There’s no way around it. A bed bug infestation can literally be a nightmare for home or business owners. They can be difficult to detect, live in well-hidden areas, and can be a pain to get rid of. If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, you should call an exterminator immediately. Edmonton Exterminators Ltd. offers bed bug removal services for Edmonton home and business owners. Our professionals are highly trained and skilled in dealing with bed bugs and are knowledgeable in techniques for removing them from a home or building. We will exhaust all resources to help you get rid of your bed bug infestation.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are flat and oval in shape and relatively small in size (about 4-5 mm long). They are dark brown or black in colour but can appear red or brownish red after a meal. Bed bugs often appear on mattress seams, sheets, or furniture. They feed on the blood of living animals and people and are able to produce rapidly, thereby appearing in large numbers.
How to Tell if You Have a Bed Bug Infestation
If you wake up one morning and find that you are covered in patches of small red bites, you could possibly have a bed bug infestation. Bed bugs are notoriously picked up in place such as hotels, offices, gyms, and movie theaters. They crawl onto clothes and suitcases and are thereby transported to people’s beds and homes. Signs of an infestation include seeing one or multiple bed bugs, black or brown stains on your bedsheets, or casings left behind from shedding.
The best way to be able to identify a bed bug infestation is to trap a bug and call a pest control company for inspection. An exterminator will be able to identify whether or not the insect is actually a bed bug and will conduct a thorough inspection of your home for signs of infestation.
What to Do If You Have Bed Bugs
It’s important to understand that a bed bug infestation can be a very serious issue. Due to their ability to stay well-hidden, reproduce in large quantities, and live for long periods of time with or without feasting, they can be hard to get rid of. Here are some steps you can take to try to get rid of bed bugs:
Why You Should Call an Exterminator
Bed bugs can live for long periods of time without feeding and reproduce quickly in large numbers. They are difficult to spot which makes getting rid of them on your own a hard task to accomplish. Trying to eliminate an infestation on your own without any knowledge or experience can cause bed bugs to spread throughout your home or building.
A professional exterminator that is highly trained on bed bug removal will have a much better chance of being able to get rid of an infestation. An expert will be able to determine whether to use pesticides, traps, or fumigate the area.