Get rid of bed bugs with help from a professional exterminator.
If you believe you have bed bugs, we need to get to work. Our first recommendation: Educate yourself about bed bugs and steps you can take NOW to fight back. Below, we’ll talk about the bed bug life cycle, how they infest, how they breed, how to kill them, and how to prevent bed bugs in the future. We’ll empower you with ways you can begin to control a growing bed bug problem before an exterminator arrives on-site.
How to Tell If You Have Bed Bugs
If you suspect bed bugs, Presidio recommends performing a self-inspection immediately. Get a bright flashlight and begin to look in “hiding places” around your bed. Check the mattress and its seams, crevices of the bed frame, screw holes in the bed frame, bedding, etc. Look for signs you have bed bugs. You’ll need to hire a bed bug exterminator if you find:
- Small brown or dark red spots on your bedding;
- Small groups of red, possibly itchy bites on you or your children’s skin;
- An actual bed bug, looks like a small apple seed.
It is extremely important to act quickly and begin bed bug treatment if you find any of these, especially if you’ve had bed bugs in the past, before they continue to spread and lay eggs.
Bed Bugs 101: What You Need to Know About Them
Bed bugs are not harmful, and their bites do not spread disease. They are extremely disgusting though, and can cause your family undue psychological stress. They typically feed between midnight and 5:00 AM. Females can lay 5 to 20 eggs after a meal; eggs which can be difficult to kill. They are excellent survivors, which is why do-it-yourself solutions can be ineffective – bed bugs move quickly and hide when they sense danger, especially if they smell chemicals or odors of substances that might kill them. Bed bug exterminators like Presidio know their habits and know how to get rid of them before they go deep in to hiding. Our pest professionals help with the problem quickly so your home is safe again.
Are DIY Bed Bug Treatments Effective?
Common household remedies are not effective at killing more than one or two bed bugs at a time, and in fact, they can make the problem worse by sending them into survival mode! Bed bugs are survivors, they breed quickly, and they think YOUR warm, safe home is the best place ever. If you introduce a chemical substance with a strong odor to kill a small number of bed bugs, any that remain will go into hiding – and come back out again when the danger has passed.
Luckily, experienced exterminators know how to get rid of bed bugs, from knowing where they hide down to killing eggs, which are often more difficult to get rid of than the bed bugs themselves.
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It’s important to trust experts when you need to solve a bed bug problem. All it takes is one missed bed bug capable of laying eggs, and a bed bug infestation can start all over again! CALL PRESIDIO now for a free home bed bug inspection and we’ll find all the places bed bugs and their eggs are hiding and tell you how to kill them quickly and completely. In some areas, inspections are available same-day, and you can be bed bug free THIS WEEK.
We Offer Solutions Designed to Help You Get Rid of Bed Bugs FAST.
Start by getting a FREE HOME INSPECTION.
We offer an array of options for getting rid of bed bugs in your home. We’re a Thermal Remediation partner in Michigan and we employ the safest and most effective methods for removal of bed bugs on the market.
Please don’t delay! Each hour could mean the bed bugs are breeding and increasing in number. Call (248) 457-5233 to schedule a free inspection NOW.