Do I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are human parasites that do more than make a home in your carpeting, bedding, and other areas of the house. These insects also pose a threat to your health. If you have any reason to think that your home is infested, you need the Responders team on the job at once.
What Bed Bugs Look Like
You may wonder what bed bugs look like, especially if you’ve never seen them before. These pests have oval-shaped bodies. The typical bed bug size is small compared to other types of pests. The shape is generally oval. While there are exceptions, the usual bed bugs color is brown. If the bugs have more of a reddish hue, that means they have recently fed, usually by biting a human host. Whatever they may look like at the time of the bed bug detection, you need to start the removal treatments as quickly as possible.
How to Know You Have Bed Bugs
Knowing that you have bed bugs in Calgary is not always as straightforward as some people think. In the early stages, there may be few if any outward signs. Even as they begin to manifest, you may need to look closely.
One of the first signs of bed bugs is the appearance of tiny welts or red spots on your skin. They may itch or they may not trigger any type of feeling at all. What they do indicate is that bed bugs are in your home, most likely in the bedding. They are biting you and leaving those marks.
Some people do experience advanced bed bugs symptoms due to the bites. It’s not tiny red dots on your skin. The welts are much larger and tend to itch a great deal. People with allergic reactions will find they are more pronounced than mosquito bites. The only way to get the problem under control is to call an exterminator and have the home treated.
You may also notice tiny dark dots on the bedding. That is often fecal matter left by the bugs. Even if you don’t notice any itching or discomfort, this is enough of a sign to call Responders for help now.
Remember you can see small hives or notice the bugs on all sorts of surfaces. You may see bed bugs in the couch cushions or along the frame. Maybe you have bed bugs in bed around the base of the box springs. You may find bed bugs in the bedding when you change the sheets. If so, you can bet there are bed bugs in the mattress, and possibly eggs deep in the padding.
The bed and upholstered furniture are not the only places bed bugs can be found. They can be found throughout your living space. Bed bugs in apartment buildings, homes, and other types of dwellings are more common than many people think. You are likely to find bed bugs in the carpet, bed bugs in your clothes, and even bed bug on pictures and wall tapestries. The bed bug bites on pictures can ruin artwork and photographs that you will have a hard time replacing.
Why are Bed Bugs Dangerous?
A bed bugs inspection should be arranged the moment you notice any sign of activity. That’s because they are more than an inconvenience. While they are no more than bothersome for some people, an allergic reaction to bed bugs can be severe. Don’t risk it; let the team at Responders check the home and take whatever action is needed to keep you safe.
What to Do If You Have Bed Bugs
- Take an image of the bugs you find and search online to confirm the type of pest.
- Call an expert bed bugs exterminator like Responders and arrange for a complete bed bugs removal in Calgary.
- If the exterminator likes, email a copy of the image you took.
- Move furniture a couple of feet away from the walls. It will make it easier for the exterminator to get rid of bed bugs in every room.
- Empty dresser and night stand drawers so the bed bugs treatment process will go faster.
- Remove the bed linens and stand up the mattress and box springs. That will make it easier to treat them for maximum bed bugs control in Calgary
- Vacuum the floors, area rugs, bed frame, mattress, and upholstered pieces.
- Place the vacuum bag and the contents in a garbage bag and seal it, Place the sealed bag in an outdoor trash bin.
- Wash or dry clean all clothing, draperies, and bed linens after the bed bugs extermination is completed.
Bed Bug Treatment by Responders Pest Control
The goal of complete bed bugs eradication is the basis for our efforts. To that end, Responders uses the latest in bed bugs heat treatment. Our approach does not rely on chemicals that could stain furnishings and maybe cause additional problems for you and your family. All it will do is allow you to make use of the strongest bed bug killer available today.
When it comes to bed bugs elimination methods, the team at Responders knows exactly what to do. Call us today and arrange for a full home inspection. We’ll gladly talk with you about what kills bed bugs, the merits of heat treatment vs chemical treatment, and how quickly we can get rid of the infestation. Leave your pest control in our hands and you won’t be sorry.
Bed Bug Exterminator
No one should have to live with bed bugs. At the first sign, call Responders Pest Control—your local bed bug exterminator. We take a pragmatic and proactive approach to bed bug extermination that has proven time and again to be successful. Throughout two to four treatments with commercial-grade sprays, we will completely eliminate bed bugs from your home or business.
There’s only one measure of success for a bed bug exterminator. Total success. Call us now to get a quote.
Bed Bug Inspection Service
We will schedule an appointment for an in-depth inspection. Following the subtle signs of the infestation, our trained professionals will analyze your entire home to determine the location, size, and extent of the infestation. It’s important to recognize that you might only get the bites and never see an actual bed bug. Or, you might see the bed bugs but not get any bites—around 30% of people don’t react to the bites at all!
Our experienced pest control professionals know bed bugs. We will find the source and nest, and we will exterminate it.
Bed Bug Treatment Service
We are usually able to complete a full bed bug extermination in two to four treatments. In lighter infestations, we may be able to treat once and then simply do a follow-up visit to ensure that it was successful. For larger ones, we may require 4 or more treatments.
The problem is that, although our sprays will kill every living bed bug, the unhatched ones may survive the first spray. We schedule the second treatment 21 days after to ensure that every egg has hatched. By following the lifecycle of bed bugs, we can provide more efficient and more effective bed bug pest control treatments than the competition.
Call us now and get rid of your bed bugs for good.