Bed bugscan 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, often leaving red bites on the skin as well as specks of blood on clothing and sheets. Some people do not show signs on their skin so it’s important to know the other signs to look for. 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 are looking for ways to stop their occurrence, we can help. Cal-Rid Exterminators offers reliable bed bug control services in Calgary. Our professional exterminators provide reliable and effective pest control treatments to help you get rid of unwanted pests.
A typical bed bug is much smaller in size than other pests that are commonly found at home. They are oval in shape and differ in colour on the basis of when they last fed. While generally brown, they may appear reddish after they have fed. Young bedbugs before feeding are smaller, translucent or whitish-yellow in colour.
If you spot a bug that matches all these characteristics, then you may have a bed bug infestation.
Bed bugs can often creep up on your residential property in Calgary without any prominent realizations. Here a few signs you can look out for:
Tiny welts or red spots on the surface of your skin
Large itches and allergic reactions
Dark spots on the bedding, which are typically the fecal matter left behind by bugs (often resembling coffee grounds)
Bugs casings on areas around your home. As the bed bug molts into its next life stage, the old skin casings are left behind. Cast skins (casings) look like a lighter colored empty bedbug shell.
To prepare your home for treatment, do the following:
(From our Preparation Guidelines for Bed Bugs.)
Our Process to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Calgary Home
If you are looking for bed bug exterminators in Calgary, call the professionals at Cal-Rid Exterminators. Besides this, we also provide services to control cockroaches, silverfish and more. To learn more, feel free to check out our website.