Professional Pest Control Services for Condominiums
If you are a Canadian condominium owner, there is a high possibility that you will eventually have to deal with a pest problem. Unfortunately, pest problems are a very common issue in condominiums throughout Canada. That’s thanks in part to the prevalent warm summer weather that allows pests such as mice, rats, roaches, and spiders to thrive.
Condominiums are also vulnerable to pest infestations because they typically have party walls. This allows a pest invasion to begin in one unit and spread quickly throughout the entire building. If action is not taken immediately, pests can cause insurmountable structural damage to the roof, foundation, wall, ceiling, and insulation. Worse still, pests can carry and transmit severe diseases to humans.
Maximum Pest Control experts have years of experience providing pest control services for condos in Canada. We have earned a reputation for providing unparalleled quality services that not only focus on pest extermination but also on preventing infestations before they start! With an emphasis on client privacy and safety, we will customize a condominium pest control plan that provides quick and effective solutions to any pest problems.
Common Pest Problems in Condominiums
Although it is a legal requirement to offer and maintain a pest-free environment for tenants, successfully keeping pests away from condominiums can be challenging. That’s primarily because condominiums comprise multiple housing units, creating the perfect environment for pest infestations.
Frustratingly, there are countless ways pests can invade a condominium. For instance, pests can hitchhike on food and other packages being delivered to your doorstep. They can also sneak in through duct-work, pipes, and unmaintained drainage’s. New tenants and frequent travelers are another key vector for pest invasions.
Because pest infestations in condos are contagious, spreading rapidly from one unit to another, pest management is year-round work. We use advanced equipment and Eco-friendly solutions to get rid of pests and provide every tenant with their much-deserved peace of mind. After thoroughly inspecting the entire structure and successfully treating the existing pests, we will implement the best pest exclusion plan that significantly reduces the chance of pest infestations in the future.
The pests that commonly invade condos in Canada include:
Cockroaches in Condominiums
Cockroaches, more specifically German cockroaches, are a common pest problem throughout Canada. Other cockroach species, including oriental, American, and brown-banded roaches, are also an ongoing concern in Canadian condos.
Even though they have a rigid exoskeleton, these creepy bugs have an extraordinary ability to squat down, compress their body by half and still run extremely fast. This allows roaches to spread from one unit to another via small cracks and crevices, making it frustratingly hard to successfully control them using the DIY approach.
Controlling Cockroaches in Condominiums
These nasty invaders can carry bacteria and spread serious diseases such as cholera, salmonella, leprosy, and typhoid fever. That’s why our technicians are committed to ensuring effective cockroach control and exclusion in condos. After inspecting and identifying the specific cockroach species infesting, the expert will customize an effective treatment plan and use appropriate tools to destroy their nests, preventing future infestation.
As part of our integrated pest management plan (IPM), the expert will use the following:
Gel Baiting: Small gel dots will be placed in cracks and other infested areas. Gel baits are an effective weapon against roaches, consisting of an active ingredient and food or an attractant that lures the pests to feed on the gel. The active ingredient does not kill the roaches immediately, allowing them to return to their harborage and potentially infect the entire colony.
Bait Stations: Bait stations are the best way to exterminate roaches from the source and destroy their nests. The bait consists of a tantalizing and toxic active ingredient with a brief delay in killing roaches. This allows them to return to their harborage and spread the poison to other colony members.
Rodents in Condominiums
Your fear and disgust for rodents are well justified, given the wide range of deadly diseases that rats and mice can carry and spread. Even worse, these notorious invaders can cause significant property damage by chewing and tearing through plastic, wood, car engines, and electric wiring. Terrifyingly, it is estimated that rodents are responsible for up to 25% of undetermined house fires in the U.S. each year!
Controlling Rodents in Condominiums
There has been a drastic increase in rodent-related problems in Canada in recent years. Given the threats these destructive pests pose, effective rodent control and prevention measures in condos are critical.
That’s why our experts begin by thoroughly inspecting the structure to identify the specific rodent species invading, the level of the infestation, and possible entry points. We will customize an effective treatment method that integrates effective practices and leading-edge technology for the best rodent control results.
Bait Stations: Bait stations are one of the most effective ways to control rodents in condominiums. A single ounce of bait can kill at least 12 mice, while four ounces of bait are enough to kill ten rats! Bait stations are tamper-resistant and safe to use around children and pests.
Rodent Traps: Rodent traps are strategically placed along rodent pathways to trap and kill rodents without poisons. Instead, traps utilize sweet or fatty foods such as peanut butter, cheese, or bacon, whose strong smell is enough to attract pests.
Bed Bugs in Condominiums
Sadly, bed bugs are now becoming an issue in condos. These blood suckers are masters at hitchhiking, meaning they can get into a condo unit via infested items like backpacks, luggage, clothing, used furniture, and visitors.
Though bed bugs are not known to cause diseases, they can cause serious mental health issues like anxiety, paranoia, and nightmare. Since they reproduce rapidly and can go through tiny cracks, these critters can spread easily throughout the entire building.
Controlling Bed Bugs in Condominiums
Given the rate at which bed bugs can spread in a condominium, an infestation is best controlled as soon as it is discovered. Our experts will thoroughly inspect the structure to determine the level of the infestation and the specific bed bug species infesting. We will then customize a treatment plan that exterminates the pest effectively while preventing chances of a re-infestation.
Effective Pesticides: As part of our IPM, we will apply the most effective and safe bed bug pesticide to kill the pests in all their stages, from eggs to adults. The treatment offers a long-lasting residual effect, protecting your condominium from future infestations.
Providing Year-Round Condominium Pest Control
It is the responsibility of condominium managers to provide a safe and pest-free environment for their tenants. Given the number of pests that threaten your renters’ health and safety, it’s important to invest in high-quality and reliable condo pest control services.
Maximum Pest Control knows firsthand the impact of maintaining a pest-free space on your building’s reputation. That’s why we are committed to providing the best and most reliable pest control services for condominiums throughout Canada. Our licensed and insured pest experts will inspect your structure and help customize a treatment plan that utilizes IPM to meet your specific pest needs. Contact Maximum Today (905) 582-5502.