Many of our customers have questions about bed bugs. The most important question, however, is “Is there a bed bug infestation in my home?” Even if you don’t see the actual insects, you may see their signs in the form of bites on your skin or droppings on your sheets.
Let’s take a look at some other questions that have been received by our teams. It pays to be informed so that, if bed bugs do invade your space, you will know what to do.
Where do bed bugs come from?
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on blood. They live in cracks and crevices in furniture and walls. They also like dark places, such as under beds and behind pictures.
They are ancient insects that have depended on warm-blooded hosts for their survival throughout history. They originally parasitized bat populations before moving on to humans. The same cave where civilization first emerged was home to the insects. They can now be found in many places around the world, like South Africa, Australia, and Europe.
What do bed bugs look like?
Bed bugs are small, brownish-red insects that feed on blood. Juvenile bed bugs range from the size of a bed bug egg (about 1/10 of an inch) to the size of full adult bed bugs, approximately twice that size. Adult bed bugs are approximately the same size as apple seeds. Like many other insects, they have six legs.
How do you get bed bugs?
There are many ways to get them into an apartment. Bed bugs are known to hitch rides on humans, pets, clothing, and furniture. Visitors or guests may unknowingly bring them into your home. You can pick them up at flea markets, swap meets, garage sales, thrift stores, and auctions. Bed bugs can survive for months without feeding. If they find food, they’ll move quickly to consume it.
How do you know if you have bed bugs?
When bed bug bites occur during sleeping hours, they usually cause an itchy rash that can last for several days. Symptoms don’t always show up immediately after being bitten. If you’re experiencing an outbreak of bites and other symptoms, you might be dealing with a bed bug infestation. They also leave behind feces that contain their waste products. Feces can appear as small, round dots on bedsheets and mattresses. These symptoms are not always present when bed bugs are in the home. Therefore, it is best to consult a professional pest control company for assistance.
Thermokill Is the Expert on Bed Bugs
The only way to be absolutely certain if you have a bed bug infestation is to consult an expert. Thermokill has over 20 years of combined experience in pest control and bed bug treatments. We use the best commercial grade heat treatment equipment. All our technicians are experienced, hand-picked and mentored to provide the best quality of service. We have hundreds of clients around Ontario, who trust us, refer us, and partner with us in helping to remove bed bugs. Our two co-founders are passionate and experienced in controlling bed bugs.
We are a proud Canadian company with a trusted name. We use top-of-the-line methods and technology to safely rid your home or commercial place of bed bugs in one day. We provide bed bug heat treatment services in all areas of the GTA, which includes Brampton, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Etobicoke, Markham, Toronto, and Scarborough.
Call (416) 272-1323 now to arrange a free bed bug inspection and get rid of bed bugs permanently.