Effective Pest Control and Bed Bug Treatment in Ontario: What You Need to Know

Effective Pest Control and Bed Bug Treatment in Ontario: What You Need to Know


5 common questions asked about getting rid of Bed Begs!

Are bed bugs wreaking havoc in your home?

1. Vacant Time: How Long Do I Have to Be Out of My Home?

When it comes to pest control treatments, particularly for bed bugs, one common concern is how long you’ll need to be out of your home. The vacant time varies depending on the type of chemical used, but typically, it falls within the range of 4-6 hours. This applies to most products approved for use in Ontario, making it a standard timeframe to expect.

For commercial applications like fogging, the duration may be longer. However, it’s crucial to consult with your pest control professional for specific guidelines regarding your treatment.

2. Treatment Effectiveness: How Long Will the Treatment Work?

The effectiveness of bed bug treatments can vary based on several factors, including the level of infestation, accessibility to bug hiding spots, and the type of product used. Some products offer instant knockdown effects, while others need time to infiltrate the bugs’ hard outer shells, which can take approximately a week.

Your pest control expert will assess your situation and recommend the most suitable treatment plan to ensure long-term success in eliminating bed bugs from your home.

3. Safety Concerns: Are the Chemicals Safe?

Safety is a top priority when it comes to pest control, and you might wonder if the chemicals used are safe for you, your family, and your pets. Rest assured that all chemicals approved for use in Ontario have undergone rigorous evaluation by the Pest Management Regulatory Association to ensure their safety.

When these chemicals are professionally applied, they are strategically placed in areas inaccessible to people and pets, minimizing any potential risks. Additionally, Ontario boasts some of the strictest regulations in North America, ensuring that the highest safety standards are met.

4. Pets and Chemical Exposure: Are the Chemicals Safe for Pets?

If you have pets at home, it’s natural to be concerned about their well-being during pest control treatments. In general, the re-entry time for pets is similar to that of humans. However, it’s worth noting that reptiles and fish are particularly sensitive to chemical exposure. To protect them, you should take extra precautions, such as covering fish tanks or reptile terrariums, before the treatment begins.

5. Why Choose Mike for Your Pest Control Needs?

When you’re dealing with bed bugs or other pests in Ontario, you want to work with a trusted professional like Mike. Here’s why you should consider our services:

  • Fully Licensed and Insured: Mike and his team are fully licensed, trained, and insured through the University of Guelph and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Climate Change.
  • Continuous Training: We prioritize ongoing education and training to stay up-to-date with the latest pest control techniques and technologies.
  • High-Quality Equipment and Products: We use the best equipment and highest-quality products to ensure the most effective treatments. For example, our heat treatment process utilizes direct-fire heaters for rapid and penetrative temperature increases. We also offer a Pressurized Aerosol System for precise and thorough chemical application.

In conclusion, when it comes to pest control and bed bug treatments in Ontario, Mike and his team are your trusted experts. With a commitment to safety, effectiveness, and continuous improvement, you can count on us to get the job done right. Don’t let bed bugs take over your home—contact Mike’s Pest Control for a solution you can trust.