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Bed bugs are awful pests that will invade anyone’s home if given the opportunity. These insects are common all over the world, crawling into our suitcases and finding their way into our homes. Bed bugs do not discriminate – they’ll live in anyone’s house and they’ll feed on their pets, too. If you’re worried about a bed bug infestation, call bed bug control Toronto.
Bed bugs feed solely on the blood of humans and animals. These insects are very flat and usually measure only about 5mm in length. This small, flat physique allows them to hide very effectively in the seams of our furniture, clothing, and luggage. As nocturnal animals, bed bugs hide during the day and come out at night, about once a week, to feed. Preying on people in their sleep helps them go unnoticed. Bed bugs also administer an anesthetic into their victims’ skin before biting so they can feed without inflicting any immediate pain. If you notice sheddings, it is important to recognize them.
Humans are a bed bug’s preferred prey because we always sleep in the same places and we sleep for several hours at a time. So, it is uncommon for bed bugs to prey on dogs. Bed bugs do not live on dogs either because they do not behave like fleas; they like to hide in furniture during the day and only come out at night. It is possible for bed bugs to live in dog beds and they will feed on dogs if given the chance, but human beds are a bed bug’s preferred environment. Bed bugs are commonly found in beds, box springs, and night tables, as well as the surrounding floorboards and power outlets.
If you think you have bed bugs, check your skin for bite marks. Bed bug bites are small and red and appear in the definite patterns of either zig zags, straight lines, or clusters. The degree of itchiness and swelling depends on the person. Lift your mattress out of its bed frame and look for bed bugs and their feces. Feces look like little black dots, as if someone dotted your furniture with a marker. Check the seams of the mattress and the crevices of the bed frame. Look in the night table, curtains, floorboards, and power outlets as well.
Bed bugs can bite dogs, but they do not live on them. Bed bug infestations should be taken seriously though and treated as soon as possible because they are irritating, and they will get out of control. If you are witnessing some bed bug activity, call for the help of a professional pest remover immediately. He or she will use effective products that are safe for you and your pets. Call The Exterminators today for quality pest removal: 647-496-2211.