Ontario Landlords Gain the Upper Hand Against Bed Bugs

by Chris on April 9, 2012

Over the last few years, the bed bug epidemic has gained momentum in the city of Toronto and surrounding areas. There are ongoing reports of bed bugs infestations in hospitals, hotels, homes, offices, and even the TTC.

“The bed bug epidemic is definitely getting worse,” says Alex Dayan, manager of Magical Pest Control, one of Toronto’s leaders in pest control. “We do about 150 bed bug jobs a day in the GTA, mostly in Toronto. A few years ago, it was half that.”

Traditionally, bed bug exterminators have been using chemical treatments to kill bed bugs. Although chemical pesticides are effective, reports of human harm are increasing. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) in the U.S. have reported that chemical bed bug treatments are causing illness in humans, and recommends an alternative method of killing bed bugs. That method is the ThermaPureHeat process.

ThermaPureHeat technology is a patent pending system that offers a non-chemical, heat treatments that is guaranteed to kill bed bugs. Until recently, ThermaPureHeat was only available in the U.S., however, Magical Pest Control was the first trained and fully-licensed Pest Control company in Ontario to offer this eco-friendly method of fighting bed bug infestations.

The ThermaPureHeat process involves heating single rooms to the minimum temperature of 118 degrees Fahrenheit. The heat penetrates deep into a walls, floors, furniture, bedding and clothes to kill bed bugs and their eggs, even in hard to reach areas. This process requires one treatment while chemical pesticides often require multiple treatments to be effective.

While chemical treatments require property owners to bag and wash all clothes and bedding in an infected area, ThermaPureHeat treatments enables all clothes and bedding to be left within the treated area. The heating process has also been known to clean the air inside infected rooms, leaving a fresh, odorless scent.

With research showing that chemical bed bug treatments can be detrimental to people’s health and the environment, ThermaPureHeat available through the Bed Bug Removal division of Magical Pest Control has proven to be the safest and most eco-friendly method of fighting the war against bed bugs in Ontario.

Magical Pest Control is an esteemed pest extermination company based in Toronto, Ontario. Canadian owned and operated, Magical Pest Control has been in business since 1997, and is now one of the largest pest control providers to the property management sector in Sarnia, London, St. Catharines, Kingston, Toronto and Ottawa, including all points in between.

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