Where Do Bed Bugs Come From?
Have you ever tried to pick up a bed bug? Probably not, but if you have, you will find that it is really not that difficult. They cling to your skin and clothing extremly easily. Bed bugs probably didn't come in through your walls from the outside of your house, similar to spiders and other pests. Bed Bugs are usually brought into your home on some piece of clothing article, book or other material. Since bed bugs spread from person to person, human contact is the primary reason they are spreading at alarming rates. Apartment buildings all over Toronto and Hamilton frequently encounter Bed Bug Infestations. Be extremely careful selecting an apartment to live in, and be even more careful when visiting. Dry your clothing articles to kill any possible bed bugs you brought home with you.
Bed Bugs Picked Up From Travelling
This is not news. Bed bugs are often brought home from a recent hotel stay or vacation somewhere. And don't be surprised if bring them home from a 5 star hotel, this is very common. So when you are on vacation, be aware of your surroundings, and pay attention to the signs of bed bugs. Hotels can't prevent every pest from entering their rooms. We suggest bringing a large black garbage bag with you, and when you pack to leave, place all of your clothing in the bag, and seal it tight. Keep your luggage in the bath tub if at all possible. Check your hotel room for bed bugs thoroughly before unpacking. Feel free to call us for more information 1-800-955-1890.
Bed Bugs On Used Furniture
Never take used furniture home without carefully inspecting it for signs of bed bugs first. We don't want to completely discourage used furniture, however do not just take something home without at least being aware that the item could be infested with pests. If you really want that used sofa from kijiji or Craigslist, you could use our mobile bed bug heat treatment. We've heat treated many homes and apartments because of this very reason. Used clothes are a little easier to deal with. If you purchased used clothing, seal them tightly in a plastic bag. When you get home put your items in the dryer, on high heat, for 60 minutes.
Friends and family
If you are aware that friends or family have bed bugs, be sure not to visit them until they have treated their infestation. If you sit in a chair, or place your coat on their furniture, the chances are you will bring them home too. This is not to set off the panic alarm, but be sure to remind your friends or family how important it is to have their bed bug problem treated immediately. Remember, spray treatments are not as effective as our heat treatment solution. In fact, we do not recommend trying to eliminate any bed bug infestation just by simply spraying a can of bed bug raid at them. Bed bugs are extremely resiliant, and spraying them only scatters them. You can perform some techniques to minimize the number of bed bugs someone has. However, in order to completely eliminate bed bugs, a heat treatment is required.
Where Bed Bugs Hide?
Bed Bugs are nocturnal creatures. They sleep during the day, and come out at night for feeding, while you are asleep in your bed. This is why they are called bed bugs. It's not because they like your bed, or feel comfortable in the soft material your bed provides. In fact, bed bugs would prefer wood, or other similar materials over that of the material your bed is made of. Bed Bugs will nest within 16 feet of their host.
Bed Bugs Hide in Small Places
Bed bugs are notorious for nesting in the smallest cracks and crevices. They don't sleep out in the open, as they do not like the day light. Therefore, they hide anywhere they can. They will nest in your pictures, in heating vents, floor boards, you name it. This is why the chemical spray process method doesn't work. It is absolutely necessary to use heat treatment for bed bugs. Heat is able to reach and kill bed bugs hiding in those tiny places. Besides, who wants chemicals in their home and bed??