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Bed Bug Information

Recently, there has been a dramatic resurgence of bed bugs worldwide. An increase in international travel, a lack of public awareness, and a growing resistance to pesticides have contributed to an alarming rise in bed bugs. They can be found almost anywhere, from upscale homes to homeless shelters. Bed Bugs can show up in public buildings, including hotels, shopping centres, and schools. You can protect yourself with information on this page.

What do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are tiny, flat, wingless insects that feed off the blood of animals and humans. Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown and can grow as long as 10mm. Young bed bugs (also called nymphs), on the other hand, are translucent or have a yellowish colour and are much smaller—usually 1.5 mm long.

Bed Bug Fact:
A female bed bug can lay more than 500 eggs during her lifetime. The eggs are white, measuring roughly one millimetre in length, and are found in cracks, crevices, and other hidden areas. They will typically hatch anywhere between 6 to 17 days.

How Bed Bugs Feed and Live?

Bed bugs are nocturnal insects, preferring to feast on you at night while you are sleeping. Once they’ve gorged themselves, they scurry back to whatever hiding places they came from, waiting for their next meal.

As opportunistic as these insects are, they are equally patient when it comes to feeding time. Believe it or not, adult bed bugs can go an entire year without eating—and even longer for older bed bugs.

Bed bugs are elusive parasites, using the cover of the darkness to hide. Plus, their small, flattened bodies make it easy for them to go undetected in the folds of luggage, purses, bags, and clothes. They also like to hide behind wallpaper and inside bedding, box springs, furniture, and even electronics.

Bed Bug Detection

Bite Marks Are First Clear Indication of a Bed Bug Problem

Bite marks are usually your first clear indication of a bed bug problem. But by the time you begin to notice the bites, you may already have a full-blown bed bug infestation on your hands.

Other common signs of a beg bug infestation include tiny blood and fecal stains, shed bed-bug skins, and eggs.

This blog post, Bed Bug Detection, is particularly helpful if you are wondering whether you are having a bed bug issue or not.

Get Ready For Professional Inspection

Here are some questions to consider and have ready before having a professional come out and perform a bed bug inspection in your home or office.

  • How many bites did you have when you first discovered them? (1-5, 5-10, 10+)
  • Where on the body did the bites first show up? (neck/shoulder area/arms, mid-torso, legs & feet)
  • How long have the bites been going happening for?
  • Have you recently come back from travelling or had anyone travelling staying with you?
  • Have you recently brought home any used furniture?
  • Have you found any bugs of any sort on/around the bed?
  • Do you have a cat or a dog?
  • Have you recently changed soaps (laundry, hand) or medications?

Answer each question as specifically as possible. The answers can help a professional bed bug expert determine the likelihood of a bed bug infestation in your home.

Bed Bug Inspections Types

This is pretty much exactly what it sounds like. A bed bug inspection expert will provide a visual inspection of the home looking for evidence of bed bugs. Since bed bugs are a messy bug, they leave plenty of evidence for our technicians to find, including shed skins, eggs & feces, in addition to finding the bugs themselves.

This is the use of a highly trained dog to detect the smallest evidence left behind by a bed bug, all by scent not sight. They are especially beneficial for large scale bed bug inspections & inspections that are not of a home, such as an office. Because bed bug inspection dogs are using scent, the handler should also provide a visual confirmation of the evidence the dog ‘hit on’ before confirming an infestation.

This is an inspection using any number of traps available on the market today. The traps fall into two categories: Passive (bed bug happens into/across it) & Active trap (the trap is design to actively attract a bed bug). Some of the newer active traps have proven to be more successful at detecting a bed bug infestation than both visible and K9, which is very promising.

How To Do A Proper Bed Bug Inspection

It’s no secret that bed bugs are extremely hard to find—not to mention one of the most difficult pests on the planet to get rid of. If you are on a DYI Bed Bug inspection mission, you will want to read this description of How To Do A Proper Bed Bug Inspection.

Post Bed Bug Inspection

After the inspection is complete, the bed bug expert should provide you with a written or electronic report with their findings, regardless of whether they found bed bugs or not.

Property managers may require this report for their building maintenance files, so be sure you receive it.

The inspector may actually show you evidence they find during the inspection to help educate you as well.

If you’re worst fears are confirmed, and you have bed bugs, ask to be shown the evidence (if you can stomach it). The cost of a bed bug treatment, in addition to the inspection cost, can add up (depending on the service), so be sure they found something! Not only is it against the law for a pest control company to treat for a pest problem without evidence, but it is also unethical.

Bed Bug Treatment Services

Once you are satisfied that you need to have a bed bug treatment performed, the next stage begins. Here at Solutions Pest Control, we have a couple of bed bug treatment available:

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We are your local pest control expert. Our friendly pest control techs live and work in your neighbourhood. We are very familiar with the local pest issues and are ready to help.

