Bed Bug Treatment & Extermination In Vancouver


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Bed Bugs lurk in cracks and crevices. They have been living on human blood for centuries. Though not known to transmit disease or pose any serious medical risk, these stubborn parasites can leave itchy and unsightly bites.

Bed Bugs are typically found in beds and adjacent items such as headboards, nightstands, and baseboards. If a population is left uncontrolled, Bed Bugs will inhabit lamps, curtains, ceiling cracks, closet hinges, and other items within the home. When Bed Bugs feed, they inject the skin with their saliva which keeps the blood from clotting. An anesthetic is used to keep the host from feeling the bite and moving. Bed Bugs can feed on the blood of any warm-blooded animal. Their most common targets are humans as we have a lot of exposed skin for them to bite.

Moving slow and steady is the M.O. of a bedbug. Without wings and lacking the ability to jump, they make use of cover to elude detection. Their narrow body shape and ability to live for months without food make them ready stowaways and squatters. Bed Bugs can easily hide in the seams and folds of luggage, bags and clothes. Bed Bugs will crawl about 100 feet in a night, but typically creep around to within 8 feet of the spot its host sleeps.

Does this bite look like a Bed Bug bite? Despite what you may have heard, it is not possible to positively identify a Bed Bug bite from the markings alone. Bed Bug bites can look very similar to bites from other insects like mosquitoes and fleas. Depending on your personal reaction, Bed Bugs don’t always leave marks. These critters become engorged with blood in about 10 minutes.
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The bites themselves don’t usually pose any major health risk since Bed Bugs are not known to spread diseases, but an allergic reaction to the bites may require medical attention.  Though most active at night, they are not exclusively nocturnal. Bed Bugs are attracted to warmth, moisture, and the carbon dioxide released from warm-blooded animals.

Bed Bugs reproduce by a gruesome strategy appropriately named “traumatic insemination,” in which the male stabs the female’s abdomen and injects sperm into the wound. During their life cycle, females can lay more than 200 eggs, which hatch and go through five immature “nymph” stages before reaching their adult form, molting after each phase.
The most at-risk places tend to be crowded lodgings with high occupant turnover such as dormitories, apartment complexes, hotels, and homeless shelters.

Don’t take mattresses or padded furniture that has been left at the curb or on the street. Check your bed sheets for blood spots. Keep your suitcases covered in plastic and off the floor when you travel. When you travel, take a small flashlight to help you look for bed bugs. When you return from a trip, put garments through the hot cycle in your clothes dryer.If you suspect you have Bedbugs, call a pest management professional. Anyone can get Bed Bugs. Do not lose another night’s sleep. Call Atlas today.