Bed Bugs Are An Increasing Problem
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.
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Bed Bug Solutions
At Solutions Pest Control, we stay on the cutting edge for Bed Bug Treatment, Elimination, and Prevention.
First, you have to determine whether you have bed bugs. Our “Are those really Bed Bug bites?” article is a great place to start.
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?
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.
Click Here to read more about our bed bug treatment options, including heat treatment in Vancouver, North Vancouver, West Vancouver, Whistler, Squamish and throughout Metro Vancouver from Delta to the Fraser Valley.