Although bed bugs were virtually extinct 50 years ago, over the last decade with the increases in travel they have made a major comeback in the United States. At Village Termite and Pest Control we strive to ensure that your home is and stays free of bed bugs. In order for this to happen you need to be aware of the following:
How the Bed Bug Infestation Begins
Unfortunately people carry bed bugs into their homes unknowingly when they encounter them in another location (usually a hotel or motel room). Bed bugs survive in infested furniture, bedding, clothing or luggage and unfortunately arrive home with you in those same items. You can identify a bed bug if you notice itchy skin bumps when you wake up. Since Bed Bugs feed off of blood you may also blood stains from crushed insects, or droppings. It will look like dark spots and often appear on bedding from their droppings. It is often hard to find them because they hide during daylight hours in or near beds, other furniture, and in cracks around the bed.
Bed bugs have flat rusty-red-colored oval bodies and have 6 legs. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed and are big enough to be easily seen. They hide in the cracks of furniture, floors, mattresses, walls or electronics. Most bed bug bites are initially painless, but later turn into large, itchy skin bumps. These bumps do not have a red spot in the center as do the bites from fleas. While bed bugs are not known to spread diseases, their bites often cause itchy skin welts and can lead to secondary infections of the skin and lymph glands.
Our Treatment Program
Village Termite and Pest Control takes great pride and care in meticulously inspecting and treating your home for bed bugs. Our comprehensive bed bug service is guaranteed to get rid of your infestation by completing the following steps:
- A Detailed Inspection
- Partnership Participation – Our technicians will give you some steps to take to assist in the process
- Treatment and Application
The initial treatment consists of five main steps. The first is:
- Base Spray
- Treat Outlets
- Follow Up Inspections and Treatments
Ultimately, bed bugs are a pest that can irritate you and your family for a long period if not treated promptly and properly. Our bed bug service is extremely thorough and is guaranteed to get rid of all your bugs. If you think that you might have bed bugs in your home, please call us today for your free inspection. Diagnosing the problem early can reduce both the cost and the intensity of your treatment. Remember, we are always happy to answer any questions you many have about your bed bug issues. As always, your satisfaction is our top priority.