Get Rid of Furniture Infested with Bed Bugs in Winnipeg
Mr. Garbage specializes in the removal and disposal of furniture infested with bed bugs in Winnipeg and the surrounding area. Bed bugs are blood-sucking insects that, at the adult stage, are about the size of an apple seed. They hide during the day and come out at night in areas where people sleep. While there is no evidence that bed bugs are a health hazard or are able to spread diseases to humans, they can create a lot of stress for anyone with infected furniture. If you have found any bugs or experienced small, itchy red bumps on your skin, contact us today as you may need our help.
The following information was sourced from myhealth.alberta.ca.
Detection of Bed Bugs
The most common places for bed bugs to dwell are mattresses, box springs, upholstered furniture, luggage, electronics, books, pictures and household goods. A sign you have bed bugs is finding:
- Dark, reddish brown stains
- Black droppings
- Cast off skins from nymphs
- Live or dead bed bugs
- Bites on your skin
Controlling the Spread of Bed Bugs
Take these simple steps to ensure that you stop the spread of your bed bug infestation:
Wear clothes that aren’t infested with bed bugs
- Put the clothes you plan to wear in the dryer on the hottest setting for 30 minutes. Don’t forget your socks, your coat, toque, scarf, and mittens.
- When you take them out the dryer, give your clothes a shake to loosen any dead bed bugs that may be stuck on them. Put the clothes in a plastic bag right away and make sure the bag is tightly sealed.
- The last thing you will do before you leave your home is get dressed, so make sure you remember to do everything else beforehand.
- Put on the clothes that you heat treated and put into a plastic bag. A good place to put on your clothes is in the bathroom or even in the bathtub. Bed bugs are easier to see on light surfaces, like a white bathtub. Dress in a place that you know doesn’t have bed bugs.
- Leave as soon as you are dressed. Don’t sit down. Be careful not to brush against anything where a bed bug could be hiding.
Check your bags, purse, backpack, or briefcase
- Take everything out of your bags, purse, backpack, or briefcase. Check everything for signs of bed bugs. Throw out anything that can’t be cleaned that a bed bug could hide in (like day timers or note books).
- Vacuum or brush the bag well and/or put it in the dryer on the hottest setting for 30 minutes.
- Store your bag wherever the bed bugs aren’t likely to be. Your bag should not touch anything that a bed bug could hide in or that could let it get into your bag.
- A good idea is to store your bag in a sealed plastic bag. White plastic is best because bed bugs are easier to see against a white background. Don’t store it on a chair or on your bed, or you will have to vacuum or brush it every night.
- You can also hang your bag in the closet, as long as the closet has enough room. Make sure the bag doesn’t touch anything except the closet rod.
- Make sure the clothes for the next day are free of bed bugs.
- Take the clothes straight from the dryer and seal them in a plastic bag.
- When you come home, put your coat and other outerwear (like a hat and mittens) into a plastic bag right away, and seal it tightly. This way you won’t have to put them in the dryer again
How We Remove Infested Furniture
The first thing you should do after discovering an infested piece of furniture is simple: call us. We come in to your home and wrap the infected items with plastic or put it into bags. This ensures that none of the bugs will spread during transportation. The plastic traps the bugs in this enclosure securely, allowing the furniture and pests to be removed safely. We do couch pickup , mattress disposal and appliances like dryer removal in Winnipeg.
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