Bed Bug Exterminators
Bed bugs are a common pest throughout the world. These tiny creatures are incredibly small and can fit into almost any space. They are not a sign that your home or clothes are dirty. There are certain indicators that bed bugs may have invaded your home. Here is an overview of the bed bug, what you should watch for, and how they can be eliminated.
Life and Lifestyle of Bed Bugs
Bed bugs are about 5mm in length and shaped like an oval. But it is their flatness that makes it so easy for them to enter and hide in small spaces. Their indoor lifestyle means that weather isn’t a huge factor in where they ultimately make a home. Bed bugs can be found in houses and business throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties.They don’t fly. This means they travel from infestation to infestation on fabrics. They can move very fast, even when filled with blood. These inconvenient pests typically live in groups and they love to hide in compressed fabric creases.
- Box springs
- Couches (non-leather)
- Chairs (non-leather)
- Curtain folds
- Wall paper
Many people don’t know that bed bugs usually live for 2-4 months. But that isn’t always the case. Some bed bugs have been known to go several months without eating and still live. Other examples have shown adults living up to a year, even without food. They only eat blood. You may notice bites on your skin after waking up. The bites can look like bites from other pests including fleas or chiggers. Some people develop a small rash. If you experience this, don’t worry about disease. Bed bugs are not known to transmit any pathogens.
Signs of Bed Bugs
There are more signs that you can watch for that may indicate a bed bug infestation. If you see tiny blood- or rust-colored spots on your bedding after sleeping, you should look for other signs. Look in the creases of your mattress or other fabric furniture for eggs, molted skins, or dead bed bugs. These things may also be observed near electrical outlets or in wall/ceiling joints. Those aren’t common but they may be indicators that you can observe easily. Bed bugs can be slightly thinner than a credit card so make sure to fully pull back any seams, creases, or tags so the full base can be seen.
Don’t forget your luggage! Bed bugs can become your new roommate after you travel. From hotels to rented homes or even airline seating, bed bugs can hitch a ride on your clothes or within your luggage. Make sure to inspect everything you brought home after a nice vacation or business trip.
Bed Bug Removal Options
Common in-store sprays that “treat” or “remove” bed bugs are typically ineffective. They can be improperly applied or miss entire areas of infestation that aren’t easily visible. Our technicians are specially trained to locate, identify, and perform thorough treatment for bed bug removal. They are a nuisance to your family and should be dealt with as soon as possible. We utilize techniques and chemicals that quickly resolve bed bug problems throughout a home or office.