Pest Control News Archive
20 Dec 2018 – Residents of a housing complex called Ralston Towers are complaining that they have bed bugs in their apartments for months. Bed bugs can cause itchiness and rashes in your body, and are generally unsafe and unhygienic. The residents of Ralston Towers say that they have reached out to management a number of times, but nothing has been done to solve the issue so far. This is just one among many incidents where residents of apartment complexes are facing a rising bug, pest and rodent problems. With the colder months here, you too may witness an increasing rodent, bugs or pest problem whether at home or work. If this is an issue, make sure to reach out to the best exterminators Canada has to offer.
20 July 2018 – In the US, professional pest control companies use annually up to 45 million pounds worth of pesticides to get rid of pests in homes or gardens. According to the CDC (Center of Disease Control) 90% of humans have at least 43 different pesticides in their bodies. According to an expert, 93 percent or more of these toxic chemicals are not tested on children’s nervous systems that are at the developing phase. A previous study that was published in a scientific journal highlighted that children who had non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma – a type of cancer – were seven times as likely as healthy children to have been raised in a home where toxic pesticides were sprayed. Many toxic chemicals used in pesticides are linked to different health conditions including certain cancers, reproductive disorders, birth defects and neurological problems. It is best to hire professional pest control companies like Pestend that use eco-friendly and non-toxic pesticides to eliminate pests in a safe way.
14 June 2018 – Sterile places such as hospitals are not immune to cockroach infestations. Cockroaches have been found in the past in intensive care units, maternity wards as well as operation theaters across the globe. Recently, a death reportedly occurred in South Asia hospital’s intensive care unit because a cockroach got into the ventilator. The most recent incident was at Hull Hospital where employees noted roach infestation in the hospital kitchen. The extent of infestation is so bad that employees are catching them in containers and dumping onto a garbage pail every day. Apart from bringing bad reputation to the healthcare establishment, cockroaches are carrier vehicles for dangerous organisms including Salmonella and E.coli. With the immune systems of hospitalized patients already compromised, they are exposed to allergies, bacterial infections, and asthma. Consulting professional pest control companies can be the best way to protect patients and reputation.
10 Apr 2018 – Canada has more than 35 species of snakes and at least 26 of these are indigenous. Of these, four types are known to be venomous including the Prairie Rattlesnake, Massasauga Rattlesnake, and Desert Nightsnake. While people are highly scared of venomous snakes, these ones are very rarely encountered. Since 1980, only fifty Desert Nightsnakes have been spotted which inhabit mainly the Similkameen Valley and southern Okanagan region. The last fatality reported due to snakebite was over forty years ago. More importantly, at least half of reptiles in Ontario are considered endangered and are protected, thanks to the Endangered Species Act. If you do have a snake infestation contact Pestend Pest Control in Toronto and we will safely remove any snakes and contribute towards their protection.
12 Mar 2018 – Milder winters, good amount of moisture and warmer summers invite bugs of many kinds including the carpenter ant. These ants are larger than other types of ants and can damage wooden furniture. These ants can enter the home through holes or cracks in foundations, air-conditioners, heating ducts, cables, tree branches near windows, firewood or porches made of wood. Carpenter ants are infamous for their preference for anything wooden. They burrow into all kinds of wooden furniture at home to build their nests. The tunnels these ants create are deeper than the ones made by termites. The most commonly encountered carpenter ants in Canada are the red and black ones. Closing entry points, getting rid of decaying wood, spraying household chemicals are some ways to prevent an ant infestation. Large infestations are best addressed by professional pest control service providers in Toronto.
10 Feb 2018 – City Housing Hamilton (CHH) is forced to spend a fortune on controlling vermins in Hamilton. Apart from the 150% increase in rat sightings in the area, residents are making frantic calls to professional pest control services in Toronto and Hamilton for bedbugs and cockroaches as well. According to officials, more than a thousand treatments for cockroach and bedbug infestations have been done in Hamilton until September of 2017. CHH had a pest control budget of 1.3 million in 2017, which was 11% of its maintenance allocation. Compared to eight years back when the budget for pest control was $300,000, there has been a phenomenal increase in the budget allocation for getting rid of vermins. Bedbugs are the most serious concern for Hamilton residents with many having to replace carpets for a high cost to get rid of them.
10 Jan 2018 – Allergic reaction to wasp stings was responsible for three deaths in Manitoba. Although stinging and biting insects cause allergy symptoms in people sensitive to these insects, the former are more of a concern. Stinging Insects inject venom into the body when they bite which can cause anaphylactic shock in some people, leading to death if not treated immediately. Biting insects also cause allergic reactions but are rarely life threatening. Cockroaches and dust mites are insects that do not bite, but yet can cause allergy symptoms and can trigger asthma attacks in vulnerable groups of people. Instead of skin rash or redness, these insects can cause wheeze, runny nose and itching eyes, throat or mouth. Calling professional pest control service providers in Toronto and other areas is the best way to get rid of allergy causing insects.