Experts Predict This Year's Peak Bed Bug Season To Be More Challenging
TORONTO, June 26, 2014 /CNW/ - In an effort to curb infestations during this year's peak bed bug
season, Abell Pest Control is donating $90 thousand in bed bug
exterminations for people in need across Canada.
"We know that cost is a factor for far too many Canadians suffering from
bed bugs," said John Abell, President of Abell Pest Control. "We're
celebrating the 90th anniversary of our family business by giving back to communities in a
way that can help make a real difference in people's lives, especially
during peak season."
While bed bugs thrive year round, June to October is traditionally prime
season for bed bugs, as heat and humidity increases their reproductive
cycle. A few bed bugs can multiply into more than 1,000 in just over
two months. As school ends and the busy travel season begins, bed bugs
become hitchhikers, easily traveling in personal belongs and luggage.
So far this year, there has already been a 20 percent increase in bed
bug inquires at Abell compared to the same period last year, with most
calls from major cities including Toronto and the GTA, Winnipeg,
Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Vancouver.
A COMPAS Research survey of Canadian Health Inspectors, on behalf of
Abell Pest Control, shows that reports of bed bug infestations have
risen anywhere from 20 to 50 percent over the past three years, with an
average annual increase of 8 per cent.
"As bed bug infestations steadily rise, we have every reason to believe
that this year's peak season will be one of the most challenging,"
added Abell. "While we may not win the battle against bed bugs over the
coming months, our goal is to help ease the suffering."
Abell will donate approximately 230 bed bug exterminations to residents
in communities across Canada, based on referrals from local facility
managers and health inspectors. Bed bug training will also be offered
at no cost to landlords and building managers to help prevent
infestations through greater awareness.
Abell Pest Control is a Canadian leader in pest control, offering
Canadian businesses and homeowners effective, safe and dependable pest
control services since 1924. To learn more about Abell's bed bug
training and prevention program visit: www.freebedbugtraining.com.
SOURCE: Abell Pest Control Inc
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