Pest control companies including Nimby, have surveyed and observed an increasing number of bed bug infestation cases in Toronto Ontario not only in business settings such as libraries, but also in residential properties. The bedbug epidemic continues to infect hotels, houses, public libraries, boardrooms, bedrooms, offices, apartments and dormitories. Thousands of pest management treatments are done year round in order to stop these tiny pests from proliferating. With the resurgence and phenomenal growth in international travel, it is expected that more cases of bed bug infestation in the Toronto area will continue to occur.
Bed bugs are reddish-brown in color without any wings and approximately the same size and shape of a small apple seed. They can crawl into crevices and corners hiding during the day and coming out at night to feed on their hosts. From an infested site, they move and disperse to another side through clothing, luggage, beddings and furniture.
If you live in Toronto and you suspect of a bedbug infestation, it’s important to have a pest control company inspect the extent of the situation. For any business, pest control is definitely a must but there are other mediums that you may have no control. Considering how rapidly bed bugs proliferate, the earlier you detect it, the higher the chances that treatment will be successful. Their rapid growth rate is simply hard to keep up. If left unchecked, a female bed bug can lay over 400 eggs in a span of one year and in just six months it can proliferate into more than 13,000 bed bugs. Regular inspection is not an option anymore but it’s necessary in order to eliminate these pests for good.
In Toronto Ontario, NIMBY Pest Management usually conducts a thorough visual inspection as this is a critical step for the success of the treatment. Normally, an experienced operator focuses the inspection on the bed, nearby furniture, carpet edges, beddings, baseboards and even curtains. There are many options to choose from when it comes to Toronto Ontario bed bug control. But before the treatment process proceeds, finding the problem is just as essential. Then the technician comes up with a plan tailored to fix the infestation.
Traditional bed bug treatment which involves the use of chemicals still remains as the most common form of remediation. Non-toxic and alcohol-based products are often used to kill bed bugs in areas that come in contact with humans especially beds, furniture and more. However, due to the sensitivity of some environments such as dormitories and apartments, other options were made available. One fine example is heat treatment where high temperature is continuously pumped into the area with a trailer or a heat-generating unit to kill and eliminate bed bugs.
Depending on how serious the bed bug infestation is, heat treatment will take more than one session. For areas that have went through the same problem before, a bed bug monitor is often recommended to keep everything in check throughout the year. Some monitors can detect and determine a bed bug presence with the aid of an attractant while other monitors provide a crevice or a corner for the insects to hide trapping them in the process. Ultimately, monitoring serves as gauge of how well the last service treated the problem. If you live in the Toronto area and suspect you may have a bed bug problem give us a call at 1-888-681-6266.