Even if you remain vigilant, bed bugs may appear in your home. These hitchhikers may enter your home from an overnight visitor, a recent hotel stay or your college student’s laundry. Bed bugs have also been reported on trains, planes and in libraries. They can travel on furniture, bedding, luggage, boxes and clothes.Bed bugs are resistant to many forms of treatments and pesticides. Bed bug eggs are particularly hard to locate and treat. While bed bugs typically feed on blood every 5 to 10 days, they can survive up to a year without feeding.
Spotting a Bed Bug
Don’t mistake a carpet beetle or other pest for a bed bug! Check out the stages of bed bugs pictured below. Bed bugs are small brown bugs resemble a tick. Adult bed bugs are about the size of an apple seed. You may notice brownish red or rust colored stains on your sheets. Suburban Exterminating is happy to provide a pest id and a free inspection.
Treatment for Bed Bugs
Can you treat and eliminate the bed bugs on your own? Bed bugs are challenging pests to get rid of! They are great at hiding and reproduce very quickly. Their egg stage is resistant to many forms of treatment. A single attempt may not be sufficient enough to complete the job.
Treating bed bugs is complex. Your likelihood of DIY success depends on many factors including severity of the infestation and amount of your clutter. Clutter in your home gives bed bugs plenty of hiding places. If you live in an apartment building, your neighbors may also have bedbugs.
Suburban Exterminating offers several options for bed bug treatment. Ask for a free inspection today (631) 864-6900 | (516) 864-6900