Bed bugs are appearing in hotels, condos, single-family homes, clothing stores, furniture stores, theatres, public transit and many other places. At Pest Solutions, we are increasingly being called to help identify problems, and begin a Bed Bug Treatment.
Bed bugs grow to be 6mm long, are oval-shaped and appear flattened when viewed from the side (think apple seed size/colour). Their colour ranges from translucent yellow (baby aka nymph) to dark red-brown (adult).
They can hide behind baseboards, headboards, electrical switch plates, picture frames, even wallpaper. Once fertilized, a female will lay 5-6 eggs per day (That’s 300-500 lifetime). The eggs hatch into a nymph in 10-14 days.
The bed bug will pass through 5 nymphal stages (called instars) before reaching adulthood. From egg to adult takes 6-8 weeks on average.
Bed bugs are not known to transmit disease; however, you need to take them seriously.
Bed bugs can be an annoyance because their presence may cause itching and loss of sleep. Sometimes the itching can lead to excessive scratching that can sometimes increase the chance of a secondary skin infection.
Are you an unfortunate homeowner who picked up something while travelling? Are you an accommodation provider continually aiming to keep your place free of bed bugs and other pests? You may want to read this blog post about How To Do A Proper Bed Bug Inspection.
Professional Bed Bug Treatmemts
Solutions Pest Control can verify whether you need a bed bug treatment, eliminate the problem, and set you up with a long term prevention plan.
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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.
Jason Page, President of Solutions Pest Control