Bed bugs are tiny litter critters than cause havoc in your home or in any location they may be found. If you detect a bed bug problem in your home or even your place of business, you need to have an expert come in to evaluate and if necessary, perform a prompt bed bug removal service.
Before you start making plans for a bed bug removal service, there are some signs that you can look for that may indicate a bed bug problem in your home. Signs that there may be bed bugs in your home can include:
Visible Bed Bug Bites
Bed bug bites are often found on the parts of the body that are more likely to be exposed to bed bugs during sleep – the hands, neck, face, shoulders, legs and arms. Areas that are in contact with a mattress are the most common areas of the skin that are often bitten. Bite marks look like small welts that are grouped together. They can be red and itchy. The size of bed bug bites can also vary. Some individuals who are bitten by bed bugs develop itching, red welts or swelling the day after being bitten. However, bites may not become obvious for several days or at all on some individuals.
Blood Spots on Sheets or Bedding
Blood spots found on sheets, pillow cases or linens may be an indication of a bed bug problem, as they often make their homes in mattresses or in the cushions of chairs and couches. Since bed bugs thrive on blood it is very likely that you may bleed when they bite. You will often find blood stains in places where you have slept.
You may see dark spots along your mattress, on bed posts, headboards, chairs, sofas, walls, and other parts of your home. These spots are often bed bug excrement. These are also strong indicators that there may be bed bugs in your home.
Foul or Musty Odors
Musty or strange odors coming from your mattress, bed or sofa may indicate a bed bug problem.
Live Bed Bugs
If you see tiny black bugs on your mattress, in the cushions of your sofa or chairs or other areas of your home, this is an obvious indicator of a bed bug infestation. You should have a professional bed bug exterminator visit your home to confirm that the bugs you see are indeed bed bugs.
Bed bugs often start in the bedroom and work their way through your home, concentrating on the furniture and the areas immediately surrounding the furniture.
If you have noticed many of the signs of a bed bug problem in your home, the next thing that you should do is consult with a professional bed bug exterminator. Don’t try to handle the problem on your own as bed bug removal can be a difficult process. Let the professionals come to your home to evaluate the problem and then they can plan for the most effective treatment for bed bug removal.
Hiring an experienced and responsible pest control and bed bug professional can increase your chance of success in getting rid of bed bugs. They are trained to find treat and control the bed bugs in your home. They will suggest and implement the best bed bug removal treatment for your home.
Bed Bug Removal Treatment
A bed bug treatment is absolutely necessary if you find that bed bugs are present in just one or many rooms of your home. A professional bed bug treatment should be performed by a reputable bud bug removal company like Beach Pest. Beach Pest Control Service offers a complete bed bug treatment solution. It includes preparation assistance, immediate removal of live bugs with triple HEPA filtered vacuums, laundry service when needed, low moisture hot steam, thermal remediation with hot dry air, freezing solutions with liquid CO2, organic and all natural products, long term killing residual products, trapping and monitoring devices. They always schedule follow up visits to ensure success of their bed bug treatment program.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency, “Treating bed bugs is complex. Achieving complete control can take weeks to months, depending on the nature and extent of the infestation, and everyone will need to cooperate and do their part.” The EPA also suggests that if you suspect a bed bug problem in your home, you should do the following before you call a professional to begin the bed bug removal process:
You should also plan to keep records through the entire process, including dates and locations when and where the bed bugs were found. You should also be prepared for long-term monitoring to make sure all of the bed bugs are gone.
Preparing a Cluttered Space for Bed Bug Treatment
When you are preparing for bed bug removal treatment, you should take care of a few things prior, especially if you have a very cluttered home. The EPA suggests, “Highly cluttered homes and bedrooms provide bed bugs with numerous places to hide, and makes treating the home with insecticides almost impossible. Therefore, reducing clutter will greatly improve your chances of eliminating bed bugs. Before your home is treated for bed bugs, place piles of clothes that are laying on the floor into sealed bags for laundering. Remove all items from under the bed, but do not put anything on top of the bed or move items into another room – which could potentially spread the infestation. Items that have no value, such as old newspapers, junk mail, magazines, and broken electronic equipment should be bagged and thrown in the trash immediately.”
Bed Bug Removal Options
If the professionals have detected a bed bug infestation in your home, they will come up with a bed bug removal treatment plan that suits your home and the severity of the bed bug problem.
Bed bug removal treatment options include:
Bed bug fumigation is an effective bed bug treatment. A bed bug fumigation treatment uses a gas that is pumped into an enclosed, sealed space stuffed with your household items. In a controlled environment, the gas replaces the oxygen, causing bed bugs and their eggs to suffocate and die.
A common method of bed bug removal is by using hot steam. Bed bugs can be killed with heat by using a steamer. Many pest management companies use professional steam cleaners to kill bed bugs in infested apartments. The steamers are used to kill bed bugs on mattresses, couches and other locations where insecticide applications are undesirable.
Other Bed Bug Removal Treatments:
Some bed bug removal specialists use a new technology where bed bugs are frozen to death by being exposed to pressurized CO2 snow at -108° F. This mixture is blown out of a pressurized cylinder through a nozzle that forms vapors to penetrate baseboards, bedding, box springs, the furniture, other cracks and crevices where bed bugs aggregate. The pressurized mixture freezes the cells of the bed bug killing them instantly.
Another bed bug removal treatment uses Diatomaceous earth (DE). DE is a desiccant dust made of the silica-based skeletons of microorganisms called diatoms. This dust kills bed bugs by sticking to the outside of their bodies and absorbing the wax layer that keeps them from losing their body moisture. The bed bugs desiccate and die within a couple of days. DE is very safe to use and has a broad label allowing the product to be applied in many locations where insecticidal formulas cannot be used.
The Most Experienced Bed Bug Removal Company in New York
If you have a bed bug problem in your home on Long Island or in the New York area, you need an experienced bed bug removal company to handle the problem. Contact a professional bed bug treatment professional like Beach Pest Control to evaluate the bed bug problem in your home and plan an effective treatment plan.
If your home is infested with bed bugs, call Beach pest Control. As a leading company in the industry, they have a staff of knowledgeable and expertly trained technicians that with the assistance of their own adept canine team will inspect and detect any bed bugs in your home. They will bring an experienced canine into your home and it can successfully detect the presence and location of any bed bugs. If the dog detects any bed bugs – they will show you the bugs and the location. Once detected, the experts at Beach Pest will create a thorough and comprehensive bed bug removal treatment plan that also focuses on long term prevention.
Beach Pest follows an Integrated Pest Management protocol (IPM). An IPM is an ecosystem-based strategy that focuses on long-term prevention of pests or their damage through a combination of techniques such as: biological control, habitat manipulation, modification of cultural practices, and use of resistant varieties.
They are also experts in exterminating other pests including ants, bees, rats, mice and other rodents and insects within the home. Beach Pest Control works with homeowners and commercial business owners throughout Long Island and the New York area to get rid of any type of bugs and pests. Call the bed bug removal specialists at Beach Pest Control Service Inc. at 929-259-0188 for all of your extermination needs.