Serving You Locally

Find Your Local Abell Branch

Map

Since 1924, Abell Pest Control has protected our customers, their homes and businesses from the hazards of invading pests. Prouder yet, we are members of your community.



Branch Locator >>

Our Guarantee

100% Money Back Guarantee!*

Money Back Guaranteed

If you are not satisfied with the services provided to you within the guarantee period, you will receive a Full Money Back Refund!



*Terms and conditions apply.

Learn About Abell's Guarantee >>

Testimonials

What Our Customers Say...

Testimonials

"A few months ago, I switched my pest control services to Abell and I have been extremely satisfied with the service your company provides."
S. Wilson, Ottawa.

See More Testimonials >>

Free Estimate Form

Resolve Your Pest Problems Now!

Do you have an immediate concern? Is there a persistent pest problem that you have not had any success solving? Complete our form for a FREE ESTIMATE

Click here for a FREE ESTIMATE >>

For My Home

Fast & Safe Extermination-Guaranteed

Many pests pose health risks to your family. Trust our family of experienced, licensed Pest Control Professionals to solve your problem fast. We are
members of your community, ready to serve you.


Find Services For Your Home >>

For My Business

Protect Your Brand

Canada's leading brands trust us to protect their business and their customers. Our tailored services go from a basic pest control program; to our cutting-edge hand-held electronic site management system.


Find Services For Your Business >>

Pests

Learn More About Common Pests

If you're uncertain about a pest you've found in or around your home or business, you can find more information here. If you can't identify the pest you have, Abell has entomologists on staff that can identify pests from around the world.

Identify Your Pest >>

With travelers coming into hotels from all over and hundreds of staffers changing shifts day and night, there's no way that bed bugs can be entirely prevented in lodging establishments. Prevention then becomes early detection to make sure that an isolated room with the pests doesn't develop into something worse.

hotel room

According to the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, accurate detection of bed bugs is only assured when all employees, from managers, to cooking staff, to event planners, are trained to properly identify the bugs by size, shape and color and telltale signs like droppings. Just as important is for them to know how to check for bed bugs in a hotel as they go through their regular duties.

Having a professional pest service like Abell Pest Control on call for inspections, bed bug treatment and follow-up programs is an important part of the protocol that must take place if any evidence surfaces that the pests could be present.

Treating an Infestation

The lengthy list of steps that hotels have to take in pest management include thorough removal and washing of all linens and removable fabrics in the suspected room, extensive vacuuming and sealing of cracks where bugs may enter the premises. Furniture, headboards, wall fixtures like artwork and mirrors and every surface should be inspected and cleaned.

Mattresses should be thoroughly scrubbed, then removed in plastic wrapping and placed in storage for one year before they may be used again. If they're disposed, they should be marked so that an unsuspecting stranger doesn't take the infected mattresses from a trash site. After professional treatment, the staff should reinspect the room for any signs that the bugs may remain.

Ongoing protocol

Ultimately, it falls to hotel management teams to create a response plan when guests discover bed bugs in their rooms. Responding quickly not only addresses the problem without delay, but puts guests at ease that everything is being done to find them safe lodgings elsewhere in the facility.

Because bed bugs can get through walls into other rooms, the units on both sides, below and above the infected room must be inspected as well. Studies have shown that units sharing a wall with a space where bed bugs have been found are likely to have the pests as much as 20 percent of the time, the Virginia agriculture department reported.

Many companies take advantage of free training by companies like Abell Pest Control so that staff members will learn to inspect bed bug-prone areas in rooms and can raise an alert if the pests are spotted.

Abell Pest Control is a family owned Canadian company dedicated to providing effective, professional and courteous service in pest management. Abell is proud to announce its 90th year of providing quality pest control services to North America. Started in 1924 with one office, Abell now employs several hundred people with branch offices across Canada and the United States.


Get a Quote on Abell Services. It is fast and easy.

Say goodbye to ants, spiders, mice or any other pest in your home or business. Guaranteed!

Get a Quote