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Why Bedbugs Love Dirty Laundry

By Bed Bug Blog

The more you know about bedbugs, the easier it is to avoid them. Did you know that these pesky critters, as well as ticks and mosquitos, find their prey by detecting the carbon dioxide they exhale? If you didn’t, you do now. Researchers proved this theory by leaving a block of dry ice, essentially frozen carbon dioxide, in the forest for about two hours. When they inspected the area afterward, the blood-thirsty insects had surrounded the area where the chunk…

How to Avoid Getting Bedbugs in Your Workplace

By Bed Bug Blog

Office space
Bed bug infestations are fairly avoidable if you’re savvy. Yes, the pests are called bed bugs but this is a misnomer as they’re not only found in beds. Unfortunately, the insects make homes in many indoor spaces that humans inhabit. This includes commercial workspaces and offices. Here’s how to avoid getting bedbugs from where you work: Know the Facts The overlying issue with bedbugs is the fact that they’re nocturnal and most of us are not at work at night.…

The Emotional Toll of having Bedbugs

By Bed Bug Blog

Man in bed with bugs
Having bedbugs is less than ideal. It can be a major inconvenience to have to potentially throw away some of your belongings, stay somewhere else, be covered in itchy, red bumps or simply know that you’re sharing your space with the pests. Unfortunately, there is more than just a physical effect of having bedbugs. On top of all of this, there is an emotional toll that comes from having bedbugs. Research According to research from doctors and researchers like Stéphane…

Everything you need to know about Bed Bugs.

By Bed Bug Blog

Bed bugs are the fastest growing pest control emergency in the developed world. A lot of people live in fear of bed bugs without really knowing that much about them. Here are some facts about the insects that will clear up some misconceptions and hopefully lead to less unwarranted dread. DISEASE First and foremost, unlike mosquitos, bed bugs don’t spread disease. When they ingest human blood, the human’s disease pathogens decompose in the bug’s digestive system. Additionally, when bed bugs…

Don’t Bring Back Bed Bugs As A Souvenir

By Luqman Butter

A man packing clothes while examining for bed bugs
Bed bug infestations in Toronto have steadily been on the rise over the past two decades. Although they were almost completely eradicated from North America in the 1950’s due to the introduction of DEET, bed bugs have become more prevalent over recent years and now they are proving to be even more difficult to get rid of. The new bed bug resurgence problem in North America is due to a combination of several factors. Most prevalent of all, however, is…

Can Bed Bugs Harm Me?

By Luqman Butter

Man suffering from sleeplessness due to a bed bug infestation
Ever since the early days of human civilization when people still lived in caves bed bugs have been invading human habitats to feed on our blood as we sleep. As early civilizations began moving out of caves and forming communities, bed bugs quickly followed. Historically bed bugs were not considered a major threat to our health and thus no serious efforts were made to eradicate them until the mid 1900’s. During this time they were nearly eradicated from North America…

Eco Friendly Bed Bug Treatments

By Luqman Butter

eco friendly tag for bed bug control
As we are quickly becoming aware of the damage humans are doing to the planet, more and more people are trying to live as environmentally friendly of a lifestyle as possible. Exterminating bed bugs is one area that, for a long time, did not have many eco-friendly alternatives to the pesticide intensive treatments which nearly eradicated them from all of North America in the mid 1940's. Although most bed bug exterminators still use a combination of chemical treatments to exterminate bed bugs…

Bed Bug Exterminator Checklist

By Luqman Butter

Bed bug extermination is not something that should be taken lightly, and I am sure that anyone who has had to deal with a bed bug infestation in the past would agree. Too many people make the mistake of trying to get rid of bed bugs on their own, or hire the cheapest exterminator out there to save a few bucks. Although you may save a bit of money up front by doing this, you will almost surely pay for…

How To Prevent A Bed Bug Problem

By Luqman Butter

Over the past 15 to 20 years, bed bugs have been entering our cities at alarming rates. These pests are great at hitching rides into your home unnoticed and hiding in hard to reach places, so once they are in your home they can be very difficult and costly to get rid of. Since they can be such a nuisance to deal with it is best to avoid them as much as possible.   To prevent bed bugs from entering…

Bed Bug Myths Debunked

By Luqman Butter

Bed bugs are making a strong comeback in Toronto in recent years so it is important to get your facts straight about these pests to handle them accordingly. If you come in contact with bed bugs it can be very difficult to get rid of them as they are great at hiding and reproduce at enormous rates. There are many myths circulating about bed bugs and if you fall into the trap of believing in these it could potentially worsen…
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