Bed Bugs

Bed Bug

DESCRIPTION

Scientific Name: Cimex lectularius Common Name: Bed bug Color: Adults range from brown to reddish-brown Size: 4 – 5 mm long (3/16 inch) FACT: Bed bugs do not transmit any known human diseases. Some people will react to the saliva from the bite and have an allergic reaction. Not all people will react to a bed bug bite.

Bed Bug Information

Mover’s Guide to Leaving Bed Bugs Behind

Conventional Insecticide Treatment Preparation Sheet

Bed Bug Heat Treatment Preparation Sheet

Canine Scent Detection Preparation Sheet

Life stages and cycles of bed bugs

Because bed bugs spread so quickly, you must act fast if you discover an infestation. They typically hide and bite when you’re relaxing, so you’re more likely to detect an infestation by the traces they leave behind. To help you recognize these telltale signs, here’s an overview of the bed bug’s life cycle and the…

How to identify bed bugs

If you see tiny traces of black or reddish-brown debris in your bed sheets, you may immediately suspect a bed bug infestation. While you can’t be too cautious, people often mistake other types of minuscule bits for the dreaded bed bug. Flax seeds, crumbs, scabs, lint, fleas, and traces of other bugs such as cockroaches…

Test Your Knowledge: Bed Bug Quiz

We created this Bed Bug quiz for you to test your knowledge! Can you beat the Bed Bugs? Check your answers with the answer key posted below. Adult bed bugs are:1/4 – 1/3 inch long (6.35 – 8.4 mm)3/16 inch long  (4.762 mm)1/2 inch long  (12.7 mm) Bed bugs have ____ – segmented antennae2345 Egg…

How to Treat Your Box Spring for Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are one of our most popular pest problems here in Canada. Anyone can find themselves with a bed bug infestation as they are great hitchhikers and can come home with you from public transportation, hotels, movie theaters, restaurants, air planes, and many other public places. Your first step if you suspect you have…