pest control services
There are numerous species of ants (such as Carpenter Ants) regarded as pests across the province and can be one of the more difficult pests to control. Ants can live for long periods setting up new nests and colonies. Most infestations become severe if not treated. They can enter your home in cracks and crevices, setting up colonies in areas such as wall cavities and ceiling voids, they damage the wood used in the construction of the building. Ants forage looking for food and moisture hence they are found in kitchens and bathroom areas. Ants are more active in the warmer months however most home owner pest control programs are not effective due to foraging ants making up only a small portion of the colony. Targeting nests has proven to be a long term solution to ant control.
Bed Bug control
Got an Bed Bug problem? We'll eliminate the pest problem – Guaranteed. Bed bugs are blood sucking insects that hide in cracks and crevices close to their host which is commonly humans along with household pets. The female in her lifetime may lay 2 to 500 eggs which usually hatch within 7 to 30 days depending on climatic conditions. Bed bugs can be transported all over the world via travelers luggage, clothes etc. Allergies are rare to bed bug bites but sometimes people will experience irritation and swelling at the site of the bite. A number of health effects may occur due to bed bugs, including skin rashes, psychological effects, and allergic symptoms. Diagnosis involves both finding bed bugs and the occurrence of compatible symptoms. Treatment is otherwise symptomatic.
Bird Nest control
The most common complaints are birds nesting in roof voids or kitchen exhaust fan vents and bird mites which travel from the bird to us. However there are many different problems associated with Birds and we can offer guaranteed solutions to many of them. Birds can offer a safe haven for fleas and bird mites. The fleas and mites are feeding off the birds in their nest and when the birds leave their nest these little predators come searching for us. The bites from Bird Mites can be quite painful and flea and mite populations can build up very quickly. Birds can also foul buildings and footpaths with their droppings. Our Bird Nest Eliminationl services are designed to have maximum impact on the Nest Elimination problem with minimal impact on your family, your pets and the environment.
Cockroaches are potential carriers of diseases such as Gastro-enteritis, Dysentery and some studies show they have been linked to Asthma. They are nocturnal insects and are rarely seen during the day.Cockroaches live in cracks and crevices both inside and outside. They feed on all types of food and just about anything with nutritional value found in and around your home. There are thousands of cockroach species worldwide but only a small number are regarded as a pest. The main control methods for the eradication of cockroaches is gel baits. These allow us to eliminate cockroaches in domestic and commercial situations without any disruption or evacuation. A good housekeeping & hygiene program is essential to discourage cockroach infestation.
Blood Feeders control
Fleas are blood sucking insects that prefer warm humid conditions and can be found both indoors and outdoors. The female lays 4 to 8 eggs after each blood meal and the majority of the time these are laid on the host commonly being animals such as dogs, cats and birds etc. She lays several hundred eggs in her life time. Their bites cause irritation and are responsible for disease transmission such as the bubonic plague during the middle ages. Good hygiene practices for pets such as approved flea washes and routine washing of animals bedding and sleeping quarters are essential to controlling and preventing flea infestations. The most common control of flea outbreaks is the application of synthetic pyrethroid insecticides to all surface and flea harbourage areas. Some severe infestations may require several treatments to control and eliminate fleas.
Rodents are notorious for the transmission of diseases, such as the Bubonic plague, typhus fever and Salmonella. Rodents consume 10 per cent of their body weight each day, with the average rat eating about 30 grams a day. An infestation of only 5 rats can produce approximately 83,000 droppings and 27 litres of urine a year. Rodents are destructive, causing problems such as electrical fires from gnawing on wiring & contamination of all food related products. New rodent droppings are shiny and pliable and within 2-3 days become dull and hard. Mouse droppings are 3-6mm long and have pointed ends. Rat droppings are up to 12mm long and have blunted ends. Rubmarks are greasy smear marks and they are caused when rodents rub their fur against vertical surfaces such as walls Burrows Rat burrows are normally found next to waterways and buildings.
Some spiders like moisture and are found in basements, crawl spaces and other damp areas of buildings. Others like dry, warm areas such as subfloor air vents, upper corners of rooms and attics. Treatment includes the interior or exterior of the structure (or both), window frames, door frames, cracks, crevices, soffit and fascia, decking, and lawn furniture. It is highly recommended that power washing of the exterior be done before treatment as the treatment does not clean webbing that is already present. The interior spider control procedure consists of ULV fogging in the attic, treatment of baseboards, windows, door frames, closets, and dark corners with residual, light aerosol.
Termites, are wood-destroying insects that cause many millions of dollars of damage annually. Both subterranean termites can potentially cause costly damage to your property and in some cases even make the floors or foundations unsafe. Unfortunately termites often go unnoticed until the colony is sending out swarmers* or even worse, has caused extreme damage to an infested structure, which can include buckling wood, swollen ceilings or floors, or areas that appear to be suffering from water damage. It is to your advantage to have a regular termite inspection in order to control termites before they cause damages to your home or business which require expensive and disruptive repairs.
Wasp Nest control
It is helpful to determine where the nesting area is located but it is recommended to contact a pest control company to treat and remove the nest since these nests can be quite large. The most effective treatment for social wasp is to apply a dust insecticide to the entrance of the nest which will terminate the insect within 24 hours. Wasp nests are removed if at all possible. The most common health concern related to wasps is stings, which may induce severe allergic reactions in some individuals.