How to Spot and Control Bed Bugs

Orillia Today

Bed bugs can be hard to see but if theyre in your home it wont be long till you feel their presence. Bed bug bites can develop into painful, itchy welts and, for the more sensitive people, can even lead to anaphylaxis. Allergens from bed bugs have also been associated with asthmatic reactions. TK Pest Control in Orillia and Muskoka, Ontario, has been helping rid homes of pests such as bed bugs since 2000. Heres how you can determine if bed bugs are in your home.

The first sign that you have bed bugs in your home is often bites. You usually dont feel the bite until some time later, when the skin becomes irritated and inflamed. Small, swollen welts can develop at the site of the bites, which can be accompanied by itching, often severe. The itching can last hours or several days. People who are very sensitive to the bites may need to visit a doctor.

If you think youre being bitten by bed bugs, there are telltale signs youll find in your home. Look for blood stains or rusty spots of bug excrement on sheets and mattresses, bed clothes, and walls. You can also look for eggshells and shed skins near hiding spots.

While bed bugs usually stay close to their food source, they can travel up to 100 feet to feed so you need to check any small cracks or crevices where they can hide. Begin by checking the bed, including mattress seams, the box spring, the bed frame, and headboard. Then carefully examine baseboards around the bedroom, outlets, cracks in walls, and even peeling wallpaper.

Bed bugs are hardy pests and can live at least a year without eating a blood meal. Travellers often carry them in their suitcases and clothes so they are easily passed on to others. Once bed bugs are brought into your home, it can quickly develop into an infestation as females lay about 300 eggs, which then hatch in less than 21 days.

For help detecting and exterminating bed bugs in the Orillia and Muskoka areas, please contact TK Pest Control via phone. In Muskoka call (705) 687-9477, in Orillia call (705) 325-8239 or toll-free at (877) 325-8239. The company provides professional workmanship that you can trust. You can also follow them on Facebook!

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