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Bed Bugs in Simcoe County

Yes, it’s true. There have been reported cases of bed bugs all across simcoe county:

What is a bed bug?

A Bed Bug is a parasitic insect that feeds on human blood and skin cells. Their the preferred environment are beds or other areas people sleep. These small bugs are mainly active at night and unnoticeable. Barrie bed bugs have increased over the past few years, they do this by hitchhiking their way to your bed on any fabric. Bed bugs are found in public spaces like theatres, hospitals, public

Barrie Bed Bugs

Barrie Bed Bugs

transit, schools, or offices. You can also bring them back with you from vacation in your suitcase and clothes from your hotel, motel, or hostel. Bed Bugs can attach themselves to your clothing and suitcase. This is why you must take extra precaution while travelling. One bed bug can multiply to over 700 bed bugs in only nine months! That reason alone can make anyone be extra careful about bringing these invasive pests back with you.

Here is a quick checklist to ensure a bed bug free vacation BEFORE YOUR TRIP

  • Look up reviews of the hotel you are headed to on tripadvisor.com or thebedbugregistry.com
  • When packing, seal most items in Ziploc bags- toiletries, shoes, clothes, and books.Pack washable clothes where possible.
  • Pack a small flashlight
  • Use a hard shell suit case when possible, because cloth luggage offers all kinds of places for bedbugs to hide (if you do use cloth luggage, make sure it is light coloured so you can easily see any bed bugs)
  • Put your suitcase in the bathtub while you inspect the room quickly
  • Use the flashlight to look for piles of light brown skin or tiny black spots on linen
  • Inspect the bed, linens (around the seams, piping, or ruffles), dust ruffle, pull back the sheets and check the mattress and box spring
  • Check the furniture near the bed
  • Also check the night stand, picture frames, headboard, and mirrors
  • If you do find any case of bed bugs go to the front desk and check the availability of another room or hotel
  •  Keep your suitcase and clothes off the floor, as a precaution even if you do not find any bed bugs

WHEN YOU GET HOME:

  • Unpack and wash all of your clothes on the hottest temperature and dry on high heat for at least 30 minutes.
  • Vacuum your suitcase when empty.

Bed Bug Lifecycle

If you’re interested in learning more about the bed bugs, we encourage you to learn about the bed bug life cycle. Understanding the bed bug life cycle chart will help you be more proactive and knowledgable when dealing with these bothersome pests.

Bed Bug Life Cycle

Bed Bug Life Cycle

 

Bed Bug Prevention

Although these precautions may seem extreme, the last thing that you want is a bed bug infestation in your home. Not only is the extermination of the bed bugs expensive, the bugs may also harm or hurt your family. If you suffer from bed bugs, feel free to call us for a free bed bug consultation. Our technicians will offer some basic advice on what you can do. We will also tailor a bed bug removal package to your needs.

Call us: 1-888-568-4693

 

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