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BED BUG INFESTATIONS METHOD OF INITIAL

INFESTATION

With the widespread use of DDT in the 1940s and

'50s, bedbugs all but disappeared from North America

in the mid-twentieth century. Infestations remained

common in many other parts of the world, however,

and in recent years have begun to rebound in North

America.

People can often acquire bedbugs at hotels, motels,

and bed-and-breakfasts, thanks to increased

domestic and international tourism, and bring them

back to their primary domiciles in their luggage.

There are two ways to get bed bugs - migration and

hitch hiking. Migration is when bed bugs walk to an

adjacent unit through hallways, plumbing, electrical

lines, or other means. Hitch hiking is when bed bugs

climb into or on bags, clothing, or other belongings

and are relocated by a person.  

People can often acquire bedbugs at hotels, motels,

and bed-and-breakfasts, thanks to increased

domestic and international tourism, and bring them

back to their primary domiciles in their luggage. They

also can pick them up by adding infested furniture to

their household either via purchase or "Yard sale,

Garage Sales, Used Furniture". If someone is in a

place that is severely infested, bedbugs may actually

try crawlling into anything laying on the floor or

anyone sitting on furniture and be carried by people's

clothing, baby car seats, sleeping bags, pillows, don't

let people bring things into your home.

Finally, it is extremely common for bedbugs to travel

in multi-unit dwellings (such as condominiums and

apartment buildings) from unit to unit, after having

been originally brought into the building by one of

the above techniques.

How do bed bugs get into my home? 

Bed bugs are often carried into a home on objects

such as furniture and clothing. If you think you have

a bed bug problem, check for live bed bugs or shells

in the following areas:

Seams, creases, tufts and folds of mattresses and

box springs Cracks in the bed frame and head board,

Under chairs, couches, beds, dust covers

Between the cushions of couches and chairs

Under area rugs and the edges of carpets

Between the folds of curtains In drawers Behind

baseboards, and around window and door casings

Behind electrical plates and under loose wallpaper,

paintings and posters, in cracks in plaster

In telephones, radios, and clocks

Bed bugs can also travel from apartment to

apartment along pipes, electrical wiring and other

openings. If the infestation is heavy, a sweet smell

may be noticed in the room. 

What can I do if I have bed bugs in my home? 

Inspect your mattress and bed frame, particularly the

folds, crevices and the underside, and other locations

where bed bugs like to hide.

Use a nozzle attachment on the vacuum to capture

the bed bugs and their eggs. Vacuum all crevices on

your mattress, bed frame, baseboards and any

objects close to the bed. It is essential to vacuum

daily and empty the vacuum immediately.

Wash all your linens in the hottest water possible and

place them in a hot dryer for 20 minutes. Consider

covering your pillows and mattress with a plastic

cover.

Remove all unnecessary clutter.

Seal cracks and crevices between baseboards, on

wood bed frames, floors and walls with caulking.

Repair or remove peeling wallpaper, tighten loose

light switch covers, and seal any openings where

pipes, wires or other utilities come into your home

(pay special attention to walls that are shared

between apartments).

Monitor daily by setting out glue boards or sticky

tape (carpet tape works well) to catch the bed bugs.

Closely examine any items that you are bringing into

your home.

Consult professional pest control services and

discuss options that pose the least risk to humans

and the environment.

If you choose to treat the infestation with an

insecticide, call a Tyrone Pest Control Service for

more information. Use the least  product available

and follow all manufacturers' instructions. 

Whether you choose Integrated Pest Management or

insecticides, you may continue to see some living

bed bugs for up to ten days. This is normal. If you

continue to see a large number of bed bugs after two

weeks, contact a professional pest control service. 

More Questions 

Can I get sick from bed bugs? 

There are no known cases of infectious disease

transmitted by bed bug bites. Most people are not

aware that they have been bitten but some people are

more sensitive to the bite and may have a localized

reaction. Scratching the bitten areas can lead to

infection. 

Four types of skin rashes have been described in the

literature:

The most common rash is made up of localized red

and itchy flat lesions. The classical bed bug bites

could be presented in a linear fashion in a group of

three, which is called "breakfast, lunch, and dinner".

Small raised red swelling lesions are also common.

In rare cases, people may develop large raised, often

itchy, red welts.

In people with high sensitivity to bed bug saliva,

people may develop a lump filled with blood or fluid.

Bed bug bites most commonly occur on exposed

areas of the body, including face, neck, hands, arms,

lower legs or all over the body. 

How do I treat bed bug bites?

Most bed bug bites go away by themselves and don't

need treatment. Keep the skin clean and try not to

scratch. If the bites are very itchy, your doctor may

prescribe cream or antihistamines to relieve the

itchiness. Oral antibiotics may be prescribed for any

secondary skin infection from excessive scratching. 

What does Public Health of Canada recommend

Bed Bug Information for Landlords and Property

Managers Multi-unit dwellings, including hotels,

apartments, hostels, shelters, student residences and

rooming houses, are high-risk locations for bed bug

infestations. The best method to deal with

bed bugs is Integrated Pest Management (IPM), which

combines a variety of techniques and products that

pose the least risk to human health and the

environment. Collaboration between tenants and

landlords is necessary to eliminate bed bug

infestations.

The following steps are recommended for landlords

and property managers dealing with bed bug

infestations:

1. Early detection of bed bug infestation: respond to

tenant’s complaint about bed bugs,

and conduct proper inspections. Consult Toronto

Public Health or professional pest

control services about how to confirm bed bugs

infestations.

2. Control of bed bugs: use a professional pest

control service experienced in bed bug

control and Integrated Pest Management (IPM).

3. Preparation: consult with tenant(s) in bed bug-

affected unit(s) to ensure adequate

preparation steps have been taken to prepare room(s)

prior to treatment

4. Inspection after treatment: ensure an inspection by

either the property

manager/landlord or pest control professional is

carried out following treatment to assess

the treatment’s effectiveness and determine if more

spray is needed. Often more than one

treatment is required.

5. Prevention: seal cracks and crevices between

baseboards, on wood bed frames, floors

and walls with caulking. Repair or remove peeling

wallpaper, tighten loose light switch

covers, and seal any openings where pipes, wires or

other utilities come into the home

(pay special attention to walls that are shared

between apartments).

6. Furniture removal: Furniture put out from the

infested units should be removed as soon

as possible, and dismantled so that it is not picked

up by someone else.

For more information:

• Effective Control of Bed Bugs, Health Canada, Pest

Management Regulatory Agency -

Where do bed Bug Hide

Mattress 22% Box spring 34.5% Frame/Headboard

13% Baseboards1.5% Couch/Chair 22.6% Nightstand

/Dresser0.2% Walls/Ceilings 2.3% other

Keys to getting a successful treatment

You will still see bed bugs as this type of treatment

flushes them out of their hiding spots as well it is a

contact spray which means they must contact it in

order to kill them so don’t panic you will see them for

usually a few days after we spray.

Change the sheets weekly and Vacuum all the beds

(frames, mattress and box springs) as well as the

entire room especially along the edges of the

baseboards, other furniture such as the couches all

the creases and under the pillows on the coaches

and under the coaches chairs and all rooms. This

needs to be done every 5 days till the second

treatment and continue Vacuuming for another 3

weeks. 

SECOND TREATMENT 10 -15 DAYS

Where do bed Bug Hide

Mattress 22% Box spring 34.5% Frame/Headboard

13% Baseboards1.5% Couch/Chair 22.6% Nightstand

/Dresser0.2% Walls/Ceilings 2.3% other

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