Bed bugs are parasites that are commonly found in sleeping areas of homes and hotels. Typically, they feed off of humans during the night and then stay hidden around sleeping areas during the day. An adult bed bug has a flat round body about the size of an apple seed. It ranges in color from brown to red, depending on when it last fed. Right after feeding, the bug is a bright red color which gradually fades to brown as it digests the human blood. Bed bugs are born lighter in color and turn brown as they mature. Bed bugs can be difficult to eradicate because they can hide anywhere in your home. They can be in closets, walls, clothes, stuffed animals, games, furniture, carpeting, and, of course, your mattress. A combination of effective treatments provides guaranteed results!
Signs of Bed Bug Infestation
Knowing what to look for is the first step in identifying and controlling bed bugs. They are experts at hiding. Their slim, flattened bodies make it possible for them to fit into tiny spaces, about the width of a credit card. Bed bugs are typically found hiding in mattress seams, pillow top tufts and around buttons. Without treatment, the population can rapidly grow and move into cracks and crevices near the bed, like those found in the headboard and side tables.
One of the easiest ways to identify a bed bug infestation is by the telltale red, itchy bite marks on the face, neck, arms, hands, or any other body part while sleeping. However these bite marks may take as long as 14 days to develop in some people so it is important to look for other clues when determining if bed bugs have infested an area.
Other signs include:
After a thorough inspection, we will provide you a customized and individualized assessment and treatment plan. We can help you get rid of bed bugs regardless of your home's construction type, material, or age.
Our Bed Bug Guarantee
Bed bugs are introduced into an environment by humans rather than pressures from outside, like other insects, so no pest control company can guarantee that you will not have a re-infestation of bed bugs. We do, however, guarantee that we will eliminate your current infestation. Here's how it works. Following the initial treatment, we schedule an additional inspection visit at three weeks post treatment. If any bed bugs are found, we will retreat at no additional charge to you.
Bed bugs reproduce quickly, so it's important to begin treatment at the first sign of an infestation. Contact Truly Nolen of Youngstown & Warren today to schedule your free bed bug inspection.
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