Bedbugs

This is not a ladybugBedbugs have been around for centuries. Recently they've made a major comeback in the United States, having infested hotel rooms and people's homes from coast to coast. They feed exclusively on blood, and their favorite is human blood. They are mostly active at night, but not entirely. They prefer to live in warm rooms near beds, bedding or sleep areas that are close to their hosts. Most of the time, they can feed without even being noticed.

There are some precautionary measures you can take to protect yourself from infestation, but sometimes it just happens. For example, if you stay in a hotel that is infested, you can use the luggage rack instead of unpacking your things into the dresser, you can inspect the room for any signs, but forget to unpack your clothes directly into the washing machine or wait to unpack and introduce bed bugs into your home.

If you have a bite or three on your skin, don't  assume that it is bed bugs. Their bites are often misidentified. You might just have fleas. The best way to identify bed bug bites is by examining your bedding or the bedding that you are about to use. Dark spots around a box spring are a good indicator that you have bed bugs. You may even spot some live ones under there, and if you do, you must take immediate action. We recommend that you call us as soon as possible and we can give you some advise and schedule when we can come out to inspect the area you think is infested.

Controlling bed bugs is a time consuming process so patience is important. Everything in the infested area must be properly cleaned or discarded, but please don't just donate infested items or leave them by the curb. You will just send them elsewhere to infest another person's living space.  There are chemical and non-chemical methods of treating bed bugs. We actually prefer to use a combination of a few methods that are very effective. We can explain the process to you in detail during an inspection. We have a lot of experience in controlling bed bugs. We've successfully treated homes, apartments and hotels, and we have the confidence to take care of your problem should it ever arise.

The Environmental Protection Agency website has a lot of valuable information about bed bugs.

We've been interviewed by the media about bed bugs. Check out some of the stories here and here