The bloodsucking parasites have made a comeback in Canada within the last decade, and one of the main reasons for this is the rise in international travel.

An infestation of bed bugs may frequently be traced back to hotels and motels, which are places that are frequented by tourists from all over the world. It is possible for bed bugs to enter homes and workplaces through clothing or bags, where they are subsequently moved. In the event that you are staying at a hotel and see any indications of bed bugs, particularly if you detect bites or observe blood stains on the bedding, you should exercise extreme caution when bringing your personal items back home.

Homeowners can unwittingly bring bed bugs into their homes by picking up afflicted furniture that has been dumped on the curb and bringing it inside.

It is common for bed bugs to infiltrate a home by being transported on clothing or furniture that has not been thoroughly inspected. As a result of the fact that bed bugs are able to live for a considerable amount of time without feeding, isolating an afflicted piece of furniture is not sufficient to eradicate bed bugs.

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Do you suspect that your home may be infested with bed bugs?

If you suspect you are dealing with a bed bug infestation, we recommend a visual inspection carried out by our highly trained technicians who are experienced in identifying signs of bed bug infestations. During the inspection, technicians look for physical evidence such as live bugs, shed skins, dark spots (fecal matter), or eggs on surfaces such as mattresses, furniture, walls, and baseboards. They also search for other indicators like bloodstains or bite marks on the skin.

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If a bed bug infestation is confirmed, technicians will use Aprehend biopesticide as a method of extermination.

What is Aprehend BioPesticide?
It’s a specially formulated biopesticide that targets bed bugs. It contains a naturally occurring fungus called Beauveria bassiana that is lethal to bed bugs but harmless to humans and pets.

  • Aprehend® is sprayed strategically in narrow bands where bed bugs are known to walk.
  • The fungal spores germinate within 20 hours of contact and then penetrate the cuticle of the bed bug and colonize inside, resulting in death.
  • Bed bugs of all life stages, sex, or feeding status are killed within four to ten days following short-term contact with a treated surface.
  • Due to its excellent long-term activity, Aprehend® will provide three months’ protection.
  • Unlike chemical insecticides, only one application is required to treat an infestation.

Aside from residential customers, we also provide bed bug treatments to:

Education sector

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Office Space

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Bed bugs FAQs

How does 1st Pest Control eliminate bed bugs?

1st Pest Control has been relying on Aprehend for effective bed bug treatment. It is a revolutionary method for effectively combating bed bug infestations which utilizes a biopesticide spray that contains Beauveria bassiana, a naturally occurring fungus that specifically targets and kills bed bugs.

When applied strategically to infested areas, the spray adheres to the exoskeleton of bed bugs, leading to their eventual death. Unlike traditional chemical pesticides, Aprehend is non-toxic to humans and pets, making it a safe and environmentally friendly solution for pest control. With its long-lasting residual effects, Aprehend provides a reliable and sustainable solution for eliminating bed bugs and preventing future infestations.

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how do you know if you have bed bug bites?

If you suspect you have bed bug bites, there are several signs to look out for. Bed bug bites usually appear as red, itchy bumps on the skin, often in a straight line or grouped together. They may also be accompanied by small blood spots on your bedding.

If you wake up with bites that weren’t there the night before, or if you notice any signs of bed bugs in your home such as shed skins or egg casings, it’s important to take action quickly. In this situation, contacting a professional pest control service like 1st Pest Control is recommended. With our expertise and experience in dealing with bed bug infestations, we can quickly and effectively eliminate the problem, helping you to sleep more comfortably and peacefully.

Can you feel when bed bugs are on you?

Yes, you can often feel when bed bugs are on you. Bed bugs are small insects that feed on blood, and when they bite, they inject saliva into your skin which can cause itching and irritation.

Some people may not immediately notice the presence of bed bugs on them, especially if they are sleeping, but others may feel a crawling sensation or sharp sting when the bed bugs bite. Additionally, some people may develop red, itchy welts on their skin after being bitten by bed bugs, which can be a clear indicator that they have been feeding on you while you slept. It is important to inspect your bedding and mattress regularly for signs of bed bugs to prevent infestations and potential health risks.

How long does it take to eliminate bed bugs?

At 1st Pest Control we rely on Aprehend, an extremely efficient biopesticide for bed bug eradication.

Eliminating bed bugs using Aprehend can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, depending on the severity of the infestation. Aprehend is a residual biopesticide that continues to work for up to three months after application, effectively killing bed bugs as they come into contact with treated surfaces. In some cases, a single application of Aprehend may be enough to completely eradicate an infestation, while in more severe cases, multiple treatments may be necessary. It is important to work with a professional pest control provider to ensure the most effective and efficient treatment of bed bugs using Aprehend.

Is it possible to 100% get rid of bed bugs?

While it is possible to significantly reduce and control a bed bug infestation, completely eliminating them 100% can be challenging. Bed bugs are prolific breeders and can quickly spread throughout an environment, making them difficult to eradicate completely.

However, with the right combination of thorough cleaning, proper treatment methods such as biopesticide treatments, and the use of tools like mattress covers, it is possible to greatly reduce the bed bug population and prevent future infestations. Regular monitoring and preventative measures are important in the ongoing battle against bed bugs to maintain a pest-free environment. 1st Pest Control has extensive experience eliminating bed bugs. Feel free to contact us for a free, no-obligation estimate.

Are bed bugs hard to exterminate?

Bed bugs can be a particularly challenging pest to exterminate. Their ability to hide in cracks and crevices, reproduce rapidly, and develop resistance to pesticides makes them difficult to eradicate completely. Bed bugs also have a relatively long lifespan, with some individuals surviving for up to a year without feeding. This, combined with their nocturnal nature, can make it difficult to detect and eliminate all bed bug populations.

Effective bed bug control often requires professional pest control services to fully eliminate infestations. Despite their resilience, 1st Pest Control has been successful in eradicating bed bugs. Feel free to request a free, no-obligation estimate today