Bed bugs are no longer just part of a popular childhood rhyme. Lately, the tiny bloodsuckers are becoming an alarming problem in all major Canadian cities, moving from home to home and disrupting the bedroom comfort of Canadians nationwide. Here we take a look at the extent of the bed bug problem in Canada and possible solutions to permanently eradicate it.
Bugs are notorious for being a gardener’s worst nightmare, but did you know there are bugs that are actually good for your garden? There are a number of beneficial bugs that will hunt the problem pests in your garden. If you notice you have a bug problem in your garden, invite these bugs to serve as a natural pest remedy. This will ensure no harmful chemicals are used that might harm your plants, and you can let Mother Nature do the pest control work for you.
There are more than 400 species of ladybugs in North America, and most all adults and larvae love to feed on aphids and other soft-bodied insects that harm your garden. In fact, ladybugs are able to eat up to 50 to 60 aphids per day, and do no harm to your plants in the process.
Lacewings are pale green or brown with large, veined wings.
Bed bugs have become increasingly common in homes across the country, and although they don’t pose any serious health problems beyond allergic reactions, they are still nasty pests that should be exterminated. Since bed bugs are notorious for being difficult to find and even harder to kill, many people believe only the strongest chemicals can treat their infestation. However, for families with small children and pets, using harsh chemicals poses an unnecessary health risk. Rather than worry about the effect that chemicals might have on your family and your home, consider using a heat treatment to kill bed bugs.
According to the CDC, it is particularly dangerous to allow children to reoccupy a home that has had a recent pesticide treatment, especially those that still have wet surfaces or pesticide dust. This is because children tend to put their hands in their mouths and on their faces more often than adults.
No homeowner, landlord or tenant wants to hear the ominous verdict: “You have bed bugs”. And yet, America can’t seem to shake off the tiny flea-like creatures burrowing into mattresses, sucking on the nation’s blood and spreading disease. More than 60 years after successfully eradicating them in the developed world, bed bugs have resurged in almost every large city in America. This infographic takes a look at how serious is the bed bug problem in America and what chance do we have to put an end to the hysteria-inducing phenomenon.
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Season eight of HGTV’s Income Property will premiere September 19th at 10pm on HGTV Canada, and we are excited to announce that GreenLeaf Pest Control will be appearing in two episodes! For the show, we performed residential pest removal treatments for two properties, which included treatment for rats and carpenter ants. The second episode, which will air on December 12th, should be a real treat, as we will be treating a home that had a serious carpenter ant infestation problem. Each episode should prove to be both entertaining and educational as you will learn what signs to look for when dealing with invading pests as well as what you can do to remove them from your home. We are honored to be a part of this great show and hope you check us out this fall and winter as we deal with some nasty, intruding pests. Look out for us in episodes 93 and 104, which air on September 19th and December 12th respectively.