Bed Bugs and Other Pests


If you think you have bed bugs or other pests:

Call 519-434-2765 and press 1, the press 1 again.


LMHC pest brochure

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Basic bed bug information

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How to prevent bed bug infestations

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I think I have bed bugs! (what to do while you wait for treatment)

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Tenant rights and responsibilities

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Throwing out infested things

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LMHC bed bug information (for partners)

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BedBugsInfo.ca website

Click here to visit a Canadian bed bug information website.


New York City pest brochure

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Bed bugs are an old pest that was common in homes prior to World War II. Until recently, they were even rare among Pest Control Professionals. With improvements in living conditions, and especially the widespread use of the pesticide DDT during the 1940s and 1950s, the bugs all but vanished. The pests remained prevalent, though, in other regions of the world. For the last 50 years, bed bugs have rarely been seen outside of cramped living quarters and third world countries. Not anymore.

In the last five years there has been a resurgence of these bugs, particularly in apartments, hotels, motels, and hostels where there is a high rate of occupant turnover. Even five-star hotels, owned homes and office towers are having problems with bed bugs. Needless to say, bed bugs have been around for thousands of years.

With world travel increasing, bedbugs can hitch a ride from anywhere onto our luggage or clothing, and after that they just multiply. Changes in Pest Control practices (the banning of DDT) and increased international travel are the biggest suspects contributing to the recurrence of these pests.

To learn more about bed bugs, read the information sheets above.