Navigating Covid-19: In order to keep homes safe throughout this period, Toodaloo Pest Control will remain open, servicing our communities with updated safety protocols, according to new government standards. Toodaloo technicians are committed to eliminating health hazards posed by pests during this time.March 26, 2020
Bed bugs in Canada have become a challenge, infesting homes, apartments, hotels, and institutions. Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control has established an early detection program as being one of our main points of success. This makes for complete bed bug removal in residential, commercial and hotel settings throughout the all of our service areas.
Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control employs our team of dedicated bed bug removal specialists to keep your home, business or hotel free of bed bug activity. We understand that discretion is an immediate concern, if requested, our Toodaloo Bed Bug team will arrive out of uniform and in a non-marked vehicle upon request.
Toodaloo technicians train in state of the art prevention and treatment processes focusing on bed bug removal. All Toodaloo technicians are fully insured, licensed and are certified by the Ministry of Environment. We carry an industry maximum CGL of $5 million, ensuring our clients peace of mind. Our Toodaloo technicians understand what our clients are dealing with on an emotional and economical level. All of our Toodaloo technicians are exposed to bites and are familiar with irritation and itching. Our bed bug removal team is equipped with the most advanced elimination processes, equipment and application techniques, making our team, Canada’s industry leader in bed bug removal. With our Toodaloo Bed Bug Removal Team you can expect an on time arrival, friendly, knowledgeable technicians that will assist you from start to finish. We are also the only company that offers a STANDARD INDUSTRY WARRANTY with our Bed Bug Treatment programs.
Bed Bugs are hitch hikers. This makes it difficult for anyone to monitor who is bringing in what and where they got it from. Canadian hotels and rooming houses face a greater challenge with Bed Bug Control due to the high turn over ratio of visitors. If you think you may have a Bed Bug issue, take a quick look in these areas throughout the home for signs of activity. Still not sure? Give Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control a call at 1-844-TOODALOO to set up an inspection and put your mind at ease.
Bed bugs are tiny insects that feed off the blood of hosts while sleeping. These pests range in size from 1mm (nymphs) to 6mm (adults). Bed bugs are similar in size and shape to an apple seed, and are easily visible to the human eye. They crawl, they do not fly or jump and have six legs. Before feeding, their bodies are flat and become engorged after feeding. They can consume up to 7 times their body weight in one meal. Freshly hatched nymphs look similar to adults but they are colourless and gain their red/brown colouring as they grow. Bed Bugs can live up to 1 year without a blood meal. Female bed bugs, once impregnated, will continue to lay eggs throughout their lifetime. On average, Bed Bugs will lay 1-5 eggs per day. Bed Bug eggs are white and sticky and are about 1mm long.
Usually the first discomfort that people notice are the Bed Bug bites. The bites are usually in a small grouping of 2-4, usually 3, and look quite similar to mosquito bites. They can swell up into large bumps or stay small and red or vary somewhere along those lines. It is said that 60-70% of people do not react to the bites from Bed Bugs, so it makes it challenging if this is the case. Bites causing itching can lead to swelling and inflammation of an area. Some recommendations to reduce the pain and irritation are to apply anti-itch cream that contain hydrocortisone or a calamine lotion.
The next telltale sign that there may be Bed Bug activity would be little black spots on the mattress and box spring. These spots are similar to a pen point mark in the size and colour. Looking in the tufted area around the top and bottoms and in the corners are usually common. In addition to the spotting, you may see old molted skin, or Bed Bugs in the nymph stages as well. Call Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control’s Bed Bug Management Team to remedy the situation.
Toodaloo’s Bed Bug Elimination Team has various treatment methods and application techniques that set us apart from the competition. Without giving away too much, we integrate a mixture of Steam, Vacuums with 3 different types of chemical and 3 different types of non-chemical treatment types into a 2 service package. These services are set 10-14 days apart for various reasons and come with a FULL WARRANTY that starts at the end of the second service. This service package has been tested and maneuvered to perfection by Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control Management. Each service is based on the same protocol and application guidelines but allows for application rates to adjust because every home, hotel room, business etc. is different.
Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control’s Bed Bug Management team may also offer a Non-Chemical treatment package if requested. Steam, high heat and vacuum application throughout the unit/home will be used for Bed Bug elimination. Settings and Preparation must be ideal for this type of treatment. Our team members work closely with the Ministry of Environment to ensure that application guidelines lead to successful treatments.
Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control offers Information and Awareness Training Sessions on Bed Bug Control within certain service areas. Our technical team will provide an informative 30-40 minute presentation on general Bed Bug information, treatment guidelines, preparation techniques, self-inspections, do’s and don’ts and so on. It is a quick crash course for tenants or management. For more information please call our Head Office at 1-844-TOODALOO and ask about the Information Sessions available.
Toodaloo Pest and Wildlife Control also offers Preparation Services within certain service areas. In some cases, the client may not be physically capable or may not have the time to get the areas ready for treatment. For more information please call our Head Office at 1-844-TOODALOO and ask about the Preparation Services available.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.