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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on April 15th, 2022

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"All it can take is an airplane seat, hotel bed or even an office chair for these pesky bed bugs to invade your space."

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Creepy crawlers like Toronto the best.

The city has been named the bed bug capitol of Canada for 2021 the third year in a row its topped the ranking, according to Orkin Canada.

Orkin compiles the list based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments the company carried out.

Taking second place last year was Sudbury, followed by Vancouver, St. Johns, Oshawa, Scarborough, Moncton, Saint John, Winnipeg and Edmonton.

Travel bans, stay-at-home orders, and a general shift to working remotely have resulted in fewer hitch-hiking opportunities for these critters, and yet they have found a way to stick around, Orkin said in a release. Bed bugs latch onto people, clothing, and furniture. All it can take is an airplane seat, hotel bed or even an office chair for these pesky bed bugs to invade your space.

Orkin noted the insects can travel up to 30 metres (100 feet) in search of a meal which for them is blood, mainly from humans and usually consumed between midnight and 5 a.m.

Due to their ability to double in population about every 16 days, it will not be difficult for bed bugs to regain their grip on Canadians, the company added.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on April 14th, 2022

As temperature increases, it is common to notice insect activity increase also. Because insects depend on environmental temperature to modulate their activities, warmer temperatures often prompt the development and multiplication of insect pests. Recently, several cases of home infestation by bed bugs have been reported to the Hopkins County Extension Office. According to the center for disease control (CDC), bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) are small, flat, parasitic insects that feed solely on the blood of people and animals while they sleep. Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color, wingless, range from 1mm to 7mm (roughly the size of Lincolns head on a penny), and can live several months without a blood meal.

Bed bugs are found across the globe from North and South America, to Africa, Asia and Europe. Although the presence of bed bugs has traditionally been seen as a problem in developing countries, it has recently been spreading rapidly in parts of the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and other parts of Europe. Bed bugs have been found in five-star hotels and resorts and their presence is not determined by the cleanliness of the living conditions where they are found.

Bed bug infestations usually occur around or near the areas where people sleep. These areas include apartments, shelters, rooming houses, hotels, cruise ships, buses, trains, and dorm rooms. They hide during the day in places such as seams of mattresses, box springs, bed frames, headboards, dresser tables, inside cracks or crevices, behind wallpaper, or any other clutter or objects around a bed. Bed bugs have been shown to be able to travel over 100 feet in a night but tend to live within 8 feet of where people sleep.

A bed bug bite affects each person differently. Bite responses can range from an absence of any physical signs of the bite, to a small bite mark, to a serious allergic reaction. Bed bugs are not considered to be dangerous; however, an allergic reaction to several bites may need medical attention.

One of the easiest ways to identify a bed bug infestation is by the tell-tale bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body parts while sleeping. However, these bite marks may take as long as 14 days to develop in some people so it is important to look for other clues when determining if bed bugs have infested an area. These signs include:

Bedbug bites via Cleveland Clinic

It is hard to tell if youve been bitten by a bed bug unless you find bed bugs or signs of infestation. When bed bugs bite, they inject an anesthetic and an anticoagulant that prevents a person from realizing they are being bitten. Most people do not realize they have been bitten until bite marks appear anywhere from one to several days after the initial bite. The bite marks are similar to that of a mosquito or a flea a slightly swollen and red area that may itch and be irritating. The bite marks may be random or appear in a straight line. Other symptoms of bed bug bites include insomnia, anxiety, and skin problems that arise from profuse scratching of the bites.

Because bed bug bites affect everyone differently, some people may have no reaction and will not develop bite marks or any other visible signs of being bitten. Other people may be allergic to the bed bugs and can react adversely to the bites. These allergic symptoms can include enlarged bite marks, painful swellings at the bite site, and, on rare occasions, anaphylaxis.

Bed bugs are experts at hiding. Their slim flat bodies allow them to fit into the smallest of spaces and stay there for long periods of time, even without a blood meal. Bed bugs are usually transported from place to place as people travel. The bed bugs travel in the seams and folds of luggage, overnight bags, folded clothes, bedding, furniture, and anywhere else where they can hide. Most people do not realize they are transporting stow-away bed bugs as they travel from location to location, infecting areas as they travel.

Everyone is at risk for getting bed bugs when visiting an infected area. However, anyone who travels frequently and shares living and sleeping quarters where other people have previously slept has a higher risk of being bitten and or spreading a bed bug infestation.

Bed bug bites usually do not pose a serious medical threat. The best way to treat a bite is to avoid scratching the area and apply antiseptic creams or lotions and take an antihistamine. Bed bug infestations are commonly treated by insecticide spraying. If you suspect that you have an infestation, contact your landlord or professional pest control company that is experienced with treating bed bugs. The best way to prevent bed bugs is regular inspection for the signs of an infestation. For more information on this or any other agricultural topic please contact the Hopkins County Extension Office at 903-885-3443 or email m-villarino@tamu.edu.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on April 14th, 2022

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North Bay has made the list of the top 25 bed buggiest cities in Canada.

