Professional Bed Bug Control For Your Home
Bed bugs are seeing a resurgence in Canada and even the cleanest of homes can fall victim to these painful pests that feed on the blood of humans and pets.
Bed bugs are especially attracted to the carbon dioxide and warmth that humans emit, which makes them particularly drawn to multi-unit rental apartments.
At night, they feed on sleeping humans, and by day, they hide in dark undisturbed areas like furniture, baseboards, floorboards, carpets, and even wallpaper.
You may find red spots of fecal matter on your bed after being bitten by bed bugs, but it can be maddeningly difficult to detect where the bugs are actually hiding.
Unfortunately, bed bugs multiply quickly. In just six months, a few of these pests can turn into a full-on infestation of more than 13,000 bed bugs. Adults can also survive for a year without feeding, so even if you leave, they might not.
Home remedies can reduce the infestation, but the only way to truly rid yourself of bed bugs is professional pest control. Orkin Canada uses specially trained bed bug dogs, to detect anywhere live bed bugs and their eggs are hiding – and make sure they’re gone for good.
Frequently Asked Bed Bug Removal Questions
What does Orkin Canada do to get rid of bed bugs?
Orkin Canada implements a number of different solutions to rid your home of bed bugs. It can include steaming, vacuuming, heat and insecticide ns, coupled with follow-up monitoring to ensure the issue is dealt with.
Should I throw away my mattress if I have bed bugs?
No, it is not recommended to throw away your mattress because it can be treated (depending upon the extent of the problem). However, if a mattress is heavily infested, we recommend throwing it away. When throwing away your mattress it is important to mitigate any risks; wrap the infested mattress in plastic, label it prior to putting it out for pick-up or throwing away so that nobody picks it for reuse.
What brings bed bugs out of hiding?
Bed bugs are drawn from their hiding spots when they are hungry. They are attracted to body heat, odour and carbon dioxide emitted by a host.
Does washing clothes kill bed bugs?
Washing clothes kills bed bug only if hot water and a full washing cycle is used. Washing clothes in cold water alone does not kill bed bugs.
What is the main cause of bed bugs?
Contrary to the popular belief, bed bugs are not caused by having dirty or cluttered homes. Bed bugs are opportunist, all they need is blood so they can occupy any home regardless of the status of the home or structure as long as there are people in it. Bed bugs are brought into homes when people travel or are exposed to infested objects.
Do bed bugs infest the whole house?
Bed bug infestations usually start around the sleeping area, usually on your bed, but as the population grows, they are introduced or moved to other parts of the house. If objects from the infested bedroom or other infested areas get moved around the house, this will ensure that a growing infestation is made worse. Bed bugs can also actively move between rooms in search of blood meal. Contrary to its name, bed bugs are not restricted to beds only, they can be found on other objects as well.
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