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Do you have bed bugs?

Although bed bug bites cause some people to get swollen, itchy, red rashes on the infected spot, for some others, bed bug bites do not provoke any physical reaction at all.

Therefore, they only notice they have bed bugs once a serious infestation is in place.

How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

Bed bugs are oval insects that are about the size of an apple seed (adult size bed bugs are 4 to 5 mm long), with flattened brownish bodies that will turn reddish black after they have fed. Bed bugs feed exclusively on blood and can go without feeding for long periods of time (up to 1 year in certain conditions). Their size and ability to go for days without a meal, makes them great at hiding and, consequently, great travellers.

Many places you visit can also be visited by bed bugs: the gym, hotels, other peoples’ homes, the movie theater, the back seat of a taxi cab… anywhere humans (or their personal belongings) sit or rest. To get into your home, all bed bugs need to do is climb onto your backpack, purse, suitcase, or even pant leg, and hitchhike their way into a brand-new place to call home.

Once they infiltrate your home, it does not take long before bed bugs establish a colony. One healthy female bed bug can produce two to five eggs per day. Possible infestation risks are therefore very high.

Signs of bed bugs include:

  • Seeing live or dead bed bugs, their eggs (cream-coloured), their skin (they shed as they grow) or faeces (small reddish-black spots)
  • Noticing blood stains on your pillowcase, sheets, or couch (since bed bugs feed on human or animal blood during the night, these are likely places to find evidence of their meal)
  • Itching rashes or welts on the skin
  • A musty odour in your home

Effects of Bed Bugs

Although bed bugs do not carry diseases to human, their bites can cause allergic reactions or infections. Bites can take up to 14 days before appearing and are mainly in the face, neck, arms, and back but can be all over the body.

Bed bugs’ presence in people’s homes can also be the cause of psychological distress and sleep disorders, even long after the insects have been removed and eliminated.

Finding Bed Bugs in Your Home

Bed bugs usually hide in cracks and crevices when they are not feeding, and prefer coming out at night—they feed for about five minutes and then return in hiding. Bed bugs are most likely found in mattresses, box springs, and headboards, but they can also hide in walls, floor cracks or any other place where they can go “unnoticed”.

Bed Bugs are difficult to find and eradicate, and a licensed pest control service should be contacted to avoid serious spreading. Don’t waste your time with inefficient DIY guidelines. Get rid of bed bugs quickly and effectively without harming your property and your health.

Exterminating Bed Bugs

Contacting a certified pest control expert like Eco-pro is the safest, fastest, and most effective way to exterminate bed bugs. Identifying and locating bed bugs is extremely difficult. Supreme exterminators are experts at tracking down these tiny, yet harmful crawlers. From the first appointment, a pest control specialist will thoroughly inspect your home, assess the situation, a provide you with the most effective treatment plan for you and your family.

Eco-pro will ensure the problem is gone. A follow-up visit will be scheduled to ensure bed bugs have been totally eliminated from your home. A go-forward prevention plan will also be put into place to ensure that you know how to prevent getting bed bugs again in the future.

Eco-pro has experience and success in solving bed bugs infestation problems. We have helped thousands of clients in Montreal, the South Shore and Laval. We will completely remove bed bugs from your property, ensuring your home is safe again!

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