Orkin Canada released last years annual list of the top bed buggiest cities in Canada Monday and North Bay squeaked in to the 24thspot.

North Bay wasnt the only Northern Ontario city to make the list. Sudbury clinched second.

Toronto topped the list for the third year in a row. Vancouver went up to No. 3 (up one), St Johns climbed to No. 4 (from No. 6), and Winnipeg dropped to No. 9 (from No. 5 in 2021).

Orkin said the findings, based on the number of commercial and residential bed bug treatments carried out by the company in 2021, show the overall number of bed bug sightings nationwide remained similar to the year prior, and remains below pre-pandemic levels.

This list comes as District of Nipissing Social Services Administration Board is once again dealing with a bed bug issue at the Edgewater Apartment building on Lakeshore Drive.

Board chair Mark King confirmed there is a bed bug problem in the building and senior staff are dealing with it.

He said affected apartments will undergo heat treatments.

Its unclear how many apartments are infested and how many units will undergo heat treatments.

Weve identified and addressed the problem, and are trying everything possible to solve it. Its tough to handle, King said.

There is a business that sells used furniture and used clothing nearby and these are prime examples how bed bugs can be carried.

Residents at the Edgewater have been grappling with the bed bug situation for years. In 2020, there were more than five apartments at the Edgewater with bed bug infestations. The problem resurfaced in May 2021.

Travel bans, stay-at-home orders, and a general shift to working remotely have resulted in fewer hitch-hiking opportunities for these critters, and yet they have found a way to stick around. Bed bugs latch onto people, clothing, and furniture. All it can take is an airplane seat, hotel bed or even an office chair for these pesky bed bugs to invade your space, according to Orkin.

Due to their ability to double in population about every 16 days, it will not be difficult for bed bugs to regain their grip on Canadians. With blood as their only food source, bed bugs mainly feed on humans, having their dinners usually between midnight and 5 a.m.

These dedicated blood-feeding insects can travel up to 100 feet in search of a meal, which is quite a trek for these small but resilient creatures. As Canadians start to travel, whether to the office or on vacation, so too will bed bugs.

Concerned Canadians are encouraged to carefully examine furniture and clothing after guests leave your home, drying potentially infested bed linens or clothing on the highest heat setting, and sealing cracks in walls, trims, and bed frames.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on April 14th, 2022

Four multifamily properties in South Parkdale have just gone up for sale for a whopping $18,750,000.

So what would you be getting for almost $19 million?

Well, according to the Colliers Canada listing, it "presents investors with an opportunity to acquire four separate properties, totaling 64 suites, on a 0.555 acre site."

The four properties are 2, 4, 6, and 8 Laxton Avenue.

2 Laxton Ave. Toronto.

2 Laxton Ave. is a mid-rise apartment building with 52-units that was built in the early 1970s.Its claim to fame is a long history of bed bugs and roach infestations.

8 Laxton Ave. Toronto

Meanwhile, the other buildings are old Victorian homes that have been chopped up into apartments and are currently rented out.

What condition these places are in is a mystery since there are no photos of the interiorsbut from the little bits of information that have been left on the internet don't get your hopes up.

4 Laxton Ave. Toronto.

For example, just last month there was a majorfire at 4 Laxton Ave. and it's unclear how much damage there was.

But, whoever buys this is likely going to be a developer or investor who's interested in the prime location(Queen St. W and Jameson Ave.) and the half an acre of land these buildings take up,so it probably doesn't mattertoo much if the properties are salvageable.

6 Laxton Ave. Toronto

Even the listing notes: "this is a unique opportunity to reposition an apartment building in downtown Toronto."

Let's just hope whatever they do they at leastgetrid of the bed bugs and cockroaches...

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on April 10th, 2022

Bed bugs and scabies can both spell trouble for you and your family. While bed bugs bite and can produce an uncomfortable rash, scabies is a skin condition caused by small mites that burrow under the skin. Both bed bug bites and scabies cause itching and discomfort that, while not life-threatening, can be unpleasant.

If you suspect you've either been bitten by a bed bug or may have scabies as a result of mites, it's important that you quickly figure out which has invaded your home so the issue can be resolved by a professional pest control specialist. The type of treatment a specialist recommends will depend on which bug has infested your home. (It's also important to visit a medical professional to receive a proper diagnosis and treatment for any symptoms as a result of a bite.)

Here's what you should know to help you identify the difference between bed bug and scabies.

Bed bugs are small insects that feed on mammal blood. That means they can bite dogs, cats, humans and any other mammals living in your home. They typically enter your house by piggybacking on your luggage or traveling in used furniture, clothing and various soft items.

