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These services will vary depending on the specific situation.
Bed Bugs will require two services. The first treatment is designed for an immediate knock down by use of HEPA bed bug vacuums, aerosol contact killers, and a combination of residuals that are applied to the entire active unit. Results are usually seen immediately but can sometimes only last a few days until the eggs hatch. This is why our follow up treatments are usually booked for 14+ days after the initial visit. The second treatment will consist of the same as the first, however in most cases the residual will be change ensuring that a “pyrethroid-resistant” bug is not created. This emphasizing on the residual left behind as an active repellant to any neighbouring units that are currently active.
Rodent programs will require an initial service where the technician shows up, does a walkthrough of the unit and seals any points of entry inside and out. From there the technician sets a combination of snap traps, glue boards, and RTU’s (remote terminal units) that use a dye track in the bait to show where new activity is present. This would be followed by the necessary follow-up appointments, until all activity has ceased.
Carpenter Ants require a one-time service which can be quite lengthy depending on how many satellite nests are present. A combination of factors is required for the treatment. First, the technician would do a walk-around of the property to determine the location of the linear points of entry (fence line, corner of home, power line etc.). From there the technician would first set up a residual around the perimeter (interior/exterior) involving two types of chemical (dust and liquid). From there he/she would drill and inject chemical vapours into the voids where activity is present in return killing off any of the remaining satellite nests.
Treatment for Ants and other Crawling Insects involves a one-time visit that consist of a residual spray of the entire perimeter, which in some cases may require some form of strategic baiting gels paying careful attention to areas of high activity. Instructions on How to get rid of Ants are straight forward and, if followed closely, very successful.
Spiders are classed as Crawling Insects which means they are treated with a one-time application of a residual spray which removes their food source, followed by a contact killer for the knock-down. There is a slight difference, in that there are two different chemicals used. This is because a spider’s body doesn’t actually rub against the ground. Therefore, they are more responsive to an airborne application.
Fleas are also treated with an Actisol treatment for an initial ‘knock-down’, followed by a residual spray of the entire perimeter. The difference here being an additive of an IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) which is absorbed by any remaining eggs which inhibits their ability to mature and reproduce, hence breaking the life-cycle.
Where possible, Wasps nests are injected with an expanding foam neutralizing the any activity inside the nest. From there it will be completely removed and disposed of. However, in certain circumstances where the nest(s) are hidden, like in soffit vents of a roof or dryer vent, the dust is applied and left to allow other wasps in the surrounding area to be impacted on their return to the nest.
Treatment for Cockroaches consists of removal of all live activity using a vacuum, followed by a residual bait applied to all areas of activity for a total of 3 visits with 7-10 days in between.
Removal of Squirrels involves the technician arriving and doing a complete walk-around of the property (including the roof) to determine the location of possible entry points. From there he/she will seal all holes, but one. A one-way door is installed on the only remaining entry point and is left for a minimum of 3 weeks to ensure the squirrels have left. Once the technician has confirmed that the door has been exited, and there have been no new signs or reports of activity, the one-way door is removed and the hole properly sealed with hardware cloth which squirrels can’t chew through.