MANITOBA, Feb. 14 /CNW/ - Abell Pest Control is urging the Manitoba
government to act now to prevent the spread of bed bugs.
"Bed bugs are moving far faster in Manitoba than any government action
plan," said John Abell, President of Abell Pest Control. "Given how
quickly bed bugs spread, we can't afford to wait any longer."
A single 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.
"Bed bugs aren't restricted to any specific buildings or areas of
Manitoba," said Shaun Jeffrey, Abell's Manitoba Manager. "We've seen a
400 per cent increase in reports of bed bug infestations right across
the province, in homes, hotels, and businesses of all kinds. Bed bugs
Six years ago, Abell received a few calls a month about bed bugs in
Manitoba. Last year it received more than 2,800 inquiries across the
Abell Pest Control is urging the Manitoba government to follow Ontario's
lead by investing in a public awareness campaign. Abell believes that
education is the best defence and is sharing its bed bug expertise at a
meeting of the Assiniboine School of Agriculture in Brandon on March
10th. The meeting has been called to deal with growing concerns about
bed bug infestations. Abell also provided advice on bed bug prevention
at a recent Quebec conference and at last year's Bed Bug Summit hosted
by the Ontario government.
"We'd be pleased to assist the Manitoba government with a bed bug
strategy," Abell added. "Bed bugs are a serious issue that aren't going
away. The reality is, the longer we wait, the worse the problem gets."
Abell Pest Control is the first pest control provider in Canada to offer
free online training for businesses and homeowners. To learn more about
Abell's bed bug training and prevention program visit: www.freebedbugtraining.com
Abell Pest Control is a Canadian leader in pest control, offering
Canadian businesses and homeowners effective, safe and dependable pest
control services since 1924.
SOURCE Abell Pest Control
For further information:
Manitoba Manager, Abell Pest Control,
Director of Marketing & Communications
Abell Pest Control
416 675-1635 ext 3346