Bed Bug Removal in Edmonton, Sherwood Park, St Albert, and Surrounding Areas

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There’s no way around it: a bed bug infestation can be a nightmare come to life for home or business owners. Bed bugs can be difficult to detect, live in well-hidden areas, and 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 homes, offices, hotels, and more. We will exhaust all resources to help you get rid of your bed bug infestation.

How to Identify Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are flat, 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 after a short period of time. 

Bed bug bites are red and swollen with a dark red centre. They are often in a line or grouped together and tend to form blisters or hives at the bite site. These bites can happen anywhere on the body but most commonly occur on areas of skin that are exposed while sleeping, like the face, arms, legs, and hands. Bed bug bites can sometimes take several days to show up, allowing the bugs to reproduce unhindered. The bites are often very itchy, sometimes causing a burning sensation on the skin. Itching the bites can lead to secondary infection, swelling, and bleeding.

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, which provide them transportation 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

If you travel or go to the gym often, there are several steps you can take to try to prevent a bed bug infestation from following you home. If it’s already too late for prevention, it’s very important for you 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:

  • Pesticide impregnated mattress covers: Chemically impregnated mattress covers can be fit over the top and sides of your mattress and are designed to kill bed bugs. However, some bugs may be resistant to these pesticides.
  • Clean your house and clothing: If you suspect that you have bed bugs, thoroughly clean your living space and vacuum the floors. Eliminate clutter in your home such as piles of laundry or items on the floor. Wash all your clothes, sheets, and towels and dry them on the highest setting for several minutes.
  • Do not change where you sleep or throw items away: This can spread the bugs throughout your home in areas where they may not have previously been infested. If an item is highly infested, it should be discarded by a professional. Bed bugs tend to prefer to live near their host and will likely follow you to your new sleeping area.
  • Call a pest control company: The best way to get rid of bed bugs is to contact an exterminator. A professional will be able to gauge how bad the infestation is and use the appropriate method to remove the bed bugs from your living quarters.

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 without any knowledge or experience can cause bed bugs to spread throughout your home or building, creating an even bigger problem.

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, lay down traps, or fumigate the area.

If you think you have a bed bug infestation in your home or building, call us. Once you set up your appointment, there are several preparation steps to follow prior to our team’s arrival. Our experts will then evaluate the situation and provide efficient and discreet bed bug removal in Edmonton.

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