Thanks in part to a ban on DDT, bed bugs are back. Bed bugs feed on human blood and can leave nasty bites. They can most commonly be found in beds, however they are also able to travel on clothing, in suitcases, furniture, vehicles, luggage and even on planes or cruise ships.
Bed bugs are highly persistent and therefore it takes persistence to get rid of them. It can be difficult to locate their hiding spots because they can and will hide in extremely small cracks and crevices. If you are concerned that you may have a bed bug infestation, the first thing to do is to check mattresses, bedding and other areas for dirt. You may not see any live bugs – reddish dirt in the corners of a mattress is often an indication that they are there.
Bed bug infestations can become severe very quickly. Female bed bugs can lay up to about 300 eggs at a time, and they hatch in about 10 days.
Cottage Country will work with you to ensure that your bedbug problems are thoroughly resolved. All infested areas will be thoroughly sprayed, and receptacles and cracks and crevices will be dusted with insecticide.
Most importantly, your technician will ensure that you have the information you need to deal with the problem correctly and will work with you to ensure that the problem is completely resolved.
For Best Results
Call Cottage Country Pest Control at (705) 534-7863 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you suspect there is a problem. Our technician will complete an initial inspection, and advise you as to your best course of action.
When service is booked, you will be provided with instructions to prepare for the visit and for any follow up actions that are needed.
For information about avoiding bed bugs when travelling, stop by the Cottage Country Pest Control blog: Hotel Bed Bugs
For more information about bedbugs, check out some of our previous blog posts:
- A three-part series on….Bed Bugs
- Bed Bugs part 2
- Bed Bugs Part 3
- Quick Facts – Bed Bugs
- Bedbugs – A new concern
- Bed Bugs: A Follow Up
- Bed Bugs: Identifying their bites
- Bed bugs and Public Places
- Bed Bugs and Public Places (continued)
- Bed Bugs and Travel
- Bed Bugs and Landlords
- Bed Bugs and Tenants
- Do’s and Don’ts of Bed Bugs