Showing posts with label insect control. london ontario pest control. Show all posts
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Wednesday, 3 September 2014

London Ontario Pest Control

As a leading specialist, Ryan Sawyer graduated from the Environmental Pest Management program at Sir Sandford Fleming College in 1997. Since graduating, he has been employed in the pest control industry in the areas of service, technical support/quality assurance and management. In addition to working in the pest control industry since 1997, he has kept himself current by attending conferences, seminars and courses related to the pest control industry. Some examples of this continued training are:

  • Successful completion of the American Institute of Baking (AIB) Food Safety and Hygiene course
  • Successful completion of the Middlesex London Health Unit’s Food Safety Food Handler Certification Program
  • Obtained Copesan Services Signature Care Program Designation for Food Processing Facilities as an IPM Specialist
  • Completed training and attained certification as a Certified Bird Control Specialist
  • Successful completion of the National Pest Management Association (NPMA) Pest Management in Food Plants Exam
  • Received a certification of excellence from Quality Pro Canada by meeting the Quality Pro Canada requirements and achieving the mark of excellence in Pest Management

In addition to completing the above list of continued education, he currently holds the following Exterminators Licences issued by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment:

  • Structural Exterminator’s License
  • Fumigation General Exterminator’s License
  • Mosquito/Biting Flies Exterminator’s License
  • Landscape Exterminator’s License

While employed in the pest control industry Ryan has serviced, developed, implemented and audited professional environmental Pest Management Programs (EPM) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) programs. These programs are effective at reducing or eliminating pesticide usage, while maintaining a pest-free environment for Residential, commercial, Industrial and Agricultural clients. Ryan has extensive experience developing individualized programs that use a variety of methods and tools which identify conditions conducive to pest development. These programs allow for the early detection of activity and allow for the elimination of early stage pest activity, and/ or eliminate heavy infestations through clean-out programs.
Ryan and Sawyer Pest Management will work with you to customize and implement a program that protects your home or business from pest infestation. We Service; London Ontario, Strathroy, Ingersoll, Dorchester, Exeter, Lucan, Goderich, Grandbend, and Bayfield Ontario

Friday, 23 August 2013

A Demand for Pest Control

Residential Programs

Sawyer Pest Management’s Home Protection Programs and One Pest Service Programs have been specifically designed to eliminate your existing pest concerns, and to protect your home or cottage from future pest infestation. Our pro-active programs include thorough inspections to the interior and exterior of your home or cottage, identification of areas of infestation, as well as areas at risk of infestation, pest identification, targeted treatments, scheduled monitoring and follow-up.

Sawyer Pest Management is committed to doing what is right for your family, home and environment. Our programs only use registered, Health Canada approved products and Licensed qualified technicians. We are proud to be an industry leader, providing our clients with responsible, effective pest control solutions.

Option One:
Home Protection Program
pest control london ontario

  • 2 scheduled services that are customized according to your needs
  • thorough interior and exterior inspection of your home
  • monitoring devices installed, serviced and replaced as required
  • minor structural repairs completed (caulking and sealing)
  •  treatment to control and prevent seasonal pests as required
  • detailed report identifying findings and treatments completed
Option Two:
Home Protection Plus Program

  • 4 scheduled, customized services (spring, summer, fall and winter)
  • thorough interior and exterior inspection of your home
  • monitoring devices installed, serviced and replaced as required
  • minor structural repairs completed (caulking and sealing)
  • treatment to control and prevent seasonal pests as required
  • gutter inspections and cleaning are completed in the spring and fall to
  • remove debris accumulations that could lead to overflow and insect activity
  •  removal of insect and vacated bird nests

One Pest Service Programs
Sawyer Pest Management One Pest Service programs will take care of your current needs by effectively removing the pest causing you concern in an environmentally friendly manner. Please contact us today to schedule your appointment or to have your questions answered.

Prevention solves problem

When it gets chilly outside, we're not the only ones who want to come inside for winter. Both urban and rural homeowners battle critter infestations in autumn - actually, all year round, depending on the animal. But in fall, mice, squirrels and raccoons, in particular, will do their best to pop in for a visit, and stay for the season.
According to Bill Dowd of Humane Wildlife Control, which operates in Quebec and Ontario, we're practically sending them gold-plated invitations.
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"We've made it very easy for these animals to flourish in our cities by giving them food sources - our garbage," he says. "A raccoon's idea of hunting these days is not looking to a creek for crayfish, it's climbing out a chimney and tipping over the garbage can."
In more than 20 years in the business, Dowd has seen some nasty stuff.
"The biggest damage is probably electrical fires, $60,000 to $70,000 in property damage due to fires caused by squirrels or mice chewing on electrical wiring," he says.
And an infestation won't just hurt your wallet. There are health risks associated with these furry critters.
"Animals in an attic are defecating and urinating," says Dowd. "We'll go into some attics that are unbelievable. No insulation, mounds of feces. The entire attic is contaminated."
The best medicine, and least costly in the long run, is prevention. There are jobs a homeowner can do, Dowd says, while others require a professional.
If you already have an infestation, getting rid of the critters and whatever they've left behind (disease-laden waste, contaminated insulation, parasite-infested corpses) is a job for the pros, who will determine where the animal is gaining entry, put one-way doors on active entry points, decontaminate, and then seal all the entry points once the animals are out.
If you're confident no one's moved in yet, inspect your home exterior regularly for entry points and seal them..
"The biggest challenge is the proper maintenance of your roof," he says, suggesting it be inspected once a year (before the snow). Look for loose shingles, broken or missing roof vents, animal feces and/or tracks, signs of chewing, and check the eaves troughs, where a build-up leaves not only creates an attractive food source for raccoons, squirrels and birds, but can also create other headaches. If the debris freezes, the ice can cause the fascia to pull away from your roof. "That creates a gap, so you've created an entry hole," says Dowd.
Also check for gaps at the bottom of your garage door and avoid leaving the door open unattended; inspect soffits and downspouts to ensure they are still attached properly, and ensure there's no gap between soffits and the house; check weep vents around the base of your home, which should be screened with 1/4-inch screening (don't block them or you'll create moisture problems inside); check for holes in pointing; damaged stove, plumbing, roof or wall vents; damaged or uncapped chimney; roof valleys (where two rooflines meet). Caulk small holes, but larger holes should be screened.
If something's already inside, let the pros handle it, and hire someone who understands animal behaviour.
Dowd warns against covering a hole immediately, for instance, because an animal will instinctively return and make another one nearby.
"It's important to put screening up there initially because they see through the screen, see their den and start tugging, chewing and ripping at our screen to get back in. Eventually they realize they can't get in and they move on, because they'll typically have 10 to 15 den sites in a neighbourhood."
He also tells homeowners to hire someone who won't harm the animal and will ensure family units are kept together. And trapping doesn't work.
"Seventy percent of relocated animals die," says Dowd. "Plus you still have the odour, which will attract other animals and you still have the hole in your roof."
The only long-term solution is prevention by sealing vulnerable areas and being smart - doing simple things like putting your garbage out in the morning, never overnight, rinsing recyclables and putting lids back on.
"Decreased food sources will keep populations down," says Dowd, which proves sometimes, the simplest solutions are the best . . . and cheapest. READ MORE