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Who Do Bed Bugs Affect?

Bedbugs are not picky when it comes to choosing their victims. These pests are attracted to the carbon dioxide we exhale, as well as the warmth and moisture that our bodies produce. As a result, anyone can be affected by a bed bug infestation, regardless of age, gender, or socio-economic background. However, certain groups may be more vulnerable to bed bugs than others, including:

  • People living in multi-unit housing, such as apartment buildings and hotels, where bedbugs can easily spread from unit to unit
  • Individuals with a weak immune system or pre-existing health conditions, such as asthma or allergies, which can be exacerbated by bedbug bites

Signs of Bed bug Infestation

Bedbugs are notoriously difficult to spot, as they are small (around 5mm in length), flat, and nocturnal. However, there are several signs that can indicate the presence of bedbugs in your home, including:

  • Small, reddish-brown bugs on your bedding, mattress, or nearby furniture
  • Blood spots on your sheets or pillowcases occur when bed bugs are crushed during feeding
  • Dark, rust-coloured faecal stains on your mattress or walls, which are left behind by bedbugs as they digest their blood meal
  • A musty, sweet odour, which is emitted by bed bugs when they aggregate in large numbers

If you suspect that you have a bed bug infestation, it is important to act quickly. Bed bugs are prolific breeders and can quickly spread to other areas of your home if left unchecked.

How We Eliminate Bed bugs

At Bugwise Pest Control, we use a multi-step approach to eliminate bedbugs and prevent them from coming back. Our expert pest control team follows these steps to ensure that your home is bedbug-free:

Inspection

The first step in our bedbug elimination process is a thorough inspection of your home. Our pest control team will search for signs of bedbugs in all areas of your home, including your bedding, furniture, and walls. We use specialized equipment, such as infrared cameras and bedbug-sniffing dogs, to detect even the smallest signs of bedbug activity.

Treatment

Once we have identified the extent of the bed bug infestation, we will recommend a treatment plan that is tailored to your specific needs. Our pest control team uses a combination of chemical and non-chemical treatments to eliminate bed bugs at all stages of their life cycle. These treatments may include:

  • Insecticide sprays are applied to all areas where bed bugs are present, including cracks and crevices, baseboards, and furniture
  • Heat treatments, which use specialized equipment to raise the temperature of your home to a level that is lethal to bed bugs
  • Vacuuming and steam cleaning, which can remove bed bugs and their eggs from soft furnishings and carpets
  • Encasement of mattresses and box springs, can prevent bedbugs from accessing these areas and make it easier to detect future infestations

Follow-Up

After the initial treatment, our pest control team will schedule a follow-up

visits to monitor the effectiveness of the treatment and ensure that all bed bugs have been eliminated. We will also provide you with advice on how to prevent future bed bug infestations, such as:

  • Regularly inspecting your bedding, furniture, and soft furnishings for signs of bed bugs
  • Using mattress and box spring encasements to prevent bed bugs from accessing these areas
  • Avoiding the use of second-hand furniture or bedding, which may be infested with bedbugs

At Bugwise Pest Control, we understand how stressful and frustrating a bed bug infestation can be. That's why we use a comprehensive approach to eliminate bed bugs and prevent them from coming back. Our BPCA-certified pest control team is equipped with the knowledge and tools needed to tackle even the most stubborn bedbug infestations. If you suspect that you have a bedbug problem, don't hesitate to contact us today for a professional inspection and treatment plan. Together, we can ensure that your home is bedbug-free and comfortable for you and your loved ones.

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