Bed Bug Control
Your bed is your sanctuary. It’s a place of rest, relaxation and, yes, even romance. But all that can be ruined when you realize you have a bed bug. It’s about resolving the problem the bed bugs created for you. And that means careful inspection, preparation and treatment.
Bed bugs are small, oval-shaped insects that feed on the blood of humans and other warm-blooded animals. Bed bugs can be found in a variety of places, including apartment complexes, hotels and schools. They may also be transported into your home on used furniture or clothing.
Bed bugs do not carry disease. However, they can cause skin reactions such as itching and welts, as well as psychological distress.
Bed bug bites often appear in lines or clusters near the area where you were sleeping. They can be itchy and red but usually don’t cause any lasting damage unless they become infected.
When bed bug bites occur on exposed skin (e.g., face), they tend to be more noticeable than bites on covered skin (e.g., hands). This is because we scratch exposed skin more often than covered skin, so there is more irritation and swelling.
Eliminating Bed Bugs
The different species of bed bugs have different feeding preferences. Some prefer human blood while others prefer bats and birds. Bed Bugs primarily reside in their target’s nests or nesting areas. The best way to make sure they don’t make it into your home is with an inspection after traveling or when you believe your home has been infested.
There are several ways to eliminate bed bugs from your home:
This method uses controlled heat to kill the bugs and their eggs in infested items such as mattresses, box springs, upholstered furniture and other fabrics or materials that cannot be washed in hot water; however, it does not kill bed bugs in cracks or crevices of walls or floors.
These methods are effective at killing bed bugs but they don’t get rid of them 100%. If you haven’t had a problem with bed bugs before, using physical methods may be enough to keep them away.
Vacuuming can remove eggs, nymphs and adults from their hiding places. The mattress, box springs and other furniture should be vacuumed thoroughly after each infestation.
Freezing temperatures kill both eggs and nymphs. You can place items in plastic bags and put them into a freezer until they’re frozen solid. However, this method is not effective against mature adults because they are resistant to cold temperatures. After removing items from the freezer, allow them to thaw slowly so they don’t break when handled by humans or pets.
Pesticides can kill bed bugs on contact but they aren’t very effective at eliminating an entire colony because there’s no residual effect once they leave their hiding places during the day time hours when food sources are available.
Bed bugs can be a nightmare to deal with on your own. The tiny bloodsuckers are hard to spot, even in the early stages of infestation. And once they’ve taken hold, it can be difficult to get rid of them without professional help. That’s exactly why we’re in business to ensure your home is bug-free.