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Bed bugs are parasitic insects that feed off blood. That’s why they are drawn to humans and to warm places. Bed bugs get their name because they like to hide in the sheets and mattress crevices of your bed and furniture. Feeding can take up to ten minutes until the bed bug gets fully engorged, falls off, and finds a place to hide while it digests its meal. The host rarely is aware they’ve been bitten. Our professional bed bug control will get rid of bed bugs effectively, guaranteed.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Bed Bugs

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  • What do bed bugs look like?

    Bed bugs are tiny insects capable of being seen with the naked human eye. Depending on where they are in their life cycle, and whether they just fed or not,  will determine what you’re looking for. All bed bugs are flat and oval-shaped. They have 6 legs, two antennae, and no wings. They are great climbers capable of scaling vertical surfaces with relative ease. 

    Nymph bed bugs are translucent in color. If they just fed, the abdomen will appear a reddish color. That color will change to a rusty color all the way to black as it digests its meal. The newborn nymph bed bugs range in size from 2 – 5 millimeters in length.

    As bed bugs grow into adults they molt their skin and turn a darker brown color. Adult bed bugs are rusty red / brown in color. A fully grown adult is a quarter of an inch long or larger! An adult bed bug is roughly the size of an apple seed. 

  • How can I tell if I have bed bugs?

    You think you found a bed bug. There are signs of bed bugs on a mattress or in sheets that you can look for. If you wake up with itchy areas that weren’t there when you went to bed you may have bed bugs. Remove your bedding and do a thorough search of the mattress, sheets and surrounding area. Look for signs like:

    Bloodstains on your sheets or mattress.

    Dark or rusty spots on your bedding and nearby walls from bed bug excrement.

    Bed bug fecal spots, eggshells, or shed skin in areas bed bugs may reside.

    An offensive musty odor from the bed bug’s scent gland.

    Be sure to also check the surrounding area around the bed. Bed bugs will hide in many places. Remove the dust cover of box springs and carefully examine the seams in the wood frame. Peel back the fabric where it’s stapled to get a closer look. Check anything on your nightstand including inside any books, telephones, and radios. Also, check the edge of carpets and even electrical outlets for signs of bed bug infestations.

  • How fast do bed bugs spread?

    Under ideal conditions, you can have a bed bug infestation in as little as 3 – 4 weeks!

    A female bed bug can lay 3 to 5 eggs a day, and up to 500 in the span of its lifetime. These eggs hatch in 6 to 10 days into baby bed bugs called nymphs. Nymphs will molt their skin five times before reaching adulthood. They require at least 1 feeding before they molt. An average lifespan of a bed bug is 2 – 4 months.

  • How did I get bed bugs?

    Where do bed bugs come from? Bed bugs are found where a lot of people come and go. You’ll find them in hotels, hostels, shelters, and apartments. They like to hide in small nooks and crevices. Bed bugs can hitch a ride on luggage, pets, furniture, clothing, boxes and pretty much anything you bring into your home.

    Bed bugs are found worldwide but are more common in developed countries. Bed bugs were once a rare thing in the United States, but has seen a rise in population due to more international travel and the government’s ban on a popular, but dangerous, insecticide DDT.

  • Can I get sick from bed bug bites?
    No, research shows that bed bugs do not directly make humans sick. In most cases where humans have become ill after bed bug bites, the underlying cause was due to allergies, blood loss, or infection. however, bed bugs can cause insomnia and anxiety, and it’s important to get these pests handled immediately!

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