Showing posts with label Bayfield Ontario. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bayfield Ontario. Show all posts

Thursday, 8 August 2013

Is it Bee Season?


Not that we have to worry about Killer Bees in Canada, but learning about them sure is fun! We all know that the wasps and hornets will be venturing out soon and I’m pretty sure every one of us has been stung! We are lucky they’re not killer bees, but bees can still cause problems for you home and backyard, especially if you have family members that are allergic.
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London Ontario, Strathroy, Ingersoll, Dorchester, Exeter, Lucan, Goderich, Grandbend, and Bayfield Ontario

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  • Strathroy, Ingersoll, Dorchester, Exeter, Lucan, Goderich,Grandbend, BayfieldSawyer Pest Management is an industry leader in the development and implementation of pro-active, preventative, environmentally friendly solutions utilizing the most current Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to eliminate pest activity and prevent re-occurrences from happening in your home or business.
    Sawyer Pest Management`s goal is to build strong, long-term partnerships with each of our clients by providing the highest level of customer service and eco-friendly programs. We are locally owned and operated, servicing 

    London Ontario, Strathroy, Ingersoll, Dorchester, Exeter, Lucan, Goderich, Grandbend, and Bayfield Ontario

    . We are also fully insured and licensed by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment.

    Bed bugs bite into housing budget – London Free Press

    Bed bug infestations that have skin crawling across North America haven’t spared London, where the city-run public housing agency’s pest-control budget has increased 10-fold.
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    Bed Bug Bite
    Now that’s a pricey pest.
    “It’s ballooned,” Derek Grater, acting chief executive of the London & Middlesex Housing Corp., said of the pest-fighting costs. “It’s all bed bugs.”
    In recent years, the housing body — which provides subsidized public housing in London and Middlesex County — spent about $20,000 a year fighting pests.
    Now? The tab has hit $200,000, almost all of it going to pay exterminators to battle bed bugs.
    And Grater says he’d like to add $186,000 to hire two people to handle the infestations, though he expects that will be delayed at least a year.
    “It’s really increased our workload tremendously,” he said. “We’re trying to re-organize the staff we do have to better handle the issue.”
    The problem appears to have spread far beyond public housing in London.
    Sawyer Pest Control owner Ryan Sawyer says about 40% of his business is bed-bug related — early in his 14-year career, he never dealt with them — and the calls come from everywhere. SEE MORE
    We are locally owned and operated, servicing 

    London Ontario, Strathroy, Ingersoll, Dorchester, Exeter, Lucan, Goderich, Grandbend, and Bayfield Ontario

    For Those Who Are Allergic to Fleas…..

    Fleas are common pests that we are all familiar with. Our dogs and cats can bring these insects into our homes where they lay eggs in the cracks and crevices and multiply quickly. Sure you can use flea shampoos, flea collars, or flea drops; however, if any family members or animals are allergic, you may want to have the house treated in conjunction with using drops.
    Fleas go through four life phases from egg, larva, pupa, to adult. The cycle begins when females lay eggs after feeding. In order to reproduce, the adult flea must be able to feed on blood. 20 or so eggs are laid each time, usually on the animal, meaning the eggs can fall off onto the ground. TIP; The area your animal sleeps in is likely the primary location of any eggs or developing fleas.
    Adult fleas may live for up to one year without feeding. They can remain fully developed inside the pupal cocoon for a long time until a blood source shows up. Here’s an interesting fact; in approx. 30 days, 10 female fleas within the proper conditions have the ability to multiply to over a quarter million different life stages. If they are hungry and multiplying after a dormant period, you may begin to see flea bites on your animals and potentially yourself! Not only are they a nuisance, but they can cause medical problems.
    Wikipedia: These can include flea allergy dermatitis (FAD), secondary skin irritations and, in extreme cases, anemia, tapeworms, and/or stomach flu. Fleas can transmit murine typhus (endemic typhus) fever among animals and from animal to humans. Also, fleas can transmit bubonic plague and any other disease from human to rodent and from rodent to humans. Tapeworms normally infest in humans in severe cases. Although bites are rarely felt, it is the resulting irritation caused by the flea salivary….SEE MORE

    Green Pest Management

    Green pest management is a pest control strategy that sets pest action thresholds, monitors pest levels, takes steps to prevent pest problems and uses control methods that are organic (plant based) materials or materials of natural origin. Green pest management is an extension of integrated pest management and is similar in all regards except for the control methods. While both integrated pest management and green pest management choose the least risky pest control material, green pest management uses organic (plant based) materials or materials of natural origin.

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    Overview

    Green pest management (GPM) is the natural extension of integrated pest management (IPM). Pest management occurs in three primary arenas, first, the agricultural arena, second, the urban or structural arena and third the turf and ornamental arena. Green Pest Management programs and service providers can be focused on agricultural, structural, turf and ornamental pest control. A GPM service plan follows the foundations of an IPM service plan with the exception of the type of pesticide applied when necessary according to the IPM or GPM plan. GPM service providers (pest control applicators or pest control technicians) use naturally occurring and low risk materials as the primary pest control material instead of a synthetic pesticide when a pesticide is called for as part of an integrated pest management or IPM plan. These may or may not include materials listed on the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)[1] Pest management at an agricultural setting would include a farm or garden. Pest management at an urban or structural site includes residences, either single or multi-family, apartment houses and condominiums, hospitality such as restaurants and hotels, all types of food processing and manufacturing, warehousing, and industrial sites. Turf and ornamental pest control occurs at recreational sites, such as a lawn, park, playing field or playground, and may include plants for human or animal consumption or plants for utility, such as playing turf, or decorative use, such as a rose garden.

    Government regulation

    Currently there are no regulations on the use of the term “Green Pest Control”. Indeed, any pest control company could advertise a “Green Pest Control Service”. Efforts to move toward a standard are being made by the pest control industry. Consumer should beware that the term green pest control is still too vague to carry much weight. The terms environmentally friendly and organic are regulated terms within the pest control industry.
    The government has regulation on exempt products. Exempt products comprise only materials that are on the EPA’s exempt list. These materials may include materials listed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as biopesticides. Biopesticides or biological pesticides are materials of natural origin or certain minerals.[2]

    Pesticides

    Pesticides are used to control pests, some examples are avicideherbicide and insecticide. Green Pest Management usually deals with insecticides and herbicides. For Green Pest Management the preferred materials are of natural origin. Materials of natural origin may be either organic, such as plant oils, or inorganic, such as boric acid. Not every material of natural origin would be preferred. It must also be low risk. Some plant oils used include Rosemary, Wintergreen, Eugenol (Clove Oil) and other oils. They act as insecticides at some concentrations and as non selective herbicides at other, higher concentrations. These low risk materials are often known as exempt or minimum risk pesticides or “25b products.” The term 25b refers to the section 25b of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act or FIFRA. Due to the nature of the active and READ MORE