Bed bugs are a serious problem that would not only cause you a number of headaches but feelings of extreme discomfort as well. Bed bugs hide in furniture and have become resistant to a number of pesticides, so an infestation is harder to deal with than most people would assume. It is a frustrating problem because they can be hard to get rid of but the following guide will help you deal with this nuisance.
If you suspect that you have this problem, it is best to do a visual inspection because bed bugs are visible to the naked eye. They like to hide close to the areas where they feed, so check near seams, under your sofa cushions and around the edges of your carpet to see if you can catch them. They tend to hide during the day, so they may be harder to spot but a thorough inspection will allow you to catch them. Another sign that bed bugs are present is their waste that they tend to leave behind. If you spot small rust-coloured or brown stains on any of your fabrics, it is a sign that you have bed bugs. You should look for physical symptoms as well because bed bugs bite and will leave you with skin that is red and swollen. The bites are itchy and will have a dark spot at the centre and generally happen in clusters on the areas of the skin that are not covered when you sleep.
There are a number of DIY options when it comes to getting rid of bed bugs but these are not as effective as calling in a professional exterminator. This is because these DIY solutions do not address the whole problem, so it is likely that your infestation will return. Most of these options only kill the bed bugs it touches directly meaning if you miss just one, you’ll continue to experience this problem. A pest control company, on the other hand, will have all of the right equipment and products to get rid of this problem once and for all. Depending on the infestation, they will use mechanical insecticides or house fumigation to get every single bed bug. They will also find the exact hiding locations of the bugs so that they can take care of this problem entirely.
Making sure your home is clean is a great start and will allow the exterminator to get rid of your pests for good. Messes make it easier for bed bugs to hide, so it is important to clean your space thoroughly to help prevent this problem.
Contact Pest Control can help with bed bug removal and treatments. Our exterminators are experienced and have the skills and knowledge to help with this problem. We can help with mice issues as well and offer a number of pest control services, so if you are in the Toronto or North York areas and want to deal with the best exterminators, give us a call today!