Bed bugs are very difficult to handle. Their presence can feel like a curse as they simply refuse to go away. You may have tried what feels like everything to get rid of them. Unfortunately, covering yourself up at night will not do the trick – bed bugs can survive without a meal for a long time and they are small enough to crawl through a gap in your clothing to bite you. If you’re struggling with a bed bug infestation, don’t hesitate to reach out to bed bug removal Toronto.
Bed bugs are small, flightless insects that feed solely on the blood of humans and animals. These bugs measure up to about half a centimetre long and look a lot like apple seeds. Mattresses, bed frames, box springs, floorboards, and night tables are common bed bug hiding spots. Bed bugs spread from one place to the next by crawling through walls and clinging to the things we bring in and out of the house. One could bring bed bugs home after staying in a hotel or by purchasing used, infested furniture. Laundry facilities, public transit, libraries, and movie theatres sometimes have bed bugs.
Bed bugs each have two long beaks they use to pierce their victims’ skin. One beak is used to inject an anesthetic into the skin while the other is used to draw blood. The anesthetic numbs the area that is bitten so the victim does not wake up and interrupt the bed bug while it feeds. The anesthesia lasts for about 15 minutes, giving bed bugs plenty of time to feed and leave. Bed bugs will only bite when they know they are on bare skin, so they will not bite through clothes. This does not mean that wearing pyjamas to bed will prevent bites, however. The insects can still find their way underneath.
Do you think you have bite marks? Bed bug bites can be difficult to recognize as they look a lot like mosquito bites and pimples. They are usually pink or red in colour, with a tiny, darker red dot in their centre. For some people, bed bug bites are very itchy, and they may also swell like mosquito bites. For others, they do not swell or itch at all. Their most recognizable feature is their pattern. Bed bug bites frequently appear in straight lines, zig zags, and small clusters of multiple bites. While they can appear under your clothes, their most common locations are on the parts of the skin that are exposed at night such as the neck and hands.
Bed bugs can’t bite through your clothes, but they are persistent and stubborn little creatures that will find a way to bite you. The best thing you can do is hire a pest remover for help. Professionals use the latest and most effective pesticides to get rid of bed bugs quickly and effectively. Our team at The Exterminators uses a combination of steam treatments and residual pesticides to get rid of them fast and keep them gone. Call Toronto Pest Control for the best bed bug removal service: 647-496-2211.