Bed Bug Pandemic – What to Do in Vancouver BC?

I don’t know if you saw the story on Bed Bugs on CBC but really….. a pandemic??

http://www.cbc.ca/consumer/story/2010/08/04/pei-bed-bug-pandemic-584.html

What I can tell you is that I’ve researched the Vancouver, BC region and found that bed bugs are a HUGE issue here. In fact there are several companies that specialize in the eradication of bed bugs.  You know what I found out? The treatment is a several step process over several weeks and the success is largely dependent on how well you PREPARE before the exterminator’s arrival. Not only that, but there is a lot of misinformation and generalities given to people about dealing with the parts that the exterminator won’t touch. WHAT???? You mean I can’t make one call and have someone deal with it all? NO you can’t. Exterminators DO NOT deal with your laundry, bedding, draperies, soft toys, or any other fabric or porous object. Just wash it in hot water and a hot dryer. Well I can tell you that almost all women and most men understand that most of what they own would be destroyed if they followed those instructions. Many people have a horror story of the time it took, the stress of sleepless nights, the cost of replacing contents and possessions that were thrown out because of lack of a viable alternative. Well, I can tell you that after much research I have discovered exactly how to solve your bed bug problem at a fraction of the cost of replacement without risk of damage and in less time than the exterminators take to rid your structure of those nasty little blood suckers. We don’t replace the Pest Control companies. We do the parts they don’t do. I’m Graham Dick, Vancouver’s decontamination specialist at Genesis Restorations Ltd.

13 Aug | 4 replies

4 Responses to “Bed Bug Pandemic – What to Do in Vancouver BC?”

  1. Tangen
    3:29 pm on August 26th, 2010

    Thank you. If you ever have a specific question please let us know and we will do our best to post an answer. Our staff is a wealth of knowledge and experience.

  2. GrahamDick
    4:38 pm on November 18th, 2010

    Please call me at 604-533-3440. We can discuss how we can help.

  3. Jo
    2:19 pm on May 6th, 2012

    What are the necessary steps on a very low budget in decontaminating items without an expensive paktite kit. Does vinegar kill eggs on contact? How do u fully decontaminate an area as well as ur entire body without entering an area previously entered as infected? Are there decontamination centres exsist that i can fully disinfect myself and my belongings? If u had nowhere to store your posessions before the inspections what are my options for proper storage and treatment? Can a nest cultivate in cushions covered in garbage bags abd duct taped? Can bedbugs crawl up walls and lay nests on the ceiling? Does it take a period of time before all live bedbugs decease after fumigation? Where can one stay before the fumigation so it can minimise spreading? Can a fumigated house be reinfested easier than ones that have no or very little treatment?

  4. GrahamDick
    11:52 pm on May 7th, 2012

    A low budget will only get you so far. Vinegar does not work. Talk to a pest control company regarding chemical methods and their effect. Heat works best to kill bedbugs. Temperatures over 120F for 5 min will kill adults, eggs, etc. They will crawl everywhere and into everything, but most will stay close to their next meal.
    To decontaminate yourself, take a shower – nothing special.
    To decontaminate belongings – take all soft goods and run through a dryer cycle on normal setting, then wash and dry, or dryclean as per normal. Larger items like pillows and cushions can go in a larger commercial dryer. It is important to understand that dry heat kills, wet heat just shrinks and ruins most of your stuff.
    Once your stuff is processed and killed, store in sealed containers until your suite is completed.
    If you leave one alive, they will come back. That is why heat works best to do the suite and belongs all at once.

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