Bed Bug Treatment
Bed bugs are becoming a more significant problem every single year, especially in metropolitan areas like Vancouver. Failing to get bed bug treatment in Vancouver from the professionals at New Leaf Pest Control can lead to a larger infestation. When left untreated, these insects can also travel to the homes of friends or family. As intimidating as they might sound, you can still treat for bed bugs.
We have a variety of treatment methods at our disposal. Bed bug treatment in Vancouver is just one of several steps; we begin every visit with a free pest inspection and consultation. This allows us to confirm the diagnosis, determine the scope of the problem, and present you with your options for bed bug treatment. We believe in no-pressure sales, and after you are fully informed, it’s up to you how we proceed.
How To Check For Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are challenging pests to deal with as they can easily hitchhike on clothes, luggage, or pets making their way into your home undetected. Once they’ve moved in and gotten comfortable, they begin to reproduce quickly. A female bed bug can lay over 500 eggs in her lifetime. A situation can quickly get out of hand and make it exponentially harder to get under control the longer you wait in addressing them. If you are concerned that you might have bed bugs, you must have a professional pest inspection performed. Our technicians have the years of experience and training needed to locate all the usual spots of bed bugs. There are a few signs that you can look for if you are concerned.
- Rust-colored or red stains on mattresses and bedsheets
- Tiny dark spots. These are bed bug excrement
- Eggshells and eggs are roughly 1mm. They are pale in color
- Live bedbugs. These insects are flat and approximately the width of a credit card
Many people want to know where the bed bugs came from and how did they get brought into their homes, but this is something that may be impossible to figure out. Bed bugs like to “hitchhike,” and you could potentially pick them up from anywhere. We have seen them in movie theaters, airports, changing rooms, and even five-star hotels. However, the most common areas are always going to be places that have lots of people coming and going.
What Do Bed Bugs Look Like?
Bed bugs are excellent hiders. Their small size and only being active at nighttime makes them challenging to find. Luckily, the technicians at New Leaf Pest Control have experience locating and exterminating these pests. Bed bugs are relatively flat and brownish-red in color. An adult is about the size and shape of a small watermelon seed.
How To Get Rid of a
Bed Bug Infestation
If you see these signs, your first reaction might be to stop sleeping in the bed that you are getting bit in, but you might want to think twice about that. Remember, they are drawn towards CO2, so if you leave, they will likely follow you. There are some pest infestations that you can take care of on your own, but bed bugs are not one that we would recommend trying to handle on your own. The over the counter products that are available today are not proven to be effective. In fact, “bug bombs” can even be extremely counterproductive because of the repellent qualities that tend to drive the bed bugs even deeper into their nesting area without actually killing them. On top of this, they have developed a resistance to many different types of pesticides over the past couple of decades, and the products you find at a department store just simply do not get the job done.
Every bed bug treatment we provide is custom created for your specific situation. Our integrated bed bug treatment in Vancouver offers the best opportunity for getting rid of bed bugs while leaving the smallest footprint on your property. Different areas call for different treatment solutions, and bed bugs can hide in a variety of places. Though homeowners typically associate them with mattresses and box springs, these pests would be much easier to handle if that was where they stayed. You can find bed bugs in a variety of items, including beds, baseboards, heaters, vents, furniture, outlets, electronics, loose wallpaper, ceiling junctions, and more.
For these reasons, professional treatment is necessary. Our technicians have years of on the job experience and intense training to exterminate bed bugs properly. Multiple bed bug treatments are often required to eliminate bed bugs. We’ll always go over precisely what you can expect from our bed bug treatment in Portland, put it in writing, and guarantee it. There are signs you may have a bed bug infestation.
Bed Bug Bites
Bed bug bites are usually small, red, and itchy bumps. The bites will often be in straight rows instead of random spots like mosquito bites or other insects. Although bed bugs do not spread diseases, their bites can cause itching and irritation. Because bed bugs are most active at nighttime, you most likely won’t feel the bites until you wake in the morning. Many people mistake other insect bites for bed bug bites or vice versa. Allow our technicians to complete a thorough inspection to confirm the presence of bed bugs.
How To Kill
Mattress Bed Bugs
Although taking care of the problem entirely on your own may not be possible, there are several things that you can do to help. You can start by putting all of your sheets and linens in the dryer on high heat for 30 minutes, which will kill off any of the bugs or their eggs. Vacuuming is also an effective way to pick up eggs. Vacuum often and then empty the container outside and clean with bleach water.
We can do a wide variety of pest control treatment plans that are custom designed for your specific situation. With bed bugs, we have found that a combination of pesticide products in conjunction with other measures such as mattress covers, monitoring tools, or heat treatments are the most effective way to get rid of them. Our pricing model is among the lowest in the industry, and our results speak for themselves. If you would like to get some help in getting rid of bed bugs, we invite you to give us a call. We would be happy to have you contact us so that we can set up a free, no-obligation inspection or just answer a few questions for you.
If you think you might have bed bugs in your home, it is essential to act quickly so that they do not spread and reproduce. Our team of technicians at New Leaf Pest Control has the training and experience necessary to assist you in ridding your home of these insufferable pests.