Get rid of bed bugs and stop a bed bug infestation with the experienced pest control professionals from JAPCO! Serving home and business owners across Calgary, Edmonton, Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan since 2006, we offer more than 30 years of experience for tried and true bed bug extermination services.
At JAPCO Pest Control Ltd., we provide not only traditional pest control services for bed bugs, but heat treatment as well. Heat treatment is a great alternative to pesticide applications, especially for those who have health considerations. Furthermore, a single heat treatment kills the entire bed bug infestation as well as their eggs. Not many pest control technicians in the Southern Alberta and Saskatchewan area can provide heat treatment. To learn more about heat treatment and how you can prepare your home for our visit, see our forms and frequently asked questions.
How to Identify Bed Bugs
Usually about the size of an apple seed, bed bugs are flat and oval-shaped and normally red or brown in colour. Bed bugs usually live in linens, laying small, white eggs that are difficult to see with the naked eye. They are nocturnal and feed during the night. If you wake up with itchy, red welts or notice dry blood on your pillowcase or sheets, your home may have a bed bug infestation.
Dangers Posed by Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are small insects that feed on human blood. While they do not usually carry diseases as other pests might, their bites can become infected, leading to a host of medical issues. Their bites can also be unsightly.
One of the most frustrating things about a bed bug infestation is how hard it is to get rid of them. Bed bugs are excellent travellers: they’re usually brought to your home or business through luggage, clothing, or in briefcases or computer cases. They can be found in taxis, buses, hotel rooms, thrift shops, and other locations.
JAPCO also provides mattress and box spring covers. These covers are waterproof, fire retardant, breathable, and hypoallergenic. They do not compromise the comfort of a pillow-top mattress. They come in various sizes, and we will need to know what size your mattress and box spring are. Bed bugs will not be able to get into your mattress with these covers on, and bed bugs that are already in the mattress will not be able to get out and will succumb to death by starvation. For more information and to order these mattress covers, call JAPCO today.
It is very difficult to get rid of bed bugs by yourself. If you’ve found evidence of a bed bug infestation at your home or business, contact JAPCO for professional bed bug infestation solutions.