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Pest Control Edmonton: K9 Inspection

Bug Sniffing Dogs Find & Eliminate Bed Bugs Where They Hide


Are you unsure whether you have a bed bug infestation? Bed bugs are extremely difficult to detect, and exterminators need specialized training in order to effectively eliminate them. That’s one of the reasons why we use highly trained K-9 teams to find bed bug infestations and implement an appropriate treatment plan right away!

Because K-9 dogs have such sensitive noses, it is essential to eliminate all sources of strong smell from the location ahead of time. Also, avoid lighting candles or incense for 12 hours before your appointment.

Contact us if you suspect that bed bugs have infested your home or business.


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Don't Let Bugs Get the Best of You


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Don't Let Bugs Get the Best of You


Bed Bugs

Bed Bugs can come from anywhere and they can be hard to get rid of without professional help.


Cockroaches can be a real nuisance, as they can contaminate food, spread disease, and more.


Prevent mosquitoes from taking over your yard. Use our effective mosquito control services.


The ants come marching one by one. Take action if you see any ants or else more will come.


Hornets are aggressive pests that thrive in warm places and can nest anywhere.


Bees are friends, vital for pollination and our ecosystem’s health. Save the bees!


Wasps thrive in dry heat and can nest almost anywhere. Stop wasps before they spread!

Gophers & Groundhogs

Gophers can cause a lot of damage to your property if you’re not careful.


Pigeons can make a real mess out of properties if left unchecked.


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Voles are small rodents that can cause big problems. Get rid of voles before they cause damage!


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Birds love to nest in commercial and residential buildings.

Cluster Flies

Cluster flies gather in large groups in warm structures for hibernation and swarm when they wake up.

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Don't let bugs take over - call Birch Fumigators today! Get a Free Estimate (Within the Edmonton Area). Go with the best pest control company Edmonton.

Professional Pest Control Services

Don't let bugs take over - call Birch Fumigators today! Get a Free Estimate (Within the Edmonton Area). Go with the best pest control company Edmonton.

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Frequently Asked Questions

The worst type of bed bug is known as the Cimex lectularius, or the common bed bug because it’s resistant to many insecticides. It can live for up to a year without eating and reproduce quickly. It often goes unnoticed because it only comes out to feed at night.

The best way to permanently get rid of ants is to contact Birch Fumigators. Birch Fumigators will inspect your property, identify the type of ants you have, and provide a treatment plan to get rid of the ants for good.


The best control for ants depends on the type of ants you have. For example, carpenter ants are best controlled with baits, while fire ants are best controlled with pesticides.

If you believe you have bed bugs, please let us know so that we can conduct an inspection of your home. Bed bugs are difficult to remove, therefore it is critical to hire a professional. Our highly trained experts will collaborate with you to create a treatment strategy that works best for you.

Bed bugs can move quickly, but they do not jump. They can travel quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings, but they cannot fly or jump. Bed bugs are often mistaken for other insects, such as fleas, cockroaches, and ants. If you think you have bed bugs, it is important to contact a professional to get rid of them before they reproduce and spread.

Under optimal conditions, with regular access to blood meals, a bed bug can live anywhere from 6 to 12 months. However, in the absence of food, these insects can go into a dormant state and survive for several months. During their lifetime, female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs, which allows for rapid population growth if not managed or eradicated.

Bed bugs can indeed spread through clothes. These pests are expert hitchhikers, easily clinging onto garments when someone is in an infested area. When these infested clothes are transported to new locations, bed bugs can migrate and establish themselves in new surroundings. For instance, if a person visits an infested hotel room and bed bugs latch onto their clothing, they can unknowingly transport these bugs to their home. To prevent this spread, it’s recommended to wash suspected clothes in hot water and dry on high heat, as heat effectively kills bed bugs and their eggs.

Yes, bed bugs can spread to other rooms in your house if they’re not treated. Our experienced technicians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s right for your situation.

Bed bug bites typically manifest as small, red, raised or flat welts on the skin. They are often itchy and can become swollen or inflamed. One distinguishing feature of bed bug bites is their pattern; they often appear in a line or cluster, as if the bug has bitten the individual multiple times while moving. This pattern is sometimes referred to as “breakfast, lunch, dinner.” It’s worth noting that reactions to bed bug bites can vary significantly among individuals. Some people may not exhibit any visible signs or symptoms, while others might experience an allergic reaction leading to larger red, swollen areas or even blisters. Additionally, the bites can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to appear, making it sometimes challenging to pinpoint when or where the exposure occurred.

Yes, there are methods and substances that can kill bed bugs nearly instantly or within a very short time frame. Here are a few:

  1. Heat: Bed bugs are highly sensitive to heat. If exposed to temperatures of 118°F (48°C) or higher for 90 minutes or more, they will die. Many professional exterminators use heat treatments, where they raise the temperature in a room or entire home to these lethal levels to kill bed bugs in all life stages. Portable heaters and fans are used to heat the room to about 135°F (57°C) for several hours, ensuring the heat penetrates all potential hiding spots.
  2. Cold: While heat is more commonly used, extreme cold can also kill bed bugs. They begin to die when exposed to temperatures below 0°F (-18°C) for at least four days. However, this method might be less practical for many people, especially for treating larger areas.
  3. High-proof Alcohol: Rubbing alcohol (90% or higher) can kill bed bugs on contact. However, it doesn’t have long-lasting residual effects, so it’s only effective when directly sprayed on the bugs. Due to its flammability, it should be used with caution.
  4. Direct Steam: Steam cleaners emitting a high-temperature jet of steam can kill bed bugs almost instantly upon contact. This method is especially effective for treating mattresses, furniture, and other areas where bed bugs are likely to be hiding.
  5. Diatomaceous Earth: While not “instant,” food-grade diatomaceous earth is a natural insect killer that works relatively quickly. It’s a fine powder made from fossilized remains of tiny aquatic organisms called diatoms. When bed bugs come into contact with this powder, it damages their exoskeletons, dehydrating and killing them. While it might take a few hours to a couple of days for the bed bugs to die after coming into contact, it’s an effective longer-term strategy when placed in bed bug traffic areas.

It’s important to note that while these methods can kill bed bugs on contact or within a short time frame, addressing a full-blown infestation often requires a combination of treatments and a more comprehensive approach. Always take safety precautions when using any treatment, and when in doubt, consult with a pest control professional.

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