According to the Province Newspaper recent inspections have revealed that in addition to Rats and Mice, a common pest in older buildings downtown, that the courthouse is also infested with Bed Bugs.
Bed Bugs have made an aggressive return to the spotlight in recent decades as the primary chemical used to kill them in the past, DDT was prohibited.
Recently many people in the Pacific Northwest and here in British Columbia have seen a resurgence of what is commonly thought of as a summer pest, Carpenter Ants.
Pest control companies have been noticing increased calls and bookings for the insects and due to the rarity of ants in winter, most are confused when it comes to properly identifying the infestation.
Like many other major Canadian cities, Toronto’s growing Bed Bug problem has forced many citizens to rely on Big Box retailers to find DYI pest control products. However many retailers are simply displaying Ant and Cockroach killer and saying it’s good for killing bed bugs, in some cases this can be true, however many of these products were never intended for Bed Bugs, or to be sprayed on soft sleeping surfaces like a mattress.Read more
In a BC Living article originally posted on 3/29/2011 the writer discusses the best ways to protect yourself and your property from Bed Bugs. With the epidemic only intensifying since then, it is still relevant now more than ever. See article here.Read more
In a recent article by the Vancouver Sun a local property owner has been forced to evict tenants suspected of being the cause of a building wide Bed Bug infestation.
This of course has lead to some of the tenants fighting back saying they’ve done everything they could of and it’s, in fact, the fault of one specific tenant who has refused to sufficiently prep their apartment before a Bed Bug Spray.
The Sun reached out to Local Pest Control’s Sales Manager, Erik De Carvalho for comment, and he confirmed the property has been sprayed but they have faced some resistance from a certain tenant and the infestation will only re-appear time and time again until the entire building had been properly prepped and then sprayed. See Article Here