How to Check for Bed Bugs
Bed bugs usually infest mattresses, headboards, bed frames, cabinets or other furniture in your house. Although they are not known to cause any infectious disease, their bite can lead to skin rashes, allergic symptoms and have psychological effects on you. Bed bug removal is not an easy task as they can survive for up to a year without feeding. You may have to carry out repeated pest control treatments in your home to eliminate them completely.
If you are seeking bed bug removal, Edmonton Exterminators Ltd. can help. We offer safe and cost effective pest control services to our clients. We can help you eliminate cockroaches, rodents, wasps and other insects.
Easy Tips to Help You Identify a Bug Problem
The signs that point towards an infestation are:
- Red and itchy bites
Insects such as ants usually tend to bite around your ankles while bed bugs usually feed on exposed skin (such as your arms) while you are asleep. Bed bug bites appear in the form of flat, red marks in zigzag lines or small clusters. These can be quite irritating and scratching them can result in an infection.
- Unpleasant odour
Bed bugs release pheromones which have a strong, unpleasant and musty odour. The smell can be quite strong when the bugs are present in large numbers.
- Spots on your sheets
Bed bugs leave behind blood stains (resembling small rust spots) near the corners and edges of your bed. They shed their skin (molt) many times as they mature and you also find their oval brown exoskeletons on your sheets.
- Inspect your room and bed thoroughly
Strip your mattress to carefully inspect all the corners and seams. You can use a magnifying glass and a flashlight to look for blood stains. Inspect your entire room including upholstery, chairs, couches, curtains and carpet. Clean the area inside and under your closets, cabinets, dressers and bed.
Edmonton Exterminators Ltd. has been providing bed bug removal services since 1979. We also supply an extensive range of pest removal products, including federally regulated insecticides and rodenticides.
Read our blog Why Pest Control Is Important to learn why you need to prevent household pests from causing health hazards and damaging the structure of your house. For any assistance, contact us!