Bed Bugs

Do Bed Bugs Make Nests in the Home

Do Bed Bugs Make Nests in the Home?

Bed bugs are some of the most common pests in the world. International trade and travel have enabled these pests to spread to every country. Bed bugs travel well, but they prefer to live sedentary lifestyles in which they will inhabit the same places for the rest of their lives. They do not make nests,…

Do Bed Bugs Bite Dogs and Can They Live on Them

Do Bed Bugs Bite Dogs and Can They Live on Them?

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…

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…

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…

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.…

Do Bed Bugs Traps Actually Work?

Bed bugs have been a huge problem in Toronto recently, there are many reports about the bed bug issue in Toronto Hotels and Universities. The answer to whether bed bug traps actually work depends on what you mean by ‘actually work’. If you want to get rid of a bed bug infestation completely, then bed…

Do Organic Solutions Work Against Bed Bugs?

Organic bed bug solutions may be taken broadly to mean pest control solutions that don’t require the use of pesticides. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to exterminate even within professional circles. There is a lot of good and bad information for homeowners who would like to attempt to treat the infestation without using potentially dangerous…

Bed Bugs on Mattress

Do Bed Bugs Have Specific Smell?

Bed bugs do emit a specific odour from a combination of the insect’s feces, pheromones, scent glands and cast casings.  The most common description for the bed bug smell is ‘sweet’ and ‘musty’ and very often compared to the smell of coriander. The bed bug smell has also been compared to wet clothes, moldy shoes,…

Do Bed Bug Detection Devices Actually Work?

Bed bugs detectors are effective for checking whether you have bed bugs or to assess the progress of a recent extermination. Although effective, bed bug detectors are good at just that, detecting, and cannot be used as a standalone pest control method. They must be paired with professional extermination and prevention for the pest control…