Control for all provinces: British Columbia, Alberta,
Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick. Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland
How to control, get rid of, eliminate, kill, exterminate,
eradicate or manage bed bugs, sow bugs, spiders, wasps, ants, rats,
mice and other pests. Bug identification.
Trying to Kill Bedbugs Inside Rental Car.
Police say a Long Island man set his rental
car ablaze while trying to kill bedbugs
inside the vehicle.Scott Kemery suffered first- and
second-degree burns in the incident Tuesday
outside an Eastport supermarket.
Police say the Bridgehampton resident poured
alcohol over the insects, then sat in the
car and lit a cigarette, setting off the
fled the vehicle on his own.Detective Sgt. Edward Fitzgerald
said someone told
Kemery that if he saturated the bedbugs with
alcohol it would kill them.
Two other cars were heavily damaged
from the intense heat of the fire.
uses gasoline to
exterminate bed bugs. House explodes and burns.
An attempt to kill bedbugs
with gasoline led to an explosion and house
fire Sunday, according to the Omaha Fire
only one person was taken to the hospital
Officials said the injured man was trying to
use gasoline to kill a bedbugs infestation.They said the vapors
were likely ignited
by the pilot light on the water
heater, causing the explosion.Two other people made it out of the
The fire department said the house was
severely damaged by the pressure of the
Health Canada Reminds Pet
Owners of Risks Using Flea and
April 16, 2015 /CNW/
- Health Canada continues to receive reports of cats and
dogs becoming ill from flea and tick treatments. As flea
and tick season approaches, Health Canada would like to
remind Canadians about how to safely use these pesticide
products on family pets, especially those applied
directly to the pets' skin. Improper use of these
products can potentially lead to adverse reactions in
cats and dogs. Skin irritation is the most common
symptom. Other reactions can be neuromuscular, such as
tremors, or gastrointestinal, such as vomiting.
What you should do
Pet owners using flea and tick control
Carefully read and follow the label
Use flea and tick control products
only on the animal specified on the product label –
dog products for dogs and cat products for cats.
Use only the amount of product
specified in the instructions based on the size and
weight of your pet. Do not apply products to animals
younger than the minimum age stated on the label.
Discuss any concerns about the use
of flea and tick products with a veterinarian or the
On February 23, Health Canada
was made aware of the death of an infant and the
serious injury of other family members from
exposure to what appears to be a phosphine
pesticide. A second child has since died as a
result of this incident. This pesticide, which
is highly toxic to humans and animals, was
imported for personal use from abroad and was
being used in the residence for the control of
bedbugs. In Canada, phosphine pesticides can
only be sold to individuals holding an
appropriate pesticide applicator certificate or
licence and are not approved for use on bedbugs.
Health effects from exposure to phosphine can
include severe injury or death.
Health Canada is also aware of
other incidents involving the use of ozone
generators (machines that produce ozone gas) for
the control of bedbugs. Ozone generating devices
are not safe to use and can cause respiratory
problems including coughing, chest pain,
shortness of breath, and irritation of eyes,
nose and throat.
Health Canada is warning
Canadians of the extreme danger of using
unregistered pest control products, including
those imported from other countries or obtained
when travelling abroad. The department
Canadians that pesticides should only be used
according to the directions outlined on product
What you should do.
Bedbugs are very hard to get rid
of. Health Canada strongly recommends hiring a
licensed professional pest control operator to
deal with a bedbug infestation. Contact
information for exterminators or pest controloperators can be found
Directory of Pest
New Web Site For Kids
The National Pest Management Association has recently
published a web site to educate youngsters while they have fun playing a
number of games. Mysterious and
exciting, the world of pests challenges us to understand what attracts
them to our homes and yards. Test your pest knowledge and skills with
these learning games for kids of all ages!
Canadian scientists discover a breakthrough
bait-and-trap for bed bugs
Simon Fraser University scientists have announced that they have
discovered the chemical attractants needed to create the
world’s first effective and affordable bait-and-trap for bed bugs. The
traps, which they hope will be commercially available next year, might
be able to capture enough of the bugs to eliminate a small outbreak,
said SFU biology professor Gerhard Gries.
How Safe Are The Pesticides Available in Canada?
Pesticides are regulated by Health Canada under
This bug was found in Rosedale, Chilliwack, BC. Angela..
is a giant water bug (Hemiptera: Belostomatidae), a.k.a. toe biter or
electric light bug. They are voracious predators on aquatic invertebrates as
well as the occasional tadpole or small fish, and can deliver quite a
painful ‘bite’ if mishandled. See nos. 1498, 1457, and 1378 for other
examples.Ed Saugstad, retired
entomologist; Sinks Grove, WV.