Although they can nest anywhere in your house, bed bugs typically take up residence along the seams of mattresses, inside walls and in furniture. As long as the space is dry and dark, they're happy to build a home there.

These bugs are small about the size of an apple seed and range in color from light brown to reddish-brown.

Bed bugs are insects, but scabies are actually arachnids. And while they feed on human blood, they don't do it by crawling around and biting the surface of your skin. Instead, they burrow into the outer layer of skin where they then lay and hatch their eggs.

Unlike bed bugs, scabies mites are invisible to the naked eye. They're microscopic parasites that you won't see even if they're crawling around on the surface of your skin. And since they're not insects in the traditional sense, you're going to need more than just pest control specialists to help treat them. Rather, you'll need to consult with your doctor or dermatologist to find the right treatment method.

Since scabies and bed bugs are different pests entirely, it makes sense that infestations of each are triggered by different factors. By understanding the difference between scabies and bed bug infestations, you'll be better prepared to handle or prevent infestations.

Contrary to what many believe, bed bug infestations aren't caused by a lack of hygiene or a lack of cleanliness around the home. Bed bugs are actually opportunistic and nomadic insects. They hitch rides on luggage when you stay in hotel rooms, come in on used furniture that you buy from local shops, online swap shops and classified ads, or travel in from close contact with infested areas in common areas like those found in dorms, buses, taxis and even cruise ships.

Anywhere that bed bugs are currently nesting is a place where you could pick them up, regardless of how clean you may keep your home.

Scabies infestations are a bit harder to predict and prevent than bed bug infestations. Scabies are most commonly spread by skin-to-skin contact with an infected person who has been bitten by a burrowing mite. But sometimes, scabies can be contracted by sharing clothing or bedding with an infected person. That's why it most commonly happens among people spending time in the same household, childcare or school groups.

While scabies are typically only spread via prolonged skin-to-skin contact, a more severe form called crusted scabies or Norwegian scabies is highly contagious.

Both bed bugs and scabies feed on your blood, but they do it in different ways. One feeds from the outside of your body and the other feeds from inside your body. Bed bugs use their specially developed mouth to suck your blood and then scurry off to their hiding spots, making them hard to detect unless you know what to look for. Scabies, on the other hand, burrow underneath your skin to feed and lay eggs.

Although their bites are both itchy, these pests have some additional, fairly notable differences you may need to watch out for.

Bed bugs are fairly easy to spot and identify if you know what they look like and what to expect from their bites. The most noticeable differences come from the types of bites and marks they leave behind.

These are a few of the common characteristics to watch for:

If you notice any of these signs, you may have a bed bug infestation in your home. Keep in mind that the infestation may be consolidated to a single room. Only a pest control specialist will be able to determine how severe the infestation is and identify the proper treatment protocol to address the infestation.

Because scabies are microscopic mites, spotting them with your naked eye isn't something you'll be able to do. Instead, you'll need to look for the common signs of a scabies infection on your skin. These include:

If you notice any of these symptoms, it's best to contact your doctor or dermatologist as soon as you can. The sooner you do, the sooner they can start treating the infection and relieve your symptoms.

At first glance, bed bug bites and scabies bite rashes can appear similar. But they're incredibly different when you start looking at the bites more closely. While the following images and information are designed to help you more easily identify a bed bug bite or a scabies bite, it's important to visit a medical professional to more accurately diagnose and treat a bite or rash in case it may be something more severe.

Bed bug bites are raised, flat red welts, sometimes appearing three in a row. For some people, the bites can resemble mosquito bites, but others who are more sensitive to the bites may experience swelling at the site as well.

Without bed bug treatment, new bites will continue to appear (but generally not worsen in appearance unless infection is present) as the infestation in your home grows. Bed bugs bite skin that is exposed during sleep, especially where the sheet or mattress meets the body. Bites typically occur around the shoulders, arms, legs, back and face.

Scabies don't bite you to eat you. Instead, they do it to burrow into your skin to lay eggs. These burrows appear as raised lines, either grey-ish white or skin colored. They eventually turn into red, inflamed bumps called papules and can fester if left untreated.

Scabies prefer to dig into warm, moist folds of skin and typically burrow between the fingers and toes, in armpits, under nail beds and around the waist and other sensitive areas. First-time scabies victims develop a rash and itching two to six weeks after exposure. If you've had scabies before, it typically only takes between one and four days for these same symptoms to occur.

Scabies typically cause a more intense itching, especially at night. This often leads to open sores and infections, though this can happen with bites from either bed bugs or scabies.

While scabies don't bite, but rather burrow, both bed bug bites and scabies cause the skin to become incredibly itchy. However, their symptoms are less similar than you might think.

Bed bug bites tend to occur in clusters, particularly around the knees, elbows and neck. But bed bugs can and will bite you anywhere if they get the opportunity.

