What are bed bugs?
Bed bugs are small, brownish, wingless insects the size of an apple seed. They feed on human blood – just like mosquitoes. Bed bugs crawl slowly and travel by hitchhiking on items such as clothing, luggage, backpacks, purses and furniture.
Bed bugs do not transmit disease and not all people react to bed bug bites. However, bed bug bites can leave behind itchy, red welts which can cause pain and stress.
Where are bed bugs found?
Bed bugs can be difficult to detect because of their size and where they hide. They can hide in beds, couches, in electrical outlets,
cracks and crevices, around baseboards and even behind picture frames.
Bed bugs are nocturnal and generally feed on people while they sleep. Bed bugs are attracted to warmth, moisture and the carbon dioxide released when we exhale.
Bed bug feces leaves dark stains that look like they were made with a fine tip marker. They can also leave blood spots, shed their skin and leave tiny pearl-white eggs the size of a pinhead.
What do I do if I have bed bugs?
Bed bugs cannot be controlled effectively with do-it-yourself measures and in fact this can make the problem worse.
If you think you have a bed bugs, give us a call! We will conduct a through inspection of your home and property and provide you with a customized treatment plan to deal with the bed bug issue. You will receive a detailed report of the service provided and helpful recommendations to remain bed bug free!
Who is at risk of getting bed bugs?
You do not need to feel embarrassed about having bed bugs. This is not a reflection on who you are or where you live. Bed bugs are not caused by sanitation problems, though clutter makes them harder to detect and treat.
How do I prevent bed bugs?
Be very cautious with second-hand items you bring into your home, such as books, electronics, clothing and furniture. Never take a mattress or sofa that was thrown away. You can also reduce places where bed bugs can hide by getting rid of clutter, vacuuming frequently and washing and drying bedding and clothing.