Get Rid of Bed Bugs Completely
Bed bugs are one of the most challenging pests to eradicate. They are especially difficult when you rely on do-it-yourself methods. Croach® offers professional bed bug treatment to completely wipe out bed bugs from your home.
Washington, for example, has a warm climate that is conducive for the quick reproduction and growth of these blood-sucking insects. Closely packed, man-made structures, like apartments, provide a sanctuary where bed bugs thrive.
Bed Bug Treatment Services Near You
Get a Croach® pest exterminator near:
- Seattle (including Mukilteo, Sumner, Kirkland, Tacoma, Mount Vernon) and Tri-Cities, Washington.
- Spokane, Post Falls, Kooskia, Lewiston, and Boise, Idaho.
- Portland, Beaverton, Oregon.
- Denver, Aurora, Colorado.
- Columbia and Greenville, South Carolina.
- Charlotte, North Carolina
- Salt Lake City, Sandy, Utah.
How Do They Get into your Home?
Bed bugs are found in places where people congregate for an extended period of time. It is, therefore, easy to pick up bed bugs from public transportation, libraries, and hotel rooms. Bed bugs can also attach to anything in motion, like backpacks, purses, and luggage.
They come out during the night to feed, and when not feeding, they hide in secluded places, for instance, between sofa cushions and in seams of chairs.
Used furniture, especially box springs and mattresses, are often suspected of carrying bed bugs. These items should be thoroughly inspected and sprayed before letting them into your house. Check for latest bed bug reports from your state's apartments and hotels.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
While bed bugs are good at hiding, they are not so smart at clearing evidence. They leave behind traceable small reddish-brown fecal spots on bed sheets, mattresses, upholstery, and walls.
Bed bug eggs, molt skins, and empty eggshells are signs that your house has uninvited guests.
The bed bugs themselves are flat, almond-shaped, reddish-brown, and very tiny insects. Another way to identify if you have a bed bug infestation is through bed bug bites on arms and legs at night. However, it is sometimes difficult to differentiate between a bed bug bite and that from other insects.
These bites are initially small, but within days, they swell, become pale, itchy, and more noticeable.
Signs and Symptoms of Bed Bug Bites
- Burning and itchy feeling spot on the skin
- Raised, red welts
- Rashes at the localized spot
- Straight lines of multiple bites
If you have multiple bites, blisters, oozing, pus, or severe allergic reaction as a result of bed bugs, you may need to see a dermatologist. For mild cases, however, bed bug bites can be treated by simply washing with water and soap to prevent skin infection and reduce itchiness.
How to Protect your Home from Bed Bugs
You can follow a few steps and precautionary measures to keep your home safe from bed bugs:
- Thoroughly inspect all second-hand items, like furniture, before bringing them into your house
- Cover mattresses and box springs with protective covers to remove any hiding spots
- Reduce congestion in your house to reduce hiding places for bed bugs
- Frequently vacuum your house, including your furniture
- Be watchful when using shared laundry facilities and when you use public transport
- Seal cracks and crevices in the walls of your house
Get Rid of Bed Bugs
These tiny bloodsuckers can wreak havoc in your home or commercial space. However, removing bed bugs is a task that requires time, effort, and persistence. Because bed bugs reproduce quickly and have a high mobility rate, consistent and regular treatment is required to stay on top of them.
Croach® has years of experience in pest control and managing bed bug infestation. We start with a site inspection to identify the bed bug hotspots. Then we recommend the best treatment and preventive measures for your situation. Click the button below to get a free bed bug inspection.
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