Bed bugs are almost impossible to get rid of without professional intervention. If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, call Town & Country Pest Control immediately.
Bed bugs are more than just a nursery rhyme. They’re a serious pest, and a major infestation can have lifelong psychological consequences. Under ideal circumstances, a female bed bug can lay 3 or 4 eggs a day--hundreds over the course of its lifetime. The eggs hatch in roughly 10 days.
What that means, in a practical sense, is that even if you get rid of the living bed bugs, the infestation frequently comes back once those eggs hatch. The females then lay more eggs and this process continues--sometimes for months until a proper bed bug exterminator comes and deals with the problem.
If you suspect you have a bed bug infestation, contact us immediately. We’ll perform an inspection and begin the difficult process of reclaiming your night from these pests.
Bed bugs are an insect that feeds on human blood, typically at night. They nest in bedding, mattresses, and box springs. They can range anywhere from 1 millimeter to 7 millimeters in length.
Bed bugs typically feed on the exposed flesh of their hosts, usually the face, arms, and legs. This can, though not always will, result in large red welts where a large number of bed bugs feed at once. Bed bugs can also carry bloodborne diseases, though it’s rare for them to transmit to their human hosts.
Once a colony of bed bugs is established, their numbers grow exponentially, and the number of infestations is on the rise. Once thought almost eliminated in the United States, instances of bed bugs are becoming more and more common.
Unlike cockroaches, bed bugs are not caused by poor hygiene or dirty living conditions. Bed bugs are common and transmitted frequently because they are difficult to detect, breed quickly, and the eggs gestate for 10 days before hatching.
Because the eggs gestate so long, it’s frequently the case that infestation begins by accidentally picking up an egg somewhere, either on a shoe, clothing, or some other article. Occasionally, bed bugs are transmitted when buying new or used furniture or on an infected animal.
A definitive diagnosis of bed bug infestation requires an expert bed bug control specialist like Town & Counter Pest Control. Because bed bugs hide and only come out at night to feed, and because they’re so small, they can be difficult to detect by non-experts.
The most common symptoms of bed bug infestation are raised, red welts where they’ve fed in large numbers. The welts don’t immediately form, however, and typically require 5-7 days before they appear.
Our bed bug pest control methods begin by first identifying whether or not you have an infestation. When we discover bed bugs, we launch into action immediately and kill all the living creatures while removing their eggs.
Bed bug treatments frequently require multiple treatments, but Town & Country Pest Control will get rid of them and give you your peace of mind--and night’s sleep--back.