What are Bedbugs?
Bed bugs are parasitic insects that suck blood from human and other warm-blooded hosts. They are small, wingless insects. While they may be small and sometimes hard to find they are visible to the naked eye. They appear in oval form, approximately 0.2 inches long, reddish brown, have a flattened shape with prominent eyes and are approximately the size of a tick.
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Inspection & Treatment
Bed bugs are incredibly difficult to identify and confirm without a professional's evaluation. Often times, specs of blood can be found in areas of the places that these bugs came in contact with. Typically, bed bugs are found in areas where individuals sleep, lounge and spend a lot of time in. While it is very hard to pin point exactly when an individual could have contracted a bed bug, these bugs can be found anywhere. Bed bugs can spread to many open settings such as movie theaters, restaurants, subways, schools, hotels, and while traveling.
These creatures are excellent 'hitchhikers' which means they can travel in clothes, suitcases, bags, etc. They tend to be found in homes, dormitories, apartments, hospitals, motels -- especially used furniture departments. Let Pest2Kill Exterminating help eliminate these sneaky bed bugs.
Pest2Kill Exterminating is fortunate enough to have dealt the resurgence of starting in 2001. There is a process and level of technique administered during the first service we provide. We always continue to evolve as we learn more, experiment more, and as new products and techniques come to the market. Pest2Kill Exterminating aims to care for all of our clients we treat. This means if a tenant is faced with bed bugs we not only provide an inspection and consultation, we also provide you with education on what to do before service is administered. Click here to download our preparation guide -- we provide this to all of our clients before servicing. Need it in Spanish -- click here.
Bed bugs are known to reproduce and disperse. This means bed bugs do not have nests like ants and other pests do. Instead, they hide in cracks, furniture, chairs, and any other space available for them to thrive in. Here are some helpful tips to avoid bed bugs:
Always inspect and flip your mattresses over and vacuum -- especially in the folds. Protecting your mattress with a special bed bug cover is always recommended.
Always check your sheets for potential blood spots.
A cluttered home provides opportunities for bed bugs to hide. Vacuum frequently to remove any successful hitchhikers.
Regularly inspect areas where pets sleep for signs of bed bugs.
If you are bringing second-hand furniture into your home it is important to thoroughly examine signs of bed bug infestation, specifically mattresses and box springs. You might consider having a pest control professional inspect the furniture as it is difficult to detect an infestation without training.
Call Pest2Kill Exterminating today to help eliminate your bed bug problem!
Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
Close Up Bed Bug
Signs of Bed bug bites