Patient residence in Ottawa refuses clothing donations due to bed bugs: why?

February 24, 2013

Nunatsiaq Online reports that a residence in Ottawa for Nunavut residents seeking medical treatment is infested with bed bugs thought to have come from clothing donations: Larga Baffin is making sure that the patient residence is clean, following the discovery of three bedbugs in a room. Bedbugs have been found at the Larga Baffin patient residence […]

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Now available in Canada (and the US): the Packtite Closet

August 18, 2011

There are not a lot of reliable ways to kill bed bugs and eggs in your belongings. Heat is one of the best. And the launch of the Packtite back in 2008 was nothing less than revolutionary for a lot of bed bug sufferers, allowing them to reliably treat small items themselves. Old timers around […]

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FAQ: How do I prepare for pest control treatment? Should I put everything in bags?

March 27, 2007

Don’t prepare too much for a pre-treatment inspection visit! Your PCO should be able to inspect your premises as they are, which makes it easier to spot bugs and signs of bugs. You don’t want to vacuum and change the sheets before the PCO comes to inspect, or s/he may miss obvious signs of bed […]

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FAQ: how do I deal with bed bugs in clothes during treatment?

November 8, 2006

This is an old FAQ, from November 2006. Some more recent data has changed our recommendations for how to deal with laundry. Some pest management professionals no longer require most customers to treat all their clothing; if your PCO doesn’t require it, I am not sure I would bother. Other information below is still relevant. […]

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