About Us

About 1st Defence Industries

1st Defence Industries is 100% Canadian owned and operated business based out of Abbotsford, British Columbia, with manufacturing facilities in Ontario. We are a fast-growing company that values innovation and cares about providing the best crawling pest control solutions possible to our customers.

We are proud of our Original Bug Coaster products and committed to ensuring they are durable, effective and affordable. We are responsive to customer’s needs and happy to help you find the perfect product for any application. We also provide ongoing technical support for our customers and their operations.

By using non-toxic, pesticide-free technologies, we are able to help our clients protect their businesses, families and pets both safely and effectively.

Whether you are in the pest control, professional growing, outdoor recreational, transportation or hospitality industries, or are simply looking for a crawling pest-free solution for your home or RV, we’re confident there is a 1st Defence Industries product to suit your needs.

Don’t hesitate to contact us at 1-866-228-0167 for more information.


Meet the Team

Randall Sandford


Randall Sanford is an accomplished inventor and businessman with more than 25 years of experience in both the public and private sector. He is recognized for his unique and innovative product designs within the mining, forestry, recycling and pest control industries. He believes in offering high-quality products at competitive rates.

Randall is the president and creative mind behind the innovative products offered by 1st Defence Industries Ltd.

Douglas Heywood

Chief Financial Officer

Douglas Heywood has helped all sizes of businesses chart their path to success. He has three decades of experience as a Certified Public Accountant and business owner, working with national firms and running businesses in the hospitality industry. He also brings more than 20 years of partner-level leadership to the 1st Defence Industries management team.

Russell Templeton

Technical Representative

Russell Templeton has enjoyed an extensive 14 year career in the pest control industry which includes representing some major manufacturers, suppliers, and pest control organizations as well as six years of field experience.

He is highly effective at new business development and has been responsible for the sales and marketing of various pest control products across Canada. In these roles, he serviced various marketing segments including hospitality, health care, property management, retail, institutional, agriculture, horticulture, professional pest control, as well as food and beverage manufacturing, processing, and distribution.

Russell has also provided technical expertise and educational training to distributors, sales reps, key accounts, store personnel, and end users on various pest control products and applications


Join Us

1st Defence Industries is a fast-growing, dynamic company and always looking for quality staff to join our team. We are currently looking for people with experience in sales, management and distribution.

If you feel like you’d be a good fit for 1st Defence Industries, contact us at 1-866-228-0167.