You’ve Got Bugs. Now What?

Got bugs? Yes. Damn, that’s not a question you want to have to answer ‘yes’ to. But bugs, like some other things in life, just happen; and when they do,.


Got bugs? Yes. Damn, that’s not a question you want to have to answer ‘yes’ to. But bugs, like some other things in life, just happen; and when they do, you want to know how to deal with them. The answer, really, is simple: Hire a pest control specialist. (We recommend BugMaster Pest Control, but, truth be told, we aren’t exactly unbiased in that regard). Rodents, bedbugs, termites, wasps, hornets, spiders, beetles – they have a single name that unites them all: pests. This is about the structural integrity of the building, it’s about who’s in charge in the house, and it’s about how ‘at home’ you feel in your own home. It is essential you choose the right pest control company to tackle any pest infestation. To learn more, read our article ‘Who You Gonna Call? – Choosing a Pest Control Company’. As for wanting to live a pest-free existence, here’s our step by step procedure to making it happen.


You know who to call; now you need to know what to do. First, call your pest control specialist and tell them the problem. What is the insect or rodent? How many do you see or hear? Do you think you’ve got a minor problem or a full-on infestation? Give as much information as you can to the person on the other end of the line, as this will help them determine the best course of action. A pest control specialist will visit your home or business and give you a detailed description of their immediate findings and observations in a process called Integrated Pest Management.


A pest control specialist will identify what type of pests are inhabiting your property then discuss why these pests are affecting the area in the first place. Next, the specialist will advise on the proper method to control the pests, including the management strategy, type of chemical used to dispose of the pests, and where and how to apply said chemical. Any and all products used will be pest-deadly but environmentally-friendly.


If necessary, a further inspection may need to be completed, or, if all pertinent information has been gathered and analysed, the specialist will go ahead in establishing a timeline to begin treatment. You may need to vacate your home or property for the treatment to take place, and it's important to know how long the treatment will last and when you can safely re-enter the premises.


The specialist knows what to do and how to do it - those pests are history! But depending on the level of infestation and type of pest in question, a follow up service may be necessary, which is booked at the time of the initial treatment.


You don't want this pest problem reoccurring, so the specialist will provide recommendations and instructions for care beyond the scope of their visit. Recommendations play a crucial part in educating clients on effectively preventing infestations.

So if you have something ‘bug’-ging you, call BugMaster. We offer full rights certification, including certification in termite remediation, and incorporate innovative, effective, and safer heat treatments for bed bug infestations. BugMaster is WBC insured, and in possession of all government licenses.

So whether it chews, crawls, buzzes, scurries, or scratches, you can rest assured you won’t be seeing it again after we’ve been through your home. With BugMaster, the bug really does stop here. Call our certified pest control experts in the Okanagan now!