Bed bugs

Top 5 Bed Bug Cities in Canada

Top 5 Bed Bug Cities in Canada

Many people still think that the likely hood of getting bed bugs is at par with contracting the plague or dying of consumption. Bed bug cases in North America have been on the rise over the two past decades. This resurgence has mostly been attributed to banning of toxic but effective chemicals and pesticides such…

Is There Such a Thing as Bed Bug Season?

Not much is known about the seasonal behavior of bed bugs but a study published in the Journal of Medical Entomology may shed some light and confirm what exterminators have suspected all along. There does seem to be such a thing as bed bug season although it is not so cut and dry. The study noted…

bed bug on a hotel wall

Why Are Bed Bugs So Hard to Kill?

Homeowners who have been unlucky enough to wage a war against bed bugs will be quick to admit that the pest is virtually impossible to exterminate. Even professional exterminators have a difficult time dealing with the critters. The best course of action, when faced with bed bugs, is to hire a licensed bed bug exterminator…

Do Bed Bugs Have Natural Predators?

Do Bed Bugs Have Natural Predators?

There was a brief period after WWII that the western world thought the war on bed bugs was won. The 1990s saw a resurgence of the pests and some expert suggests that the numbers continue to increase at a rate of 8 – percent every year. The prevalence of bed bugs in North America has…

Do Bed Bugs Only Feed on Human Blood?

Do Bed Bugs Only Feed on Human Blood?

Bed bugs subsist only on the blood of warm-blooded creatures. There is speculation as to whether bed bugs prefer humans to other warm-blooded creatures and why this would be the case. Bed bugs may seem to target humans because they are an easy meal while asleep. The exposed skin makes for quick and easy access…

Common Bed Bug Myths Debunked

Common Bed Bug Myths Debunked

Bed bugs have existed alongside human beings since the beginning of time. They appear in ancient Egyptian scrolls and even mentioned by Aristotle. Myths about these critters are equally long-lived. It was common knowledge around 77AD that bed bugs were an effective cure for snake bites and ear infections. Today’s myths about bed bugs are…

Can Bed Bugs Live In Wood Furniture

How Often Do Bed Bugs Need to Feed?

Recent years bed bugs became a huge problem in Toronto and the GTA, so it is not very uncommon to find out a bed bug infestation in your home. However, you should know some facts about bed bugs in order to exterminate them. For example, do you know how often bed bugs need to feed?…

Bed Bugs on Clothes

How Long Do Bed Bugs Stay Asleep After Feeding on a Host

Bed bugs scurry back to their hiding places immediately after feeding which is why most people don’t find evidence of the actual bed bug in the morning. The bed bugs aren’t going to sleep after feeding but rather mate and reproduce. A female bed bug must have a consistent diet of blood meals to be…

Bed Bug's Skins and Feces

How Do Bed Bug Droppings Look Like

Bed bugs are stealthy feeders which is why you will hardly catch them in the act. They come out to feed between 1 am and 5 am when you are sound asleep and inject an anesthetic to avoid detection. They rarely feed for more than 10 minutes at a time and rush off to their…

How Bed Bugs Spread

Experts theorize that two things have to lead to the resurgence of bed bugs after an almost 40-year hiatus; banning of pesticides including DDT and easy travel. Bed bugs are among the most competent hitchhikers and spread rapidly and widely. Bed bug cases have become so common that having an infestation is no longer taboo.…