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Bed Bug Control & Extermination in Calgary

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. 

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How to Spot a Bed Bug


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.


How to Know You Have Bed Bugs


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:

  1. Tiny welts or red spots on the surface of your skin

  2. Large itches and allergic reactions

  3. Dark spots on the bedding, which are typically the fecal matter left behind by bugs (often resembling coffee grounds)

  4. 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:

  1. Throughout your home, including the basement, if you have one, move all furniture away from the walls by 12" to 18" so that we have access to ALL baseboard areas.
  2. Bedrooms: Strip the beds of all bedding. Wash sheets and blankets, place in plastic bags and seal.
  3. Empty the dressers and night tables of all items, including paper and personal items. Place all items in plastic bags and seal. Leave the drawers in the dresser or night table.
  4. Launder all clothing and bedding. After washing and drying, store your clean clothing in pest-proof containers or sealed bags to minimize the chance of recontamination.
  5. BLANKETS AND PILLOWS CANNOT BE TREATED. These items should be washed and/or replaced more often.
  6. DO NOT pile items on top of mattresses or couches. These will be treated, so access is necessary.
  7. All closets throughout the home must be emptied completely of all items, hanging, on shelves or on the floor. Also, empty storage closets or storage rooms completely.
  8. Any items that are stored underneath beds should be removed and inspected thoroughly for the presence of bed bugs. After inspecting these items, store them in pest-proof containers.
  9. Children’s stuffed animals can be washed, dried and bagged.
  10. Remove all knick-knacks and standing picture frames and store them in a safe place.
  11. Leaf through books and inspect items such as CDs and DVDs for the presence of bed bugs. After inspecting, store in air-tight plastic containers or sealed garbage bags.
  12. Remove electrical outlet covers prior to service so these areas can be treated.
  13. If you live in an apartment, remove the radiator covers if possible.
  14. Wash curtains and drapes, concentrating, especially on the seams. Place in plastic bags and seal.
  15. Vacuum your home entirely, including mattresses, box springs, pillows and upholstered furniture. Place the vacuum bag in a garbage bag in case an insect or egg was picked up, and discard the garbage bag immediately.
  16. DO NOT empty kitchen cupboards.
  17. Once the technician arrives at your home, everyone must leave for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours. If anyone in the home is pregnant or nursing, has severe allergies, respiratory problems such as asthma, heart conditions or babies under the age of 1, then they must stay away for 24 hours or longer as required by their physician.
  18. All pets must be removed from the home for a minimum of 4 to 6 hours with the exception of birds, which must be removed for 24 hours.
  19. Cover the fish tank with plastic, a towel or a sheet and unplug any fish filters as they pump outside air into the water. Turn heat lamps or lights off because of possible electric hazards.
  20. Upon re-entry, you can vacuum but DO NOT wash baseboards, door/window frames or bed frames for at least 3 to 4 weeks.

(From our Preparation Guidelines for Bed Bugs.)



Our Process to Get Rid of Bed Bugs in Your Calgary Home

  1. Inspection - It can be very difficult to find bed bugs on your own since they can be very sneaky and discrete. Our specialists will however, perform a thorough inspection of your living space and determine the problem areas that have to be treated.
  2. Implementation - Upon inspection, our specialists will determine the severity of the bed bug situation in your home and will accordingly devise an appropriate treatment plan. Our plans are made to target all stages of the bedbug in order to stop them from breeding and wreaking havoc.
  3. Monitoring - It’s difficult to completely eradicate bed bugs in one go, so our specialists at Cal-Rid Exterminators can perform follow-ups to measure the effectiveness of the treatment plan. We will provide a maintenance plan so that such a problem doesn’t reoccur.


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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.

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