You won't actually feel the bite itself. Instead, you'll feel discomfort after the bugs have already fed. For most people, this results in feelings of intense itchiness, similar to bad mosquito bites. In others, it can result in a slight burning sensation. If the bites become infected, often due to intense and repeated scratching, the site can become swollen, sore or bloody.

As noted before, scabies don't bite to eat our blood. Instead, scabies burrow into the skin to lay eggs. However, what you may assume to be scabies bites" tend to appear more rash-like and can happen anywhere on your body. Most people initially notice small, raised bumps, but as the infection progresses, the rash can develop a scaly, red, and swollen appearance.

The infection site is often very itchy, with symptoms becoming more severe at night.

If you suspect either bed bugs or scabies, it's normal to feel overwhelmed and concerned about the safety of your home and your family's well-being. And the more you research both bed bugs and scabies, the more questions you'll likely have.

Here are the answers to a few of the most common questions people ask so you can better prepare and educate yourself before seeking help for your infestation.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, scabies infestations are passed through direct skin-to-skin contact with an infected individual or through prolonged exposure to clothing or bedding an infected person has used. So, while scabies mites could, in theory, live in a mattress, it's highly unlikely that you'd develop an infection just from the mattress alone. Instead, scabies mites prefer to live on skin where they have access to the nutrients they need to survive and can burrow into your skin to lay their eggs. These mites will not survive more than two or three days away from human skin.

If you're worried about catching scabies in bed, the best thing you can do is thoroughly wash and dry your bed linens. This should kill the mites.

Thankfully, bed bugs are not able to burrow under human skin to lay their eggs. Instead, they lay eggs in dark, dry areas like the seams along your mattress and inside pieces of furniture. Remember, bed bugs bite you on your skin. They don't burrow into it like scabies mites do.

Unfortunately, it is possible to have both bed bugs and scabies at the same time. As previously discussed, both insects feed on your blood, but they do so in different ways. Bed bugs bite you on the outside of your body and scabies burrow beneath your skin to feed. This means they're not in direct competition with each other and can (unfortunately) thrive at the same time.

Bed bugs do not cause scabies. In fact, bed bugs are not known to be vectors of disease pathogens or encourage other infestations in your home.

While bed bugs are not contagious, these pests can easily migrate from person to person, and from place to place. Bed bugs can hitch rides on clothing, luggage, and furniture and then infest your home and move from one home or room to another. Scabies, on the other hand, require prolonged skin-to-skin contact with an infected person in order to be contagious. However, as mentioned previously, crusted or Norwegian scabies are highly contagious.

Bed bug infestations can last for years if left untreated since they breed and grow rapidly. However, adult bed bugs can live on their own for about 10 months. During that time, they can breed and the infestation can spread throughout your house.

Scabies mites can live for as long as two months on a human. And while it's possible for an infection to last longer than that, most people find the symptoms too uncomfortable to tolerate for more than a few weeks without seeking medical help.

Both bed bug infestations and scabies infections require professional help. But the treatment methods differ.

To get rid of a bed bug infestation, you'll need to consult with an experienced pest control specialist. Remember, bed bugs are true insects and, since they infest your house rather than your body, only an experienced pest control professional can help you eliminate them.

The type of treatment they'll use largely depends on the extent of the infestation and your home's unique needs. If you suspect a bed bug infestation, contact your pest control professional as soon as possible to schedule a consultation. They'll be able to check your home for bed bugs and develop a treatment plan so you and your family can get back to enjoying your home.

Although some people may think scabies mites are insects, they are not and not a creature that a pest control specialist can treat. You'll need to schedule an appointment with your doctor or dermatologist to treat the bites and the pest quickly. Depending on the severity of your infection, you may need prescription medications and antibiotics to help you get rid of the mites once and for all.

Once you do, it's a good idea to thoroughly clean any potentially infected items:

Although Terminix can't help you get rid of scabies (you'll need a doctor for that), our experienced pest control specialists can help you deal with a bed bug infestation in your home. Contact us as soon as you discover the first warning signs of a bed bug problem on your property and schedule a consultation. Our team will inspect your home, identify the bed bug hotspots and create a plan to help deal with the infestation.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on April 10th, 2022

One of Canadaslargest pest control providers has released a new list that no city should be happy to land on.

Orkin Canada has released its listing of the 25 most afflicted bed bug cities in Canada, with Edmonton landing at number 10.

For those not in the know according to the company, bed bugs are dedicated blood-feeding insects that can travel up to 100-feet in search of a meal. In the case of the most common bed bug, the blood they feed on is human blood, and dinner time is between midnight and 5 am.

To be clear, Orkin Canadas data is derived exclusively from the number of commercial and residential properties that have received bed bug treatment directly from Orkin between January 1 and December 31, 2021.

