Colour: Mahogany to rusty brown; red after a blood meal
Shape: Flat, broad oval
Size: ¼ inch
Frequent Location: Like their name suggests, bedbugs like to live and feed in beds
Bed bugs are found most commonly in beds with multiple users, like those in guest rooms or hotels. For this reason, it's important to be on guard with the beds in your house that accommodate more than one person or that experience more turnover. If you see bed bugs in your home, it's time to call The Pest Detective for bed bug extermination in Vancouver. No one should suffer the presence of these blood-sucking pests. That’s why we promptly send over our bed bug exterminator. Vancouver residents can rest assured our technician will thoroughly examine the scope of the problem and provide quick relief. Our university-trained experts can find the source of the infestation, exterminate those in and around your home, and advise you on how to prevent recurrence.
The Pest Detective is proud to provide this service for our commercial clients as well, including apartment buildings, healthcare institutions, schools, hotels, and other establishments.
Bed bugs like to travel and will hide in suitcases, boxes and shoes to be near a food supply. They are elusive, nocturnal creatures. They can hide behind baseboards, electrical switch plates, picture frames and even wallpaper. They come out at night for a blood meal.
Bedbugs like to hide in small cracks and crevices close to a human environment. They can be found behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery and in furniture crevices.
Although bed bugs can dine on any warm-blooded animal, they primarily dine on humans. Bed bugs do not transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.
Vacuum suitcases after you return from a vacation. Check your bed sheets for tell-tale blood spots. Bed bugs are elusive creatures, so it is imperative to seek professional pest control to address an infestation.
Why Have Bed Bugs Returned?
In the past, insecticides such as DDT helped to keep the bed bug population at bay with residues that continued working after the product was sprayed. Now, with the increase in use of bait traps instead of broad spectrum sprays, specific pests such as ants and cockroaches are being targeted, and bed bugs are no longer being eliminated.
In addition, people now travel more than ever before. Places that see a great deal of turnover such as hotels give bed bugs the opportunity to travel to new locations on luggage or clothing.
Why Are Bed Bugs a Problem?
Bed bugs are nuisances and are generally off-putting to people, but they do not pose any major health risks. As with mosquitoes, people can be allergic to their bites, which can cause swelling, itchy welts and in some cases infections. However, they are not known to carry any blood-borne diseases. Bed bugs are mainly active at night. As they typically feed when people are asleep; their bites may not be detected immediately. One species of bed bug feeds primarily on humans, but there are other species that feed on other mammals and on birds. Bed bugs are moved into and around a dwelling through infested furniture and bedding. They can also enter a home or hotel by being carried in on clothing or luggage.