Bed bugs on the rise, around the world and in Cranbrook

BARRY COULTER, Cranbrook Townsman Published September 15, 2010 Once upon a time they were gone, but now they are back, all over the world, including Cranbrook. Bed bugs (Cimex Lectularius) are booming, thanks in large part to the increase in human travel. Bed bugs are small parasitic insects that prefer to feed on human blood. […]

Cranbrook Pest Control goes high-tech

DAN WILLIAMS, Koocanusa Publications staff writer Published November 2011 Cornelius Murphy, owner and operator of Cranbrook Pest Control in Cranbrook, B.C., has added a new tool in the fight against pests-in the form of a diagnostic thermal-imaging device that is used to assess buldings. “We are the first ones in Canada to use this tool […]

New hope in the fight against bed bugs

HEATHER LONEY, Global News Published Wednesday, November 21, 2012 TORONTO – Areas across Canada are facing a growing problem with bed bugs, with reports of infestations increasing year over year. But new research from a team of Penn State scientists may offer hope in the increasingly difficult fight against the insects. In cities including Toronto, […]