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Extermination Platinum

Pest Control in the Montreal, South Shore and North Shore regions

Detecting and Eliminating Bedbugs

If you ever find bed bugs, you must act as quickly as possible to prevent the infestation from getting worse. A pest control technician has the expertise to address this problem in compliance with safety standards. Contact Extermination Platinum for treatment of bed bugs in the Montreal, Laval and Ste-Thérèse regions.

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Signs of the Presence of Bed Bugs
  • Itchy, grouped or aligned bites upon awakening
  • Black marks on sheets, mattress or box spring (blood or excrement)
  • Bugs or bug skins near the bed
Characteristics of Bed Bugs
  • Invisible to the naked eye
  • Similar in size to an apple seed
  • Brown or red in colour (red when engorged with blood)
  • Live from 5 months to 1 year
  • Nocturnal insect
Characteristics of Eggs
  • Whitish in colour
  • Similar in size to a pinhead
  • Laid in confined areas
  • Hatch 10-14 days after laying

Before the Exterminator Arrives

  • Declutter your home
  • Remove the contents of drawers, furniture and closets in infested rooms
  • Remove curtains and carpets
  • Clean fabrics and clothing and put them in a sealed plastic bag
  • Render affected furniture inoperable and package it before disposal
  • Vacuum thoroughly and dispose of the bag by placing it in an outdoor garbage container, wrapped in a plastic bag

Cleaning Textiles

  • Dry fabrics on high heat for at least 30 minutes OR
  • Wash in hot water (60° C or 140° F) OR
  • Clean fabrics using a steam cleaner (100° C or 212° F) OR
  • Leave the fabrics in the freezer for 24 hours (-17° C or 1.4° F)

After the Exterminator’s Visit

  • Adhere to the exterminator’s instructions with respect to returning to your home
  • Ventilate rooms
  • Do not walk barefoot for at least 48 hours following treatment
  • Re-examine the affected room regularly
  • Follow the exterminator’s recommendations