Bed Bug Removal & Control

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Bed bugs are parasites that have the potential to infest houses, especially beds and mattresses. They feed on human blood and their bite usually leaves a large, reddish, itchy welt. They are one of the most feared pest problems, and it’s crucial to always enlist the help of a professional bed bug exterminator when you have them. Without the help of an experienced specialist, a bed bug infestation can linger for a long time. Because these creatures can bite, it’s imperative to know the threats associated with a bed bug infestation. The bed bug removal & control team here at Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control are here to share expert information on bed bug habits, prevention, treatment, and more. 

Bed Bug Characteristics

Bed bugs are small, wingless insects that are found all over the world. They are a nocturnal parasite, meaning they rest during the day time and become active at night. However, it is important to remember that bed bugs are highly opportunistic parasites because they can bite even during the day if they need to feed. Bed bugs have highly evolved mouth parts that can pierce through the skin.

Quite a large number of people don’t respond to their bites because they are relatively painless. However, other bites can result in itchiness and red swelling. Even though bed bugs have the ability to harbour diseases in their bodies, the transmission of these diseases is highly improbable. They are also not dangerous unless the individual happens to be allergic to their bite. Having bed bugs is usually a stressing factor for most people, and their bites tend to be highly irritating. 

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What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Bed bugs are often confused for carpet beetles, and vice versa. Enlisting the help of a bed bug exterminator is the best way to identify bed bugs. Thankfully, there are several psychical characteristics of bed bugs that set them apart:

  1. They have no wings
  2. Their bodies are half a centimeter long
  3. They have a flat, oval-shaped body
  4. They have six legs
  5. They have a light brown colour that appears to change to rust-red after they feed
  6. They have large antennae with a squat head
  7. They have large mouthparts also called mandibles

Do You Need Bed Bug Removal?

In most cases, bed bugs will hide in bedding, clothing, luggage, and furniture. They are often found in dwellings that have a high rate of occupant turnovers such as motels, hostels, hotels, apartment complexes, and shelters. With a thorough inspection of your home from a bed bug exterminator, you can reveal signs of bed bug infestation such as:

 

  1. The presence of bite marks on the bodies of family members, typically on areas of the skin that are exposed overnight.
  2. Seeing the actual bed bugs, but is sometimes difficult because they are tiny.
  3. Noticing small bloodstains from crushed bed bugs on the sheets or mattresses.
  4. Dark or rusty spots on walls, mattresses, and bedding, which exhibits bed bug excrement.
  5. In cases whereby the infestation is severe, the bed bugs will emit an offensive, musty odour from their sweat glands.

Vancouver’s Most Trusted Bed Bug Exterminators

If your residence shows signs of bed bug infestation, it’s important to act fast. The Rentokil, formerly OnSite Pest Control team knows how frustrating a bed bug problem can be, not to mention dangerous due to their biting behavior. Our team of bed bug pest control experts will inspect your property, determine where the bed bugs are, and develop a custom bed bug extermination plan suited to your unique infestation. We guarantee to remove all bed bugs from your property quickly and effectively. For more information, call our bed bug removal & control team!

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