IMPORTANT: Know when to hire a professional bed bug exterminator
Bed bugs reproduce rapidly and can infest a home or business very quickly. Calling an experienced pest professional at the first sign of a bed bug infestation can make all the difference. If you have been exposed to bed bugs, have unexplained bites or welts on your body or believe you are seeing bed bugs or are finding evidence of bed bugs contact us today! Do-it-yourself remedies for bed bugs can be dangerous. It is highly recommended that you leave treatment for bed bugs to a pest professional.
Pictures of Bed Bugs – What they look like
Having said that, we’d like to share a few things for what to look for if you suspect you might have a bed bug problem. The diagram below illustrates what Bed Bugs look like at various stages of their lifecycle:
As you can see above adult bed bugs have a rusty brown coloring (unless they’ve had a blood meal, which would make them reddish). They have six legs and are usually just under one-fourth inch long with a flat, broad oval shape.
Where you’ll find them
You will find bed bugs in locations behind baseboards, wallpaper, upholstery, mattresses and in furniture crevices. It is important to note that bed bugs are not related to cleanliness.
Signs of an Infestation
The first sign of a bed bug infestation is often the appearance of small brownish or reddish dots on bed linens. These are fecal spots or dropping from the bugs. Anyone who has been bitten by a bed bug will likely notice swelling around the bite, sometimes in the form of red, itchy welts. You can see a picture of bed bug bites here.
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Our pest professionals follow strict Integrated Pest Management (IPM) standards meaning we:
- Thoroughly inspect for the pest at hand.
- Properly identify a pest before treating.
- Use a targeted treatment to control the pest problem.
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