Importance of Bed Bug Control in Vancouver

Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed exclusively on blood.  The common bed beg prefers human blood and is found in warm houses usually near or inside beds and bedding.  Bed bug bites lead to a range of skin manifestations from no visible effects to prominent blisters and itchiness.

What do Bed Bugs Look Like?

Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish brown, flattened, oval shaped and have no hind wings.  The front wings are vestigial and reduced to pad-like structures.  These insects have segmented abdomens with microscopic hairs giving them a banded appearance.  Adults grow to between 4 and 5 millimeters long and 1.5 to 3 millimeters wide.

An Increase in Bed Bug Infestations

There has been a resurgence of bed bug infestations in the western world since the 1980s when we began seeing these nasty bugs in increasing numbers.  The reasons for this resurgence are not clear but contributing factors seem to be increased resistance of the bed bugs to certain pesticides and increased international travel as well as a certain complacency with respect to being aware of bed bugs.

Vancouver is no exception to increasing infestations of bed bugs.  Signs of bed bug infestation include:

1)   Blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases.

2)   Dark or rusty spots of bedbug excrement on sheets and mattresses, bed clothes, and walls.

3)   Bedbug fecal spots, egg shells, or shed skins in areas where bedbugs hide.

4)   An offensive, musty odor from the bugs' scent glands.

5)   Experiencing the symptoms described above (itching, sores, etc.)

React to Bed Bugs With Professional Pest Management

If you think that you have a bed bug infestation call your local pest control professionals immediately.   Make sure that you engage qualified professionals in Vancouver to deal with this pest situation as soon as you notice any sign of their residence in your home or bed. The longer they are around, the more difficult they can be to get rid of. 

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