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Do-It-Yourself and Safety

It happened again, but this time was different. Late February 2015 in Edmonton, Alberta a family was devastated by Do-It-Yourself bed bug control. This time the family traveled to Pakistan (vacation?) and obtained a fumigant which really does kill bed bugs. It also kills people. What is so different in this case is that THEY …

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Myths and DDT….again!

You probably didn’t see this, but the city of Hamilton (Ontario) had a new councilman suggest they consider using DDT for bed bug control.  He got ripped mightily, by both enviromentalists and pest controllers.  The environmentalists claimed damage to the environment.  The pest controller claimed DDT doesn’t kill bed bugs anymore.  They are wrong.  After 70 …

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Don’t Let the Bed Bugs Bite!

SEE THE TRAVEL TIPS BELOW! So you’re getting bit.  You don’t know what it is.     You don’t know when you get bit.  But something is biting.  It must be bed bugs. Fleas bite.  Wasps sting.  Ants sting.  Mites bite.  Bed bugs bite.  Which is it? Fleas jump, and they don’t hide.  Wasps fly, and they …

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Attic Nest

Bet you think this is a nest in an attic.  It isn’t. This was an attempt at a nest.  The bird who did this never made it into the attic, but kept trying to nest in the crack in the vent above this spot.  The material kept falling, and the bird kept trying, but this …

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What Not To Do When Dealing With Pests

Please, please, please, please, please …….. don’t fog. Most pests are descendants of pests subjected to fogging. Those pests survived the fogging, and then mated with other pests who survived that fogging.  Their descendants are resistant to the fogging materials.  They seem to die, but if you give them an hour, they “come back to …

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How to Know if You Have Termites

Well, if you see dirt tubes on your walls, or hear a dull munching sound, you might have termites.  …unless there is someone eating breakfast in the next room. Termites need to maintain a high level of moisture in their atmosphere in order to survive, and so they build mud-wall tunnels which keep the moisture …

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