Wasp

Overview And Habits Of Wasps In Regina / Saskatoon      

A paper-carton nest which eventually has 30-55 compartments surrounded by a paper “envelope”. It is made of chewed cellulose by a queen who has overwintered and is ready to lay her eggs, one in each compartment. Eventually there will be a number of paper-like combs attached one below the other and covered with many layers of “paper”. Wasps are social insects that live in colonies. Each colony has a queen that lays the eggs, female workers that do not reproduce and males that come forth in late summer, being reared in the same cells that were earlier used for the workers. Larger cells for rearing queens are built at the end of the season. Mating occurs in fall after newly emerged queens and males leave the nest. Only queens who have mated hibernate and live through the winter. The past season’s queen who built the nest, as well as the workers and the males, all die.

Threats Posed By Wasps

Depending on the species, nests may be built on the ground, or in shrubs, trees, or buildings, such as houses, garages, and sheds. Wasps are beneficial as they eat many pest species, however, they may sting when the nest entrance is approached and can be aggressive, stinging several times.

Wasps Prevention

A professional pest control operator should be contacted to seek out the source, treat nest and remove. Treatment to nest(s) should be performed when adults are surrounding or nearby. Nests quite often can be in wall voids and other gaps and openings in a structure. Such void areas should be treated and cleaned out to prevent other insects from foraging to feed on dead pests in area.

Wasps Control

A highly skilled pest management professional should be enlisted to evaluate the problem activity in order to generate a custom-tailored solution to suit your home or facility. Safetech pest control resolve wasps infestations utilizing a variety of treatment options that are sure to take care of your problem quickly and completely.

Find out how Safetech Pest Control can help you get rid of Wasps and other pests.

Bed Bug

Bed Bug Extermination

The first step to solving any bug problem is proper identification. While your best bet is to call a professional to inspect your home, there are warning signs of bed bugs that you should keep an eye out for. With thin, brown, oval-shaped bodies, these blood-sucking insects can be hard to see with the naked eye. They hide during the day and feed at night, biting exposed skin and leaving uncomfortable red, itchy spots. They can commonly be found:

  • In mattresses, box springs, and bed frames
  • On cloth furniture or bedding
  • Around and under edge of carpet
  • Behind pictures and wall hangings
  • Within switch plates and outlets
  • On clothing, linens, and in drawers

 Signs of Bed Bugs?

The first step to eliminate a bed bug problem is to properly identify the infestation. If you suspect you may have a bed bug infestation, keep an eye out for these signs:

  • Small blood or fecal stains on your sheets and bedding
  • A musty, unusual odor coming from the infected area
  • Small bites on the upper body including neck, arms, and shoulders

Give our office a call today and one of our bed bug experts can be at your home in no time to inspect the infected areas and create the most effective treatment plan possible!

BED BUG TREATMENT

Bed Bug Treatment Experts You Can Trust

A bed bug infestation in your home can be an extremely stressful situation. The good news is our specialists know how to get rid of bed bugs. Our team can inspect your home for bed bugs, recommend treatment options and help prevent the stubborn pests from returning.

Bed bug Treatment in Regina and Saskatoon areas:

  • We have certified expertise in bed bug pest controland know all about how to remove bed bugs.
  • All our technicians are certified and have passed background and drug checks to ensure not only a great job but also providing you added safety.
  • The best bed bug treatmentservices require constant learning of effective methods with implementation, and we adhere to that making us the best.
  • Our methods are the best in the industry with optimal results for our customers.
  • Contact us (306)351 2881 to see how we can help you with bed bug treatment.

Bed Bug Facts and Information

Bed bugs are small insects that usually thrive in beds as well as other areas where people and animals sleep. Parasitic by nature, these insects feed on either animal or human blood and what is most irritating is that they can easily do it without you noticing! Before you know it, bed bugs are sucking the blood out of you like a thief in the night. While bed bugs are active during night time, they are not completely nocturnal types.

Bed bugs are brownish, flattened and small insects that feed on the blood of people and animals. Bed bugs have been around for thousands of years as they are even mentioned in medieval European texts and classical Greek writings back to the age of Aristotle. Adult beg bugs appear similar in size and color to flattened apple seeds when not gorged on blood. They have very thin legs, antennas and wingless. Young bed bugs are similar to their adult counterparts with the exception of being smaller and lighter in color.

Bed Bug Feeding

This information below details bed bug feeding according to research done at the University of Kentucky:

  • Adult bedbugs can survive for at least 6 months without a blood feeding.
  • Bedbugs will nest between 2 – 20 feet away from the host’s sleeping location.
  • Bedbugs are attracted to carbon dioxide (which humans breathe out) and prefer humans over any other host!
  • It takes an average of 15 minutes for a bedbug to fully engorge during a blood meal.
  • Bed bugs like the dark, but will feed during the day if the location is dimly lit (movie theater).
  • Unlike other household pests bedbugs get all their water needs from a blood meal.
  • One female can lay up to 12 eggs a day or 500 over her lifespan. She can also lay eggs for a month after a single mating.
  • Bedbugs will travel up to 100 feet for a feeding opportunity but generally live no more than 2 – 20 feet from the feeding site.

