Bed Bug Control
We have the largest array of bed bug heat treatment equipment on Vancouver Island!
So regardless of the size of your home, height of your apartment building, or severity of your bed bugs, Victoria Pest Control has the treatments you need to get rid of your infestation… for good!
If you’re tired of over-the-counter bed bug solutions and pesticides that only seem to control bed bugs for a little while, our team can bring the most effective bed bug treatments to Victoria, BC. Using our background in biological sciences and thermal treatments, our government-licensed technicians can eradicate your bed bug problem in as little as one service call. Our effectiveness has made ours the most recommended and praised bed bug treatments in Victoria, BC.
Features of our Thermal Heat Treatment services:
- Most infestations can be solved with only one service!
- Temperatures above 122F/50c kill bed bugs and their eggs within minutes of exposure.
- Using professional equipment designed specifically for bed bug control, we are able to raise the temperature of a target area to between 125f-140F/52-60C. This temperature is lethal to the entire life cycle of the bed bug, while safe for your home and belongings.
- Pesticides require a minimum of two services, with most requiring three or more. As well, heat treatments require far less preparation.
- Heat kills pesticide resistant bed bugs. Bed bugs have evolved highly sophisticated mechanisms to withstand even direct exposure to pesticides.
- With the use of high temperature fans, and wireless temperature sensors, we are able to ensure that bed bugs hiding in cracks, crevices, personal belongings, electronics, mattresses and box springs, and all other areas are exposed to lethal temperatures. Heat can go where pesticides cannot!
Thermal Remediation® equipment is specifically designed to control bed bugs. Temperatures are highly regulated, killing all stages of the bed bug, while protecting your home and belongings from exposure to unnecessarily high temperatures.
These crawling insects are broad and flat and measure 4-5 mm long. Their colour is brown before feeding. After feeding the bed bug will grow longer and more rounded, and turn to a brownish-red colour. The bed bug has no wings.
Bed bugs can be a stressful experience! That’s why Victoria Pest Control aims to provide the most thorough and comprehensive bed bug control for our clients. We have extensive experience in controlling bed bugs, and are constantly evolving our treatments to be the safest and most effective in the Greater Victoria Area.
Our Traditional IPM Bed Bug Treatments can include:
- Inspection and identification to confirm or deny the presence of bed bugs.
- Client consultations, to increase bed bug education and awareness.
- The use of hepa vaccums – to physically remove bed bugs.
- Climb up interceptor traps – to catch migrating bed bugs and monitor control efforts.
- Mattress and Box Spring Encasements – to protect your investment,
and help prevent future infestations within your mattress and box spring.
- The controlled application of pesticides to bed bug harbourage areas.
- The use of steam can be applied to areas containing bed bug eggs.
(Most pesticides will not kill bed bug eggs.)
- Follow up post treatment evaluations, to verify control efforts and monitor progress.
Victoria Pest Control is here to help you become bed bug free! Whether its a single family home, apartment, housing society, or even a car (they get infested too!), we have a solution to solve your bed bug problem!!!
During the day bed bugs will live in cracks and crevices, preferring wood and paper surfaces. These areas may have a “stink bug” smell due to the residue and excrement of the bed bugs. At night the bed bug will leave these spaces and seek out hosts, including people and pets. The bed bug will attach itself to the host, which generally goes unnoticed, and feed on blood for 3 to 10 minutes. For people, the attachment site on the skin may become inflamed and itchy. Small blood spots may be noticeable on the bed sheets. There will also be small brown fecal spots on walls and surfaces where bed bugs travel. The female bed bug will lay up to 5 eggs per day in cracks and on rough surfaces. An egg will hatch and mature into an adult bed bug in 21 days, and then live for a further 6 to 12 months.
Bed bugs are difficult to prevent, even in the most sanitary of homes. They can be introduced into a home via used furniture or belongings from an infected structure. Bed bugs can also infest transport vehicles, boats, trains, planes, etc. Certified bed bug mattress and box spring enclosures will prevent bed bugs from living in the mattresses and will protect these expensive items from infestation.