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Bedbug Bites
Bedbug Dogs
Mattresses
Bedbug Bites In most observed cases a small, hard, swollen, white welt may develop at the site of each bedbug bite. This is often surrounded by a slightly raised red bump and is usually accompanied by severe itching that lasts for several hours to days. Welts do not have a red spot in the center such as is characteristic of flea bites. In other cases, it is observed that welts first appear upon the incessant scratching that is triggered by the bite, and seem like a mosquito bite that increases in size upon scratching. Later, however, the welts subside but tend not to disappear like those from mosquitos, and persist for up to several weeks.
Bedbug Dogs BedbugControlToronto may, at times, utilize specialized bedbug dogs.  These canines are specifically trained to sniff out bedbugs in large buildings such as hotels, motels and apartments.  The benefit is that they can easily find infested areas thus reducing the overall cost of treatment.  Bedbug detection Dogs generate quicker and more accurate results, which leads to lower remediation costs for homeowners and insurers.  Research supports that if the dog finds bedbugs, there's a high statistical probability you should investigate further. If the dog doesn't find bedbugs, you can know with greater certainty that your home, office or school is safe from bedbugs.
Mattresses Bedbugs can live undetected for long periods of time hidden in mattresses and suitcases. Bedbugs are generally active only at dawn, with a peak feeding period about an hour before sunrise. They may attempt to feed at other times, however, given the opportunity, and have been observed to feed at any time of the day. Attracted by warmth and the presence of carbon dioxide (from humans), the bug pierces the skin of its host with two hollow tubes.
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Most of us don't concern ourselves with bedbug problems as we consider it to be a problem of dirty, unclean homes.  However, bedbugs do not discriminate and will live in even the cleanest of environments.  For the bedbug it's not the cleanliness they care about.  Instead, they look for food that they can easily find in any warm body.  Thus, we may worry more about bedbug infestations while vacationing in  hotels & motels.  Don't make this mistake.

 

The common bedbug (Cimex lectularius) is the best adapted to human environments, including the Toronto area and ultimately, your own home. It is found in temperate climates throughout the world and lives off the blood of humans.

Spotting Bedbugs:

Adult bedbugs are a reddish-brown, flattened, oval, and wingless, with microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance. A common misconception is that they are not visible to the naked eye. However they can easily be seen as adults grow to 4-5 mm in length and do not move quickly enough to escape the notice of an attentive observer. Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in colour and continue to become browner as they moult and reach maturity. In size, they are often compared to lentils or appleseeds.

 

Common Misconceptions - Dirt and Bedbugs

Bedbugs may be wrongly associated with filth in the mistaken notion that this attracts them. However, bedbugs are attracted by exhaled carbon dioxide and body heat, not by dirt, and they feed on blood, not waste. In short, the cleanliness of their environments has no effect on bedbugs as they feed on their hosts, not on waste.

 

It is important to note, however, that a clean environment does have an effect on the control of bedbugs. Good housekeeping in association with proper preparation and mechanical removal by vacuuming will certainly assist in control.

While stopping these unwanted pests from entering your facility is next to impossible, there is a way to control the problem.

Controlling Bedbugs: BedbugControlToronto uses a clean, environmentally safe, chemical free means of controlling bedbugs.  BedbugControlToronto uses Steam Pest Management and a super-heated steam to quickly and effectively kill bedbugs. Our Integrated Pest Management programs allow our professionals to visit your hotel monthly, bi-monthly or on demand to provide quick, effective control of your bedbug problem.

Call us for more information at: 416-729-5657