Bed bugs are oval-shaped reddish-brown coloured insects that live on the blood of animals or humans. They don’t fly, but they can move quickly over floors, walls and ceilings.
Bed bugs may enter your home through luggage, clothing, used beds and couches and other furniture items. They can fit into tiny spaces and live in groups in hiding places throughout your home.
Bed bugs are mainly active at night and usually bite people when they are sleeping. Noticing bites, blood stains on your sheets or pillowcases, dark spots of excrement on sheets, mattresses and walls, and an offensive musty odor are some of the first signs to tip homeowners off to a presence. To confirm their presence, you’ll need to confirm with a pest management specialist and have them removed professionally to ensure they are eradicated.
Because of the highly successful tourism industry in British Columbia, bed bugs are a frequent infestation seen here. The best way to prevent their presence and an infestation is by having a licensed professional monitor your property monthly for their presence.