Bed Bugs Control: Battling the Bane of Bed Bugs
Pests have long plagued homes and businesses, causing various problems that range from minor annoyances to serious health hazards. One of the most persistent pests is the bed bug which has made a significant comeback in recent years due to increased international travel and pesticide resistance. These tiny blood sucking insects are not only difficult to detect but they also reproduce quickly and making them a major headache for property owners.
Fortunately, there are professional pest control services that specialize in the eradication of bed bugs. These experts have the knowledge, tools and techniques to effectively eliminate these pests and prevent future infestations. So call us today at 604-499-6530 for fast and reliable bed bug control services.
What are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small brownish, flattened parasites – about the size of an apple seed. They feed on the blood of humans birds and other animals. Bed bugs do not live on their hosts, unlike lice or fleas, but visit them to feed, mostly at night. A bed bug bite is like a mosquito bite. It may result in a red, itchy bump, but many people have no reaction at all. Bed bugs are very resilient and hard to eliminate. They cannot fly, but spread by “hitching rides” on clothing, purses and luggage. They also establish themselves in mattresses and bedding, furniture, cracks in walls and even electronics. The bugs often spread when people are moving or travelling.
The Telling Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
The first step in any strategic operation is to identify the foe. Bed bugs, though elusive, leave behind tell-tale evidence of their presence. Vigilance is key, for early detection can mean a swifter resolution to your bed bug woes.
Unexplained Bites: Waking up to itchy welts that were not there when you went to sleep can be a sign of bed bug activity.
Bloodstains on Sheets: After feeding, bed bugs can leave behind small blood spots as they scurry back to hiding places.
Dark Spottings: These could be bed bug excrement marks and might appear on bedding, mattress seams, and nearby walls.
Musty Odor: Some people detect a pungent, sweet smell in bed bug-infested areas.
Actual Sightings: Of course, spotting a bed bug itself, mature or nymph, dead or alive, is the most conclusive evidence of infestation.
Express Pest Control insists on the importance of professional inspection for reliable detection. Their trained eyes and specialized equipment can confirm an infestation, gauge its severity, and recommend a customized course of action.
Diseases Carried by Bed Bugs
The good news is that bed bugs have not been found to transmit any diseases. The bad news is that they cause a lot of irritation and discomfort which can lead to skin infections from scratching the bites. They are also responsible for major psychological trauma as some people develop severe anxiety and insomnia due to the persistent infestation.
Prevent Bed Bugs From Coming Back
Bed bugs are common in places like hotels and hostels. They can also hitchhike home with you from public transportation, airplanes or even a friend’s house – anywhere that they find warm-blooded creatures to live off. They are return back with you from vacations, work trips or visits to relatives. There are a few measures that can help prevent bed bugs from infesting your property:
Inspect all luggage and clothing thoroughly after travelling: Wash clothes immediately in hot water (or at the very least, leave them in sealed plastic bags until they can be washed).
Invest in mattress encasements: These can prevent bed bugs from establishing themselves in your mattress and make it easier to spot them if they do.
Eliminate clutter: Bed bugs love hiding in clutter, so keep your living space tidy and free of unnecessary items.
Be vigilant when buying second-hand furniture: Inspect any used furniture carefully for signs of bed bug activity before bringing it into your home.
Vacuum regularly: Regular vacuuming can help remove bed bugs and their eggs from your carpets furniture and other surfaces.
Bed bug infestations are a frustrating and stressful experience for anyone. But with the help of professional pest control services like Express Pest Control – you can get rid of these pests once and for all. By staying vigilant and taking preventive measures – you can also reduce the chances of future infestations. So don’t let bed bugs ruin your peace of mind – contact us today for fast and effective bed bug control services. Remember our phone number is 604-499-6530. Let us help you win the battle against these pesky pests!