A periodic inspection of all areas of your home and/ or building is an important, quick and easy way to effectively manage a potential infestation before it gets out of hand. Here is some information and tips that we hope can help you find any infestation before it becomes a problem.
Communicate. Sounds simple and we promise it truly is. Listen and ask. Has anyone in your home noticed bugs or woken up with some itchy bites? Make it known that if anyone sees anything or gets any bites you want know. The city of Hamilton definitely got it right with their "No Blame, No Shame" campaign. Make it clear that it doesn't matter who may have brought what from where and no matter how clean you are it can happen to anyone. Take the stigma away from Bed Bugs and the chances of open communication on the subject and someone coming to when they notice anything is much more likely. Say it with us "No Blame, No Shame".
Inspect Regularly. Make a monthly habit of checking each bed, sofa, love seat, recliner, ottoman or anywhere people like to lounge or fall asleep for signs of Bed Bugs. Fun Fact; 70% of Bed Bugs are found directly on furniture, the next 23% are found within 5 feet of the primary infested furniture and only 7% are found beyond that. So checking your furniture on a regular basis is your best chance of early detection.
Beds: Check the corners of the bed sheets, bed frame, mattress and box spring.
Other home furniture: Check along the seams, under the cushions, lift up the skirting and give a little extra attention to the pleats and the seam that attaches to the furniture. Make sure to flip it around and check any parts the are facing or jammed up against a wall. Make sure to take a few minutes and inspect any lamps, tables, electrical sockets, wall hangings curtains, baseboards and carpets (including rugs) in the vicinity of these high risk areas as well.
Bed Bugs love small spaces and sometimes we find people overlook inspecting things that come in and out of your house on a regular basis. We would recommend to take a quick look for signs of Bed Bugs in backpacks on walkers and scooters, sports equipment and carrying bags. Again anything that comes in and out of your home could be at risk of bringing these pests in with them.
If you think you may have Bed Bugs and would like to speak with a professional make sure to Contact us. One and Done. Gauranteed.