Orkin Canada

Thebed bug registry allows people to search for houses, hotels, and apartments that may or may not have had a reported case of bed bugs. It has information available for most major Canadian cities including Toronto and Metro Vancouver.

This year, Orkin reports thats travel bans, stay-at-home orders, and a shift to remote working has resulted in fewer bugs hitchhiking their way into homes. As a result, bed bug sightings have not yet rebounded to pre-pandemic levels. Dont celebrate yet, though, all it can take is an airplane seat, hotel bed or even an office chair for these pesky bed bugs to invade your space, the company says.

Compared to last years rankings, the City of Edmonton was a spot higher at number nine. Hey, at least we didnt go up in the rankings.

Vancouver went up to third place (from fourth), St Johns rose to fourth (from sixth), and Winnipeg dropped substantially to ninth place (from fifth).

As Canadians return to travel Orkin suggests these helpful tips for eager vacationers:

Due to their ability to double in population about every 16 days, it will not be difficult for bed bugs to regain their grip on Canadians. shares Orkin.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on April 8th, 2022

How much does Orkin charge for its extermination services? Is Orkin insulation worth it?

Should you hire this pest control service?

In this guide, we will look at the average pest control prices, including factors that influence what the company charges you for its service.

We will also discuss why people go with Orkin for their pest control needs.

Renowned for providing comprehensive and satisfactory pest extermination services to households and corporate clients, Orkin has become a trusted name in the pest control industry with its exceptional services making it a major player in the industry.

How much does Orkin charge? Lets find out the standard rates.

Theres ample information regarding Orkin services online.

These include detailed reviews from clients who have used their services. As a result, youll find more clients satisfied with their services than those who arent.

On the other hand, clients are offered a guarantee. This means that in the event of a disappointment or a pest problem that persists, it will provide repeat treatment at no added charge.

Orkin is a formidable company with an international presence. However, its about an important aspect of their operations that we seek to learn more about; pricing and payment plans.

But why is this important?

This is because pricing plays a huge role in the demand and supply of vermin removal services.

Hence for the reader whos interested in the average quotes for comparison purposes, we are confident that you have come to the right place.

Join us as we go through the financial implications for hiring an Orkin man;

Orkin is an industry leader when it comes to the provision of pest control services. This company has a presence in about 46 states within the U.S with over a century (about 119 years) since it was founded.

This reflects a huge experience in the pest control services sector.

Are you wondering what states have no Orkin presence? Wonder no more. The company is absent in the states of Wyoming, Alaska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

Orkin is also an international pest control brand with a presence in about 83 countries and counting. It also has a presence in 5 out of the 7 continents of the world.

Orkin Canada is the largest pest solution service in Canada.

Most times, clients seek answers to questions such as Should I go with Orkin?

Well, the answer(s) to this question depends on several aspects of its services compared to others. As regards the pricing of its services, affordable and comprehensive plans are offered to clients.

These consist of a wide range of services having different pricing plans.

In summary, Orkin man prices fall within industry standards. Details of such services will become clearer as you read through.

An advantage of having an Orkin man re-visit your home or business is that you will be incurring a significantly lower rate compared to the first visit.

When inspecting your home or business to check the level of infestation, you incur zero cost as the service is free.

Depending on the type of service required, Orkin has different plans which it charges its clients, as there is no fixed rate.

Some services come with higher charges due to the treatment required and based on how tough it is to eliminate a particular pest among several other factors. These are adequately captured in their pricing model.

For a new client, a first visit sprays the price ranges from $170 to $180.

This treatment covers insects such as ticks, roaches, and ants among several others.

Is Orkin expensive? well, it depends.

This is yet another common question asked by potential clients.

However, there isnt a single answer to it. This is because the company offers solutions for a variety of pests. These all fall under various plans.

Although this is the case, prices for all types of pest services range from $70 to $1,500 or more depending on the severity, size, and type of pest involved.

So how much is Orkin pest control?

Orkin rates will differ depending on the type of pest problem you have at hand. Therefore, it isnt fixed for all services but fixed for particular pest issues.

However, for the latter, the size will come into play as the cost is determined per square foot. Hence the bigger the size or area infested, the more square foot covered, which translates to a higher rate.

In addition to that, the severity of infestation can impact the cost.

In other words, the less severe the problem, the lesser the charges, and vice versa. Therefore cost estimates for service will depend on the above factors.

This section will discuss some of the most common services provided by Orkin as it relates to prices.

This makes it much clearer as we zoom our lenses on specific services as seen below;

Looking for Orkin prices for termites? Here is an estimate.

Out of most pest categories, termites are among the most dreaded and destructive. These are even more dangerous because their activities are hard to detect.

As such, severe havoc is caused by the time the problem is spotted. They pose danger to structures especially wooden as well as any source of cellulose. Orkin is equal to the task as it provides a comprehensive termite control countermeasure.

Orkin termite cost could be anything from $800 to $3,000 especially when subterranean termites are involved.

