Bed Bug Extermination, Removal, & Control
Bed Bugs are small bugs that feed on human skin cells. These little bugs can cause a lot of trouble if you find them in your home. Unfortunately, bed bugs are more common than many people realize. While bed bug extermination is not fun to talk about, it is crucial to be aware of the signs and take preventative measures to maintain a clean home.
Bed Bug Extermination, Removal, & Control
One common misconception is that bed bugs are drawn to dirt, while in reality they will thrive anywhere there is a food source, which for them means dead human skin cells. They are usually transported unknowingly from person to person, often in luggage.
Like anything, preventing bed bugs is the best route, but if you happen to get bed bugs, getting quality bed bug extermination is best to stop the infestation. To prevent them from spreading, you can take steps such as keeping luggage away from bedding and beds. When unpacking from a trip, throwing all of those clothes in the dryer on the hottest setting for about 15 minutes can take care of any bed bugs you may have brought home.
What Are The Signs Of Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are good at hiding and tend to remain out of sight to avoid being noticed. You can find them if you know where to look for them and the signs that they are in your space. The most common place to spot this evidence is around the seams, particularly the corners, of sheets, mattresses, and box springs, though bed bugs can also infect couches and other soft surfaces. Here are a few signs that you might have bed bugs:
- Blood spots on the bedding and sheets
- Rust or dark looking spots of excrement on soft furnishings
- Egg shells or shed skins
- An unpleasant musty odor caused by the bed bugs’ scent glands.
Many people first get suspicious that they might have bed bugs if they are itchy or notice small bumps or bites after waking up. Here are a few signs that you have bed bug bites:
- Raised, red welts on skin
- Burning and/or itching
- Multiple bites in straight lines
Any of these could be signs of bed bugs. One fertile female quickly turns into an infestation which can get out of control very quickly. It is best not to ignore these signs. Conducting a full investigation could help you identify a problem early. Bed bug extermination is the only way to guarantee that your home is totally free of bed bugs through a thorough fumigation of the bed, bedding, and surrounding areas.
Bed Bug Treatment Time Table
Bed bug treatment is an ongoing process to ensure that your home is entirely bed bug free. Chemical treatments are best for bed bug extermination, and more than one treatment may be recommended for severe infestations.
In our service, a bed bug exterminator will start by treating the mattress where the infestation began, using an aerosol spray which is specifically labeled and approved for bed bug treatment.
Experts also recommend purchasing an anti-bed bug mattress protector for extra protection following the treatment. This will also mean you do not need to re-treat the box spring or mattress after this initial spray. Otherwise, the aerosol will need to be applied every 7 to 10 days until you no longer see bed bugs or signs of their presence.
You will then need to treat the room with insecticide, to prevent the bugs from making their way back to your bed. This must be repeated every 7 to 10 days as well until the entire house is free of all evidence of bed bug activity. This can take as long as 7 to 8 weeks depending on the severity of the infestation.
We Eliminate Bed Bugs For Good
Bed bug removal is a tricky process. Leave the hard work and harsh chemicals to the professionals. We offer a thorough, comprehensive service to ensure your home is bed bug free for good.
Take back your bedroom space by eliminating any unwanted visitors. By being vigilant and aware of the signs and signals, you may be fortunate enough to prevent a full infestation.
Contact Insight Pest Solutions today for a free no-obligation quote. If the treatment is right for you, we will look forward to helping you reclaim your space from these unwanted guests.