WHAT CAUSES BED BUGS?
WHERE DO BED BUGS COME FROM?
Bed bugs are not attracted to dirt, or the result of poor house cleaning. Bed bugs come from your neighbour or your strangers. Bed bug infestations are on the rise. You can get them from library books or movie theatres. Knowing how they invade your home is essential to keeping your family bed bug free.
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.
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.
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 DO BED BUGS HIDE?
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??