It sounds like the plot of a horror movie; you wake up, and start noticing little bits of blood (or reddish specks) on your bed-sheets. As you puzzle over your discovery, you suddenly notice little bite-marks on your arms and legs. And lucky you, you might be the only one in your household that is actually getting bit.
Unless you know anything about bed-bugs, what follows probably WILL resemble a horror movie scene: you start to scream hysterically and back away from your bed, grabbing a knife with your hair all frazzled…. okay, maybe not THAT dramatic.
But, seriously, discovering that you have bed bugs can be like a really bad horror
You might think that picking up your pillows and blankies and moving out to the
couch will be a solution, at least for the short term – uh … nope, guess what
you just infested your couch with? Going to stay at a friend’s? Do you like that
friend? Want to keep them?
Over the counter bug spray? Well, it can help – but unlike professional products,
you actually have to hit each and every bug with it – by the time you’ve done
that, you’ll likely have created a pretty darn toxic environment, and probably
spent more money than good pest control will cost you too. And you’ll have to keep
doing it – and your laundry in really hot water – for weeks because bedbugs are
really good at hiding. They are tiny, so very difficult to ever really spot, and
they cleverly hide in nooks and crannies until night-time (usually just before
dawn), when they come out to feed. And their saliva apparently contains an
anasthetic, which they inject into you to make their bites intially painless, and
then they feast on your blood. As a result, their colour is a reddish-brown.
If you think that you might have bedbugs, give Cottage Country Pest Control a call and Ross will be happy to help you. You can reach them at 705.534.7863 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Or of course you can always use the Get a Quote option, which is on the tab up there.
– Ammario R.