Bed Bug Infestation
A bed bug infestation is one of the last things you would want on your property, whether it your home or your office. However, if you are already facing one, the only surefire way to get rid of these nasty pests is to hire the services of a professional exterminator.
Before you do so, however, it is best to run a check on whether you truly have an infestation. If it is indeed bed bugs that are causing you trouble then it is important to act fast and get rid of the problem. If not, then the problem will spread in other areas of the house thus making it harder to get rid of. We recommend immediate action for bed bug control.
Bed bugs not only give you sleepless nights, scaring you with the thought of having an insect feed on your blood, but they also give a general sense of lack of hygiene wherever they deposit themselves. From the nauseous smell they give out to the stains they leave with their fecal matter, the presence of bed bugs is a nuisance on several fronts.
Checking for a Bed Bug Infestation
Here are a few ways to check if you are indeed up against a bed bug infestation. The first sign of a bed bug infestation is when you or your family members, or even visitors or guests in your home, are left with tiny welts that are caused due to bed bug bites. Often, you even fail to notice these insects scampering about. Bed Bugs are quite fast on their tiny feet and quickly find places to hide. Usually the first sign of a problem is getting bitten.
Yet another way to determine the presence of bed bugs is when you begin seeing stains on your bed sheet, comforter or mattress etc. The fecal matter of these insects leave behind dark brown or reddish spots. Fecal stains are usually found in the corners of your mattress or even walls. These spots are easily visible to the naked eye and also have the smell of rotting berries to them.
In fact, depending on the concentration of these stains, and their quantity, you can even roughly determine the extent of the infestation. If it is only a few stains that you have come across, these could indicate the presence of only a few bugs. If the number of stains are many, you are surely up against a full-fledged infestation. You can lift up your mattress or box spring and look for signs yourself. In most cases you will be able to find them in the creases of the mattress like in the picture featured here.
Immediate Steps to Prevent the Spread of a Bed Bug Problem
While the best way to handle a bed bug infestation is to call on the services of an extermination agency, there are also certain steps you can take so that the spread of these insects within your household is curtailed. This especially needs to be implemented if you plan to delay hiring the services of professional exterminators.
Vacuuming the infested areas is essential to remove not only the bed bugs but also their eggs. This helps in curtailing the bed bug population and prevents them from spreading to other areas of the home as well as multiplying. Washing any infested bedding with hot water helps too, as does isolating the infected furniture and mattresses etc.
Remember that adult bed bugs can go without a meal for more than a year, and this will tell you just how hardy these creatures are when it comes to surviving against all odds. Therefore, a thorough inspection from an extermination agency, subsequent treatment and regular follow-ups are the only ways to make sure that the dreaded bed bug infestation does not return.
If you are looking for a solution to your bed bug infestation call The Exterminators for a bed bug control solution Toronto: 647-496-2211