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Bed bugs are re-surging in droves every day throughout North America and Europe and their destination of choice is where people sleep: bedrooms. They prefer mattresses, but are quite content with pillows, headboards, frames, nightstands, electrical outlets and conduits, carpets – you get the picture.
How Bed Bugs Affect People
They painlessly bite people who are typically sleeping at night and suck small amounts of their blood. The saliva from their bites can cause severe itching and allergic reactions.
How To Tell if Bed Bug Infestation is Present:
Carefully examine the following areas:
- Bedrooms and other sleeping areas – look for bed bugs and signs of their activities, e.g., dark brown or reddish fecal spots on the bed linens, mattress, carpet or walls near the bed
- Folds and creases in the bed linens, and seams and tufts of mattresses and box springs may harbor bed bugs or their eggs
- Within pleats of curtains, beneath loose areas of wallpaper near the bed, corners of desks and dressers, spaces of wicker furniture, behind cove molding, and in laundry or other items on the floor or around the room
Bed Bug Identification
Most people that have bed bugs have no idea that they are dealing with bed bugs, they often get treated as another type of bug more common in homes. Bed bug bites can be misidentified, which gives the bed bugs time to spread to other areas of the house. Bed bug bites can look like bites from other insects (such as mosquitoes or spiders), rashes (such as eczema or fungal infections), or even hives. Some people do not react to bed bug bites at all. Easier ways to identify bed bugs would be to look for physical signs of bed bugs. Such as, spots on bedding, as described below, are one of the earliest and most accurate methods. When cleaning, changing bedding, or staying away from home, look for:
- Dark spots (about this size: •) which are bed bug excrement and may bleed on the fabric like a marker would
- Eggs and eggshells, which are tiny (about 1mm) and white
- Skins that nymphs shed as they grow larger
- Live bed bugs
- Rusty or reddish stains on bed sheets or mattresses caused by bed bugs being crushed
When not feeding, bed bugs hide in many different places. Around the bed, they can be found near the piping, seams and tags of the mattress and box spring, and in cracks on the bed frame and head board.
How Bed Bug Problems Are Traditionally Treated
The most effective way to treat bed bugs starts with a thorough inspection by a specialist to make sure that there is evidence of an infestation. Once a confirmation of an infestation has been made, your pest specialist will go over some treatment options available to you.
The most effective treatment that Atomic Pest Control has implemented is by applying insecticide designed specifically for the extermination of bed bugs. We use the highest grade, most effective, EPA and state approved chemical available in our industry.
Treatment includes a application of insecticide in cracks and crevices where bed bugs could be hiding, including but not limited to: bed frames, head boards, skirt boards, flooring, etc. Once the treatment has been completed, your pest specialist will guide you through follow-up steps over the next few weeks to ensure that bed bugs are rid from your home.
Atomic’s Unique “Chemical Free” Process
Here at Atomic Pest Control we have a chemical-free, heat treatment process to get rid of the pesky bugs while keeping your family safe and healthy.
Keep your family, tenants and guests safe from bed bug bites and the results will be priceless.
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