientific review before they are approved for sale. The PMRA, apart from registering approved pesticide products, also re-evaluates registered products and sets maximum pesticide residue limits.
In the past as well, there were concerns regarding phosphine pesticides and insecticide chalks that were brought from other countries to Canada to kill bedbugs.
Contact Bed Bug Exterminator Pro, we use eco-friendly and approved pesticides to get rid of bed bugs in Toronto safely – guaranteed.
Family Forced to Move to Basement due to Bedbugs
A mother and her five kids who are living in social housing in Ottawa are facing a bed bug and cockroach infestation so severe that they had to move to the basement. The mother, Meram Saleh Sogui, a refugee from Chad, and now a permanent resident, even had to throw out many of their belongings because of the bedbugs. The problem was so severe that her children could not even sleep on their beds, and had to sleep on the floor. After several complaints to the Ottawa Community Housing administration, experts are finally coming in to treat the infestation. During that time, she and her family will be moved to temporary housing. Issues like these are very common across Canada, with many families facing various health and safety risks because of bedbug infestations. If you are facing the same issue as well, make sure to call Bed Bug Exterminator Pro for guaranteed bed bug extermination!
94-Year Old Blind Woman Confined in Bedbug-Infested Room in seniors’ Home
A 94-year old blind woman from Chilliwack, BC, had to endure a nightmare for two entire weeks when the seniors home she was living in placed her in a room that was infested with bedbugs. In pictures and a video taken by employees who reported the incident, you could see bedbugs crawling around the mattress, bloodstains on the sheets and mattress, as well as dead bedbugs on the floor. Thankfully, the family was notified, and remedial actions have been taken. This horrible incident has shone a light on the all too common problem that many people across Canada face – bedbug infestations. Whether it’s a home or a commercial space, there have been many reports of bedbugs crawling around. If you and your family have noticed any signs of a bedbug infestation, the smartest choice is to call in professional exterminators as soon as possible. Make sure to call Bed Bug Exterminator Pro!
Family Faces Holiday Disaster Due to Bed Bug Infestation at Hotel
What started out as a birthday vacation for a Winnipeg woman and her family turned into a nightmare they won’t forget. While they were sleeping at night, the woman was woken up by something itchy on her skin. She woke up her husband, and when they turned on the lights, they found that both the beds were filled with bed bugs everywhere. They immediately notified the front desk; they were offered a change of sheets. The couple demanded another room, but when they were told that this was not possible, they decided to drive back home in the middle of the night instead of spending another night in the bed bug infested hotel. Incidents like these are, unfortunately, not uncommon, especially in hotels. It is important that rooms are kept clean and that the bed sheets are changed regularly to avoid bed bug infestations. The best way to deal with bed bugs is to call our commercial bed bug exterminators from Bed Bug Exterminator Pro.
Gardeners in Edmonton Affected by Lily Beetle Infestation
In yet another news of bugs affecting daily lives, gardeners in Edmonton are increasingly frustrated over what seems to be a rising problem of scarlet lily beetle infestation. It was about five years ago that these invasive pests first started attacking and eating up lilies in gardens, and now the problem has gotten worse.
Professional landscapers say that more and more people come in every day asking for help because their garden has been infested with lily beetles. This shows that the infestation has seen unprecedented growth this year.
Bugs ravaging your beautiful garden can be annoying and bothersome. If your garden or your home has a problem with a bug infestation, then make sure to call the best exterminators in town. Contact Bed Bug Exterminator Pro today for guaranteed bug extermination.