You’ve spent a hard day on the job and it’s time to hit the hay and recharge your batteries, so the last thing you’re thinking about is bed bug control. But if you have bed bugs, it’ll be the first thing on your mind.
Bed bugs made their way to North America two centuries ago but oddly enough, they suddenly disappeared in the 1950s. That doesn’t let you off the hook in dealing with them now as, over the course of the last few decades, they’ve made a dramatic comeback in Toronto and infestation levels have ramped up alarmingly.
While the standard line of thought about bed bugs is that they’re only a problem for the “lower classes,” that’s a total misconception and they’re now a major source of concern for everyone, everywhere.
So, how is it that bed bugs make their way into your immaculately clean home? They can hop on your luggage, they can take a trip home with you on airplanes, from offices, from hotels – you name the location, and bed bugs can be there. While they don’t cling to people, they do travel easily on clothing, used furniture, and wrapped up inside rugs.
Just like most travelers, bed bugs get hungry once they arrive home – in this case to your home – and they immediately go looking for a snack. And you and your kids are their snack of choice. They set off right away to get close to their food source, and to our horror, that food source is human blood.
And they didn’t get their name for nothing. Their favorite spot to set up shop is your bed.
There’s no doubt you have a problem with them if you wake up one morning with tiny, red, itchy bites. The bites often show up along your body as lines or in zigzag patterns.
This problem isn’t something you want to take on by yourself. While you might think hiring a professional is expensive, living with bed bugs is simply out of the question and you can’t afford to mess around. Easily transferred throughout a home, they can cling to the clothing and belongings of anyone who lives in or visits your home. Hiring a pro to means the problem will be solved, and that removes the psychological stress of what to do about an infestation – and it removes the problem.
What You Need to Know
Bedbugs are tiny and flat and they only come out at night. Searching for them during daylight hours is no easy task, and to the untrained eye, they can be downright invisible. If you use a couple of tricks and tips, you can find them. The first place to look is along the piping around the edge of your mattress and box spring. If you check the edges of fitted sheets and look around the frame of your bed you might find their droppings or the skin they shed.
But the bottom line is that bed bugs are never alone and they never hang out solo. Hiring a house cleaner won’t do the trick. While a tidy house does help once you’ve begun trying to get rid of them, you’ll need a complete strategy to make sure they’re all gone.
What You Need to Do
There are some things you can try to get rid of bed bugs. You can use extreme heat on your linens via a hot dryer cycle, you can freeze them, and you can go after them with a fabric steamer. But the problem is that you haven’t killed off the larger group that may be hiding in place that you can’t see. Check out Jen Reviews for more great advice.
The only real option is to call a professional Toronto bed bug exterminator. As bed bug removal experts, we come to your home and come up with a detailed and comprehensive plan of attack. That includes steam treating all fabric items, spraying every baseboard in your home and spot treating furniture with insecticide. The plan also includes an application of residual dust insecticide in wall voids like electrical outlet boxes.
When it comes to bed bugs, you can’t just scratch the surface (pun intended) when you’re trying to rid your home of these bloodsucking pests. They’re guaranteed to come back if you don’t properly exterminate them all. As professional Toronto exterminators, we look beyond the easily visible signs of pest activity and bring an entire toolbox of techniques and knowledge to solve the root causes of the issue.
We can help you take care of your pest removal and prevention needs. We don’t just solve the problem, we’ll explain how it is that we do what we do. We’re the best Toronto pest control experts and we’re excellent at what we do. Call us at 647-708-7378 or get in touch with us online to book a consultation and get us rolling to solve your bed bug problem.