Bed bug hunter prepares to tackle local infestations

It’s called the newest technology in bed bug eradication

And now only the second unit of its type in Alberta will be put to use in and around Lethbridge.
Randy Reber of Coalhurst has acquired a “Heat Assault” system which he says can kill bed bugs quickly, safely and effectively, and with a more environmentally-friendly approach than conventional chemical spraying.
“I’m calling it a pasteurization of a house,” Reber explained.

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Huge infestation threatens southwest neighbourhood trees

EDMONTON – Southwest Edmonton neighbourhoods are suffering a serious infestation of lilac ash borers that’s putting the future of 1,700 boulevard and park trees at risk.

Although the moth larva is widely distributed in Edmonton, large numbers of the destructive insect have turned up in ash around Terwillegar Towne and Terwillegar South, city principal of forestry Jeannette Wheeler says.

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SW Alberta free from pine beetles

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development announced this week that they found little no pine beetle activity in southwestern Alberta.

Officials set 24 bait sites and 9 funnel traps, which all revealed little or no mountain pine beetle activity in southwest Alberta, resulting in no necessary control operations in the mountain forests between the Red Deer river and the US border.

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