Bed Bug Removal
Bed bugs have achieved fame in recent years, due to a widespread outbreak. Although many people mistakenly believe that only people with dirty homes can be saddled with bed bugs, the truth is that they’re extremely common, even for people who live in the cleanest of homes.
What Are Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are small parasitic pests that feed off blood. They’re around 40,000 years old, which means they’ve been plaguing people and animals for thousands of years. While they can feed off of any mammal, their favorite meal is a human. There is no treatment plan — the only solution is a complete bed bug removal by a professional bed bug exterminator.
If you think you have bed bugs, you probably do. However, some people can mistake an allergic reaction to soap or other detergent for the bites. Additionally, some people suspect they’ve been bitten by bed bugs when it’s another type of pest that’s responsible. If you’re not sure about what’s plaguing you, give the bed bug removal experts at Budget Pest Control a call. The bites are very specific so we can usually help you determine if you need bed bug extermination or another type of pest removal.
Who Can Get Bed Bugs?
Anyone! Bed bugs do not live outside, which means they need to be brought in by someone. Visiting a hotel that’s been infected, living in multi-family housing or hosting a house guest that’s been infected are all ways bed bugs can come into your home. Contrary to what most people think, bed bugs are not limited seedy motels and can be found in even the most luxurious of accommodations.
Anyone can come into contact and because these pests like to hitch a ride on clothing, people, animals or even luggage, a home can go from bed bug free to completely infested in a matter of days. They can also travel through ductwork, which is why it’s important to treat the entire home when you have an infestation.
How Do You Know If You Have Bed Bugs?
If you have bed bugs, you’ll likely see a red rash on your skin. Bed bugs can bite anywhere and the bites can look like small, raised, red bumps. They can be itchy and often don’t show up until a number of days have past, which is why they’re so easily spread.
Bed Bug Removal Methods
Some people attempt to be DIY bed bug killers, but their methods are ineffective. Instead, it’s necessary to call a qualified pest control company to handle bed bug removal. Budget Pest Control has a combination treatment that ensures your home is left 100% free of bed bugs. A botanical, residual material is used for bed bugs that are still alive, while an insect growth regulator helps prohibit any new bugs from hatching. Additionally, since bed bugs can travel so easily, Budget Pest Control takes the time to treat the entire house. This means that family members aren’t reinfecting each other after the initial bed bug removal treatment.
Another reason why it’s important to call a qualified bed bug exterminator is because we are trained to look for telltale signs of these pests, which is important considering they’re typically only about 5 mm big and difficult to see with the naked eye.
Bed bugs are a serious problem, and bed bug removal should not be taken lightly. If you fear that your home has been infested, call Budget Pest Control at (303) 790-7378. We’ll come evaluate the situation and devise a fast treatment plan to ensure you can have a good night’s sleep.