F.A.Q on Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are tiny reddish brown nocturnal insects (about 5mm) that live by feeding on human blood while they sleep.
Bed bugs are found all over the world in homes, businesses, schools, hotels and resorts. They live in cracks in bed posts and within the seams of mattresses for most part of day and come out at night to feed. Bed bugs are expert hitch hikers and attach themselves to stuffed toys, bedding, clothing and luggage to travel great distances for new breeding grounds.
Although bed bugs do not spread disease, they can cause serious inflammation, itching and increased chances of a secondary skin infection.
You can check for the presence of bed bugs by looking for:
- Shells, eggs and feces of the insect.
- Pungent musky odour that is easy to detect.
- Check for itching and welt marks usually in patterns or rows on your skin exposed while sleeping.
- Fresh blood stains on mattress or pillows in mornings.
You can take the following measures to avoid bed bugs infestation:
- Regularly check the bed and mattress by peeling back bed sheets and running your hand along seams to detect tiny black matter (fecal residue) sticking to it.
- Thoroughly examine or avoid second-hand furniture, mattresses, and bedding.
- Do not keep your luggage on the hotel floor and carpet and inspect it before leaving the room to look for any bugs attached to it.
- Use bed bug proof mattress encasement.
Although you may try simple steps like using bed bug mattress encasement and heat blowers to treat your bedding and other belongings, it is recommended to call a licensed pest management professional to assess the infestation and suggest all possible steps to eradicate the problem. Improper treatment could spread the problem and increase the eventual costs to resolve it.
The cost of bed bug treatment depends on the size of facility and level of infestation. Call us at 1-866-650-1811 to have one of our experts come down for an inspection and quote.
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Bedbugs Bedbugs are described as oval, small, brownish insects that survive on the blood of humans or animals. The adult bedbugs are of flat bodies equally to the size of an apple seed. They become reddish and bodies swell up after feeding. Bedbugs cannot fly, but can quickly move on the floors, walls, and ceilings.