How Do You Get Bed Bugs?

WHAT CAUSES BED BUGS?

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. They cling to your skin and clothing extremly easily.
How Do You Get 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.

BED BUGS PICKED UP FROM TRAVELLING

Bed Bugs 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.
BED BUGS ON USED FURNITURE

Bed Bug 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.
BED BUGS FROM FRIENDS AND FAMILY

Bed Bugs from friends

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 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 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??
Bed Bug Bed

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE BED BUGS?

Sometimes infestations are difficult to find, which is why we recommend you take advantage of our free bed bug inspection.

HOW DO I CONTROL BED BUGS?

Heat treatment is the most effective method in killing bed bugs. It’s also safe on your home, family, and the environment.

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Signs of Bed Bugs

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Bed Bug Pictures