A bed bug problem is unbearable and immediate treatment is necessary. Orkin will offer you treatment options to select from.

Hence the cost you incur will depend on factors such as the size of the infested area, whether its a commercial property (such as a hotel etc) or a private one.

This still boils down to size as private properties are generally smaller.

Its bed bug control includes a guarantee and covers a period determined by the plan you choose.

As such, a standard bed bug service is within $1,000 to $3,200.

Fleas like bed bugs feed on blood and will make your life unbearable. If you need the services of Orkin to reclaim your home, it first does an on-the-spot assessment of the problem.

This inspection is thorough and will lead to the application of the best extermination measure.

Their flea solutions are also determined by the plans available. Whichever option you prefer, the price range for a one-time spray will fluctuate within the $300 to $370 bracket.

Coverage area includes full interior, limited exterior as well as tips on preventing a re-infestation.

How much does Orkin cost for ants? Like most pests, multiple varieties of ants come with different quotes.

Control rates for ants also follow this pattern.

Therefore you should expect a fee with a low of $150 and a high of $1,400.

Of course, prices for ants are also determined by the size of the infested area, the species, severity of infestation among other things.

Roaches are also included in Orkins long list of pests.

Hence no matter the extent of the problem, this pest management company is always ready to provide professional assistance.

So how much does Orkin cost for roaches?

A single roach job is between $100 to $400. Its inspection is mostly free.

However, a large or commercial property may attract an inspection fee from $40 to $75.

A lot of factors impact Orkins cost for roaches.

If youre faced with a rodent problem, no matter how severe, Orkin is ever ready to put an end to it.

But this comes at a rate, though not beyond your reach.

How much does Orkin cost for mice and other rodent species?

Orkin typically charges clients fees ranging from $100 to $700. This isnt so much because rats, mice, and other rodent species are very difficult pests to deal with.

For instance, Orkin squirrel removal cost ranges from $250 $550.

In most situations, people who decide to get the job done themselves later get overwhelmed. Despite such, the problem will likely persist.

For this fee, Orkin takes total control of the situation.

While the company offers free pest inspection services for most pests, the same also applies to termites.

This is especially true for subterranean termites because they are the most destructive yet difficult to detect until substantial havoc has been caused.

A thorough termite inspection is carried out by Orkin and involves a whole lot of procedures.

However, no inspection costs are required by it.

This is a huge deal considering the destructive yet hidden nature of termite activity.

Does Orkin do payment plans? Yes.

This information can be used in choosing the ideal plan for your home or business. Pricing as discussed above includes multiple plans. These are designed to make options available for everyone.

Also, a particular pricing plan will determine to what extent its services are offered.

This also covers the duration of time.

Based on this information, we cannot adequately discuss Orkin pest control pricing without considering the following;

Under Orkins pricing structure, financial implications are determined by the type of pest services needed. In other words, theres no particular rate for all pest issues.

Instead, the type of service provided will determine the cost.

In addition to this, size, distance, severity, and type of treatment determined its pricing.

Therefore to know how much you will be charged for a pest removal service, you only need to reach out. After an on-site inspection, you are given a quote.

Whenever a payment is being discussed, the focus is usually set on convenience. Clients need to find out if they can conveniently pay for services.

Thankfully, Orkin provides clients with an easy payment method. Its AutoPay plan saves time and allows you to pay for services using your bank check card or credit card.

All you need to do to start using this method is to simply sign up.

You can choose one of three easy ways to sign-up for Orkins AutoPay. The first is by calling its toll-free line on 877-291-3707. Here, you are carefully guided through the signup process.

The second method is by finding out your local Orkin branch.

An added option is by calling the local branch and providing your bank card information over the phone.

The third is by filling out its online form. This form has been provided for this specific purpose. After filling and submitting the form, a representative will contact you immediately for further assistance.

As stated earlier, this service provides multiple plans to clients whose pest needs may differ. Your pest issue, as well as the scope and severity, will determine the service cost.

Your location will also influence the cost.

So how much is Orkin a month? Ill say thisdepends on an inspection of the pest problem.

Quarterly plans are long-term and provide comprehensive protection from major pest issues. It involves scheduled inspection and treatment as well as preventive maintenance.

Orkins quarterly service cost ranges between $200 to $400.

Like its quarterly plans, annual plans cover inspection, preventive maintenance as well as treatment of any pest issues that may arise. The rate for the yearly plan falls within the $400 to $600 range.

However, this is different when theres a case of an infestation and will cost you between $500 to $2,000.

Being a formidable brand in the pest control industry, Orkin has built a reputation over the years by providing reliable services to clients covering a diverse pest population, as well as providing reasonable pricing for its services.

