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How To Tell If You Have Bed Bugs

Bed bugs can be a real nuisance. These tiny insects, which feed only on blood, can make their homes in furnishings (especially beds – hence their name) where they bite people to eat their blood. As well as the idea of sharing your bed with hundreds of insects and their eggs being pretty gross, the bites can cause nasty rashes on some people, and infestations almost always need to be combated with professional pest control.

Here we take a look at what bed bugs behave like, how you can end up with them in the first place, and what you need to do if you are infested:

Can You See Bed Bugs?

 

Some people get the idea of bed bugs confused with dust mites, another kind of small creature that can live in your furniture, however while dust mites can be almost impossible to spot with the naked eye, bed bugs are not. However, because they are most active late at night (their main ‘busy hours’ are between 10pm and 6am), and their eggs are extremely small, not everyone who has an infestation finds out by spotting the bed bugs themselves. Instead, it is more usual that people are alerted because they find bites on their bodies, and go in search of the insects as a result.

How Do Bed Bugs Get Into Your Home?

 

Because bed bugs like to live in warm places where there is some fabric, they can live in all kinds of upholstery and can be transported on clothes. If you go to a place where there are bed bugs, for example a hotel, a friend’s house, or even somewhere like a movie theatre where they might be living in the chairs, you may unwittingly bring home enough creatures on your clothing or in bags and luggage to allow them to breed in your home. Equally, if you buy second hand furnishings these could carry bed bugs. In rarer cases, they can come to you on animals, especially wild animals like birds and bats. Bed bugs have seen a huge resurgence in the Western world since around the mid nineties, having previously been all but eradicated. This means that there are more and more bugs being moved between locations, and so if you do notice any insects or their bites it is vital to take action rather than risking spreading them further.

How Do You Get Rid of Them?

 

Trying to rid yourself of bed bugs alone is very difficult, and it isn’t advisable to try using pesticides for this purpose without professional supervision. A bed bug exterminator will use the best suited pesticides for the job of wiping out your bed bugs, and will make sure it is safe before you are allowed to re-enter the property. Another technique that is often used in combination with pesticides is to suffocate the bugs by sealing things that may be infested like cushions, children’s stuffed toys and pillows in plastic so the bugs can’t breathe and die. If you have bed bugs, call a local pest control company and arrange extermination immediately.

Today’s contributor, Frank Coleman, loves the outdoors and likes to blog about his trekking adventures. He is employed with HomeHardwarePestControl.com, premium bed bug exterminator in Toronto.

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October 28, 2013 at 7:23 pm Comments (2)

Big Impact Gadgets That Will Keep Your Attic Free From Annoying Animals

          How many animals do you think are inside your attic at this exact moment? You might be able to guess if you can hear them running around all night when you’re lying in bed. It starts to get really annoying after a while when you don’t get enough sleep. It’s not even the big rodents that cause all of the problems. They might make the most noise, but when you use your attic you don’t want to find hundreds of insects there every time you go up to get something.

You don’t have to put up with all that noise anymore. You can also reach down to pick up a box without having a spider scare you to death. All you need are a few little gadgets that will make your life easier, because it’s not like you can stay inside your attic and physically chase them all away with a broom. We’ll take a closer look at the ones you might want to study in more detail because I’m sure you will want to know about the ones that will have the biggest impact.

An Electronic Aid

 

Some animals are blessed because they have the ability to hear much more sounds than we could ever imagine. If you have ever used a dog whistle you will know what I’m talking about. We can’t hear supersonic sounds, but small animals can so we’re going to use it against them. The electronic machine you set up will blast out sounds which don’t hurt animals on their own, but when the frequency changes non-stop it will disorient them and they won’t set foot inside your attic.

A Fake Attic Owl

 

If you look underneath the bottom row of tiles on your roof you will discover that there are small holes where birds can get through. This is how they enter your attic and start building nests. You can set up a machine that blasts out owl sounds on a regular basis. When normal birds near these sounds they will stay away because they won’t want to mess with any birds of prey. Your garden will also be cleaner because birds won’t be leaving their droppings everywhere.

Non-Lethal Traps

 

Mouse traps are not very nice, especially if you’re squeamish. You can set lots of traps around your attic and when a mouse tries to take a piece of cheese they will be squashed to death. It sounds horrible, but that is because it is. If you don’t want to throw a squashed mouse in the trash can you should think about setting up some non-lethal traps. Those traps are the kind that let you release the mice back into the world so they can enjoy the rest of their lives.

A Set Of Spikes

 

You can also get a roofer to attach some spikes to your roof. They are very thin so you won’t even see them, but when a random bird decides your roof looks like a nice chair they will suddenly feel a sharp pain in their behind. When birds can’t sit on your roof they won’t come anywhere near it, so there is much less chance of them sneaking in underneath your tiles. You can combine this will the bird speakers and your roof will stay empty.

It Won’t Be Long Now

 

If you can set these gadgets up inside your attic there is a good chance it will stay free from any animals who might want to disturb your sleep. You might miss the company when you go up to grab something out of a box, but I’m sure you’ll get over it.

The author of this post, Mark Ross, is the owner of a pest control company, renowned for bee removal in Toronto. He has a keen interest in the latest gadgets that save his time and which enable him to spend more time with his family.

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July 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm Comments (0)
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