Understanding Why Bed Bugs Infest Certain Spaces & How To Deter Them

Are you worried about a potential bed bug infestation in your home? Unfortunately, Manitoba has a rather serious problem when it comes to these nasty little critters. Knowing what attracts bed bugs to your home and how you can control them is crucial. Take it from a pest control company: The last thing you want in your home is a major bed bug infestation. 

Here is what you need to know about why bed bugs might claim your home as one of their hiding places: 

Where Do Bed Bug Infestations Come From? 

Many people equate a bedbug infestation with having a dirty home, but this simply isn't true. You can attract these bugs into your home with something as simple as bringing in a new piece of furniture like a new mattress and box springs, upholstered furniture, or luggage. Even electronics can bring in a new infestation. 

In other words, you need to be careful to examine any new items you bring inside for the telltale signs of adult bed bugs. 

Bed bug control starts with noticing the apparent signs of an infestation: Dark or reddish-brown stains, black droppings that resemble pepper, cast-off skins, and any actual bedbugs. If you notice any of the signs listed here, think twice about bringing that item into your home. 

How To Deter and Control Bed Bugs

As soon as you notice the signs of these pests, it is time to start thinking about how to kill bed bugs in their tracks. Pest control companies can help you eliminate bed bugs with sprays and powders applied throughout the home. Be aware that these can be problematic for people with pets or children and may require you to vacate your home temporarily.

These chemical treatments can be highly effective, but they can be combined with other non-chemical treatments to greater effect. 

For example, bed bugs usually don't do well with high heat. High temperatures can be enough to reach into the farthest corners of your home, bed frame, box spring, and other areas that can't be as easily reached with sprays and powders. 

Another simple way to deter bed bugs is to cover your mattress with a protector. This keeps any bed bugs residing within the mattress seams from getting free and spreading to other areas indoors. If you decide to go this route, keep the protector on for eighteen months to ensure all stages of the bed bug colony have been killed. 

Get Quick Help for a Bed Bug Infestation

Control bedbugs with some of these key tips, but know that you may need integrated pest management from a professional exterminator. Bed bugs are notoriously difficult to treat and deal with, especially because they can survive for up to a year without intervention. Gilles Lambert Pest Control can help you get these and other insects under control quickly. 

Reach out to us today to learn more about our services and get help as soon as possible!

By Clint Rosevear on February 16, 2024
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