Addison's Bed Bug Inspection
Been experiencing minor to severe skin bumps, welts or irritations that you can’t explain?
Found one or more, live or dead bed bugs or bugs you don’t recognize?
Discovered that your neighbours, friends or family members have been exposed to a bed bug infestation recently?
Here’s what to expect from Addison's Broad Spectrum Inspection:
Our priorities: thoroughness, clarity, honesty
We inspect for a wide range of pests: bed bugs, carpet beetles, cockroaches, mites, fleas, ants, wasps and more.
We will answer all your questions and provide a no-obligation quote on the spot
We arrive to every inspection prepared to perform a full treatment to get rid of your problem the very same day.
Inspection fee goes towards the cost of a treatment.
Flexible scheduling with 24/7 same-day service throughout the GTA.
Decades of experience
A trusted track record
Comprehensive customer service
Rigorously trained technicians
Tried and tested extermination methods
The safest, most effective insecticides
Bed bug inspections are the key to active infestation prevention.
Bed Bugs have been on the rise since the early 1990s.In the GTA we have seen a huge spike in bed bug infestations over the past 15 years. Some of the factors contributing to the spread of bed bugs throughout the city are:
Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites, which can make spotting an infestation in the early stages a major challenge.
Increasingly dense living conditions
ineffective pest control companies
increased international leisure travel
Bed bug “bites” are an allergic skin reaction to the anticoagulant and anaesthetic agents in bed bug saliva
About 30% of people are not allergic to bed bug saliva
Therefore 1 in 3 people shows NO skin reaction when bed bugs draw their blood
Do-It-Yourself Bed Bug Inspections
If you know what you are looking for a thorough visual inspection is the most reliable way to spot an infestation even in its earliest stages.
Bed bugs can be very stealthy pests, however, and spotting the early warning signs of an infestation often takes the experienced eye of a professional pest control professional. Call us to book an inspection service, we can almost always get there the same day.
What you'll need to do a bed bug inspection:
small spray bottle
What Furniture bed bugs infest:
Any furniture where you sit sleep or rest for more than 45 minutes per day such as couches, chairs, mattresses, box springs or bed frames.
Bed bugs CANNOT penetrate fabrics. They cannot live INSIDE of a mattress or pillow.
The less clutter and storage underneath and around the beds couches and chairs the more thorough and conclusive an inspection can be.
How to Inspect for Bed Bugs:
Use Your flashlight to look carefully at every surface on the or close to furniture where you spend 45+ minutes per day.
Focus especially on cracks, folds, seams and corners.
You will need to prop up your mattress and box spring and flip over your couches and chairs.
Focus on the the surface and seams in these places:
the bottom of the mattress
box spring: always pull off the dust cover, and check the plastic cups at the corner
the head board: front and back
the underside, cracks and drawer tracks of side tables
all items in storage bins or drawers underneath the bed
folds of the bed skirt
baseboards around the bed
electrical sockets around the bed
picture frames hanging above the bed
curtains close to the bed
any piece of furniture within 4 feet of beds or couches
What You’re Looking For
Bed Bug Fecal Markings
Round dark rusty-brown dots about the size of a pinhead clustered around areas of activity
Bed bug feces dried blood
If you wet these spots with wyour spray bottle they will leave a smear marking
Bed Bug Eggs
Glassy white and oblong in shape
Often be clustered together in a protected area close to the bed or couch surface
Bed bug eggs hatch within 10-14 days
Bed bug Nymphal Skins
wispy exoskeleton casing
light tan trasluscent colour.
Bed Bug Nymphs
Nymphs are smaller and lighter in colour than adult bugs
They can be smaller than one millimeter about the size of a grain of salt
If nymphs have fed they have a dark red dot on their interior
Live Adult Bed Bugs
Adult bed bugs are about the size and shape of an apple seed
An oblong abdomen that narrows towards their back end
Bed bugs have a single pair of antennae, and a pair of wing pads.
They have a series of horizontal segments along their dorsum that will expand when they are full of blood
What you need to know for an effective bed bug treatment
If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation clear and complete information is the first step to getting rid of them. Here are a few facts, myths, and tips that will help you to make a well informed decision about what to do next.
Bed Bugs are parasites:
They feed exclusively on mammalian blood.
Bed bugs will hide and lay eggs as close as possible to places where we sleep or sit for more than 45 minutes per day.
They seek out hiding spots that are dark, sheltered, undisturbed and as close as possible to the sleeping surface
Bed bugs will only infest the closets, dressers or bookshelves, kitchens and bathrooms when an infestation has become severe.
Bed Bugs CAN be eliminated.
Don’t believe the horror stories about unbeatable infestations, skyrocketing pest control fees, throwing out precious furniture, eviction or endless bed bug recurrences.
Most of these stories are the result of irresponsible or ineffective pest control companies
DO NOT throw out your bed! This will NOT eliminate the infestation.
Efficient, safe and complete bed bug remediation requires a varied, thorough, professional treatment.
Check out our treatment process above for more details about our method.
Bed Bugs can infest anyone, but not everybody reacts to bites
Not everyone reacts to bed bug bites.
The bites are allergic reactions to chemicals in bed bug saliva that they inject as they draw a blood meal.
Up to 30% of people show no skin reaction to bed bug bites.
Any home can become infested with bed bugs
Cleanliness, new furniture, new buildings do not protect you from bed bugs
If you have less clutter and check your mattress often you will be more likely to spot an infestation in the early stages.
Bed Bugs are stealthy pests:
Can infest for months without being seen
Can hide deep inside a crevice in the bed frame or box spring, inside boxes and storage under the bed, or even inside a wall socket or power bar.
Emerge when we are asleep
Pick up on increased CO2 output, increased body heat, decreased body mobility and ambient darkness which tell them it is safe to come out of hiding and feed.
Bed Bugs don’t spread disease
Unlike mosquitoes and ticks, bed bugs DO NOT transmit communicable diseases.