Through the development of its AIM system which stands for Assess, Implement, and Monitor, cases of pest infestation are professionally handled through well-trained professionals who assess the level of damage as well as the causes, implement effective treatment/extermination strategies, as well as monitor to ensure pests are effectively exterminated and do not return.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on March 25th, 2022

WASHINGTON Scientists have figured out why vampire bats are the only mammals that can survive on a diet of just blood.

They compared the genome of common vampire bats to 26 other bat species and identified 13 genes that are missing or no longer work in vampire bats. Over the years, those gene tweaks helped them adapt to a blood diet rich in iron and protein but with minimal fats or carbohydrates, the researchers reported Friday in the journal Science Advances.

The bats live in South and Central America and are basically living Draculas, said co-author Michael Hiller of Germanys Max Planck Institute. About 3 inches (8 centimetres) long with a wingspan of 7 inches (18 centimetres), the bats bite and than lap up blood from livestock or other animals at night.

Most mammals couldnt survive on a low-calorie liquid diet of blood. Only three vampire species of the 1,400 kinds of bats can do that the others eat mostly insects, fruit, nectar, pollen or meat, such as small frogs and fish.

Blood is a terrible food source, said Hannah Kim Frank, a bat researcher at Tulane University, who was not involved in the study. Its totally bizarre and amazing that vampire bats can survive on blood they are really weird, even among bats.

Some other creatures also have a taste for blood, including mosquitoes, bedbugs, leeches and fleas.

The latest work expands upon research by another team that pinpointed three of the 13 gene losses.

The new paper shows how different vampire bats are from even other closely related bats, which eat nectar and fruit, said Kate Langwig, a bat researcher at Virginia Tech, who had no role in the study.

With such a low-calorie diet, vampire bats cant go long without a meal. In a pinch, well-fed ones will regurgitate their food to share with a starving neighbor. They seem to keep track of who has helped them in the past, said Hiller, noting that vampire bats have complex social relationships.

Its not a kin thing, said Tulanes Frank. They just notice and remember: Youre a good sharer, I will reward you.

The Associated Press Health and Science Department receives support from the Howard Hughes Medical Institutes Department of Science Education. The AP is solely responsible for all content.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Toronto Bed Bugs on March 21st, 2022

Two cities in B.C.'s Lower Mainland rank among the top in Canada when it comes to bed bugs, according to a pest control company.

Vancouver came in third in the 2021 list, which ranks major cities based on the number of related calls made to Orkin Canada.

Nearby Burnaby claimed the 25th spot.

Orkin said the worst spot in the country for the bugs the company calls "extremely effective hitchhikers" because of their tendency to travel across rooms and along with luggage.

Toronto took the top spot, followed by Sudbury, Ont.

Also in the top 10 were: St. John's; the Ontario cities of Oshawa and Scarborough; the New Brunswick cities of Moncton and Saint John; Winnipeg; and Edmonton.

The calls made in those cities were for both residential and commercial bed bug treatments.

Orkin offered its advice to reduce the spread of bed bugs, which often enter residential spaces through travel.

"Bed bugs thrive in dark, cool places with long-term access to humans," the company wrote in a news release. "They can also be found on airplane and train seats, in buses or in rental cars."

Orkin said it's rare to pick them up in those locations, but it is possible.

Where people are more likely to encounter the bugs is in hotels and motels. For those types of locations, Orkin suggested ensuring clothing and luggage are never put directly on the bed.

The company said travellers should use metal luggage racks, as the bugs can't easily climb up metal surfaces the way they can on walls and wooden furniture.

Orkin also recommends packing clothes, shoes and other items into plastic bags, which can keep bed bugs that have crawled into a suitcase from getting into the house on clothing.

Anyone checking for bed bugs should also look at books, cloth toiletry kits and other personal items where they may be hiding.

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Posted by: Mr Bed Bug in Canada Bed Bugs on March 10th, 2022

ATLANTA (January 8, 2019) For the second year in a row, Baltimore tops Orkins Top 50 Bed Bug Cities list, released today. New York fell four spots, while Dallas-Fort Worth joined the top 10. San Diego and Albany rejoin the list, after falling out of the top 50 in 2017, and New Orleans and Flint, Mich. join the list for the first time ever. Orlando has fallen off the list despite public lawsuits from hotel guests.

The list is based on treatment data from the metro areas where Orkin performed the most bed bug treatments from December 1, 2016 November 30, 2017. The ranking includes both residential and commercial treatments.

Baltimore

Washington, D.C.

Chicago

Los Angeles (+2)

Columbus, Ohio

Cincinnati (+2)

Detroit

New York (-4)

San Francisco-Oakland-San Jose

Dallas-Fort Worth (+5)

Indianapolis

Philadelphia

Atlanta (+3)

Cleveland-Akron-Canton, Ohio (-1)

Raleigh-Durham, N.C. (-3)

Richmond-Petersburg, Va. (-5)

Houston

Norfolk-Portsmouth-Newport News, Va. (+2)

Charlotte, N.C. (-3)

Buffalo, N.Y. (-2)

Knoxville, Tenn.

