Pests of all kinds can quickly invade a property in search of food and shelter. They then cause damage that can be more or less costly depending on the time they have spent in your home. If you live in the locality of Bromont and you face an infestation of mice, ants, cockroaches and other harmful insects or animals, call on our services without delay.
In which cases is it urgent to call on a professional exterminator to treat a pest invasion in your home?
There are several cases where it is urgent to call a professional exterminator if your home is invaded by pests:
- Some pests can cause serious health problems, including mice and rats which can spread diseases such as leptospirosis and salmonellosis. If you suspect the presence of pests potentially dangerous to health, it is important to call in a professional to manage the problem effectively;
- If the pest infestation is heavy, it can be difficult to manage it yourself. Professionals have the tools, knowledge and experience to deal effectively with large infestations;
- Some pests, such as termites, can cause structural damage to your home if not dealt with quickly and effectively. If you suspect the presence of pests that could cause structural damage, it is important to call in a professional to assess the situation;
- If you’ve tried to manage the infestation yourself with DIY treatments and haven’t been able to fix the problem, it’s probably time to call a professional.
What are the pest extermination regulations in Quebec?
In Quebec, the extermination of pests is regulated by the Ministry of the Environment and the Fight against Climate Change (MELCC) and by the Environment Quality Act.
Here are some of the main pest control regulations in Quebec:
- Certification: Any pest extermination company must be certified by the MELCC to operate in Quebec. The certification guarantees that the company meets the quality standards and safety protocols required to carry out the extermination operations;
- Use of pesticides: Pesticides may only be used by persons authorized and trained in their use. The use of pesticides must comply with safety standards to avoid any risk to health and the environment;
- Waste Disposal: Wastes from pest extermination, such as animal carcasses, must be disposed of appropriately to avoid environmental contamination;
- Protection of biodiversity: The extermination of certain pest species may be regulated to protect local biodiversity. For example, hunting animals such as coyotes, foxes or raccoons is regulated in Quebec;
- Legal liability: Pest extermination companies are legally liable for damage caused to customers or the environment during extermination operations.