Bed Bug Facts
Why Are There So Many Bed Bugs?
Bed Bugs are travellers
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 bed bugs are spreading at alarming rates. Apartment buildings all over Toronto and Hamilton are completely infested with bed bugs. 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.
Have you travelled recently
This is not news. Bed bugs are often brought home from a recent hotel stay or vacation somewhere. And don't be surprised that you brought bed bugs home from a 5 star hotel, this is very common. Since bed bugs travel, as we just talked about, this is one of the most common ways to bring bed bugs home. 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 bed bug 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.
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Avoid Used Furniture!
How many times do you drive by a gorgeous sofa on bulk garbage day, and think to yourself how can someone throw something so nice away? You might be surprised that they are throwing it away because it is infested with bed bugs. Never take home a used mattress 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 of furniture could be infested. If you really want to buy a 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 their problem is solved. If you sit in a chair, or place your coat on their bed, or in a closet, 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 raid at them. Bed bugs are extremely resiliant, and spraying them simply 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. You can call Green Heat Bed Bugs Exterminators for more information 1-800-955-1890.