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Bed Bug Treatment In Abbotsford

Bed Bug Life Cycle chart
Size:1.5 mm – 6 mm
Colour:Brown or Reddish Brown
Shape:Adult bed bugs look very similar to an apple seed

Bed Bug Treatment Options

What treatments does Bugman offer?

The Bugman offers a few different types of Abbotsford bed bug treatments.

Heat Treatments

Heat treatments are our preferred treatment method for moderate to severe infestations. Heat treatments are a great option as they allow us to kill all live bugs and eggs in a single treatment. We bring a professional-grade electric heater with large fans to push heat through the building during heat treatments.

Electric Bed Bug Heaters

Aprehend Treatments

Aprehend is applied as a fine mist along any infested rooms’ baseboards and bed frames. Aprehend spores take a few days to kill a bed bug, allowing the bug to transport the spores back to its home so that eggs come in contact with the spores as soon as they hatch instead of waiting for the bugs to come out and come in contact with the spray. Aprehend can also make a great preventative treatment if you are looking for additional peace of mind.

Steam Treatments

A steam treatment is an excellent option for targeted spot treatments and is the most practical for treating smaller spaces such as offices or automobiles. We occasionally use steam in conjunction with Aprehend or heat treatments to further increase their effectiveness. We provide steam via the Polti Cimex Eradicator, a professional-grade, bed bug-specific, dry steam tool. Due to the dry nature of the steam produced, we do not have to worry about water damage or residual moisture, as most, if not all, moisture will evaporate quickly following treatment.

For more information on our Bedbug treatment methods, check out our Bedbug page here.

Do Abbotsford bed bugs carry or transmit disease?

Bed bugs do not transmit diseases to humans, are not known to carry or spread any diseases, and do not pose a significant health risk. However, their bites can cause an allergic reaction in some people, and the itching and scratching can lead to secondary infections.

While bed bugs do not transmit diseases, they can carry bacteria and other microorganisms on their bodies from one place to another. These microorganisms can potentially cause infections if they come into contact with broken skin or open wounds. It is essential to keep the bites clean and avoid scratching them to prevent secondary infections.

Why Choose Bugman?

We have 30 years of experience in solving bed bug problems, and we offer affordable rates with a 6-month warranty.

What is Bugman’s Warranty?

Our warranty will depend on the treatment option, but with aprehend and heat combined, we can offer a 30-day guarantee at minimum.

Where Does Bugman Service?

We provide Bedbug service throughout the Fraser Valley. With a location and technicians in Abbotsford, The Bugman should be your go-to choice for Abbotsford bed bug treatments and Abbotsford Bedbug inspections.

Bedbugs can be overwhelming with all the misinformation on the internet. Feel free to browse our website for more information, or call our experts at 604-854-2847 with any questions.

More Information on Bedbugs

Although bed bugs are not considered a significant health risk in Abbotsford, they can still be a nuisance and cause discomfort and anxiety. An infestation can also cause damage to personal property and can be challenging to get rid of. If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, it is best to contact a pest control professional to help you eliminate them.

Bedbug Life Cycle

New bedbugs are mature enough to reproduce 4-6 weeks after hatching. We will break down the lifecycle below.

EggsBedbug eggs are difficult to identify because they are the size of a pinhead or a grain of salt and are pearl-white. After 6 to 10 days, the eggs hatch and move on to the next stage.
NymphA bedbug must eat a blood meal and shed its exoskeleton five times to move on from the nymph stage. Each substage can take up to a week to complete, and nymphs can go three months without eating.
AdultsAdult Bedbugs require a suitable host to reproduce once they reach adulthood. However, adult bedbugs can survive without food for up to a year. Bedbugs can lay up to 500 eggs in their lifetime if they have enough blood.

How to find and Identify Bedbugs in Abbotsford

The first step to finding bedbugs is a visual inspection, and this can be done by yourself or our highly trained Abbotsford Bedbug technicians.

Abbotsford Bed Bug Inspection

Bedbugs will commonly lay eggs in the cracks of a couch or mattress, so this is where the inspection should begin. Peel back the sheets and mattress cover if you have one, and look for tiny black specks along the corner of your mattress, as this will be bedbug feces. At the same time, you should also be looking for small white or translucent bedbug eggs or bedbugs themselves.

Abbotsford Bed Bugs on mattress

If you cannot find any signs of bedbugs, call our Abbotsford Bedbug team at 604-854-2847, and we can set up a visual inspection with one of our highly trained Abbotsford technicians.

If we cannot locate bedbugs through a visual inspection, a K9 Inspection is the best way to determine if any bugs are present.

Our Abbotsford Bedbug K9 Inspection services use highly trained dogs specifically tuned into the Bedbug’s scent along with a trained handler to find bugs in places that we may not be able to see or access traditionally.

Do Bed Bugs Bite?

Bed bugs are blood-sucking insects that feed on the blood of humans and animals. They are attracted to warmth and the carbon dioxide emitted by warm-blooded creatures. Bed bugs are most active at night and typically bite people while sleeping.

Bed bugs pierce the skin with their long, thin beak and inject an anticoagulant and anesthetic into the wound, which prevents the victim from feeling the bite. They then suck blood through the beak for several minutes. Bed bugs prefer exposed skin, such as the face, neck, and arms, but they will bite anywhere they can find bare skin.

Bites from bed bugs can cause various symptoms, including itching, redness, and swelling. While the bites are not dangerous and do not spread diseases, they can cause an allergic reaction in some people, and the itching and scratching can lead to secondary infections.

Bed bugs feed on blood, so bites are the only way to survive. They feed for about 5-10 minutes, and it’s not uncommon for them to feed on several people on the same night. They are not selective about their host and will feed on anyone or anything available to them.

How Did I Get Bed Bugs

So, how do you get bed bugs in the first place? Bed bugs are well-known for their ability to travel by hitchhiking. Bed bugs most likely entered your home as a stowaway on a purse, luggage, or clothing if you suddenly notice the first signs of an infestation.

Bed bugs thrive in lodging establishments like hotels and motels, so travel with extreme caution to avoid bringing bed bugs home as unintentional souvenirs. Before unpacking, check your room for any signs of bed bug activity to avoid unwelcome encounters. Mattress seams, headboards, sofas, and chairs are all common areas to check. While you conduct your inspection, do not place your luggage on any furniture until you have checked to see if it is free of bed bugs. Instead, leave it in the bathroom or the entryway. To avoid bringing bed bugs into your home, change establishments immediately if you discover evidence of an infestation. When you return from your trip, inspect your suitcases and wash all clothing packed in hot water to kill any potential hitchhikers.

Abbotsford Bed Bug Treatment

Regardless of how or why they got in, give Bugman a call at 604-854-2847, and we’ll get them out.