Bedbugs change color and size as they feed on you. Photos courtesy Whitney Cranshaw, Colorado State University.

Where to look

  • In mattresses, box springs, and bed frames
  • On cloth furniture or bedding
  • Around and under edge of carpet
  • Behind pictures and wall hangings
  • Within switch plates and outlets
  • On clothing, linens, and in drawers

Pre-Bed Bug Treatment

Once you’ve scheduled an appointment for bed bug treatment, there are a few things you’ll want to do beforehand. Taking these steps is an important part of ensuring that bed bugs are eliminated once and for all. Here’s what you’ll need to do:

  1. Remove all linens, mattress covers, and pillows from your home. Take these outside (along with your mattresses) and expose them to direct sunlight for several hours.
  2. Wash all contaminated fabrics, including linens, sheets, pillowcases, and duvet covers.
  3. Dry clean all fabrics which can’t be washed, including furniture, curtains, and comforters.
  4. Remove clothes from closets and dressers and wash them (preferably with warm water wherever possible).
  5. Using a powerful vacuum cleaner, thoroughly vacuum your entire home. Be sure to pay particular attention to hard-to-reach places such as baseboards, the backs of drawers, and corners.

Post-Bed Bug Treatment

Bed bugs are an incredibly stubborn pest, and total elimination may not be possible with a single treatment. It’s important to follow all of the recommendations provided by your Home Pest Control professional. Depending on the degree of infestation, we may schedule a follow-up visit to determine whether further bed bug treatments are needed.

For more information about bed bug control contact: Safetech Pest Control at (306) 351-2881

Carpenter Ant

Getting Rid Of Ants: How To Eliminate Ants In Your Home

There are lots of pesky bugs out there. Depending on the time of year, you might be dealing with mosquitoes, termites, roaches, or any number of other insects. But of all the bugs that can show up in your home, ants have to be one of the most frustrating to deal with.

The reason is simple. While you might be able to see a line of ants crawling across your counter or through your cupboard, determining where they’ve built their nest and how extensive their colony is can be a real challenge.

Why Are Ants Attracted To Your Home?

There could be any number of reasons why ants might enter your home. More often than not, though, they’re simply out in search of food.

Depending on the species of ant in question, their preferred food source will differ. Some ants are attracted to protein-rich sources of food, while others will find their way into your honey jar or bag of sugar. Either way, it’s common for ants to enter your kitchen and locate food somewhere in your drawers or cupboards.

Once one of the worker ants finds a food source, they return to the colony to inform the other ants. Along the way, they leave a trail of pheromones to mark the path back to the food. This makes it easy for other workers to make trips to and from the food source. Before you know it, you can end up with a massive number of ants coming in and out of your home. And, in some cases, the ants may build a nest somewhere inside your walls, attic, or basement.

DIY Ant Control?

Now that you know why you have ants, you’re likely wondering how to get rid of them. If you want to take the natural approach, there are a number of options available to you.

One way to control ants naturally is to disrupt the pheromone trail that marks the path to and from their food source. This can be done by wiping up the area around the food with citrus, essential oils, and/or vinegar. Sprinkling coffee grounds along their trail can have the same effect.

If the ants have set up a nest inside your home, though, simply disrupting their scent trail is unlikely to get rid of them. Instead, you’ll need to turn to ant traps and baits in order to eliminate the colony.

Ant Traps and Baits

When we hear the phrase “ant trap,” we tend to think of something that actually traps ants inside and prevents them from escaping. However, this isn’t how baits and traps actually work. Instead, ant traps are filled with an insecticide-laden food source and a strong ant attractant. Worker ants take this poisonous food back to the colony, where it’s distributed to workers, larvae, and the queen. In the best case scenario, the entire colony is eliminated.

Unfortunately, ant traps don’t always work. For one thing, placement is important. If the traps aren’t placed in the right spots, the ants in your home won’t find them. In addition, different types of ants are attracted to different kinds of food sources. If you use the wrong trap for the species of ant that you’re dealing with, it’s unlikely to even attract them in the first place. Meanwhile, trying to determine what kind of ants are in your home and which corresponding traps to buy can be a challenge.

Professional Ant Control

While natural ant control, ant traps, and ant baits are all viable options in certain cases, they don’t always work. If you’re wondering how to get rid of ants, the answer is simple: contact an ant control professional. Here at Safetech Pest Control, we have the knowledge and experience necessary to eliminate your ant problem quickly and efficiently. Plus, you can rest assured that our safe, environmentally-friendly methods won’t pose any danger to your family or pets. Ready to get rid of ants right away? Contact Safetech Pest Control today.