Bed Bugs

The Bed bugs

Size: Up to 4.5 mm
Colour: Reddish brown


Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects that feed off blood from humans and animals alike, often infesting sleeping spaces of both. After mating, an adult female can lay over 200 eggs, which hatch within 6-10 days.

Immediate Action Required

Bed bugs multiply exponentially and spread rapidly. As parasitic insects, they thrive in homes, particularly in beds where people sleep. These nocturnal pests feed unnoticed, leading to potential allergies and skin rashes.

Appearance and Spread

Bed bugs are small oval insects characterized by light brown or reddish-brown hues that range in hue. A female bedbug can lay 500 eggs within 6-12 months and her offspring can reproduce within one month of hatching. An infestation often consists of three to four generations of bed bugs, so early treatment is crucial to prevent widespread contamination.

Pest Profile Bed Bugs

Signs of Infestation

Detecting bed bug infestations involves searching for specific signs-:

  1. Bites: Bites: such as small, itchy spots on the skin resembling mosquito bites. Reactions vary, and some people may not exhibit any symptoms.
  2. Stains: Check bed sheets for small spots of dry blood, which are bed bug faecal matter, indicating their presence.

Effective Treatment Strategies

Early treatment is essential for both health and home safety. Suspected infestations should prompt a call to professional bed bug specialists. Bed bugs are tough to eliminate due to their protective coating. Home treatments are often ineffective as they fail to provide permanent solutions. Complete eradication requires treating the entire colony.

The use of EPA-approved products for residential use is limited due to potential irritants and carcinogens. Therefore, professional extermination by experienced companies like Get ‘Em Out Wildlife Control is recommended. Their services include:

  1. Thorough Extermination: Multiple treatments, typically two sessions spread over four weeks, to ensure all bed bugs, including hidden ones, are eradicated.
  2. Safe Methods: Utilization of products and techniques that do not pose health risks to residents.

Service Areas

Get ‘Em Out Wildlife Control offers comprehensive wildlife and pest control services throughout Ottawa and surrounding areas, including Gatineau, Brockville, Cornwall, Russell, Arnprior, Kingston, Embrun, Carleton, Kanata, Kemptville, Nepean, Orleans, Barrhaven, Clarence-Rockland, Goulbourn, Cumberland, Greely, Stittsville, Carp, and Almonte.

If you suspect an infestation, do not hesitate to reach out to Get ‘Em Out Wildlife Removal for assistance. Our experienced technicians can help your home from these persistent pests.

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