How to notice if there are bedbugs?
- You will find small dark stains on the bed sheets, the pillows and the mattress. These stains are from the blood left by the bedbugs after feeding and from their excrements.
- You can also find insects, their eggs or residues from hatchings (yellowish). The eggs are whitish and take the form of a pear which are as big as the head of a needle. You will find these eggs grouped in total of 10 to 50; they will hatch around 10 days after they are laid.
- A client will complain about bite marks and these bites will commonly be found on exposed skin (arms, legs and back). Bedbugs will bite body parts that are open and easily accessible. If these marks are solely found on lower leg regions, it is accurate to expect fleas instead.
What are their most probable hiding spots?
Hiding spots are numerous (bedding, furniture, curtains, suitcases, under carpets, etc.). You must first verify for stains on the mattress and/or around its seams as well as on the spring-mattress. They tend to reproduce near wood, it is recommended to look out for larva in such furniture (i.e., Inside the drawers).
What are the solutions to annihilate these insects?
Lieberman Tranchemontagne sells mattress encasements against bedbugs in order to contain a propagation within your establishment. Once an area has been disinfected by a professional, you must use these mattress encasements for 12 to 18 months without washing them.