Nashville, Tenn. (+1)

Grand Rapids-Kalamazoo-Battle Creek, Mich. (+4)

Pittsburgh

Greenville-Spartanburg, S.C.-Asheville, N.C.

Champaign-Springfield-Decatur, Ill. (+4)

Phoenix (-1)

Denver (-6)

Milwaukee

Hartford-New Haven, Conn. (+1)

Charleston-Huntington, W.Va. (+5)

Boston (-4)

Syracuse, N.Y. (+7)

Dayton, Ohio (-2)

St. Louis (+2)

Seattle (-2)

Miami-Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. (+9)

Flint-Saginaw-Bay City, M.I. (new to list)

Omaha, N.E. (-6)

Cedar Rapids-Waterloo-Dubuque, Iowa (-2)

San Diego (new to list)

Lexington, Ky. (+1)

Honolulu, Hawaii (+5)

Louisville, Ky. (-3)

Las Vegas (+4)

Greensboro-High Point-Winston Salem, N.C. (-4)

New Orleans (new to list)

Myrtle Beach-Florence, S.C. (-9)

Tampa-St. Petersburg, Fla. (-14)

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, N.Y. (new to list)

The number of bed bug infestations in the United States is still rising, says Dr. Tim Husen, an Orkin entomologist. They continue to invade our homes and businesses on a regular basis because they are not seasonal pests, and only need blood to survive, he says.

Bed bugs are always in motion. They travel from place to place with ease, including luggage, clothing and other belongings. In addition to single family homes, bed bugs can be found in apartments, hotels, hospitals and public places like daycare centers, public transit, schools and offices.

According to a 2015 Bugs without Borders Survey by the National Pest Management Association, the top three places where pest professionals report finding bed bugs are apartments/condominiums (95 percent), single-family homes (93 percent) and hotels/motels (75 percent).

Any type of home is prone to bud begs. It has nothing to do with sanitation. We have treated for bed bugs everywhere, from newly built upscale homes to public housing, Husen says.

Bed bugs are capable of rapid population growth with an adult female laying two to five eggs per day (up to 500 in her lifetime), often making treatment challenging. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and are typically reddish brown. Their small size and ability to hide make them difficult to see during the day, so its important to look for the black, ink-like stains they can leave behind.

Bed bugs cannot be completely prevented so early detection is critical. To help detect bed bugs, Orkin recommends homeowners and travelers do the following:

At Home:

Inspect your home for signs of bed bugs regularly. Check the places where bed bugs hide during the day, including mattress tags and seams, and behind baseboards, headboards, electrical outlets and picture frames.

Decrease clutter around your home to make it easier to spot bed bugs on your own or during professional inspections.

Inspect all secondhand furniture before bringing it inside your home. This is a common way for bed bugs to be introduced into homes.

Dry potentially infested bed linens, curtains and stuffed animals on the hottest temperature allowed for the fabric.

During travel, remember the acronym S.L.E.E.P to inspect for bed bugs:

Survey the hotel room for signs of an infestation. Be on the lookout for tiny, ink-colored stains on mattress seams, in soft furniture and behind headboards.

Lift and look in bed bug hiding spots: the mattress, box spring, and other furniture, as well as behind baseboards, pictures and even torn wallpaper.

Elevate luggage away from the bed and wall. The safest places are in the bathroom or on counters.

Examine your luggage carefully while repacking and once you return home from a trip. Always store luggage away from the bed.

Place all dryer-safe clothing from your luggage in the dryer for at least 15 minutes at the highest setting after you return home.

Bed bugs are an elusive threat to your household and beyond, as they can reproduce quickly and travel on your belongings, so its critical to detect and treat for them as early as possible. Anyone who suspects a bed bug infestation should contact a pest management professional immediately.

For more information about bed bug detection and prevention, visit Orkin.com. You can also find 100 facts about bed bugs in Orkins bed bug e-book: 100 Reasons Why Bed Bugs Are Freaky and Fascinating.

Founded in 1901, Atlanta-based Orkin is an industry leader in essential pest control services and protection against termite damage, rodents and insects. The company operates more than 400 locations with almost 8,000 employees. Using a proprietary, three-step approach, Orkin provides customized services to approximately 1.7 million homeowners and businesses in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, Central America, the Middle East, the Caribbean, Asia, the Mediterranean and Africa. Orkin is committed to studying pest biology and applying scientifically proven methods. The company collaborates with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and eight major universities to conduct research and help educate consumers and businesses on pest-related health threats. Since 2014, Orkins Start with Science initiative has donated $670,000 to fund science and math projects in public schools across the nation. Learn more about Orkin at Orkin.com. Orkin is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Rollins Inc. (NYSE: ROL). Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn.

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