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Yes! Those things are real! They are creepy little blood-sucking hitchhikers hiding like phantom vampires, making it uneasy for you to be in your home, let alone your bed. We have all heard the saying “Night, night… don’t let the Bed Bugs bite”. You’re probably wondering “How can I get rid of these on my own?” The unfortunate answer to that question is, try as you might, you can’t. These pesky little insects have steadily climbed their way back into the limelight in recent years, whether it is on the news, on hotel room wall flyers or as a page on certain websites.

How did I get them? It’s often hard to determine where a Bed Bug issue may have sprung up. The most common places to pick them up are: vacation, hotel/motel rooms, moving vans, public transport & the thrift store. They may also be found at places of public meetings (movie theaters, department or furniture stores, schools.) Visitors or house guests may also be sources that are often overlooked. Bed Bugs can also spread thru apartments, row homes, condos and townhomes. When your son comes home from college for a visit, dirty laundry may not be all he’s bringing back.

Time for a little history lesson folks. Written records of Bed Bugs have been around since ancient Greece, meaning they’ve had a long time to evolve into the villainous insect they are today. What’s most interesting about the bedbug is that for a long period of time (and not so coincidentally around the same time that DDT became widely used) they were believed to have been all but eliminated in the United States. As the use of treatments such as DDT declined in the mid-80s, the population of bedbugs began to see a rebirth internationally. International travel and organic chicken farms are among the many reasons for their resurgence. They have been making a not so slow but definitely steady comeback, and unfortunately the worst is yet to come. But you are not alone in this battle. If you suspect bed bug problems at all, call us at Budget Pest Control regarding our Bed Bug Control.

The thought of these in my home is driving me crazy, so how do I get rid of these things? That’s where we come into play. Here at Budget Pest Control, Inc. we implement a combination of family & pet friendly Bed Bug Control treatments to make sure you can sleep tight. Our technicians will do a thorough inspection to help determine areas of infestation and give advice on minimizing chances for future problems. Next, (this is where experience takes center stage) an extremely thorough Bed Bug Control treatment designed to kill not only bed bugs and more importantly… their eggs is performed. Our Bed Bug Control services come with a written warranty, meaning that when we put bed bugs to bed, it’s for good.

Not sure if you have bed bugs? We can help with that as well! If you feel as if something may be causing your skin to go bump in the night, you can call us for a comprehensive Bed Bug Control inspection & detection service.

Call Budget Pest Control 24/7 Our sympathetic office personnel can provide you with an estimate, advice and if you wish, prompt reliable service 7 days a week.

If you have a bed bug problem or think you might, and don’t know where to start, you’ve come to the right place. We are industry leaders in our approach to bed bug treatments. We are available for any and all questions. We stand beside you before, during, and after the treatment. Our treatment includes a written warranty.

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Bed Bug Stats and Bed Bug Bites

Bed bugs are small, about the size of an apple seed — less than one-quarter of an inch long — reddish-brown, flat, wingless insects that feed on blood, including that of humans, usually at night when people are asleep.

Bites: A bed bug bite generally occurs on uncovered parts of the body such as the face, neck, hands, and arms. Symptoms of bed bug bites include red, raised welts — often in a pattern of two or three in a row — that may itch for several days. In addition to the physical effects of a bed bug bite, many people experience emotional trauma as a result, resulting in anxiety, embarrassment, agitation, nervousness, and sleeplessness.

Did You Know?
  • Bed bugs were almost extinct in the developed world until they made a startling comeback in the early 2000’s
  • Bed bugs don’t have wings and can’t fly or jump.
  • Bed bugs mate by the male stabbing the female and directly injecting sperm into the wound.
Myths & Facts

Myth: Bed Bugs can’t live more than 2 months without a human host.
Fact: Bed Bugs can live for up to a year and half without feeding. This is why it’s important to have a treatment done as soon as possible so the problem can be eradicated.

Myth: Bed Bugs are disgusting disease ridden creatures.
Fact: While they may be disgusting, bed bugs are not known to carry any human borne illnesses.

Myth: Bed Bugs only thrive in dirty homes or are associated with a messy, disheveled lifestyle.
Fact: Bed Bugs can be found in multiple types of environments as previously mentioned. Whether your home is spotless, neat and tidy or full of knick-knacks, dust and junk; bedbugs can populate any type of home if you’ve been exposed to an infested area. At the end of the day, all they want is your blood.

Signs of An Infestation
  • The sight of bed bugs within the home almost always indicates an infestation.
  • Red marks on lightly colored sheet may be a sign of bed bug infestations
  • Bites or little red pimple like areas on the skin could be a sign of bed bug infestation.
  • Reddish brown body parts and brown/black small feces or smearing around the edges of the bed and box spring.

Bed Bugs FAQ

What are the signs of bed bug bites?

Blood spots found on one’s sheets, bites and the presence of bed bug feces and cast skins are some of the indications of a bed bug infestation. Bites are commonly found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep – the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs, and arms. While not always the case, bed bug bites are often grouped together in a small area and at times may occur in a line or a zigzag pattern. Bites normally look like small, flat, or raised areas that may become inflamed, itchy, red, or blistered. Bed bug bite reactions do not always appear immediately after you’re bitten and may take a few days to begin causing symptoms. However, not everyone reacts to bed bug bites in the same manner. **NOTE, one person in household may show signs of bites, whereas others may not have a reaction to the bites, therefore assuming their room does not have activity, this is likely not the case, it is more likely all are being bitten but not having an allergic reaction to the bug bites**

What are the signs of bed bug infestation?

Bed bugs are flat and small, allowing them to hide easily from view during the day when they are not active. They hide in mattresses, bed frames, bedding, furniture, carpets, baseboards, and bedroom clutter. They are most found in the seams of mattresses or inside box springs. However, it is not necessary to locate a specimen to identify an infestation. Their excrement leaves brown to black stains on mattresses and linens, and bloodstains may be visible where bed bugs have been accidentally crushed.

Bed Bug Inspection, how will the technician know I have them or do not have them?

Our technicians are trained to look in the tiniest of crevices of furnishings and beds. If they do not find evidence, they will leave behind a pheromone lure tray to attract bedbugs that may be close in proximity.

How do you get bed bugs?

Bed bugs are transported by people, most often in personal belongings such as the following:

  • Luggage & Suitcases – Hotel/Motels
  • Purses/Gym bags
  • Items kept close to sleep areas.
What can I expect from treatment?
  • We will send you our customer Home Preparation Handout which will outline the responsibilities for preparing your home for successful treatment.
  • On the day of your first scheduled treatment, you will receive a phone call from your technician when on the way to the property. You will meet with your technician and go over the home together, your technician will collect payment and then you and all pets and people must vacate the home for 3 full hours. This is for safety and also to allow the treatment application to dry. The technician will likely have completed the spraying portion of the treatment in about an hours’ time; however, you will still need to stay away for the full 3 hours.
    • Continue to sleep on your mattresses and use your upholstered furnishings. This is important because your movement will stimulate the bed bugs to move about and come out of their hiding places and cross the treatment threshold.
    • You should leave all your belongings bagged up except your daily necessities to avoid having to “re- prep” your home for the second treatment which is scheduled 2 weeks from the initial first treatment.
    • You will continue to see bed bug activity during the next 2 weeks. This is expected.

If after your 2nd treatment, if 14 days has passed and you are still experiencing bites or see any live activity, please contact our offices for a warranty callback/retreat. Sometimes, in rare circumstances, the infestation may be so heavy, or other factors can lead to 3rd treatment needed. (At no charge provided within the warranty period).