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From my first phone call to the company owner, I was impressed with the level of professionalism I encountered. I was given all relevant information concerning my bed bug problem in plain, non-patronizing language. There was no attempt to up-sell an expensive treatment plan. The technician who attended, Matt, was equally professional, smart, informed and punctual. He fully explained his course of action and answered all my questions fully. On the occasions that I had contact with their office staff, I found them to be equally friendly and professional. I strongly recommend Solutions Pest Control for your pest issues.

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Bed Bug Treatment Blog

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Our knowledgeable pest experts are ready to answer your questions (during office hours). We are happy to talk to people and walk them through the steps to identify the pest issue and determine if a service call will give them peace of mind.

We will spend the extra time needed to educate you on the signs and characteristics of the most common pests.

Pest Control has as much to do with Education as it does with Eradication.
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Protecting Your Property from Pesky Seagulls

Are seagulls causing damage to your property or disrupting your daily routine or damaging your property? At Solutions Pest Control, we understand the frustration and inconvenience that seagulls and birds can cause. That’s why it’s important to choose a seagull and bird control solution that can help you get rid of these pesky birds once and for all.

Our Seagull & Bird Control Services Are Here To Help!

Our team of trained professionals can help you to protect your property from damage caused by seagulls. Birds fly above and around buildings naturally causing the facades to become dirty and stained, which can lead to loss of value in your property. They can also cause damage to roofs and other areas of the building as they swoop down for food or nesting materials. The waste produced by these birds can also cause problems for businesses that rely on cleanliness for their customers’ comfort.

Birds can be messing up your car, take the food in your garden, and wake you early with their noisy calls. And if you get too close to them when they are nesting, they’ll be all over you like a bad rash obviously.

If your bird problem has been plaguing you for far too long, then it’s time to get serious about bird control in Vancouver. We offer comprehensive bird control services and solutions for all types of bird infestations—from pigeons and starlings to sparrows and crows. We can help you get rid of those pesky birds once and for all!

At Solutions Pest Control, we offer bird control services to help you deal with these pests so you can enjoy your time outdoors without worrying about them. We use humane methods to eliminate your bird problem so that they’re gone for good!

Our Bird Control Services

Our experienced team of avian removal specialists has the knowledge and equipment to get even the most stubborn birds out of your home or business. We will come out to your home or business and assess the situation to determine what kind of birds are causing the problem and what products we need to use to get rid of them. We are fully insured and licensed to handle all your bird control needs.

Trust Our Professional Pest Control Services

Our professional pest control team is experienced and well-trained in the removal and control of birds. We use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your property is safe from the threat of birds. We are committed to providing our clients with the best possible service and the highest quality of pest control available.

Safe and Effective Bird Control Services And Solutions

At Solutions Pest Control, we provide safe and effective bird control solutions to local residents. Our team of experts is highly trained and experienced in dealing with all types of bird problems, so you can rest assured that you’re in good hands. We use humane techniques to ensure the safety of the birds, as well as the safety of your property.

Customized Bird Control Solutions like Bird Spikes or other options

At Solutions Pest Control, we understand that every property is different, and each bird problem is unique. Our team of pest control experts will come up with a customized bird control solution tailored to your property’s needs. We use the latest tools and techniques to make sure you get the best results. Contact Solutions Pest Control today to get rid of those pesky birds and keep your property bird-free!

Why Choose Us about Bird Control

When it comes to seagull control, contact us to keep your property clear of these annoying birds. We’ve been in business for years, and our team has experience working with businesses of all sizes and types. Our experienced North Vancouver pest control can help. No matter what kind of facility you have, our team can help you prevent seagulls from causing damage and creating health hazards.

We provide a range of bird control services like bird spikes or a variety of options like:

  • Seagull deterrents
  • Seagull management plans
  • Seagull control methods
  • Seagull removal
  • Bird spikes options
  • Seagull proofing
  • No pesticides
  • Remote monitoring
  • Exclusion

We also offer affordable bird control rates and flexible bird control services scheduling options, so we can accommodate even the busiest schedule.

Our Humane Approach

Our team utilizes humane seagull deterrents to keep these birds away from your property without causing them harm. We use a combination of technology and our own experience to keep seagulls out of your space. Our team is experienced in working with any kind of space or situation. Even if you have a large area to cover or multiple buildings that need to be protected, we can help!

Protect Your Property With Bird Control Services

Don’t let seagulls take over your property. Contact us today to schedule a bird spikes consultation, and bird control services and learn more about our seagull control services. Let us help you keep your property safe and seagull-free!

When you are tired of dealing with the mess and damage caused by birds on your property, it is time to call the experts of bird control in the lower mainland. Solutions Pest Control can help. Our team of bird control experts specializes in humane and effective bird control solutions to keep birds away from your commercial or residential property.

Our clients are our #1 priority. At Solutions Pest Control, we will work with you to create a customized plan that is tailored to your specific needs. We know that every customer has different needs and goals, and we take the time to find out what those are before we begin any work. Once we have a solid understanding of what you are looking for, we can match you with the perfect bird control solution that fits your budget and schedule perfectly!