Insect control involves the prevention, management and/or eradication of certain species deemed as a burden or pest to the human society. In fact, removing insects or spiders is part of a strategic pest management strategy.
In residential homes or urban environments rodents, birds and insects are seen as pests due to the fact that these animals are tremendously destructive to the human habitat. Not only do pests wreak havoc in a residential home but they can also carry infectious diseases. These diseases can range from viruses to dangerous bacterial diseases. On the other hand, pests can also destroy the structural integrity of a residential home or commercial building. Termites, rats and mice are known to destroy anything in its path overtime.
As part of our pest removal process, we inspect, determine and plan a proactive strategy to remove any unwanted insects and spiders. In Calgary, most insects, mites or spiders shelter in warm areas, especially during the cold winter months.
Proactive inspections are the best way to manage and eliminate pest problems. Our thorough inspection will pinpoint problem areas of your home and property, allowing us to proactively treat the area and protect your home.
We will also identify and outline structural concerns and environmental conditions that may lead to potential pest problems.
After our initial inspection a certified Service Specialist will take the information learned and develop an individualized and focused strategy to proactively protect your home and property from pests.
Once completed, you will receive a detailed analysis of your property and the treatment performed.
As with any proactive program, monthly inspections and preventative treatments are necessary to keep your home pest-free. Due to seasonal changes, Martin’s Pest Control will proactively treat for seasonal pests, allowing you to live without the invasion most homeowners experience when a proactive, preventative program is not put into action.
The cockroach is part of the Blattodea family which includes the termite. There are more than 4,000 different cockroach species. However, only 30 cockroach species are associated with human habitats. Reproduction includes attracting mates by using pheromones. Cockroaches are resilient and can reproduce rapidly under any condition.
Bed bugs feed on human blood, mostly at night. In fact, their skin bites can result in skin rashes, allergic reactions and physiological implications. Furthermore, skin blisters and itchiness are prominent symptoms of bed bugs. With that said, symptoms normally take minutes to days to appear on a victim.
As we all know, flies are an extreme nuisance. Not only do they disturb people at all times, but they also contaminate food or food sources. Flies have a high flicker fusion rate which allows them to move several times quicker than humans. Flies tend to breed and feed in unsanitary areas, resulting in a health hazard for humans and pets.
Calgary is home to more than 20 of the 44 species of mosquito currently known to occur in Alberta. The female mosquito feeds on human or mammal blood. The saliva of the female mosquito causes the irritation and itchiness associated with a mosquito bite. The mosquito kills more people than any other living animal on earth.
The flea is a small, flightless insect parasite that hosts on mammals and birds. Fleas live on blood they extract from their hosts. Fleas are normally brown in colour and grow up to 3mm by .12mm long. Fleas have narrow, flat-sided bodies that allow them to navigate through their hosts fur or hair. Fleas are also able to leap up to 50 times their own body length.