Affordable Pest Control
Bed Bug Treatment & Extermination
The Affordable Pest Control team offers competitive and quality discounted bed bug removal and extermination services in the Durham Region and York Region areas for over a decade now. Our trained staff are licensed and certified with the latest humane methods of getting rid of and treating bed bugs.
There are several treatment options available when one is looking for bed bug extermination. We offer either a chemical application or a Heat Treatment program. Whatever method is chosen, we will make sure you receive the highest quality treatment available. Our chemical application is proven to kill bed bugs on contact while also lasting many months to ensure any that were missed will also be eliminated. This bed bug pest control treatment is safe for your family and pets while still eliminating your infestation.
Our Bed Bug Heat Treatment Program uses the highest quality Italian steamer available. This precision tool allows both the bed bugs and eggs to be killed on contact, while ensuring your home is not exposed to unwanted chemicals. Depending on the size of home or establishment, treatment typically takes anywhere between 1.5 to 3 hours.
Bed bugs are parasitic insects of the cimicid family that feed mainly on blood. The adult bed bug is light brown to reddish-brown, flattened, oval-shaped and have no hind wings. They use pheromones and kairomones to communicate regarding nesting locations, feeding and reproduction. The life span of these pests varies by species and is also dependent on feeding. They can survive a wide range of temperatures and atmospheric compositions.
Bed bugs are obligatory hematophagous (bloodsucking) insects. Most species suck on human blood only when other prey are unavailable. They obtain all the additional moisture they need from water vapor in the surrounding air. Bed bugs are attracted to their hosts primarily by carbon dioxide, secondarily by warmth, and also by certain chemicals. Their bites are not usually noticed at the time. They develop slowly to low itchy welts that may take weeks to go away.
Bed bugs prefer exposed skin, preferably the face, neck and arms of a sleeping individual. The neck and jaw line are particularly favored places to feed. Although under certain cool conditions adult bed bugs can live for as long as a year without feeding, under typically warm conditions they will try to feed at five to ten day intervals and adults can survive for about five months without food. Younger instars cannot survive nearly as long, though even the vulnerable newly hatched first instars can survive for weeks without taking a blood meal.
Affordable Pest Control offers expert bed bug extermination to residents of Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Brooklin, Oshawa, Courtice, Bowmanville, and surrounding areas. We also provide bed bug removal and bed bug exterminator services for York Region including Markham, Vaughan, Thornhill, Richmond Hill, Woodbridge, Stouffville, Uxbridge, Newmarket, East Gwillimbury, Maple, Georgina and King City.
Contact one of our licensed staffs today for your free bed bug extermination quote.
Please use this document as a guideline when preparing for your bed bug treatment.
Bed Bug Preparation