Bed bugs

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs on a Mattress

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs on a Mattress

The key to getting rid of a bed bug infestation is to treat it early. Infestations usually begin on the mattress and spread out toward the rest of the bedroom furniture or to the surrounding rooms. Bed bugs spread fast and they are resistant to many pesticides, so it’s important to act fast and use…

Bed Bug Stains Evidence of an Infestation

Bed Bug Stains: Evidence of an Infestation

Knowing the signs and symptoms of a bed bug infestation is the first step of the removal process. The earlier you can identify the presence of bed bugs, the better. These insects are notoriously difficult to manage as they hide very effectively and they resist many store-bought pesticides. Within no time at all, a small…

Can Bed Bugs Live and Survive Outside

Can Bed Bugs Live and Survive Outside?

If bed bugs have made it this far on Earth, how could they not survive outdoors? Bed bugs must surely survive outside like other insects. The truth is that bed bugs are mostly reliant on human dwellings. These bugs have evolved to stay close to their prey at all times. Human beds and shelters are…

How Fast do Bed Bugs Spread Between Rooms and Houses

How Fast do Bed Bugs Spread Between Rooms and Houses?

If you’ve ever seen a bed bug crawl, you might think these are slow creatures that must take a long time to spread from one place to the next. Despite their slow pace, however, bed bugs have found a way to move quickly and infest any home in no time at all. Bed bugs reproduce…

Do Spiders Eat Bed Bugs

Do Spiders Eat Bed Bugs?

As the saying goes, “the enemy of my enemy is my friend.” Spiders are terrifying to most people, but they are known to take out other unwanted pests from the home, such as mosquitoes and fruit flies. One may hope that a house spider would also eat bed bugs if given the opportunity. Bed bugs…

Can Bed Bugs Climb Plastic and Metal

Can Bed Bugs Climb Plastic and Metal?

Bed bugs are highly adaptable insects that have been a bother to humans and animals for millions of years. While they don’t carry diseases, these little vampires leave itchy bite marks and cause psychological distress that keeps people up at night. They seemingly appear in our homes out of thin air. So, how agile are…

How Long does it Take Bed Bugs Eggs to Hatch

How Long Does It Take Bed Bugs Eggs to Hatch?

Bed bugs are resilient little creatures that, for some time, many folks believed to have stopped existing. Bed bugs are however still very common and continue to antagonize us in every country around the world. Their sneaky behaviour and quick reproductive cycle make these pests very difficult to deal with without professional help. If you…

What Are the Signs of Bed Bug Bites?

What Are the Signs of Bed Bug Bites?

Bed Bugs are small, brown, flat insects that feed on the blood of people and animals when they are asleep at night. Due to globalization, these parasites have unfortunately become increasingly common in the Toronto area. Bed bugs usually enter the home by clinging to clothing, furniture, and suitcases that a resident brings inside. These…

How can Black Light Help Me Spot Bed Bugs?

How can Black Light Help Me Spot Bed Bugs?

You may have heard that black lights are useful for studying insects and spotting scorpions. A black light emits UV light, which has a higher wavelength than visible light. Humans cannot see UV light; it appears purple. But when shined on bed bugs and other insects, the UV light makes them glow. As bed bugs…

How can Black Light Help Me Spot Bed Bugs?

Does Washing Clothes Kill Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are small insects that can be difficult to spot until they become a widespread issue, infesting multiple rooms in a home. Bed bugs feed on mammals by biting them in their sleep and ingesting their blood. While they are not proven to be dangerous, they can be a nuisance. For a bed bug…