Bedbugs have been an increasing problem in the U.S. for the last few decades—and they’re notoriously hard to get rid of. But with over 80 years experience, we know how to put bed bugs in their place. We’ve got you covered against bed bugs better than anyone else! Here’s why…
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Adult bed bugs are reddish-brown and 1/4 inch long with flat, oval bodies. They often feed at night. Their bites can cause itchy sores or swelling in some people, but other people have no reaction to being bitten. While bed bug bites can be annoying, they luckily aren’t known to transmit any diseases.
Nymphs (developing bed bugs) can survive without feeding for months, while adult bed bugs can survive for over a year. This is one reason why thorough exterminations and evaluations are necessary: bed bugs can hide in closets or other spaces undetected, reemerging to feed up to a year later.
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Bed bugs are notorious insects that are well known for their painful and itchy bites. They have been around for a very long time, but it’s only in the last decade that bed bugs have made resurgence in the United States. They are one of the most talked about pest in the last several years and for good reason. They can infest entire home and apartment complexes creating a nightmare for homeowners, tenants, and business owners.
Adult Bed Bugs: Adult bed bugs are about ¼” in length, with an oval shape and reddish brown appearance. They have 6 legs unlike ticks or mites and have ridges that run horizontally along the thorax (back of body).Bed bugs bodies are almost flat, allowing them to get into very small spaces and hide. The antennae of a bed bug is about half the length of their body and point forward rather than running along the side of their body. This helps distinguish them from small roaches and other pests. Adult bed bugs are visible to the naked eye, but they are often hiding and generally come out at night when you are sleeping, making them much harder to find then normal pests. Bed bugs can change in color slightly, from a light orange to a deep red or black, depending on if they have had a meal recently. Bed bugs that have recently taken a blood meal will look darker in color than ones that have not. They will also look engorged after feeding, somewhat like a mosquito or tick.
Nymphs (bed bug babies): Bed bug nymphs are very tiny, and grow larger with eat blood meal. When they are first hatched, nymphs are clear or light tan in color, and begin to turn orange/red as they begin to feed. Nymphs look like a smaller, lighter colored version of adults and can become adults in as little as five weeks with an available food source and proper temperature conditions.
Bed bug eggs: Bed bug eggs are difficult to see and even harder to find. They are smaller than a grain of rice and have a white or transparent look. Bed bug eggs are also sticky, allowing them to be placed in hard to reach places and often unlooked areas like the tufts of a mattress, box spring, or headboard.
Bed bugs are difficult to get rid of, trust the experts who have been treating bed bugs since 1930. Our skilled technicians are able to handle even the most difficult jobs, whether its your home or business — including sensitive areas like hospitals, schools, and daycare centers. Our technicians are there to eliminate your bed bugs.
We specialize in green pest control treatments so you and your family don’t have to worry about residual effects from exterminating chemicals. We also offer dog inspections for bed bugs and IPM (Integrated Pest Management) services.
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