North Jersey Bed Bug Control
We have seen a resurgence of bed bug activity in the United States over the past decade. This is due in large part to increased international and domestic travel as well as a lack of awareness of bedbugs. They are also becoming increasingly difficult to treat and have shown resistance to popular pesticides used today. These pests spread easily by attaching themselves to a host or “hitchhiking” home in your luggage. Bedbugs feed on the blood of humans. Their bites often go undetected and typically do not cause pain but rather an itchy welt.
How Bed Bugs Get into Your Home
Bed bugs have a reputation as hitchhikers that catch a ride on anything. As you may imagine, they do not come from nowhere. They do, however, come from places you visit. An overnight stay at a respected hotel or motel can let them get in your luggage or on your clothes.
Bed bugs may hide in the seats of a taxi or bus without you seeing them. A trip to a flea market for used furniture may give them a ride to your home.
Signs of a Bed Bug Infestation
We highly recommend a prompt call to a professional should you suspect that you may have bedbugs. Some signs to look out for include:
- Seeing a small, flattened insect ranging in size from 1/10 – ¼ of an inch. Typically very pale golden brown to dark red in color depending on when their last blood meal was.
- Blood spots without known causes are found regularly on bed linens.
- Bug casings or small black dots are found in the seams or tufts of the mattress edges.
- Unexplained bites on one or more people living in the house.
Big problems come in small packages sometimes, especially when it concerns a bed bug infestation. You may not realize they got into your house until their bites wake you up. They can invade any home at any time, and it has nothing to do with good housekeeping. Until you get rid of them, you cannot get a restful night of sleep. Abarb Pest Services can provide bed bug control and let you enjoy the rest you need and deserve.
What do Bed Bugs Look like?
Unless you have very sharp eyesight, you probably cannot actually see any bed bugs that may live in your home. Even though you may have an infestation, they remain out of sight in cracks and crevices during the day. About the same size as a flea, they take up less space than a letter on your laptop keyboard.
Up close, bed bugs have a reddish tint to their brown color. Their flat shape tends to make it easy for them to hide until they come out to feed at night.
Hire a Bed Bug Exterminator
You may try some tested methods to get rid of bed bugs. As one option, your dryer can kill any in fabrics. Your vacuum cleaner can remove them from your mattress, curtains and furniture. If you have the patience to do it, an application of rubbing alcohol for two weeks can kill your bed bugs.
However, our family-owned business with 35 years of service to northern New Jersey communities offers effective bed bug control. Our trained and licensed technicians can eradicate bed bugs in your home.
Contact us today for a free quote on how we can help you.