Bedbugs are a growing problem in The Greater Toronto Area. If you’re not sure what bedbugs are, or if you want to learn more about how to avoid them, this is the blog post for you! Bedbugs are small, parasitic insects that live in mattresses, bedding, furniture, and other places where people sleep. They feed on human blood and can cause a lot of nuisance to your sleep and thus health. In this blog post, we will teach you everything you need to know about bedbugs: how to avoid them, how to get rid of them, and what to do if you already have them!
Bedbugs are a common problem in hotels, motels, schools, and other places where people gather or sleep. They can live for up to one year without feeding on human blood! They feed every five days or so and they go through several life stages before becoming adults. Bedbug eggs hatch in about ten days after being laid by the female bedbug.
At this stage of their life cycle, the baby bedbugs look like tiny white specks that move around when disturbed. The nymphs will molt (shed their skin) many times before reaching adulthood at seven weeks of age or older; a bedbug has six legs. Bedbugs can live up to one year without feeding, so if you see them in your home or hotel room it’s important to call an exterminator right away!
Bedbug eggs are white and oval-shaped. They’re about the size of a poppy seed when they first hatch, but as they grow older their color changes from off-white to light brownish yellow – this happens because baby bedbugs feed on human blood which turns reddish after being digested by the insect’s body.
How do Bedbugs get into homes?
Bedbugs can come into our homes through clothing or belongings that have been exposed outdoors in parks, fields etc… This is why we recommend washing all new clothes before wearing them indoors for at least 30 minutes at high temperatures. Bedbugs can also come into our homes through luggage that has been in contact with other people’s belongings at airports, bus stations, or train stations.
What are the signs of Bedbug Infestation?
The most common sign of a bedbug infestation is finding small red bites on your body. Bedbugs inject an anesthetic and anticoagulant (a blood thinner) when they bite, so you may not feel the bite until after the fact. Bedbugs can also leave behind black fecal spots and cast skins from their molting process. If you see any of these signs, it’s important to call an exterminator right away!
How do I get rid of Bedbugs?
The best way to get rid of bedbugs is to call a professional exterminator. Bedbug extermination requires special training and equipment, so it’s best to leave the job to the experts. However, there are some things you can do yourself to help control an infestation:
– Vacuum your entire home regularly (including mattresses, furniture, and carpets)
– Remove all clutter from your home as much as possible
– Keep your home clean and free of dust and dirt
– Repair any cracks or holes in your walls or floors
You can use insect sticky pads and place them in areas where bedbugs are mainly found. Catching and removing bedbugs in pads can teach you a lot about their infestation levels. For example, we know that a bedbug spends seven weeks from an egg to reach an adult. So finding adults in sticky glue traps means that there is fresh eggs to be found and vacuumed and the problem itself is at least seven weeks old.
Similarly, if you only find nymph bedbugs and no adults it means you are heading in the right direction. Without adults to lay eggs, it’s only a matter of time before your struggles pay off. Always continue monitoring with sticky pads to troubleshoot your infestation, and when things can’t seem to be going your way, get in touch with SIA Wildlife Control for the easy way out!
If you think you have a bedbug infestation, it’s important not to panic! Many professional companies offer bedbug removal services. Do some research online and find a company that fits your needs and budget. Bedbugs can be a difficult problem to get rid of, but with the right tools and knowledge, you can get them under control!
Bedbugs can be a real nightmare for homeowners, they are small insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. Bedbugs feed at night when people sleep; they crawl out from under mattresses and other places where their human hosts rest their heads during hours of darkness!
Bedbug bites usually occur while sleeping because bed bugs have an affinity for warm temperatures like those found near sleeping bodies – they’re attracted by body heat as well as CO₂ (carbon dioxide) which we breathe out after breathing air into our lungs! Bed bug bites can cause itchy red welts all over your skin, so if you wake up one morning covered in welts, you’ve likely been bitten by bedbugs!
The good news is that Bedbugs are not known to carry any diseases, and although their bites can be quite itchy and uncomfortable, they’re not usually dangerous. However, if you have a Bedbug infestation in your home, it’s important to take action right away!