Pest problems are becoming more severe in Canada, especially within urban rental spaces. Areas such as North York and Toronto in Ontario are facing increasing reports of bed bugs and cockroaches each year. With all of the construction in these urban areas, they become a magnet for pest trouble. Unfortunately, it doesn’t necessarily matter how clean or careful you are, sometimes pests can still be a problem.
This past year a proposed law was raised (Rent Safe TO) to help protect renting tenants financially from pest problems. Maclean’s shared an article questioning if this was a good idea? If the city decides to withhold units that show signs of pests, it will mean a tighter supply market for renters. The big three pests to be concerned about are bed bugs, roaches and rodents. The city of Toronto wants to enforce these laws so that the buildings have better pest control programs in place. The concern with pests is the time involved to stay on top of the problem. If you contact a professional exterminator, like Toronto’s Advantage Pest Control you can rest assured we will keep on top of the problem. Remember, pests like cockroaches can live for a week without water and a month without food — which gives them plenty of time to reproduce!
Just because a law is in place, doesn’t mean you are protected from pests. Take the necessary precautions to protect your home! For any pest problems in Toronto or surrounding areas, contact your experts – Advantage Pest Control!
– Paolo Bossio