Bud Bug Exterminator, Mice Extermination, Ant Extermination
Miller Pest Control provides extermination services for residential, commercial, and industrial clients across Ontario including Peterborough, the Kawarthas, Port Hope, Cobourg, Bancroft, and Haliburton Highlands. We are fully licensed with the Ministry of Natural Resources. Our pest control technicians are dedicated to client safety when employing extermination techniques to get rid of unwanted pests.
Bed Bug Extermination
This extermination consists of two services, conducted 21 to 30 days apart. The reason for two applications is due to the time it takes for the eggs to hatch. Most insecticides registered for use on bedbugs do not kill the eggs and have limited areas of use. Therefore, it is essential to kill the “second wave” after the eggs have hatched, typically occurring 21 to 30 days after the first treatment. Miller Pest Control’s service bed bug extermination consists of two treatments, using a combination of dust insecticides which are considered the “silver bullet” as there is no risk of resistance buildup against these types of insecticides. Secondly, professional aerosols designed for use on bedbugs will kill exposed eggs and adult bedbugs inhabiting the mattress and box springs. Lastly, the residual effects of these methods will help knock them down and get rapid control of live, feeding bedbugs. Miller Pest Control also offers a chemical-free heat treatment that eliminates bed bugs – learn more about our bed bug heat treatment here.
An interior mice extermination treatment consists of placing anywhere from 4-12 tamper resistant bait stations on the inside of the structure in common travel areas for mice. These areas include attics, under stoves, under kitchen and bathroom sinks, near furnaces and hot water tanks, close to electrical panels and under stairs, always away from where pets and children may find them. We use single-feeding, rodenticide bait and it is placed in lockable bait stations. The treatment is guaranteed for 90 days and can take 3-7 days to be effective.
At Miller Pest Control, we prefer a proactive approach. Our preventive maintenance program consists of setting up extermination stations around the perimeter of your structure and servicing them at least twice per year. At the same time, we will bait the interior to take care of the problem on the inside of the structure. The purpose of these extermination stations is to prevent mice from entering your home or cottage. At service time, these stations will be cleaned and fresh bait inserted. Generally, 4-8 stations are installed, depending on the size and shape of the structure. There are two types of stations available.
A full interior and exterior ant extermination treatment consists of a visual inspection of “hot spot” areas, treatment of cracks and crevices, wall voids, attics, crawl spaces, window and door frames, baseboards, electrical outlets, pipe chases, decking, tree bases and stumps, and perimeter of the structure. Suggestions will also be made for control measures such as removing overhanging tree limbs, dead tree stumps, sealing gaps and cracks, etc. Ant extermination can either be a combination of chemical/residual/ULV or bait and dust. Both are equally effective, but bait and dust generally are a little slower to take effect. If the colony has not been eradicated at the time of treatment, generally within 2 weeks they should be dead.
The extermination is fully warrantied for the season, therefore, if after 2 weeks following treatment there are still signs of ant activity, we will return to repeat the procedure to specific areas or all areas, if necessary. We recommend all occupants, including pets, vacate the premises for a minimum of 4 hours. Children under 1 year and pregnant women, we recommend 24 hours.