Bed Bug Prevention

No one likes having to deal with the physical and mental strain of a bed bug infestation. The best way to avoid the side effects is to avoid an infestation all together. Bed bugs are crafty insects. There is no way to proof your home against them; however, you can take precautions to limit their […]

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Using Dogs to Detect Bed Bugs

Dogs don’t just make great pets and loyal companions. Recent studies have shown that dogs can be trained to alert diabetic owners when their blood sugar is low, detect bacterial infections and even sniff out cancer. That keen sense of smell has also helped some dogs to become bed bug detection experts. Canine services have […]

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More Bed Bug Myths

Here we look at some more common bed bug myths: Myth: Bed bugs are invisible to the naked eye False: Bed bugs are very small and are difficult to spot, but they are not invisible. Hatchlings are the size of a poppy seed, while adults grow to about a quarter-inch in length. Bed bugs are […]

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Bed Bugs and The Law

Whether you’re a home owner, a renter, or a landlord, you have legal responsibilities when it comes to addressing a bed bug problem in your living space. For landlords and tenants the key law in Ontario is the Residential Tenancies Act, 2006. The act does not directly address bed bugs, but gives both parties the […]

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I Have Bed Bugs – Now What?

Maybe you have woken up with itchy bites or seen the red pin-prick stains on your bed sheets. Maybe you have noticed their shells or even seen one crawl along your mattress piping. You have bed bugs. Identifying the problem is the first step, but what’s next? The first step in any bed bug infestation […]

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Bed Bugs and the Dangers of Pesticides

Misusing pesticides can affect your possessions, your home and most importantly, your loved ones. If you have a bed bug infestation it is important that you consult a professional bed bug exterminator. The professionals know what they are doing and know how to safely treat your home, eliminating bed bugs and keeping your family safe. […]

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Bed Bugs and Furniture

Bed bugs are most commonly found on, underneath and inside of your furniture when invading your home. One of the major bed bug related decisions people have to make when dealing with an infestation is what to do with their furniture. Bed bug treatments can be expensive and costs can increase exponentially if you have […]

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Bed Bug Research

A selection of research on bed bugs from around the world. Bed Bug Origins Scientists at the University of Tulsa have determined that bats were the original hosts of the bugs that infest homes around the world today. Bats introduced bed bugs to human populations when both humans and bats were living in caves. Since […]

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Bed Bugs Around the World

In 2014, experts deemed Canada’s bed bug problem to be worse than ever, with the frequency of bed bug reports increasing 20 per cent over the previous year. Canada wasn’t alone. Countries around the world saw increases in beg bug infestations. The United States has been dealing with increases in bed bugs for several years, […]

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Early Detection of Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to detect. It is often the case that once people notice the common signs, bites on their legs and feet, red pin prick-like stains on their sheets, the bed bugs have reached a stage of severe infestation. But how do you catch on to bed bugs before the infestation gets […]

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