If you believe you have bed bugs or have seen evidence of bed bugs we will gladly do an inspection. Bed bugs are hard to find, we will examine your entire home including bed, furniture etc. We will look for signs of bed bugs including:
· Live or dead bed bugs
· Skin cast off during the molting process
· Small spots of fecal material (reddish-black)
· Tiny cream-colored eggs generally found in dark crevices
Bed bugs are flat, wingless, reddish-brown, oval insects measuring up to 4 to 5 mm long or the size of a seed. They are swollen and reddish after a blood meal. Bed bugs only feed on blood. Under cool conditions bed bugs have been able to survive up to a year without a meal. They are nocturnal insects and more active at night when the host is asleep.
Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep – the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms. Bed bug bites are often grouped together in a small area and may occur in a line or a zig zag pattern. Bites are normally small, flat or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red or blistered. Bite reactions don’t always appear immediately after you’re bitten and may take a few days to show symptoms. Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites.
Bed bugs are often found in cracks and crevices, including mattress seams, sheets, and furniture, behind baseboards, electrical outlet plates and picture frames. Individuals should be careful when travelling or making new purchases as bed bugs can be spread through traveling and on various belongings.
Think you might have a bed bug infestation?
Bed bugs can multiply quickly, so early detection is critical to help prevent an even larger infestation.