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CridX Pest Solutions

Mission & Abbotsford:

604-226-PEST (7378)

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Somebody's sleeping in my bed

Posted on November 10, 2011 at 2:04 PM Comments comments ()
We recently received a call concerning bed bugs.  They explained that the bed in question had already been disassembled and removed.  The problem was assumed to be taken care of.  CridX offered to come in and complete an inspection to verify that there are no bed bugs anywhere else in the room.  They were happy to have us come in to take a look around to make sure that they had taken care of their problem.

When we did the inspection, we started by checking one of the other beds in the room.  As you can see in the below photo, we found a lot of spotting close to the crease on the wood bed frame and eggs can be seen in the void space.  The eggs are the small white specks between the wood, and the spotting is the black spots.  Spotting is dried blood that the bed bugs excrete as waste.  As soon as we found this evidence, we decided to remove the railing (the piece of wood with the screw in it).

The white spots are Bed Bug eggs in the crevice between the pieces of wood on the bed frame. The dark spots are called Spotting which is Bed Bug excrement.

When we removed the railing, we found a bed bug between the wood that I thought was pretty tight together.  You can see the bug below centre and to the left of the lighter coloured wood where the railing was.  Just another example of how you can never be too careful when looking for bed bug harbourages.  This spot would have been easily overlooked if a very thorough inspection, such as the one CridX did, wasn't performed.

You can see a live Bed Bug in the circle.  This Bed Bug was hiding between 2 pieces of wood that were very tightly held together with several screws to make the bed frame.  When we removed the screws & separated the 2 pieces of wood we were surprised to find a live Bed Bug inside.  Just more evidence that these bugs can get into the smallest areas, so to find them & do a proper inspection/treatment, you really need to be thorough.
If you suspect that you may have a bed bug infestation call us for a free inspection.
Don't sleep on it, you never know who's coming for dinner.
604-226 PEST (7378)

Bug on the wall

Posted on September 16, 2011 at 2:23 AM Comments comments ()
This little guy was heading for the exit during a Bed Bug treatment.  He was at eye level making a run for it.

The customer had previously purchased some chemicals from the hardware store and had tried treated it himself.  He ended up sick in bed for a week.  Chemicals can be very dangerous especially in an enclosed area like a basement suite.

If you run into Bed Bugs you should call CridX right away - we have years of experience & can take care of the issue professionally, effectively & safely.

Our service charge for bed bugs is extremely competitive at only $350.  You can also take a look at our products page for pricing on Bed Bug mattress encasements & other protective tools.

Who's Sleeping with YOU tonight?
If you think you may have Bed Bugs - don't SLEEP ON IT!
As they say:  "Don't let the Bed Bugs bite"...
Call CridX today & put the issue to rest!
604-226-PEST (7378)

Bed Bugs vs. Wicker

Posted on August 5, 2011 at 2:32 PM Comments comments ()
A wicker bed frame suspected to harbour bed bugs
Ever since I found my first bed bug I knew that one day I would run into a wicker bed set.  Bed Bugs harbour in small dark crevices in head boards and side tables.  In this case my first thought was that the wicker bed frame would provide the perfect hiding spots for bed bugs, and soon I'd prove my suspicions right.  I found spotting (blood) all over the top edge of the wicker frame.

Bed Bugs found hiding in a wicker bed frame

If you look closely about 3/4 of the way down the picture to the left you will find a reddish brown spot on the metal frame where the wicker was cut away, this is a bed bug.  I found 10 bed bugs hiding in the wicker and several egg locations.  I gave the customer the choice to either discard the frame or strip all of the wicker off of it.

Bed Bugs, spotting, and eggs

A careful inspection was done on the rest of the unit, the treatment was performed, and "climb-Ups" were installed on the legs of the frame to prevent and detect any travellers.

A careful inspection of the mattress and other furniture in the unitClimb up installed on bed frame leg