Signs of Bed Bug Infestation and How to Completely Eliminate Bedbugs
Have you heard ‘sleep tight, don’t let the bedbugs bite’ phrase most parents tell their children before sleep? Although this sounds cute, our children know that there aren’t any bed bugs at home or in their sleeping beds, because if there was a pest infestation, then, no parent would be saying such things, but rather, they would be horrified about bed bug infestation.
Many people know that bed bugs are a problem, since their evolution, Bed Bugs (Cimex lectularius) primary hosts are humans where they slurp away human blood usually during the night. In fact, these flightless insects are one of the world’s known nuisance pests. That means, its absolutely possible that the itchy skin and bite marks a person wakes up with, is most certainly caused by bed-bug infestation.
Although not life threatening, once an infestation occurs, the only thing that will happen is some early morning itching of the arm or neck and perhaps sleepless nights to go with that. However, if left untreated for too long (or not treated at all), bed bugs can turn into something more serious such as a person having an allergic reaction or even lead to more severe (at times deadly) illnesses like Malaria.
This blog post will highlight the important reasons as to why you should not ignore bed bugs and also share common signs that bed bugs maybe present in your home.
5 Reasons to Not Ignore Bedbugs
1 – Bugs cause itchy bites and rashes that can be very very painful and disgusting. Each female bed bug can lay between 200 to 500 eggs during their life cycle being around 1 year. Although they can survive almost a year without feeding, once the feeding frenzy begins, it just doesn’t stop and bed Bugs will continue to bite until treated and completely eliminated.
2 – These nuisance insects breed rapidly, if left unchecked for a month or more, out of control bed bugs infestation is inevitable. Best way to get rid of these pests is to act quickly as soon as you suspect signs of infestation, not doing so can be expensive as they will spread throughout the home.
3 – There is nothing worse than knowing that you have to share your bed with these nasty bugs, that means, apart from health issues, bed bugs can also affect your well-being causing distress to mental health.
4 – Bed bugs are also known to cause skin infections if a person (especially elderly and children) are bitten night after night. People with asthma, allergies and other health complications are more vulnerable to getting sick from their bites.
5 – Just like most other pests, Cimex lectularius’s anatomy and biology allows them to leave behind all sorts of nasties such as fluids and feces, although rare should pets ingest such nasty leftovers, sickness and disease can easily be transmitted.
5 Signs of Bed Bug Infestation at Home
- The most revealing sign of infestation and bed bug problem is waking up with itchy skin and red bite marks (usually on arms, legs, neck).
- Dark brown bedbug fecal matter on bed sheets, mattresses, pillowcases and on clothes.
- Small dotted blood stains on bed sheets or pillowcases.
- Bedbug egg shells or shed skins around locations where bedbugs tend to hide.
- Unpleasant damp smell produced by bedbug’s scent glands.
Completely Eliminate Bedbugs by Hiring The Professionals
Best way to get rid of bed bugs is to hire professional pest control services specialising in bed bug control and elimination services. This will save you time, money, as its entirely safe.
Maximum Pest Control Services has proven to be the Number 1 choice for range of pest control treatments and effective solutions for residential and commercial properties requiring inspection and extermination of pests throughout Oakville, Burlington, Mississauga, Milton, Scarborough, Hamilton and other nearby Greater Toronto Area locations.
All types of pest problems (be it rats, mice, bed bugs, wasps, bed_bugs) can be a huge problem for all homeowners, and worse yet, bed bugs are notoriously difficult to get rid of using do-it-yourself methods. Because they breed in large numbers and can spread quickly throughout the home, dealing with them without the help of professional bed bug removal experts can be just as an unwinnable uphill battle.
Pest control experts are trained in the latest techniques to eliminate all types of pests. For example: you may opt-in for fogger bombs hoping to eliminate persistent bed bugs, although this may seem wise, such techniques will not get rid of bed bugs completely because exterminating their eggs requires other methods such as thorough location identification and even heat treatment depending on level of infestation. Think of school children getting hair lice, you may kill a few, but their eggs must be removed for successful extermination.
Although we’d love to share some tips and insights regarding bed bug control and removal, the best way to completely eliminate them is by contacting your local pest control company. Basically, stop wasting time and energy dealing with these nasty insects using DIY methods as they will not work when it comes to BedBugs.
Bed bug exterminators use effective products and techniques for each type of insect depending on its life cycle, habitat, food preferences and other factors. A thorough inspection of every room and bed bug hiding space will be done with trained eyes and at times with pest control equipment (UV Lights, specialised cameras) to provide best possible outcomes for our valued clients. Our pest control and management experts consider the safety and well-being of you, your family and also your pets, first.
Why Maximum Pest Control Services?
Unlike some other pest control companies operating throughout Southern Ontario telling you to leave messages on answering machines, we are always ready to assist and also available for emergencies including on weekends. Specialising in all types of pests and wildlife removal, we are a growing local pest control company due to our friendly team, proven solutions and affordable rates.
Maximum Pest Control Services makes sure that all our valued clients get thorough inspection instead of one size fits all approach other pest control companies use. This not only ensures effective outcomes, it also ensures that we offer you the most competitive rates for residential and commercial pest control and management. Don’t take our word for it, simply press on the link below to read through testimonials from our valued clients we’ve assisted