Bed Bug removal is a very difficult process and should never be taken lightly. There are so many do-it-yourself treatments out there that just make the infestation worse as they just create chemical resistant Bed Bugs and leads to a much more expensive treatment plan. It’s best you call us if you suspect you may have bed bugs in your home. We cover all of Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire and can be there to help within 24 hours or less!
Bed bugs are elusive and usually nocturnal (peak activity usually occurs around 5:00 or 6:00 a.m.), which can make noticing them difficult. They often lodge in dark crevices, and the tiny adhesive eggs can be nestled by the hundreds in fabric seams. Although the name points to our beds as the main source, Bed Bugs will hide all around your home such as coffee tables, drawers, couches, electrical outlets and even inside your walls. Controlling Bed Bugs is a very tricky process!
Aside from bite symptoms, signs include fecal spots (small dark sand-like droppings that occur in patches around and especially beneath nests), blood smears on sheets (fecal spots that are re-wetted will smear like fresh blood), and the presence of their empty molted exoskeletons. Bed bugs can be detected by their characteristic smell of rotting raspberries. GROSS!
Adult bed bugs are light brown to reddish-brown, flattened, oval-shaped and have no hind wings. The front wings are vestigial and reduced to pad-like structures. Bed bugs have segmented abdomens with microscopic hairs that give them a banded appearance. Adults grow to 4–5 mm in length and 1.5–3 mm wide.
Newly hatched nymphs are translucent, lighter in color and become browner as they molt and reach maturity. A bed bug of any age that has just consumed a blood meal will appear to have a bright red translucent abdomen; this color will fade to brown over the next several hours and within two days will become opaque and black as the insect digests its meal. Bed bugs may be mistaken for other insects, such as booklice, small cockroaches, or carpet beetles, however when warm and active, their movements are more ant-like, and they emit a characteristically disagreeable odor when crushed.
There are many do-it-yourself remedies available online and at your favorite hardware store, but we do not recommend these methods. Bed Bugs are very resilient creatures. More times than not, they become unaffected by insecticides and other chemicals. Their size, resilience to chemicals, and hard to find characteristics make them one of the toughest pests to get rid of.
If you suspect you have a bed bug problem, call Identify Pest Control right away. We have Bed Bug treatment plans that are fast, 100% effective and safe for the entire family, even our furry friends!
Bed bug bites often appear as red and itchy bumps, typically in a line or small clusters. Some people even experience hives or blistering at the bite site. Bed bugs can also quickly spread to different rooms and even vehicles as they hitch a ride on a human host, clothing, or bedding.
Identify Pest Control offers a custom comprehensive treatment that eliminates bed bugs where they live and breed. We work quickly and effectively with as little disruption as possible. Before every treatment, we will provide an easy to follow checklist to perform before we arrive so that we can as successful as possible in less time.
We’ll do a very thorough inspection when we arrive, remove visible bed bugs, treat the area and exterminate any and all bed bugs and their eggs. Don’t try to do this alone, let the Bed Bug experts at Identify Pest Control get rid of your Bed Bug infestation once and for all!
Once you call us, we’ll come over quickly to take a look and do a thorough inspection of your home inside and out.
Once we throughly inspect your home, we’ll come up with a comprehensive plan to rid your home of unwanted intruders and prevent them coming back.