Bedbugs are sinister parasites that often live in mattresses and other bedding, waiting for human victims to come and snooze. Once the person is asleep, the insects pierce the unsuspecting person’s skin with their mouthparts and suck out blood. An effective bedbug trap can be made at home using about a dollar’s worth of common household items.
Before treatment is done, it’s necessary to make sure bedbugs are present. Inspections require turning over box springs and mattresses, removing bed linens, looking for bedbug droppings, and bed bugs.
The following instruction can help you to deal with bed bugs at your property, however it is better to call your local bed bug exterminator Toronto service.
- What you’ll need for this trap A plastic pet dish – look for a divide pet dish with flat bottom food bowls • Talcum powder (baby powder)
- A 1/3 gallon thermos/cooler – it should be insulated well and has a spout on the top
- A small paint brush, make-up brush or cotton ball
- Glue or masking tape
- Some fabrics
- Dry ice cubes
Turn the dish upside down and look at it. This inverted pet dish is going to be your trap. At night, the bedbugs are going to crawl up the inverted dish sides and fall down into the trough that surrounds the two round flat areas. The thermos containing dry ice is going to sit in the middle of the inverted dish straddling the flat areas.
Since the outside of the plastic is too smooth and slippery for bedbugs to climb, you should provide friction to help them climb. Cut small strips of fabric equal to the dish sides ofand glue them to the dish or completely cover the edges using the masking tape. Ensure the entire side from top to bottom is covered and also make sure there are no small spaces for bedbugs to hide under the fabric. Let the glue dry overnight or for several hours. If any glue dripped on the inside of the trap, you’ll need to clean it off.
Setting the Trap
- Use a brush or cotton ball and coat a very thin layer of talcum powder on the bottom of the grooves. Talcum powder insures the bedbugs won’t crawl up the sides and get out of the trap.
- Take the thermos to your dry ice supplier and buy dry ice. Dry ice is so cold and will burn your skin. Use gloves to pick it up, if you accidentally spill it.
- When dry ice warms up, it turns to carbon dioxide gas and pressure will build up inside the container.
Screw the thermos lid on tightly, but open the spout just a little bit to release the pressure.
- Assemble the trap. Put the inverted pet dish near the bed or sofa you think might be infested. Place the thermos on the flat areas making sure it does not touch the front or back of the dish. During bedtime or around 9 or 10 p.m., open the thermos spout to release carbon dioxide.
- In the morning, remove the thermos and see if you have caught bedbugs. Adult bedbugs are % inch and are easy to see. This trap will catch even the tiniest bedbugs that are about the size of a head of a pin. They are pinkish in color and very hard to see. If you find bed bugs, you can put the pet dish in the freezer for a few hours to kill the bedbugs.
Dry ice is so cold that it can damage skin, make sure you wear gloves when handling it.
Dry ice when warm releases carbon dioxide, which could cause asphyxia. Use only one trap per room and place it in a well-ventilated area.
Do not store dry ice in a confined space such as walk-in freezer or closet.
Keep out of children
Did you wake up with itchy red rashes on your body? If the answer to the question is in the affirmative, then you are more likely to be smitten by bed bug. Bed bugs have been feeding on human blood since a thousand years leaving behind itch skin marks. When you are asleep at night, the bug pierces the proboscis into the skin and sucks the blood by injecting saliva with 2 hollow feeding tubes. You will start feeling the pain and irritation after some time because of the anaesthetic in the saliva of the bug. According to Bed Bug Exterminator Mississauga, the skin rashes from bed bug bites are a horror to look at and when you scratch on the affected area continuously, the skin becomes swollen with red line marks. Read the rest of this entry »
Cockroaches can be very disgusting in the homes, they invade each crack and crevice in the home and usually come when not expected and in worst times. Use these tips to get rid of cockroaches from your home for good. We asked season Richmond Hill pest control company for some tips.
First find out where the cockroaches are coming from; check at night because they tend to hide during the day. Find the paths they use to enter your home then seal these openings. Remember, roaches always enter
homes via vents and drains so ensure your entire home is sealed. Read the rest of this entry »
Carpenter ants are a type of ant that resemble termites in their behavior. They find shelter in homes and build their nests in wood. They dig and carve wood but unlike termites they do not feed on it. Carpenter ants are known to cause damage to wooden structures and furniture so if you have noticed their presence in your home you should take action and deal with the problem right away. Carpenter ants, like the majority of colony insects could be easily conquered with the use of insect baits. In the event of carpenter ants, you should have to purchase particular ant bait products and services to make use of accurately, you can even get them from pestcontrolajax.ca Read the rest of this entry »
Common problems we come across frequently are ones that have to do with cockroaches. Regardless of the type of roach, American, Oriental etc, cockroaches are resilient creatures. They often find their way into homes like any other insect does, under the front or back door jams, cracks or holes around the venting on your outside wall, even by pipes, vents and plumbing.
According to Toronto cockroach control experts, there are many chemical and non – chemical insecticides available on the market that may kill the most common cockroaches. For small infestations we advise that someone can take action by themselves. There are many over the counter treatments available out there these days, with aerosols and bait traps being the most popular. Read the rest of this entry »
Bed bugs have become a serious problem in recent years. More and more home owners in urban centers such as Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal needed to deal with a bed bug infestation. We get questions about how to get rid of bed bugs all the time. Here are some simple tips on how to deal with a small infestation. It is advised that you get help from a licensed pest control technician. To get the best information about bed bugs we consulted a pest control technician from bed bug control Toronto services. He gave us some great tips which we are presenting to you here.
There are many solutions on the market today, with sprays being one of the most popular ones. Regardless of which one you choose to purchase you will need to be very careful and read the directions to be sure they have been safe for you as well as your pets. If the spray instructions advocate utilization in a well-ventilated place, believe it and follow the instructions. This really is, in the end, a pesticide. You might be instructed, nevertheless, after you spray it to close up the area. Be sure before you go back to the area to wait the allotted time. You might not have the ability to sleep in there in just a particular number of hours. Read the rest of this entry »