Bed Bug Extermination Services in Toronto
Bed bugs have become a huge problem in Canada over the last few years; showing up in single family homes, condominiums, apartments and alternative housing throughout the GTA and other surrounding areas. Bed bugs are small, brownish, flattened parasites that feed on the blood of mammals and birds. They are most active in warmer weather and are strongly attracted to higher temperatures, coming out at night and hiding in crevices during the day.
Bed bugs are mainly found in mattresses, walls and furniture and can live for up to one year without feeding. Although bed bugs are not considered to be a health hazard because they do not carry disease, the bites, associated costs and mental stress caused by these pests can be extremely disturbing.
Females lay their eggs in secluded areas. The eggs are tiny, whitish, and barely visible (size of a dust spec) and it takes two weeks for them to hatch. One treatment is not enough to break the egg cycle, two treatments performed over a two week period is becoming the method used by most pest control companies when dealing with bed bugs.
The first step in dealing with bed bugs is admitting that you have them, the second step is understanding them and the third is to get treatment. Treatment should be done as soon as possible so they don’t spread throughout your home or give them the opportunity to spread to other people’s homes by carrying them to work. These pests travel and will not go away on their own.
Regular and non-toxic options are available.
Preparation for treating bed bugs can be overwhelming; it includes washing all clothing and linens in the home at the hottest temperature possible, vacuuming extensively and removing infested items just to name a few. In order for a treatment to be successful, the owner/tenant must abide by the preparation for the treatment.
Make plans for you and your family to be out of the house during and after the service for the following length of time:
Children over six, all pets and adults: four hours from service completion time
Children under six and pregnant women: 24 hours
Please contact us to learn all the steps required to properly prepare for treatment.
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ICE not only provides treatment for bed bugs but with the new technology that has just become available in Canada we can easily perform a home inspection to determine if you have bed bugs. Bed bug infestations have been increasing all over the United States and Canada. Also available from ICE are new products to protect your mattresses, box springs and pillows.