Over the past couple of years, bed bugs have become more and more prevalent worldwide; while several decades ago they seemed to be nearly exterminated in North America, in those places that they were not completely eradicated, they evolved to become resistant to pesticides that had been used so successfully against them. Today, they’re as prevalent and persistent as ever, have re-emerged in the United States and Canada, and are causing crises in almost all major cities. From travelers who pick them up from staying in a hotel to apartment complexes where they travel from one apartment to another, they’re a major problem everywhere. They live in cinemas, on subways, buses, and trains, in library books, and they breed at an extraordinary rate.
They are certainly prevalent in Toronto, and many residents ask how they managed to get into their homes; the fact is that poor housekeeping is not to blame. While sealing up your food and tidying up your house may deter cockroaches and rodents, when it comes to the Cimex lectularius, their main food source is your own blood. They can wind up in just about anyone’s home, according to local exterminators Power Pest Control, no matter how often you vacuum, sweep, or clean the sheets. They live in your mattress, your headboard, your drawers, in electrical outlets, and just about anywhere where they can hide during the day and conveniently feast on you at night. They can enter your home in purses, luggage, furniture, clothing, bedding, backpacks, or even shoes that are infested. They also travel freely between hotel rooms and apartments via any available crack in the floors or walls, with reports of them traveling through electrical outlets.
These insects are members of the cimicid family, specifically Cimex lectularius, which is the scientific name for the common bed bug. They can lay as many as five eggs per day and 500+ in their lifetime; those eggs hatch in approximately six to ten days, and the newly hatched bed bugs, which are called nymphs, start seeking out blood to feed on. Before reaching maturity, they undergo a molting procedure five times, which means shedding their outer exoskeletons to have more room to grow. The problem is that they require at least one feeding before each molting, but they can feed once every day.
If they have entered your home, there is no DIY treatment; to get rid of them, learn how exterminators can help Powerpestcontrol.ca. While bed bugs are one of Toronto’s most persistent pests, cockroaches, spiders, fruit flies, bees, rodents, carpenter ants, hornets, wasps, millipedes, and centipedes are common as well, and Toronto exterminators can help you eradicate them once and for all.
The exterminator must choose to use only safe chemicals for children and pets, and pregnant women, a safety measure practiced by Power Pest Control. In addition, Toronto consumers should be aware that the most trustworthy pest control companies only employ technicians licensed with the Ministry of Environment and will provide an Ontario extermination card to any client upon request. It’s also important to note that a top-notch pest control company will offer free onsite evaluation and a free no-obligation quote. Better pest control companies stand by their service and offer a warranty that includes follow-ups at no charge, as well as one-year warranties. It’s time to take back your household from these nasty critters by getting professional exterminators in to solve the problem.