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All across Canada, there is not a person out there who hasn’t heard of bed bugs. These biting menaces have taken the pest control industry by storm, taking centre stage and invading homes and businesses. There is no end to all of the ways that these hitchhiking pests creep inside but once they are in, it is a hostile takeover. Tiny terrors grow their populations, hunkering down around beds and furniture, duck down into carpeting and surf the seams of soft fabrics. If pests are taking over, all it takes is one phone call to Toodaloo to reclaim your home or workspace. A specialist can handle your Coquitlam bed bug removal painlessly, with expert results.
Bed bugs are known to be sneaky and stubborn. In fact, these pests can often creep around for weeks without being noticed. It is easy enough to see why it is important to inspect for bed bugs but more often than not, homeowners don’t always know what they are looking for. One of the most obvious signs of infestation are seeing the bugs themselves. These pests are small and with an appearance that changes slightly depending on their diet. A malnourished bed bug will be thinner, flatter and lighter in colour while a well-fed pest will be darker and have an engorged and rounded appearance. The second thing that you can expect to find when hunting down bed bugs are their bites.
Red, swollen and itchy, these bites are usually left in multiples. Mosquito bites are usually solitary while bed bug bites are often found in small groups, usually found on the side of your body that you sleep on. These bites are not known to transmit disease but that does not mean that they aren’t a nuisance. Biting insects are bad enough at home, but an infestation is enough to sink a business. Getting rid of your pest problem is priority number one but getting rid of bed bugs means understanding them.
Bed bugs are stubborn, tough and are known to survive in just about any environment. Able to go long periods without food and the ability to withstand extreme temperatures, these pests are public enemy number one to homeowners and the tourism industry. Forget about throwing contaminated fabrics into a sealed plastic bag or a hot water wash, these won’t do the trick! With these things in mind, it can be difficult to know just how to ditch these pests.
Instead of sticking to one area, bed bugs hide out. By spreading their numbers into cracks and crevices, along mattress seams and other soft surfaces, these pests are able to preserve their populations. While these insects have earned their name by spending time around bed frames, mattress and box springs, they are not confined to the bedroom. In fact, any soft material can be home to dozens of insects at any given time. Rugs, soft furniture, linens and even luggage can be chalk-full of unwanted pests.
Hardware and department stores have whole aisles dedicated to pest control and removal but not many can claim to manage bed bug infestations. This makes sense considering insects and their eggs are extremely difficult to track down and treat. Gone are the days of tossing out your possessions just to get rid of bugs or having to tolerate uncomfortable bites. At Toodaloo, our pest control methods have evolved over time, incorporating heat treatments, steam cleaners and vacuum cleaners, along with eco-friendly cleaning solutions. There is no place for harsh chemicals in a home or workspace. Instead of spraying poisons around living spaces and hoping for the best, our experts have taken a more green approach.
In order to get the best results for our clients, the pest experts at Toodaloo attack pests at every stage of their life cycle. A successful bed bug control program aims to eliminate eggs as well as adult insects. Once your initial infestation is dealt with, thorough inspections, tips and tricks help to prevent bed bugs from creeping right back in. From downtown to Port Coquitlam, our experts have got you covered.
Killing bed bugs is no picnic. Because these pests are so stubborn, it is not uncommon for initial treatments to miss a few stragglers. This is why the Toodaloo method is a multi-step approach. By breaking up an overall treatment into stages, clients can rest easy knowing that there are no pests left behind.
Our Toodaloo technicians are fully trained in various methods of pest removal and extermination, capable of handling any job, of any size, professionally and efficiently. Unlike some other pest control companies our removal solutions are environmentally friendly so you know that there are no harmful chemicals being sprayed throughout your home.