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Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs
How To Get Rid Of Bed Bugs?
For more information on getting rid of bed bugs, please visit the How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs page to get complete details on what steps you need to take to eliminate bed bugs from your home.
How To Kill A Bed Bug?
Killing a bed bug is simple — in theory. You can kill a visible bug the same way you would kill any other insect: by squishing it, burning it, or attacking it with an insecticide. The problem is that where there is one-bed bug, there are likely hundreds more, hiding in your personal belongings as well as the structure of your home.
Dealing with a bed bug infestation is an entirely different situation from killing an individual bug. Bed bugs live in the smallest cracks and crevices and in fibrous materials such as mattresses and upholstered furniture. Even if you kill most of the bed bugs in your environment, missing just one or two means your problem is never resolved.
Your DIY efforts will empty your wallet and stress you out but usually create no lasting results. The best way to kill bed bugs is to hire a team of experienced pest control technicians.
Professional exterminators have access to the latest equipment and the strongest chemicals. The pros can guarantee the elimination of every bed bug from your home or business.
What Does a Bed Bug Look Like?
Bed bugs are ovoid brown insects that live on human and animal blood. A bed bug’s body is flat and about the size of an apple seed. After feeding, however, bed bugs swell and turn reddish.
Bed bugs are wingless but can run rapidly. Female bed bugs lay thousands of eggs during their lifetime, and each egg looks like a speck of dust. Bed bugs do not cause diseases, but they are a nuisance and can cause allergic reactions.
How To Prevent Bed Bugs?
Whether you have had bed bugs in the past or simply want to make sure you never have to deal with them, bed bug prevention is key. Diligence begins with cleaning, disinfecting, and repairing anything that makes an inviting home for these pests:
Seal cracks in your building’s structure with caulk.
Fix cracks in plaster and wallpaper. Keep bedrooms as clean and clutter-free as possible. Piles of clothes and so forth make inviting nests for bed bugs.
Do not buy second-hand items, if you do make sure you run them through the dryer or have us treat them.
Is Heat Treatment An Effective Bed Bug Treatment?
Yes, heat treatment is the safest and most effective way to eliminate bed bugs. For in-depth information on bed bug heat treatment, please visit the Heat Treatment page.
Is Chemical Treatment An Effective Bed Bug Treatment?
Yes, chemical treatment is an excellent way to eliminate bed bugs. For in-depth information on bed bug chemical treatment, please visit the Chemical Treatment page.
How Can I Tell If I Have Bed Bugs?
When bed bugs bite you they inject your with 2 things, a topical anti anticoagulant to help them feed quickly, and an anesthetic for numbing, the anesthetic is what you are either allergic to or not. It is possible to be bitten by bed bugs and not get show any bites at all. Bed bugs also leave behind skins as they grow to adulthood, this is a good indication of infestation along with the eggs that are white and oval in shape about the size of a pinhead.
If you recently acquired a used bed or other used furniture around the time the bites started, the new item is surely the culprit. Look for darks spots — which indicate bed bug excrement — on your sheets, pillowcases, mattress, and bedclothes.
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