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Bed bug property preparation
Forms & FAQ

PREPARE YOUR PROPERTY FOR PEST CONTROL – READ OUR FORMS

At JAPCO Pest Control Ltd., we do our best to make our pest control services run smoothly so that you can get back to your normal routine as soon as possible. Here we have collected several forms that discuss how to prepare your property for our visit. Each form is labelled with the type of pest you need to remove. If you have any questions about preparing your home or business for our visit, please contact us. JAPCO Pest Control Ltd. is ready to serve properties throughout Calgary, Edmonton, Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan areas.


Preparation Forms


Consent Forms for Tenanted Property

Why should I use JAPCO and not another pest control company?

JAPCO is committed to delivering the best customer service possible and servicing our clients in a timely manner. We stand behind our work with written warranties. Our Customer Service Representatives have all gone through conversational selling training. They understand that having pest problems is disconcerting for a homeowner, and they are empathetic to your needs.

Why are bed bug reports on the rise?

Bed bugs have increased dramatically since the 1980s. This has been caused by increased international travel, bed bugs’ resistance to insecticides, and the use of new pest control methods that do not affect bed bugs. The fall in bed bug populations after the 1930s in the developed world is believed partly due to the use of DDT. DDT has been a banned pesticide for many years now.

What is the difference between a bed bug heat treatment and a bed bug chemical application?

A chemical bed bug treatment involves the use of pesticides on or around the infested areas in order to kill the insects. In order to properly rid a property of bed bugs with a chemical treatment, two or three visits are necessary.


Bed bug heat treatments, on the other hand, involve application of sufficient heat to infested areas so that the insects are killed. The method involves a process that raises the room temperatures above the killing temperatures for bed bugs. A heat treatment is a good alternative for customers who have sensitives to chemicals.


The type of treatment you use to get rid of bed bugs depends on the nature of the premises to be treated and resource availability. While heat treatment is effective, it requires more work, money, and time depending on the nature and type of building. A chemical treatment can require more time as well because of the need for multiple applications.

Are dogs effective in locating bed bugs?

JAPCO uses dogs for bed bug detection in extreme cases.

What are the telltale signs of a bed bug infestation?

Bed bug signs usually include markings, droppings, and eggs. Other signs include blood stains. These signs can be found in several areas from your mattress seams and tufts to sheets, pillowcases, and upholstered furniture.

How do I know my bites are bed bug bites? Do bed bugs carry disease?

People have different reactions to bed bug bites. Some people have no reaction at all while others do, seeing bite marks that appear within days. Bed bug bites are small bumps or large itchy welts, and while these can be a nuisance, bed bugs are not know to spread diseases.

What is Hantavirus and is it here in Alberta?

Yes. In Canada, the deer mouse is the primary reservoir for Hantavirus. The virus is shed continuously from them, into the droppings and urine they leave around the room, and into their saliva. Inhalation of these droplets is the main way people get Hantavirus. Take precautions before and while cleaning rodent-infested areas. Wear the appropriate personal protective equipment and dispose of all materials in an approved manner.

I have winged flying ants all over, where did they suddenly come from?

Most ants are wingless. However, during certain times of the year, swarms of flying ants are a common sight. Often called reproductives, these flying ants can be found in homes which could mean a colony likely has already been established or entered through an opening.

Is baiting an effective treatment for cockroaches?

Controlling cockroaches has become more effective in recent years thanks to improvements to bait products. But be patient – bait products take several weeks for results. The cockroaches will make the bait their food source, but you must eliminate any other food sources during the baiting time period. Some cockroaches will eat the bait and be poisoned while others will be poisoned when they eat the dead roach bodies or the droppings.

Are pesticides in Canada safe to be used in homes? I hear of accidents and harm resulting from them.

All pesticides must be registered by Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). If used responsibly and in accordance with the labelled directions, pesticides will have no impact on people, pets, or plants. When pesticide accidents do occur, it happens as a result of untrained, unlicensed applicators using the product incorrectly. Rest assured that all JAPCO technicians go through vigorous training and are licensed pesticide applicators.

I hear noises in my attic. Is it a squirrel or mice?

It can be a squirrel or mice. We would do an inspection, and if it is a squirrel, we would live trap it and relocate it. If it is mice, we would eliminate the rodents.

If you have a question that has not been answered here, please email us at info@japco.ca.

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