Bed bugs are among the scariest of all insects - they pose severe health risks and are quite difficult to eradicate. What should you do if you find bed bugs in your home? What are your treatment options? How effective are they?
Bed bugs can invade any home, no matter how regularly and well housekeeping is done. Bed bugs enter houses, hotels, and other buildings where we stay for prolonged periods through clothing, luggage, or second-hand furniture. They can also enter a premise through adjacent structures.
When bed bugs appear in a residence, it can be hard to remove them completely because most of the time they hide in deep and hard to reach parts of beds and other pieces of furniture, as well as in most cracks and crevices including the ones behind walls and under the flooring.
Bed bugs feed in the nighttime by biting humans and pets, and sucking blood. Bed bugs can trigger allergic reactions, and their bites can become inflamed and infected. Bed bug bites do not affect everyone in the same way. Responses to bites range from no visible signs to severe allergic reactions. This variance can be quite confusing to the residents of bed bug-infested buildings. Those who are sensitive to bed bugs will develop bite marks one-two days after getting bitten. Bed bug bite marks closely resemble those of other insects such as a mosquito and a flea.
To fight bed bugs, TSR's pest control professionals follow an Integrated Pest Management program, and use a combination of physical and chemical treatment methods. You can entrust TSR with the job of setting your home completely free of bed bugs.
Non-Chemical Treatment Methods:
Our non-chemical treatment of the bed bug-infested areas includes steam and vacuum treatments. We use professional dry vapour stream machines that do not leave behind moisture. With the steamer nozzle-tip temperatures of more than 120 C and through high pressure, we can reach the deepest hiding spots of the bed bugs and kill eggs, nymphs and adult bed bugs. We complement the heat treatment with the use of the most powerful HEPA vacuums in order to remove all stages of bed bugs within seconds. We also offer bug-proof bags to keep contaminated clothing and bedding items for laundry.
Chemical Treatment Methods:
TSR pest control offers chemical treatments as part of our Integrated Pest Management program. Our professionals choose the pesticides that are appropriate to the site, the problems discovered during our inspections, and bug biology. Where appropriate, we apply non-residual spray formulations in order to minimize the unnecessary long-term contamination of the site. You can trust our decades-long experience in the pesticides industry.
TSR offers a "no-preparation bed bug treatment." We will prepare your property professionally for the bed bug treatment. Our professional bed bug preparation ensures all the preparatory work is completed properly and the property is 100% ready for a bed bug extermination. In most cases, we are able to offer our bed bug preparation service for a small additional cost. By offering a treatment preparation service our goal is to create a less stressful process for our clients and reduce the likelihood of a bed bug recurrence. We know how stressful discovering bed bugs can be; that's why we try to make the treatment as free of stress as possible.
We offer bed bug treatment preparation services in Toronto, Scarborough, Whitby, Oshawa, Brampton, Mississauga, Richmond Hill, Vaughan, Markham, Oakville, Milton, Hamilton, Burlington, and many other cities and towns in the Greater Toronto Area.