This article was originally posted at The Globe and Mail
According to Denise Louzecky at BC Bug, a Vancouver-owned pest control company, books are not ideal places for bugs to live and survive, but they will occasionally nest in them.
“People fall asleep with a book in their bed or on their bedside table,” Ms. Louzecky explained. She said bugs may choose to nest there because it’s close to where they feed.
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Worried you have bed bugs? Here are three signs that you may have a problem:
1. LIVE BUGS + BLOOD STAINS
Bed bugs like hiding in the cracks and creases of items within 15 feet of where you sleep. The easiest place to check for bed bugs is your mattress. Inspect the edges, looking for any live bugs (think the size of an apple seed) or fecal stains (think of a dot from a pen).
According to the Province Newspaper recent inspections have revealed that in addition to Rats and Mice, a common pest in older buildings downtown, that the courthouse is also infested with Bed Bugs.
Bed Bugs have made an aggressive return to the spotlight in recent decades as the primary chemical used to kill them in the past, DDT was prohibited.
Recently many people in the Pacific Northwest and here in British Columbia have seen a resurgence of what is commonly thought of as a summer pest, Carpenter Ants.
Pest control companies have been noticing increased calls and bookings for the insects and due to the rarity of ants in winter, most are confused when it comes to properly identifying the infestation.