Do Bed Bugs Live in Mattresses

Do Bed Bugs Live in Mattresses

Bed bugs are sneaky little pests that can fit in the tiniest of spaces. They have flat, durable bodies that let them squeeze into mattress seams and withstand the weight of a human sleeping. Bed bugs live wherever humans sleep and sit for extended periods, like mattresses, bed frames, night tables, baseboards, power outlets, and couches. They can sense the warmth of our bodies and the carbon dioxide we exhale. Every few nights, they emerge from their hiding spots to feed. If you suspect that there are bed bugs in your home, contact us immediately. We provide effective bed bug treatments in Oakville.

The most common sign of a bed bug infestation is to wake up with bite marks on one’s skin. Bed bug bites are usually very small and red, as opposed to mosquito bites which are puffy and pink or skin-coloured. Another telling feature is how the bites show up – bed bug bites usually appear in groups of straight lines or zig zags. They also tend to appear wherever skin is exposed, like the hands, arms, legs, and neck. Bites are not always itchy, so they can sometimes go unnoticed. For some, however, bed bug bites will swell and be very itchy. This is a sign of an allergic reaction.

Bed bugs can live in mattresses if there is a hole. In most cases, they infest the exterior, along the seams of the mattress. You may also find them in the box spring, bed frame, or other pieces of furniture surrounding the mattress. If you’re not sure what to look for, know that it is only bed bugs that like to infest mattresses. Bed bugs are small, flat, brown insects that are round or the shape of an apple seed. Along with the bugs, you may find little black or rust-coloured stains as well as molted skins and little white eggs.

How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs

New infestations can be eliminated with swift action. However, it is always best that you hire a professional instead. If you want to do it yourself, purchase a bed bug insecticide, diatomaceous earth, and bed bug traps. Then, take apart your bed and spray every beg bug you find. Be as direct and thorough as you can, ensure that the bugs have been eliminated. Spray the bed frames and powder it with diatomaceous earth to eliminate any bugs that emerge later. Set traps around your bed, then protect your mattress with a bed bug cover. The cover will starve any bed bugs that may still be in there.

Professionals are much more reliable at getting rid of bed bugs because they can destroy the pests’ eggs by using steam, which breaks their lifecycle in an instant. Bed bug eggs are extremely resilient. They resist store-bought pesticides, so you will likely have to treat the infestation multiple times before the bugs are gone. The pesticides that technicians use are long-lasting, too, which ensures that every bug is accounted for. Contact us today if you are worried about bed bugs. Our treatments are safe, effective, and affordable.