There’s an incredibly pervasive myth about bed bug infestations that often leaves Toronto residents stricken with stress and grief. Countless people with bed bug problems are told each day that the only way to fight an infestation is to cut your losses and buy new furniture. But this is not necessarily true, and the prevalence of this misconception has led many people to waste significant money replacing mattresses that didn’t need to be replaced. The truth is that while simply getting new furniture might seem like an attractive and failsafe option, it’s unnecessarily expensive, and there are other options that will get rid of bed bugs just as well—actually, better.
What did bed bugs ever do to the inhabitants of Richmond Hill and the rest of the world to earn such an unsettling moniker? These bothersome creatures are exactly what it says on the tin; they lurk deep within the linens and fibers of your furniture, breeding uncontrollably until the infestation becomes incredibly difficult to stop. But is this even a big deal? Every house has its fair share of insects, so why should we care so much about bed bugs in particular? The thing to remember about bed bugs is that they aren’t like ants and roaches, scavenging on the scraps of food they find about the house. Rather, bed bugs depend on you for sustenance. To be more specific, they feed on your blood as mosquitoes and ticks do.
If you’re a Toronto resident who constantly wakes up to what appear to be insect bites all over you and your family, then your first instinct is probably to phone a bed bug exterminator. That’s a good preemptive strike, but while a bed bug exterminator is one of the few surefire ways to rid your home of these irritating pests, you should also know that not all nighttime insect bites originate from bed bugs. A bed bug exterminator’s first order of business should be to perform an inspection to determine whether you actually have a bed bug infestation or another pest or irritant in your bed.