TORONTO, Jan. 10 /CNW/ - Abell Pest Control, a Canadian leader in pest control, is commending the
Ontario government for investing $5 million to battle bedbugs in
Ontario. It's also urging other governments across Canada to join
Ontario by investing in public awareness campaigns.
"We've seen a huge increase in reports of bed bug infestations, not just
in Ontario, but right across Canada," said John Abell, President of
Abell Pest Control. "This is a national problem that deserves a
national strategy and solution. We hope other provinces will follow
Abell Pest Control will be sharing its bed bug expertise at a special
meeting of the National Pest Management Association later this month in
Montreal. The meeting has been called to deal with the growing concern
about bed bug infestations. Abell also told the recent Bed Bug Summit
hosted by the Ontario Government that education is the best defence in
controlling and eliminating bed bugs.
"Five years ago we received about 350 calls a year about bed bugs,"
Abell added. "We are now fielding thousands of calls from across
Canada." This is a serious problem that isn't going away. That's why
public education and awareness is so important."
Abell has had tremendous success in controlling bed bug infestations,
with a 95 per cent success rate after the first visit. A single adult
bed bug can turn into 1,000 adults in about two months, making it
critical to recognize and respond quickly before the problem turns into
a full-blown infestation.
"There's no question that education is the best defence," Abell added.
"We're pleased to be working with the Ontario government to better
educate and protect the public, and offer our services when needed to
eliminate bed bugs."
Abell Pest Control is the first pest control provider in Canada to offer
free online training for businesses and homeowners. It's practical
knowledge that could save businesses their reputation, and provide the
public with peace of mind. Abell's training program cautions the
public that that the only way to get rid of bed bugs is to contact a
A national COMPAS Research study commissioned by Abell shows 92 per cent
of industry experts believe that public training to identify and
monitor bed bug infestation is crucial in controlling and eliminating
bed bugs. The survey also found that 91 per cent of those questioned
believe staff training for businesses is critical to keeping bed bug
populations in check.
To learn more about Abell's bed bug training and prevention program
Abell Pest Control is a Canadian leader in pest control offering
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