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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 pests don’t discriminate! Anyone can get bed bugs, regardless of income or housing. Their flat little bodies allow them to hide very easily and go unnoticed for quite some time, multiplying in the cracks and crevices of anyone’s home until they become a serious problem so it is important to know how to recognize early signs of a bed bug infestation. If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, contact Bed Bug Exterminator Toronto for safe and effective treatment.
Do you think you have bite marks? Signs of bites include small, swollen, red lumps on the skin that can become very itchy. Bites are commonly found on the neck, face, hands, arms, and legs – parts of the body that are exposed while sleeping. Bed bug bites may however go unnoticed at first. This is because the bugs inject a numbing agent into the victim’s skin, which allows the insects to feed uninterrupted. It is not until the next morning, or perhaps a few days later that you may notice a bite. Unlike mosquito bites, which are found randomly across the body, bed bug bites often appear in definite patterns such as lines, zigzags, or clusters. Bite marks are also characterized by a dark red center. The amount of swelling or itchiness one experiences depends on the person and whether they are allergic to the pest. Scarring should not occur.
Other indicators of a bed bug infestation include blood spots feces staining the bed sheets. Droppings consists of small, reddish-brown to black spots that smell of rotting berries. Eggs, which are tiny and whitish in colour, may also be found somewhere in or around the bed.
Bed bug bites can be treated with over-the-counter antibiotics, antihistamines, and steroids in the form of ointments, creams, and oral medications. Home remedies such as applying aloe vera, witch hazel, or toothpaste to bite marks may also be effective at relieving itchiness and swelling. While bed bugs do not transmit diseases to humans, their bites can be very itchy and uncomfortable. Victims may also suffer emotionally from a bed bug infestation as their presence in the home can be disturbing.
The longer you wait, the worse the situation gets. A bed bug population can be eradicated with store-bought products if they are found quickly, but nothing compares to the quality of service an experienced technician provides. Our crew members combine several methods of treatment to eliminate the presence of bed bugs in the most efficient and effective way possible. We offer steam treatments and pesticides that eliminate the bed bugs at all stages of the lifecycle and help prevent them from coming back. Call Pest Control Toronto today for a free estimate.