Bed bugs can be found in almost anything, preferring to stow away in cracks, bedding, furniture, walls, baseboards, drapes and clothing. They are dormant until they need to feed, primarily at night. They suck on blood, leaving red bites on skin, as well as specks of blood on clothing and sheets. Bed bugs are very small (1.45 mm), ranging in size from the head of a pin to an apple seed. They can be tan to reddish-brown coloured. If you see bed bugs, you can help slow the spread by routinely vacuuming and laundering bed sheets and clothing. A pest care professional will manage the remaining bed bugs using dusts, liquid sprays and aerosols.
To prepare your home for treatment, do the following: