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What do bed bugs look like and why are they concerning?

Bed bugs are small, oval, parasitic insects who live off the blood of humans and animals. There are two main types of bed bugs- nymphs, or immature bed bugs, and adult bed bugs. Adult bed bugs have a flat back, are 3/8 of an inch long and are brownish-red in color.

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Their oval shape is reminiscent of an apple seed. After they eat a meal of blood, they will appear more swollen and brownish-orange. Nymph Bed Bugs are invisible to the naked eye, as they have translucent bodies and are microscopic in size. Although they bite, bed bugs do not tend to transmit diseases. Bed bug bites can cause red, itchy welts, and there is also the possibility of experiencing an allergic reaction to the bites.

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Where do bed bugs live?

Bed bugs like to live in close proximity to humans, and will therefore infest practically any place where groups of people gather. These places can include homes, hotels, stores, public transportation, schools, or offices.

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In order to be close to a food source, bed bugs hide in beds and other furniture, as well as in clothing and shoes. However, they also have a tendency to live behind baseboards, under wallpaper, in picture frames, and virtually anywhere else that may have small cracks or crevices.

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Why do I have a bed bug problem?

Bringing bed bugs into your home is easy and common. While they cannot jump, they are very good travelers. Bed bugs can be picked up from places such as movie theater seats, restaurants, and hotels.

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They transfer to personal belongings like overnight bags, luggage, or even you, and in turn they transfer to places in your home or business. A single pregnant female can lead to more than 300 adults and 1000 new eggs in just three months, which can cause an infestation to worsen rapidly.

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When are bed bugs active?

Bed bugs are active all year round and are mostly nocturnal, so they generally feed at night. However, as they are opportunistic, they may also feed during the day, especially if they are in a heavily infested area.

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Bed bugs become more active between June and October due to the increased heat and humidity. They also spread more during this time because of the increase in travel.

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What’s the best way to prevent a bed bug infestation?

There are various precautions you can take to avoid a bed bug infestation. For instance, inspecting beds and furniture in hotel rooms or rentals before your stay, vacuuming suitcases after staying in a hotel or rental, or keeping suitcases in plastic bags while staying in a hotel or rental.

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You should always carefully inspect second-hand furniture before bringing it into your home. If you think you may have bed bugs in your home, you should routinely check your sheets and upholstery for blood spots and check areas where pets sleep for indications of bed bugs. An infestation can happen quickly, so if you believe you are currently experiencing a Bed Bug issue, call EXCEL bed bug removal today to schedule your free home inspection and eliminate bed bugs.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I tell if I have bed bugs in my home?

If you suspect you have bed bugs in your home, look out for signs such as small reddish-brown bugs, tiny eggs, or dark spots on your mattress and bedding.If you are concerned or notice any of these worrisome signs; Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control can help you identify and address any bed bug issues.

Are bed bug bites harmful to humans?

While bed bug bites may cause discomfort, they are generally not considered harmful to humans. However, everyone's reaction to bites can vary. Their bites can cause itching, redness, and discomfort, and some individuals may have serious allergic reactions to the bites. However, bed bugs are not considered as harmful to human health in the same way that some other pests, like mosquitoes or ticks, can be. The main concern with bed bugs is their ability to cause psychological distress and disrupt sleep due to their presence and biting behavior. When bed bug infestations are severe and left untreated, they can lead to stress, anxiety, and loss of sleep, which can affect a person's overall well-being and mental health. With the above in mind, it is essential to address infestations promptly to prevent the issue from becoming more severe and to restore a comfortable living environment. If you suspect a bed bug infestation in your home, it is recommended to seek professional pest control services to effectively eliminate the problem and minimize any potential negative impacts on your well-being. If you're experiencing discomfort from bed bug bites, let our experienced team at Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control handle the infestation promptly.

What are the signs of a bed bug infestation?

The signs of a bed bug infestation include red and itchy bites on your skin, bloodstains on your bedding, and small dark spots (fecal matter) on your mattress. If you notice these signs, it's essential to reach out to Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control for a thorough inspection and effective treatment.

How do you treat bed bug infestations?

When it comes to treating bed bug infestations, professional help is crucial. At Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control, we employ safe and effective methods, such as heat treatments and targeted pesticide applications, to eliminate bed bugs at all life stages and ensure a bed bug-free environment.

Is it possible to get rid of bed bugs on my own?

While DIY solutions might be tempting, bed bug removal is a complex task that often requires professional expertise. Bed bugs can be persistent, and there is a chance of reinfestation after treatment. However, with Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control's comprehensive approach and one-year guarantee on extermination services, you can trust in our commitment to keeping your home bed bug-free.

What precautions should I take during bed bug treatment?

We will speak directly with you to ensure you have a greater understanding of what to expect when it comes to the treatment. During bed bug treatment, it's essential to follow the instructions provided by our experts at Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control. Precautions may include washing and drying bedding at high temperatures, vacuuming thoroughly, and temporarily moving furniture away from walls to facilitate treatment effectiveness.

Do you offer any warranty or guarantee on bed bug treatments?

Yes, Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control stands behind our bed bug treatments with a one-year guarantee. If any issues persist after the initial treatment, we'll provide additional service calls at no cost to you.

Are your bed bug treatments safe for my furniture and belongings?

We understand the importance of protecting your furniture and belongings. Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control uses safe and industry-approved methods that are non-toxic to humans and pets while effectively eliminating bed bugs from your home.

How can I prevent a bed bug infestation in the future?

To prevent future bed bug infestations, practice vigilance when traveling or purchasing second-hand furniture. Additionally, keep your living spaces tidy, and if you suspect any signs of bed bugs, don't hesitate to contact Twin-Boro Termite & Pest Control for immediate assistance.

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