Bed Bug Pest Control
While bed bugs in Alberta may not be as commonplace as ants, spiders, or other insects, getting them in your home is a serious issue, and not one that can be easily handled by do-it-yourself pest control. After learning a bit more about bed bugs, you’ll see why.
What Are Bed Bugs & How Do You Identify Them?
Bed Bugs are very small, reddish brown insects that can live on your mattress and/or box spring (hence the name). At night while you sleep in your bed, they emerge to feed on your blood.
Appearing almost as small red dots to the human eye, bed bugs can be difficult to find or identify, but it shouldn’t be too difficult to identify the signs of an infestation. Many homeowners never even realize they have bed bugs until they start waking up with several bed bug bites. At that point, it is definitely time to call a professional bed bug pest control company.
How Do You Know If You Have Bed Bugs?
The first sign most people have of an infestation are usually bed bug bites. Thankfully, these bites are not usually dangerous, though they can become infected if not treated. Other signs include:
- Very small bloodstains or dark spots of insect waste in your bedding, near walls or furniture.
- Small dots along the seams or crevices of bedding and mattresses that move (these are, of course, the bed bugs themselves).
- A sweet smell, which means there are large quantities of these biting insects present.
How Do You Get Bed Bugs?
If you are wondering where bed bugs come from, the answer could be a variety of sources. If you recently visited a hotel, motel or an apartment complex, you could have carried them home on your clothing, luggage or other objects. Remember, these are common insects and having an infestation is not necessarily the result of anything you did wrong.
How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
While there are some things you can try, you should be forewarned that these pests are very hard to kill and effectively remove, so it is a job best left to the experts and professional pest control companies. That being said, you can try insecticides, vacuuming and cleaning thoroughly, as well as laundering all items that may contain bed bugs. However, if you don’t manage to get them all, the infestation will persist. A professional pest control company like Assassin Pest Solution has the knowledge and experience to handle the problem effectively and ensure there isn’t a repeat occurrence.
Think You Might Have Bed Bugs?
If you think you have a bed bug infestation, give us a call. We can confidentially discuss your situation with us, and if needed one of our licensed and experienced exterminators will assess the situation and inform you of the findings and your options.