Bed Bug Pest Control in North Carolina & Virginia
Signs of bed bugs have started to re-appear across America and are now a widespread problem. Bed bugs are a small wingless bug which feed on blood, normally at night. They prefer human blood but will also feed on other warm blooded animals. Bed bug pest control is not a North Carolina & Virginia pest control that can be done with yourself methods. If you see any signs of bed bugs it’s important to contact an expert like Four Seasons and HomeTown.
Why Do I Have Bed Bugs?
Bed bugs are transported about on their host either on their clothes or in their luggage, perhaps after a vacation or business trip. You may not know that you have them at first as they are extremely shy and wary.
Signs of Bed Bugs
Signs of bed bugs can be initially found in the mattress as they like to hide in the tufts, folds and seams. If you see any small black or brown stains on the mattress then it’s very likely these are fecal spots from the bed bugs.
Once they start to spread out in the room they like to hide behind baseboards, cracks in plaster or behind loosened wallpaper. You may find molted “skins” near these places in which case it’s likely that you have a bed bug infestation. Seriously bed bug infested homes may have a “buggy” smell which is an odor that has been described as obnoxious sweetness.
An adult bed bugs can be seen with the naked eye and are reddish brown in colour and about the size of an apple seed.
Are Bed Bug Detection Dogs Effective?
Detection dogs which have been specially trained are able to detect bed bugs. It is proven that dogs are more effective at finding them than humans with up to a 93-97% success rate, compared to a 35% success rate of a human inspection. Plus dogs can tell detect the bugs in a quicker time than a human inspection.
Whether you are a property management company, a hotel, condo or even non-bedroom location such as offices or public transport, for your added peace of mind we have teamed up with Cimex Exterminating for their canine division and are able to offer this additional service as well as their expertise in bed bug elimination.
Once bed bugs have been detected we are able to treat them quickly and even after treatment, the canine division will re-inspect to ensure the infestation and bed bugs have gone.
Bed Bug Prevention
- After travelling make sure that you wash all clothes and vacuum suitcases.
- Checking bedsheets for signs like tell tale blood spots. Bed bugs feed every 5-7 days and their appearance changes to a more prominent red color. Blood contains a lot of water so bed bugs condense their meals and excrete some of the excess liquid as waste. Signs of this can be easily seen on surfaces of mattress and are fecal spots which are black in color.
- Bed bugs like to hide not only in the bed but in cracks and crevices.
- Don’t bring in second hand furniture in off the street.
Bed bugs are hard to find because they like to hide in cracks and crevices. During our North Carolina & Virginia pest control bed bugs inspection we complete a thorough investigation throughout your property. Based on our findings we advise the best way forward based on your circumstances and we also provide preventive pest control measures.
FOUR SEASONS | HOMETOWN PEST CONTROL is Rated: 3 / 3
based on these 9 happy customer reviews.
““I had an ant problem in my daughters bedroom. It was so bad that she was covered with them and they were all in her hair. It was awful. I called HomeTown and explained the situation and they came round the same morning. They were quick and friendly and very reasonable with the price. Not to mention they soon had the ants under control.
I’ve since signed up for a home maintenance package and I have peace of mind that they come out at a time to suit me, to keep the ants and all the bugs away which means that my bug problems will be gone before they appear. ””
- Ms. C. Chesapeake, VA | Rated: 3 / 3
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