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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.
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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 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 physical effects of a bed bug bite, many people experience emotional trauma as a result, resulting in anxiety, embarrassment, agitation, nervousness, and sleeplessness.
- 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.
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 know 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.
- 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.