Bugs is a four-letter word. We all feel it – the cringe, merely at the sound of the word. The thought of there being bugs in our homes, near our food, where we sleep, where our children are, fills us with a particular kind of anxiety. The sight of a bug in our house – even an innocuous one – is enough to send many of us up onto chairs, reaching for the newspaper, or feeling our faces flush with discomfort. But there is another thing that sight should do to us: it should make us pick up the phone and call a professional. We are Edmonton’s premiere exterminators. We are professional, cost-effective, efficient, clean, and fast, and we are here to serve you. If you think you have a bug problem, then please don’t hesitate to call us at 587-410-3497. We are standing by.
There’s nothing worse. Nothing that will turn your stomach more and make you forget you had an appetite. You walk into your kitchen – it is late at night, your are cheating on your diet, but you are hungry and the cheating somehow makes that leftover mac and cheese even better. As you move toward the kitchen you pass through night-darkened rooms, not bothering to turn on any superfluous lights. You aren’t going to be down long (and perhaps the sense of not being fully out of bed encourages your will to cheat). As you reach the kitchen, you flick on a light.
And you see them. Dashing. Shadows that move. Maybe too quick for you to process their images, but you know those shadows. It is the sound that gives them away – the sound of insect parts rubbing and gesticulating. You think for a moment that you are wrong (a little lie to replace the little cheat). But you aren’t wrong. They are cockroaches.
Your stomach is as full as ever, and the kitchen is for now closed for business. You leave the room and turn out the light. But the roaches cannot be shut out. They cannot be ignored. You know now that they are in your house. You know enough to know that there are many of them, that they live there – that it is their house too now – and that if you are seeing them they have likely been there for some time. The thought of them in your kitchen makes you shiver.
The next morning, you pick up the phone. If you are serious about fixing this situation and you live in Edmonton, you call us.
It is as routine as anything, going to the basement to fluff the clothes in the dryer. You have lived in your house for decades, and that dryer – by now a historical monument to your first closing, complete with broken knobs and that particularly distasteful sound – has been with you the whole time. You do it a few times a week: having forgotten that there were dry clothes in the machine, and having realized that you have more laundry to put in the washer, you head down to give the dry clothes a few minutes to warm up.
You have done it before, you do it a few times a week. Only now it isn’t quite the same trip.
When you get to the dryer – the white steel and chrome unit, still clean enough to make the rest of your basement feel unkept – you open the front door to check on the clothes. As you move toward the top of the dryer to turn it on, you feel something with your hand. Is it ash? It is too coarse. Is it espresso grinds? It is not so dark. Before you can wonder any more, it hits you, all at once.
You have termites. Saw dust is falling on your dryer from the exposed joists above. And it must not only be there. You look around to find along the joist that runs above your dryer small piles of sawdust. You have seen it before, but never in your home. And you know how much of a problem it is. It seems to have just begun, and when you inspect the wood it seems not to be as serious as you know it can be, but it is not a matter to be taken lightly. If you are serious about having those termites taken care of then you walk upstairs, not having even started the dryer, breaking from the tradition of the act at hand, and you call us. We know how to get rid of bugs. It is what we do.
A Global Phenomenon
Your son is young, but he is growing. He is now 7, and he just had his first sleep over. They played Yahtzee but didn’t know the rules. That was Saturday night. Now it is Monday morning. He will be at school soon, and you will be working. That is what happens on a Monday morning. Only this Monday is different. This Monday, as you ready yourself from shower to suit, he walks into your room. He tells you his ankles are itchy. You look, and there they are – on his ankles, on his writs, linear groups of small red bug bites.
It doesn’t take long for you to realize what that means. Bed bugs. They are ubiquitous now – there are so many people, and there is so much travel, and those people traveling are spending time in so many beds, that bed bugs are having a Champagne year. Your mind moves to the image of small creatures – many of them – emerging from your son’s bed while he sleeps and taking his blood. That is all it takes. You pick up the phone. Someone needs to cork the Champagne. We are the people for the job. If you have bedbugs, then please call us, and soon – the early you do, the easier it will be to eliminate them, and the lower the risk will be that you (or anyone in your house or in your bed) will carry this growing pestilence elsewhere.
If any of these scenes frighten you, then you are likely a human being. If any of them sound familiar, then you owe it to your own safety and the safety of those in your house to call a professional. We are the premiere Bedbugs Edmonton pest control company, and we are here to take your call at 587-410-3497.