Bed bugs are reddish-brown, wingless insects with flat bodies. Although many believe they are only found in beds because of their name, they often hide in carpets, furniture, floor cracks and other places as well. While bed bug does not transmit diseases, they feed on the blood of humans and pets. Their bites may even cause secondary infections.
If you have bed bugs, your first thought might be to get rid of them yourself. However, the task of getting rid of the bed bug is a complex one. Bed bugs can hide well and reproduce very quickly. A few bed bugs can multiply to thousands in the space of a few months. Furthermore, even if you are successful at terminating the nymphs (young) and adult bed bugs, the eggs are resistant to many forms of treatment. For that reason, a single attempt is unlikely to be enough to eradicate the pests. The process may take weeks or even months in some instances.
If you have bed bugs the best approach is to call a bed bug exterminator. Here is how a bed bug exterminator can help:
Bed bug inspection and treatment
Even though bed bugs are tiny creatures that can hide in many tight spaces, a bed bug exterminator will know where to search for them. When they have found their hiding places, they will use a variety of integrated pest management methods to get rid of them.
You will need to ensure that the exterminator has access to the areas they will need to treat. So, you must remove any excess clutter from your home. Even if you have noticed bed bug in only one room, they often disperse throughout a building. Therefore, your bed bug exterminator will inspect the entire home and determine what other areas need treatment. They will then use low odour insecticides in the form of sprays, powders or aerosols to treat crack and crevices where bed bugs had been found or are likely to hide.
Bedding and garments cannot be treated with insecticides. You will need to bag such items and have them laundered at high temperatures of least 120⁰ F. Items that cannot be washed must be treated with heat or left below freezing points for at least two weeks.
Are you searching for a bed bugs exterminator in Vancouver?
If you need a bed bug exterminator in Vancouver or surrounding areas, call us at Pest Detective. At Pest Detective, you will find a team of experienced pest control experts who are committed to your satisfaction. We will also take steps to protect your privacy such as using unmarked vehicles if you so request.
Since bed bugs are difficult the eliminate, we will do a follow-up visit 2 weeks after our initial visit to ensure you are rid of the problem. For community housing or transitional housing, you may need bed bug treatment more regularly. In such cases, we can make visits as frequently as required.
So, give us a call today to request a free estimate for our bed bug exterminator services.