Whether they’re picked up at hotels or someone’s home, bed bugs often do just as much travel as we do during the holiday season. Once you find them in your home, however, it becomes less important how they get there and more important to get rid of them as soon as possible.
This isn’t a project you can likely take on by yourself. Bed bugs are tricky things and have the ability to hide in the deepest crevices and evade chemical treatments. So, if you find the indicators of bed bugs in your home, make sure to call a professional bed bug removal service, like those at Truly Nolen Canada, to turn your bah-humbug situation into a wonderful Christmas time.
Bed Bug Basics
Bed bugs are the ultimate stowaways. They can hide in luggage, purses, and the clothes you wear. They seek dark, warm spots to hide, and then emerge, typically under the cover of darkness, to find new crooks and crevices in which they can reside.
There’s no doubt that bed bugs are a nuisance; plus the fact that they can live for a long time without food makes them difficult to eradicate. Their population is on the rise throughout Canada. However, the one good thing about them is they tend not to spread communicable diseases. While some people are allergic to their bite, which can cause the typical symptoms of an allergic reaction, you won’t be exposed to disease through their bite.
Your body attracts bed bugs due to its warmth and exhaled carbon dioxide. These are indications that there is blood available for them to feast on. As there’s no safe way to reduce your body’s warmth or cease exhaling, it’s essential to seek professional bed bug removal services as soon as you identify them in your home.
Finding Bed Bugs
Due to their tiny nature and expertise in winning games of hide and seek, you may have a bed bug infestation without realizing it. However, they generally make themselves known due to their vampiric ways and the resulting bite marks that will appear on your back, chest, or limbs.
It can be easy to confuse the bites of bed bugs and mosquitoes but there are some unique differences. Mosquito bites are usually larger and appear in an erratic pattern. Bed bug bites are smaller and usually form in straight rows.
You may never see a bed bug during your infestation. However, even beyond any bite marks on your body, you should still see signs of bed bug activity. For instance, they leave trails of small bloodstains that often give off an unpleasant odor.
Bed bugs, to add to their generally unsanitary behavior, also tend to leave behind small, dark droppings that are about the size of a pinhead. These droppings can also bleed through fabrics and leave stains.
Bed Bug Removal
When you give Truly Nolen a call, we’ll schedule an inspection of your home to determine if there is an infestation. If there isn’t, we can help come up with proactive ways to prevent an infestation in the future.
If we do confirm an infestation, we’ll begin to prep your home for treatment. This means we’ll help remove clutter and clean the affected areas. We’ll also remove and clean your bedding, linens, and window treatments. To preserve some personal effects, like artwork, we’ll clean and bag them for treatment, as well.
We use a high-pressure misting system that forces our treatments deep into the nooks and crannies of the affected area. We can also provide encasement systems for your mattresses, box springs, and couch cushions to seal out bed bugs going forward and kill any stray bugs.
Schedule an Inspection Today
It’s common to feel anxiety when you’re dealing with bed bugs. To make things easier on yourself this holiday season, call Truly Nolen at the first sign of bed bugs. We can help ease your anxiety and keep your holidays pest-free. Schedule an inspection by filling out our online form.