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Pest Control Edmonton: Bed Bugs

Exterminate Bed Bugs Before They Spread!


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Don't Let Bugs Get the Best of You


est. 1900

Don't Let Bugs Get the Best of You

What do bed bugs look like?

Bed bugs are tiny, oval-shaped insects that grow to be about 4-5 millimeters long when fully developed. Adult bed bugs have a flattened body with a rust or darker red brown coloration.

Bed bugs have a flattened body that allows them to easily hide in tiny spaces such as baseboards, cracks in floors, beneath carpets, behind loose wallpaper, bed frames, sofas, and pictures frames. Bed bugs prefer to live in groups and major infestations emit a sweet yet foul odour.

Problems caused by bed bugs:

Bed bugs are not known to carry diseases, but they can cause itching and irritation. If you think you have bed bugs, it’s important to call a pest control professional for treatment.

What should you do if you have a bed bug infestation?

If you think you have bed bugs, the first step is to confirm them. Then follow these simple steps:

1. Remove all clutter from the room/area where you found the bed bug(s). This will make it easier for us to treat the area and prevent the bugs from spreading.

2. Vacuum the entire room/area thoroughly, paying special attention to cracks and crevices in furniture and around baseboards. Empty the vacuum bag immediately after use into a plastic bag, seal it tightly, and dispose of it outside in a garbage can.

3. Call Birch Fumigators to schedule an appointment for a free consultation. Our experienced pest control experts will inspect your home/apartment/commercial building and formulate a plan of action specifically tailored to your needs.

4. Follow the pest control plan that Birch Fumigators recommends and you will be on your way to getting rid of bed bugs for good!

How to get rid of bed bugs?

The best approach to get rid of bed bugs is to call a professional pest control firm like Birch Fumigators. We have the knowledge and experience to effectively and quickly eliminate your cockroach problem. Contact us right away so we can begin working on your problem! We provide pest control services in Edmonton and the neighboring areas. With over 100 years of experience, you can trust Birch Fumigators to get the job done right.

Precaution Information

Know exactly what you’re up against when you’re trying to get rid of bed bugs. Here are some basic facts, so you are aware of what you’re dealing with:

  • Bed bug eggs are the size of a pinhead.
  • Adult bed bugs can be ¼ inch or longer.
  • Bed bugs feed off of blood – not just human blood.
  • They lay up to 5 eggs per day.
  • Bed bugs can go over a year without feeding.
  • Bed bug saliva contains both an anesthetic to numb the sensation of the bite and an anti-coagulant to keep blood from clotting.


Protect against bed bugs using these methods:

  • Bed bugs can hide in almost any location. Inside box springs, electronics, nightstands, and under or behind baseboards and window or door trim.
  • Bed bugs can be found anywhere. Taking electronics, furniture, and clothing from dumpsters can have nasty results. Refrain from taking items from dumpsters as they may be infested with bed bugs.
  • Excessive clutter maximizes possible hiding spots. Before a treatment can be done, the home must be free of clutter and should have minimal furniture.
  • A K-9 inspection dog can provide excellent results. Minimizing odours is important for all inspection dogs, as their noses are very sensitive.


There are a variety of ways to take care of your bed bug infestation:

  • Heat treatment: the entire affected space is heated to a temperature that ensures all bed bugs stages are eliminated.
  • Dust: the baseboards and voids are coated with a powdered chemical.


To get rid of your bed bug infestation, rely on Birch Fumigators. Call us today to get the process started!

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Don't let bugs take over - call Birch Fumigators today! Get a Free Estimate (Within the Edmonton Area). Go with the best pest control company Edmonton.

Professional Pest Control Services

Don't let bugs take over - call Birch Fumigators today! Get a Free Estimate (Within the Edmonton Area). Go with the best pest control company Edmonton.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, pests can build resistance to treatments over time, especially if the same pesticide is used repeatedly. This is why it’s important to use a variety of control methods and not to rely solely on pesticides for pest control. Integrated Pest Management (IPM) approaches, which include a combination of chemical and non-chemical methods, are less likely to result in resistance and are often more effective in the long run. Regularly rotating the types of pesticides used and working with a professional pest control service can also help prevent resistance.

If you see pests after a treatment, don’t panic. It’s normal to see some pests shortly after treatment as they are driven out of their hiding places by the pesticides. However, if you continue to see pests a week or two after the treatment, or if the numbers don’t seem to be decreasing, you should contact your pest control provider. They can assess the situation and determine if additional treatments are necessary.

Preventing a bed bug infestation when travelling requires proactive measures to minimize the risk of encountering and bringing these pests back home. Firstly, it is advisable to research and choose accommodations with a reputation for cleanliness and proactive pest control practices. Upon arrival, inspect the room thoroughly, focusing on the bed, mattress, and nearby furniture. Look for signs of bed bugs, such as live bugs, dark stains, or shed skins. If any signs are found, request a room change away from the infested area. During your stay, keep your luggage elevated and away from the bed and furniture. Consider using luggage stands or placing luggage in sealed plastic bags for extra protection. After returning home, carefully inspect luggage and clothing before bringing them inside. Wash and dry all clothing on high heat to kill any potential bed bugs. By being vigilant and taking these precautions, you can significantly reduce the risk of a bed bug infestation while travelling.

The worst type of bed bug is known as the Cimex lectularius, or the common bed bug because it’s resistant to many insecticides. It can live for up to a year without eating and reproduce quickly. It often goes unnoticed because it only comes out to feed at night.

If you believe you have bed bugs, please let us know so that we can conduct an inspection of your home. Bed bugs are difficult to remove, therefore it is critical to hire a professional. Our highly trained experts will collaborate with you to create a treatment strategy that works best for you.

Bed bugs can move quickly, but they do not jump. They can travel quickly over floors, walls, and ceilings, but they cannot fly or jump. Bed bugs are often mistaken for other insects, such as fleas, cockroaches, and ants. If you think you have bed bugs, it is important to contact a professional to get rid of them before they reproduce and spread.

Under optimal conditions, with regular access to blood meals, a bed bug can live anywhere from 6 to 12 months. However, in the absence of food, these insects can go into a dormant state and survive for several months. During their lifetime, female bed bugs can lay hundreds of eggs, which allows for rapid population growth if not managed or eradicated.

Bed bugs can indeed spread through clothes. These pests are expert hitchhikers, easily clinging onto garments when someone is in an infested area. When these infested clothes are transported to new locations, bed bugs can migrate and establish themselves in new surroundings. For instance, if a person visits an infested hotel room and bed bugs latch onto their clothing, they can unknowingly transport these bugs to their home. To prevent this spread, it’s recommended to wash suspected clothes in hot water and dry on high heat, as heat effectively kills bed bugs and their eggs.

Yes, bed bugs can spread to other rooms in your house if they’re not treated. Our experienced technicians will work with you to develop a treatment plan that’s right for your situation.

Bed bug bites typically manifest as small, red, raised or flat welts on the skin. They are often itchy and can become swollen or inflamed. One distinguishing feature of bed bug bites is their pattern; they often appear in a line or cluster, as if the bug has bitten the individual multiple times while moving. This pattern is sometimes referred to as “breakfast, lunch, dinner.” It’s worth noting that reactions to bed bug bites can vary significantly among individuals. Some people may not exhibit any visible signs or symptoms, while others might experience an allergic reaction leading to larger red, swollen areas or even blisters. Additionally, the bites can take anywhere from a few hours to several days to appear, making it sometimes challenging to pinpoint when or where the exposure occurred.

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