Bed Bug Dog Services

September 22, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

Assured Thermal Solutions is proud to announce it has acqiured a bed bug detection dog.  Our bed bug detection dog has undergone hundreds of hours of training over the last several months and we will be putting him to work next week.  Bed bug sniffing dogs are trained in a very similar fashion to how drug and bomb detection dogs are trained - they learn to key in on only that particular odour and they keep going until they pinpoint it.

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Bed Bug Summit

September 21, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

Assured Thermal Solutions is off to the North American Bed Bug Summit in Chicago this weekend.  The Summit is the worlds biggest gathering of academics, researcheres, practitioners, regulators and everyone else keenly interested in bed bugs and their control.  The first annual Summit was a huge success last year and promises to be excellent again this year.

It has been a busy year on the research front - new information has come to light about bed bug genetics, physical adaptations to pesticides and heat tolerance levels.  There are now tons of new traps and monitors coming to market, plus more new heating equipment suppliers, new best management practices for canine inspections and new approaches to control. It is unlikely that the silver bullet for bed bugs will be announced this weekend, but we will keep our fingers crossed and let all of our clients know what we have learned on our return!

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Moving Truck Bed Bug Heat Treatments

July 12, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

Are you moving and you don't want to take bed bugs with you?

Assured Thermal Solutions will heat treat your furniture and belongings in a moving truck to ensure your stuff is bed bug free before you move in to your new place.

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Manitoba Grants Money to Battle Bed Bugs

July 10, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

The Province of Manitoba has recently launched the latest offensive in the fight against bed bugs: a grant to aid community-based, non-profit organizations.  The grant is to help with bed bug education, treatment, management, and prevention.

It is a $200,000 Bed Bug Grant Program accessible to non-profit organizations. They will be eligible to recover from 50 to 100 per cent of costs related to bed bug treatment or prevention, to a max of $2,000. This grant will cover things like mattress encasements, monitors, educational pamphlets as well as potentially a bed bug sauna or large industrial dryers to help heat treat clothes and other items.

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Bed Bugs and Summer Camps

July 08, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

Finally, summer is here! The kids are out of school and some are heading to camp. Well, so are bed bugs!

Bed bugs are great hitchhikers and yes, they will tag along to camp too! So now what?

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Assured Thermal In The News

June 03, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

Maple Ridge firm has the heat on – bed bugs

 


Brett Johnston gets heaters and fans ready for demonstration of thermal termination.
Colleen Flanagan/The News

 

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DNA Testing for Bed Bugs Available in Vancouver!

May 16, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

Confirming you have bed bugs can sometimes be one of the hardest parts of managing an infestation. 

Assured Thermal Solutions is proud to announce that we can now offer DNA testing for the presence of bed bugs!  With recent scientific advances DNA testing for bed bugs has become fast, easy and scientifically verifiable. 

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Bed Bugs and MRSA

May 11, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

A study linking bed bugs in Vancouver with MRSA bacteria was released today by Emerging Infectious Diseases, a publication of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Preventions.  One of the authors of the study, Dr. Marc Romney, is from St. Paul's Hospital here in Vancouver.

To date, bed bugs have not been known to spread disease and there is no clear evidence that the bed bugs found on the patients or their belongings had spread MRSA. It is also not clear if the bacteria originated with the bed bugs or if the bugs picked it up from already infected people.

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Why Heat is Sometimes Not Enough

May 04, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

When is a heat treatment not enough to solve a bed bug problem?

When the problem is greater than just eliminating the bugs in a particular room or building, once.

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Bed Bugs and the Holidays

April 22, 2011 Latest Updates by Brett Johnston

Happy Easter Vancouver!

 

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