BED BUGS EXTERMINATION
Bed bugs extermination can be tricky, especially when you are living in an apartment building. Bed bugs have a long life cycle and reproduce in very high numbers and to kill them and rid your home of these pests takes a very specific and long process. In most cases, it is probably best to call a professional bed bugs exterminator or pest control company to help you with this process. It is important to exterminate bed bugs in your home as they can cause many health problems and leave a very distinctive bite pattern on its victims. The bite pattern runs along a fairly straight line on the body and can be very itchy, swollen, and hard to heal.
WHAT ARE BED BUGS?
Bed bugs are flat, oval-shaped insects and do not get bigger than the size of an apple seed. They are mostly active at night when their host is asleep. They only feed on blood and their bodies swell up after a meal and their color turns from brown to more reddish-brown. A female can lay from one to five eggs daily.
HOW DO YOU GET BED BUGS?
Bed bugs can be picked up almost anywhere. They are very hard to detect and can be easily transferred by clothing, personal belongings, etc.
Treatment plans vary on a case by case basis, depending on the severity. The cooperation of the customer is very important, otherwise, re-infestation is imminent. The health of your family, pets, and environment are our primary concern.
BED BUG TREATMENT
Early detection is key. Treating a minor infestation is far less costly and easier than treating the same infestation after it becomes more major.
• Wash all bedding at the highest temperature allowed.
• Vacuum, clean and scrub whatever you can
• Place stuffed animals, toys, and books in an airtight container
• Starve them with “interceptor cups”
BED BUGS ON YOUR MATTRESS?
While bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, they generally come out in dark conditions. You may have been bitten by bed bugs if you wake up with itchy areas on your skin that you didn’t have before falling asleep. You can spot a possible bed bug infestation by looking for the following indicators:
• Dark spots which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would
• Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed
• Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and white
• Skins that larva shed as they grow larger
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