Todd Delaney and his licensed team of pest control specialists at Delaney Pest Control have an entomological understanding of the behaviour, habitat and life cycle of pests, and use a combination of environmentally friendly methods of extermination and removal to rid your home of nuisance insects, including: spiders, bees, wasps, hornets, bed bugs, fleas, ticks, silverfish, cockroaches and ants.
Todd is an entomologist and insect enthusiast, and has a unique perspective and appreciation of the importance of insects and wildlife. With his training and knowledge, he can advise you on the most effective and immediate solution to your pest problem, and what steps you can take for the future prevention of infestations.
Bed bugs are once again a blight upon the human landscape, and can create a stressful home environment for you and your family, and be expensive to eliminate if not treated quickly the first time.
Bed bugs have recently become a huge problem again throughout North America after being nearly eradicated with the widespread use of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) in the 1950’s throughout the developed world. DDT was an extremely effective synthetic pesticide, but was an enormously toxic chemical that had a devastating environmental impact and is even shown to have caused birth defects. With the advent of a new global epidemic of the bedbug, pest control experts must rely on new, non-toxic remedies of eradication of bedbugs and other insect infestations.
The pretreatment for bedbugs is the most effective remedy, or as they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Your first line of defense in a domestic setting is the best way to prevent and control a bed bug infestation.
TIPS TO PREVENT BED BUG INFESTATION:
Monitor & inspect all incoming traffic and new items that come into your home.
Remove any excess clutter around your home, and store seasonal or excess clothing in sealed plastic bags
Vacuum carpet, walls, window frames, door frames and furniture regularly, and launder all possible parts of chairs & sofas (cushions, slipcovers, skirting, etc.) in hot water
Use approved mattress and box spring encasements.
Wash all clothes and bed linen in extreme temperatures, and use high heat to dry
Do not take in any second hand items such as furniture & mattresses. If you do, inspect and clean them before bringing them into the home.
When you travel, be careful to book a hotel that has been vetted first for bedbugs. You can do this by going to the Bed Bug Registry. Once in the hotel room carefully check it for bedbugs, and do not hang your clothing in the hotel closet. Knowledge is the key, not pesticide.
However, if you have unwittingly become a victim of an infestation, call Delaney Pest Control immediately before the problem becomes overwhelming. Bedbugs are extremely hard to get rid of, and an infestation requires more than just a spray bottle of indoor or outdoor pesticide. The extermination of bedbugs is best achieved by using an a multi-tactic approach that involves sanitation, chemicals and the use of extreme temperatures.
Delaney Pest Control follows an Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approach to pest control, and uses a combination of safe, governmentally approved pesticides and other treatments to exterminate bedbugs. Think of the safety and health of your family before you spending big bucks battling the little buggers with over the counter sprays.
The use of any kind of pesticides in the home should be left to trained professionals so as not to endanger your family & pets.
MOVING? CALL US FIRST!
We can inspect a unit for bedbugs before you and your family rent a new home, and can provide documentation.* This service is advantageous to both renters & landlords.
*Minimal fee of $75.00 for both inspection and documentation.
For additional information concerning bed bugs, treatment, and the health risks involved in using store pesticides in your home, visit the Health Canada website.
Health Canada strongly recommends using pest control professionals to treat bedbugs because they are so persistent and hard to get rid of once they are in your home.
Delaney Pest Control is a proud distributor of Protect-A-Bed, and offers mattress and box spring encasements, monitors and water soluble bags to encase your personal belongings. Call for prices.
- Protects against allergens & BED BUGS. Absorbent and waterproof.
- Lab tested and approved.
- Bite proof.
- Available in all sizes.
- Easy to use.
- Comfortable to sleep on.
- Guaranteed pesticide free
Todd and his team are experienced with all aspects of bedbug, pests and wildlife, and will advise you on how to protect yourself from any future infestation and how to “uninvite” them permanently if they come home with you from a vacation or an overnight visit.
Why hire a pest control company that has to keep coming back? Then you have two pest problems!
PEST PREVENTION & MANAGEMENT TIPS:
- Avoid moisture problems around the foundation of your home and basement by repairing leaky pipes
- Do not use excess mulch when landscaping, and keep tree branches trimmed back and away from your roof, and keep bushes and plants trimmed away from your foundation
- Seal cracks around windows, doors, utility holes where plumbing & electrical lines are present
- Keep gutters clear of debris, and close off any nonfunctioning chimneys
- Avoid excess clutter around your home and inside your garage, vacuum often
- Make sure all of your garbage is sealed in plastic bags, and compost bins are kept clean, and away from your home
- Clean up food & drinks after you are done eating, and store food in plastic containers.
- Use yellow coloured bulbs for outdoor lighting
- Make sure all windows and door screens fit tightly and work properly