Bed Bugs Are Difficult To Get Rid Of
Over-the-counter bed bug sprays simply do not work. Getting rid of a bed bug infestation is one of the most difficult things to do, which is why you need professional bed bug treatment. Not only are bed bugs difficult to identify by those outside the pest control industry, but they can also easily spread around your home or even head to the office with you.
Our pest control company uses non-chemical heat treatments to kill off infestations and any eggs that haven’t hatched yet. This has been proven as the most effective way to get rid of these pesky pests, and using the services of a qualified pest management company can ensure the job gets done right.
Signs Of A Bed Bug Infestation
Finding flat, apple seed-shaped bugs on or near the bed
Rust-colored stains on sheets or pillows
Droppings or shed skin in or around the bed
An unidentifiable musty odor
Waking up with small bites or rashes on exposed skin
About Bed Bugs
Found in nearly any structure, bed bugs have become a nationwide problem in hotels, theaters, homes, and other places — including in the Sacramento area. Until fairly recently, most people (and even pest control professionals) had never seen a bed bug. While bed bug infestations were extremely common in the United States before World War II, improvements in hygiene and the widespread use of DDT during the 1940s and ‘50s, caused bed bugs to all but vanish.
Over roughly the past decade, bed bugs have made a dramatic comeback in the U.S., appearing increasingly in homes and in commercial buildings like apartments, hotels, health care facilities, dormitories, shelters, schools, and on public transportation. Other places where bed bugs sometimes occur include movie theaters, laundromats, on rental furniture, and in office buildings.
Immigration and international travel have contributed to the resurgence of bed bugs in the U.S. as well as a need for bed bug elimination practices. Changes in modern pest removal, less effective insecticides, and a decrease in societal vigilance are other factors suspected of causing the recurrence. The bottom line is that bed bugs are hard to spot and even harder to get rid of. If any of the below situations sound familiar to you, make sure to contact your Sacramento pest control company for bed bug treatment.
How to Know If You Have Bed Bugs
While the only true way to know if bed bugs have infested your home or business is to have an actual sample of the bug, you may be able to guess whether there are bed bugs present in your space without actually seeing one of these parasitic pests. However, don’t jump to conclusions either. Just because you have an unknown bite on you, it doesn’t mean it is necessarily a bed bug bite. It could be another critter, which Earthwise Pest Management can help identify.
You need to have more evidence than just a bite to be sure you have bed bugs. Look for stains on your mattress and sheets that you cannot explain because bed bugs will leave black fecal stains in the areas they inhabit. Just remember, seeing a bed bug is the only true way of knowing they are what has infested your space. Because bed bugs are so small and are great at hiding, it is often best to call our insect removal experts for a bed bug inspection to make sure.
Sacramento Bed Bug Control And Treatments
Bed bug treatment is an extremely complex process, which is why you should always hire a local pest control company if you have them in your business or home. A few bed bugs can completely destroy the reputation of a business, and we guarantee your friends won’t be visiting your house for months if they discover you have bed bugs in your home. This is why it’s imperative that you have a pest control professional come to your space to inspect it as soon as you even so much as suspect that you may have a bed bug infestation. After all, a female bed bug can lay anywhere from 200-500 eggs in just three months.
Thankfully, this is where Earthwise Pest Management comes in. If you are interested in hiring a pest control company in Sacramento or the surrounding areas to eradicate the bed bugs from your property, the most common treatment used will be heat treatment. Many bed bug treatment companies prefer this method because it is chemical-free and makes the space safe to occupy once the bed bug treatment is complete.
Some companies also offer steam treatments, which are similar to heat treatments in that the steam can be used to kill the bed bugs by subjecting them to high temperatures. This is also a good alternative to pesticides because steam can reach deeper recesses of a space than the alternative. Your bed bug control experts will determine the best treatment option for bed bug removal.
Preventing Bed Bugs
If you want to make sure you do not end up with bed bugs in your home, there are some preventative steps you can take. Below you can find just a few of them:
- When you stay in a hotel, make sure that you search your room for bed bugs before you unpack your belongings. You can commonly find bed bugs behind the headboard of the bed, but they can also be spotted on any other portion of the bed or on other furniture in the room.
- Do not place your luggage on the bed when you are staying in a hotel. Bed bugs love soft materials and they will have no problem transporting themselves from the comforter on the bed to your luggage and hanging out there until you return home.
- Any time you stay in a place other than your home, be sure to wash all of the clothing you took with you on your trip as soon as you return home. Wash in hot water and dry with high heat to kill any bed bugs that may have infested your clothing.
Our Sacramento Bed Bug Removal Services
We administer heat treatments as our main method of bed bug removal because this type of treatment has proven to be the most effective non-chemical method of bed bug control. These treatments consist of heating the space to over 120º for a period of time. During this process, all bed bugs and their eggs are killed.