Bed bugs are parasitic insects that live by feeding on the blood of warm-blooded animals. They’re called bed bugs because they prefer to live in houses, especially beds or other areas where people sleep. Adult bedbugs are light to reddish-brown, flattened, oval shaped and about the size of an apple seed. Their eggs are about the size of a speck of dust.
Bed bugs are mainly active at night, though they’re not strictly nocturnal, and even though they can live for a year without feeding, they normally try to feed every five to ten days. After feeding, they hide for about a week and spend their time digesting their meal, mating, and laying eggs. Bed bugs don’t transmit diseases, but their bites can become red, itchy welts.
Bedbugs have been around for thousands of years. They like to travel and will hide in suitcases to be near a food supply. They can hide behind baseboards and in cracks, crevices, and folded areas of beds, bedding, and adjacent furniture, especially cloth furniture. Bed bugs can also hide in electrical switch plates, picture frames, wallpaper, making them difficult to get rid of.
Bed Bug Control: How to Get Rid of Bed Bugs
We have an inexpensive test so you can check to see if you have bed bugs and we carry mattress protectors to prevent them from invading your bed. We also sell an inexpensive spray you can use on your luggage to prevent bed bugs and you can take our bed bug detectors with you when you travel, too, so you can sleep with peace of mind.
We have been extremely successful in showing people how to get rid of bed bugs. It’s time consuming, but not difficult to do. We will help put together a very specific plan for you to prevent bed bugs or to eliminate them. Our products are safe, professional-strength, and are proven winners in the fight against bed bugs. We will provide you with the right products and detailed advice to not only kill bed bugs, but also keep them from coming back.